I didn't come from a household that believed in God. As a matter of fact, my family was against the church. I perceived that God wanted me to be perfect, but knew that I could not be, so he picked on me. Everything was about rules and obedience. I had a responsibility: to take care … Continue reading The Truth of My Victory (Part 2)
Over these past few days, I have been discussing about how I have overcome anxiety. Between working retail and taking a TEFL certification class, it is has been difficult to remain consistent these days. I feel like I am supposed to share more of my personal story of how I overcame anxiety. I will be … Continue reading The Real Truth of My Victory (Part 1)
Panic attacks are sudden, and they feel overwhelming. They seem so real and so dramatic. As I mentioned in the previous post, whenever I have a panic attack, I feel the urgent need to fix the situation instantly. It feels like my world will fall apart if I do not have instant relief from my … Continue reading It’s Just a Panic Attack…
In tenth grade, I could never get a perfect score on my math tests. I would always be the first student to hand in her test. Since I knew all the answers, it was easy for me to go through the test quickly. However, every time my teacher would hand back my tests, they would … Continue reading Slow Down!
I used to go to counseling. After talking her ear off about my childhood, my life as a college student, and my future plans, she woudl reply: "Interesting. Now, is there anybody you can talk to about your feelings on a daily basis?" That was an easy question. "Nope. No one at all." She squinted … Continue reading Tell Me How That Makes You Feel
If you've been following my other blog posts, you would know that emotions are a big deal to me. The reason why is the topic of this blog post: My failure to acknowledge my emotions on a daily basis has been the ultimate source of my anxiety. For a long time, I kept my emotions … Continue reading How Does That Make You Feel?
I've been told that emotions are just energy. I have found this to be true. I have always had more energy than the average human being. Even without regularly drinking coffee, I rarely have been able to take naps, except when I had been deprived of sleep for long periods of time. I usually have … Continue reading When Energy Attacks
I have an allergy to nuts. When I eat certain types of nuts, my throat swells and I have trouble breathing. Therefore, I have to be very clear about what I can and can't eat. When people cook me or buy me something to eat , I always ask them if there are any nuts … Continue reading Know Your Boundaries (And Use Them!)
It seems that the most socially acceptable type of person is an extrovert who goes with the flow and has no problem making friends. For a long time, I felt like I was unacceptable because I didn't jump at the opportunity to hang out with people. Before transferring to the school where I graduated, I went … Continue reading Know Yourself
I find great joy in using my struggles and successes to bring encouragement to other people. This next series that I feel I should share is a rough topic for me. Having had anxiety since I was seven, I could say that I am an expert at dealing with anxiety. I have heard many times … Continue reading New Series: Overcoming Anxiety