Coping, Self-Care

How I Cope: Knitting

Welcome back to the final installment in my How I Cope series! In this series, I discussed how exercise, reading, and writing help me to cope with my anxiety disorder. For the final week in this series, we're going to talk about knitting. Not many people know this, but I've been knitting since I was… Continue reading How I Cope: Knitting

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Coping, Self-Care

How I Cope: Writing

Welcome back to my third installment in my "How I Cope" series. Last week, I talked about how reading improves my anxiety disorder. The week before that, I talked about how exercise improves my anxiety disorder. This week, we're going to talk about one of my absolute favorite ways of coping with anxiety: writing. It… Continue reading How I Cope: Writing

Coping, Self-Care

How I Cope: Reading

Welcome back for my second post in my "How I Cope" series! Last week, I talked about how exercise improves my anxiety disorder. This week, I'll be talking about the affect reading has on my anxiety disorder. In grade school, I was always the quiet girl. Academically, I was successful. Socially, however, I struggled. Not… Continue reading How I Cope: Reading

Coping, Self-Care

How I Cope: Exercise

Hey everyone! Today, we kick off the first day of my new series: How I Cope. In this series, we will be talking about how I cope with my anxiety. I'll discuss how I came across each of my coping mechanisms, what effect they have on me, and how to incorporate each of them into… Continue reading How I Cope: Exercise

Coping, Self-Care

New Series: How I Cope

When you're first diagnosed with an anxiety disorder, you're filled with a lot of questions. One of the biggest questions people often have is "how do I cope?" It's a fair question, given that people with anxiety disorders suffer from intense anxiety and stress, especially when they're first diagnosed. When I was first diagnosed with… Continue reading New Series: How I Cope

Self-Care, Summer Fun

Free Time

So, it's been a while since I've been able to post a regular blog post. I haven't forgotten about my blog, or any of you lovely readers. The last three weeks of the semester were insanely busy. I had to finish up several lengthy papers and complete various homework assignments, and then I had to… Continue reading Free Time

Self-Care

On Taking Care of Others

Taking care of others is important. If we ignore the needs of others, we turn into self-absorbed narcissists. But what if you're the exact opposite? What if you give and give, to the point of compromising your physical and mental health? Unfortunately, this sometimes the case for people who have anxiety disorders. Most people with… Continue reading On Taking Care of Others