Tag: anxiety

Organizing Life

The best way for me to stay calm in the life I live is to have a thorough organization system. I’m sure on some level you have your own methods, which is great! Keep it up!

A handful of notes, to calendars to manage and everyday changing task and goals can be quite the load. I am still working my system but it gets tweaked often and helps me greatly. I only tweak or adjust my system when I find myself buried in a whole trying to get out for air. There are many times, at most twice a month, where I feel like I am more than overwhelmed with the trials and tribulations of being an adult. I kind of hate some features included with adulting – was never really ready for it. But I’m learning and surviving that’s all that matters.

I’m able to organize my day by writing down or saving everything. When I’m on a call, you better believe I have pen and paper nearby. When arriving home from work, I pack lunch and get clothes laid out for tomorrow before relaxing or showering. I’m still trying to find a balance between social media, blogging, sewing, yoga and so much more.

Maybe I’m doing too much? NAHHHH!

I enjoy staying busy. As long as my day ends with a few accomplishments and positive energy. Another way to stay on top of things is to over communicate with involved parties. Plan or use a calendar. Cleanse your wardrobe or random things collecting dust in your house. Minimize the junk in your life, purse or nightstand.

Lastly, the hardest of it all- consistency. Build these tricks into a habit and you can only do better. Regardless, life can still be overwhelming but we can only worry or stress what is in our control. There are many ways to get organized play around with ideas that work for you.

Xoxo – oyy

Anxiety and me.

The ups and downs no matter the importance growing up were so petty and/or ridiculous compared to what we face in the adult world. I have had some great teachers, role models, and family members supporting and guiding me to where I am today. But that doesn’t change the fact that I felt unprepared for this life of adulting.

A few months ago, face swollen and at the lowest of spirits, I could see the worry in every person around me. I couldn’t keep it together either. My eyes could barely open but they were blood red and I was quietly sobbing. I look younger than I am so I assumed I looked even younger wearing a thin hoodie, sweats, and shoes. The nurse seemed as if she was scared to ask questions. In the end, she just wanted to give me a hug. People do care. The doctor came in and was in shock. She has been my primary physician for a long time. At least 4 years and has recognized and helped a lot dealing with my health.

Anyway, without too much personal detail LIFE was stacking up on me. I was in and out of my doctor’s office. I was even hiding it from my boyfriend, he is a worrier and I was determined to handle it on my own. I later was lovingly reprimanded for it. From all directions, LIFE was trying it – well me. I never learned how to deal with this type of problem. Is there a class for this in school? Like HELLO!

With all the doctor visits I’ve learned that my serotonin level is low. Serotonin is key to our feelings of happiness and very important because it helps fight anxiety and depression. This means I could experience a sad depressed mood, low energy, negative thoughts, feel tense and irritable, crave sweets, and/or have a reduced interest in sex. It has taken a toll on me but I’m managing. Now I have a bit of knowledge and medication to help manage the symptoms. I will eventually need to see someone else if you know what I mean.

I know everyone is dealing with life. I just hope we all can be brave enough to get help. Help is what you make it – heck you can talk to your BFF right? Talking to someone usually helps. Even if it’s just for a little bit. Don’t feel like your alone, there are too many people in this world.

Until next time!

xoxo – oy