You might even make a list of why you’re being ridiculous — your fears will never come to fruition — or if they do, what good is worrying about it?
3. Stop constantly monitoring your progress.
Hunger cares not where you are, or what you have eaten, especially if it was a four-course meal. You know that as soon as you “finish eating,” you’ll be more than ready for whatever comes next. Someone’s leftovers? You’ll take it! Dessert? Do you even have to ask?
“…But, what if…”
11. You give up on something because it requires you to make a phone call.
It’s no secret that as a millennial, one of our biggest driving forces is self-discovery.
“You have so much to be happy about, why can’t you just focus on those things?”
When I say, “I have anxiety,” I do not mean “Some days I am anxious about some things.” What I mean is that I am anxious all day, every day. It hangs like a cloud over my patchwork life.
There is no secret to clearing the fog, but I have found tried and true ways that work.
Mental illness is uncomfortable and challenging and intolerable. No one wants to be that way. But you have to remember that someone with a mental illness is not their disorder.