Tag: anxiety

Anxiety and Fear

As many of you know, I took a rare mini vacation from my blog last week. I was overwhelmed. I’ve posted several times recently about the difficulty I’ve had lately trying to maintain balance in my life. I’m still struggling. At both my therapist and my pdoc suggested, I eliminated most of the obligations in my life so I could…

Friends And Social Anxiety Disorder

I had no friends growing up. I was unpopular. I sat alone by myself. Nobody liked me. If someone did try to be my friend, they would quickly realize I was weird and wouldn’t want to be near me. Absolutely none of the above is true, of course, but at the time it all seemed very true to me. The…

Stress Reduction From Our Four Legged Friends

I want a pet. Soft and cuddly, scaly and cool, or wet and wiggly. I don’t care. I want a pet. I want a non-human, easy to love creature that I can take care of. I’m not too picky, I just want a critter, that I believe, will help reduce stress and anxiety. Studies going back to the 1980s have…

Neurotic People Prefer Inaction

A recent study published in the April edition of The Journal of Personality suggests that people who are neurotic avoid making decisions that can improve their lives and accomplish their goals. Why do they avoid these decisions? Well, based on the study, they don’t accomplish acting towards their goals because they don’t want to. or don’t like to. and not…

Procrastination, Lazy or Depression?

Procrastination is the art of keeping up with yesterday. ~Don Marquis The sooner I fall behind, the more time I have to catch up. ~Unknown One of the greatest labor-saving inventions of today is tomorrow. ~Vincent T. Foss Procrastination always gives you something to look forward to. ~Joan Konner Procrastination is defined as the act or habit of putting off…

Still Gaining

  I just got home from Weight Watchers and once again I’m not happy.  I gained another 2.8 lbs. I’m now at a total of 58 lbs. lost.  Sounds great except at one point I was at 90 lbs. total lost.  (sigh) You may recall that I gave all my bigger clothes to Goodwill and had bought inexpensive clothing that fit better as…

Good to be Back

Where the hell have I been?  Good question.  I’ve been busy juggling the various aspects of my life and not doing a very good job of it.  It’s been odd not having read or written any blog articles for a couple of weeks.  It’s good to be back.  Well kinda. An update regarding my depression.  I finally spoke with my…

Sick and Tired

It’s been a difficult ride lately.  I’ve been sharing for a long time now that I’ve been dealing with depr3ssion.  I mean, yeah, I live with it daily, but it’s been beating me beyond normal wear and tear.  I met with my therapist on Wednesday and we discussed this.  He was surprised that I have been unsuccessful getting my pdoc to adjust my meds…

Gain a Few, Lose a Few

(sigh) Another frustrating weigh in on Saturday.  I knew the scale was not going to be my friend.  It practically growled at me when I walked in the door.  I’d made a decision, beforehand, that I was not going to get weighed.  My tighter clothing told me it was not going to be pretty.  I decided I was going to…