I’m not sure what happened to my generation but we are all a bunch of anxiety freaks. Our moods can change at the drop of a hat. It’s quit ridiculous and it’s something I work hard to try and maintain.
My experience today was triggered by a smell. I kid you not, a smell put me in bed ALL DAY because that smell made me feel “sick”. I tried to nap but couldn’t because I have a four year, mom life. So when I had to get up and get ready for family dinner, I was SICK! Headache erupted, my sore throats came back, I started coughing up mucus and I went into SAD MODE. I instantly went from feeling sick to being so incredibly sad and re-thinking my entire life!
It’s February 5th and I had been sick since Januruay 19th. I couldn’t do anything because I was exhausted and/or in pain. I felt like I wasted two weeks of my life! My house was a disaster. I wasn’t blogging, I wasn’t promoting my class or myself and I wasn’t working towards my goals. It took me a few days to talk myself into thinking it was okay. Anxiety is a bitch.
So back to my experience today I instantly got sad after realizing I literally made myself sick again. I don’t want to be sick and waste time not achieving my goals. I was thinking of giving up zero-waste shopping because I hate going to four different grocery stores. I wanted to quit my blog. I even thought of taking an Instagram hiatus. This whole mindset unraveled because of a muf*ck SMELL! Fortunately I am aware I get over dramatic and decided to calm my ass down.
The best way I tackle my anxiety is to do something. Excercising is GREAT but if you can’t do that, find something that brings you happiness. The song In the Name of Love is one of my favorites right now because it motivates me and brings me happiness. It instantly reminds me of what I am trying to achieve for myself. Once I have done something productive and have motivated myself again, I will do something that makes me happy! I love looking through my Instagram feeds especially on my instablog because I follow a lot of people that are designers, photographers, zero-waste, minimalists, all of my interest rolled up into one IG feed and it makes me happy!
Don’t let anxiety get the best of you millennials! I swear anxiety is the devil. Always trying to make me feel like I can’t handle my own life and doing nothing is the best option. No way honey, I see you. God didn’t give me this life if I wasn’t made to handle it✌🏼
You got this.