Tag Archives: anxiety

There is Hope

I’m getting there. I’m getting back to myself again. I feel my optimism returning, my zest for life. My energy levels are getting back to normal. Today I had an “a-ha!” moment, a conversation that really solidified my recovery. I … Continue reading

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There is Definite Improvement

I am getting better. I can see the improvements with each passing day. I am now getting out of my apartment 3-4 days a week, instead of only once.  Yes I still feel anxious when I go out, but I … Continue reading

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Today I Hate Myself

Today I am filled with anger and hatred. Anger towards, and hatred of, myself. I hate that I feel like a failure. And I’m angry at myself for believing it. I hate feeling like I can’t function. And I’m angry … Continue reading

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Welcome to my Irrational Brain

Anxiety makes the smallest mole hill into the largest mountain. The rational part of my brain knows this. But the irrational part of my brain takes over and just spirals through all these worst case scenarios. My landlord is coming … Continue reading

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You’re Doing a Good Job

Sometimes we all need to be reminded that we are doing good things. Whether it is at our jobs, taking care of our families, and even taking care of ourselves. Sometimes I feel like people think I’m not doing enough … Continue reading

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Soul-Crushing Exhaustion

I know I have alluded to it before, in my post¬†Wrestling the Black Beast of Depression and Anxiety, but the exhaustion and fatigue I experience can be just as crippling as the mental anguish. Today was not a very good … Continue reading

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On the Road to Recovery

Taking those First Steps This morning I met with a caseworker for Ontario Works. Part of me felt like such a failure for having to ask for this help. And I was bracing myself for a humiliating, demeaning experience (my … Continue reading

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