Waking up this morning I felt compelled to start being a little more aware of how much power we have over the happiness, attitude, and mental health of those around us. We have the ability to change someone's day for the better or for the worse with one action, one word, one look. It is so easy to get frustrated and caught up in our own struggles that sometimes, I admit, it is difficult to expend the energy needed to brighten someone else's day. When we think of helping others we are often told that we need to take care...
I wanted to share a story of something that happened while I was working last night. I thought that I was going to have a completely different story to tell but that is why this post is important. It is all about making snap judgments and completely misunderstanding the situation. I was stocking pet food yesterday evening and there was a gentleman in the aisle with his son wandering the aisle while talking on the phone. I am used to working around customers while completing my job so that was no issue at all, of course. The cart took around...
Ok, so the title may be a little misleading! I'm not saying "I'm losing it" as a statement of what is occurring now. I can see how that could be mistaken as this blog is all about my Anxiety Driven Life. No, I am making a declaration. "I'm losing it!" Meaning that I am on a quest to lose the extra weight that I have gathered throughout my 41 years. Well, let's be honest I have really only started picking up this weight the past 15 years or so but I am making up for lost time. This post is...
Every day we get the opportunity to readjust our priorities. It may be difficult to change our habits for this adjustment but it is possible. What I started doing a few days ago is to really think about what is taking priority throughout the day and match that up with what I believe to be my true priorities. Living with anxiety makes setting priorities, and more importantly keeping priorities in line, very difficult. At any time my brain could reshift and I could find myself completely off track. Most often I will have something important to do and get anxious...
We put so much pressure on ourselves each day. We constantly struggle to stay afloat. It is important that everyone sees us as strong. That when they think of us, they think about how we have everything under control. The reality is that very few of us have everything together. Inherently something has to be sacrificed. It is impossible to do everything. Life is about prioritizing. It is about using our values as a roadmap to lead us in the path each day that will lead to feeling good about our accomplishments. Not everyone's values match and that is why...
Is anyone listening? That is the question that many creators find themselves asking at some point or another. Many of us create for the love of what we are creating, or as a way to express ourselves. That may be the case but as creators, we also hope that others will find value in what we are creating. The only way to know if it really is creating value is knowing that at least one person is consuming our content. There are a few traps that I fall into quite often and it really does hinder my ability to...
One of the tasks that would cause me anxiety on a weekly basis was grocery shopping. No matter how much I prepared and how many lists I made, I would always end up with more in my shopping cart than I needed. I also dealt with stress throughout the process due to my anxiety. Check out this article that started my journey here at Anxiety Driven Life. Our first idea for keeping the anxiety at bay was doing pick up orders at Walmart. This was our first revelation into the fact that there may be a better way to shop for...
Recent events have me questing for answers. It is taking most of the mental energy I have to come to terms without even coming close to understanding. I am sometimes frustrated by the fact that although I have lived on this earth for over 40 years, I am not any wiser about certain things than I was upon entering. I guess there are some things that are meant to be a mystery. It is these things that will temporarily pause my creativity. Many times also hindering my productivity. I try in so many ways to get past these events by...
Ah morning...the most promising part of the day. Oh, the possibilities of what can be accomplished today. The world is my oyster, whatever that means. This excitement and optimism last almost through my first cup of coffee. Almost. My mind starts filling with all of the things that I seem to have forgotten from the day before. All of that sleep must have temporarily washed these anxieties from my brain. Well, they are back. Now I need to find a way to silence these mental disturbances while trying to plan a productive day. What is productive? How am I going to...
Today's post is more of a rant of frustration than anything else. It will be a quick post. I'm sure more than a few of you can identify with this and maybe some could even add some clarification as to how this practice is seen as ok. What I am referring to is employers forcing their employees to stay after their scheduled shift, if not directly mandated, definitely implied that your employment would suffer without complying. I have been in a few jobs at a few places, that will remain nameless, where you were forced to stay after if certain...

Anxiety can take over our lives. Every minute of every day can seem like a constant struggle to stay afloat. It effects our decisions, our relationships, every aspect of life. For years I have tried to fight anxiety. I have tried to get the upper hand. It is a fight that I cannot win. I have decided instead to embrace who I am and try to figure out ways to work with it. I want to understand more about why I feel the way that I do and find ways to embrace the good that it does and steer clear of the chaos that it can create. I have decided to live an Anxiety Driven Life.

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