All posts tagged: coping with anxiety

Monday June Day

I don’t like to look back, for there is when I fail in moving forward – is what I am thinking this first day of June and hoping we are nearing the end of this long journey to keep our world safe and pray that mankind will find their way to a peaceful resolution to whatever their cause. After experiencing a severe anxiety attack this weekend, I decided this month I want to dedicate to my self care, focusing even more on the beautiful things around the world. Gardens For This Day… Source

Lifestyle: Have you Considered…

Yes, we are doing this, this morning. Getting a pep talk. You see I was up all night thinking about the various  conversations that I had with different people throughout the day which sadly brought my mood down. I mean you might very well know that right now we can all use more positive thinking than most other times to help get through these difficult of days/weeks/and for sure months. The sucky part was that I wondered while laying in bed, with eyes wide open, hyperventilating – whether those folks that I spoke to were sound asleep, since they were able to offload some of the weight from their shoulders onto someone like me – a solid listener, and provider of the utmost reassurances. So, if you happen to be in my shoes, or their shoes, or on the fence as to which end of the stick you are holding right now, I share with you some wonderful reads I found online which got me to this morning.  By the way, have you considered going …

A Few Observations and Updates

As the shelter in place order was announced in California, I wanted to believe more humans were beginning to take the COVID-19 pandemic seriously, but it seems from the news and photographs all around, there are so many exhibiting otherwise. But what do I know, except that my family and I did our part in following the directive and stayed home – naturally FaceTiming the rest of the clan who live in far away places. Through the doom, I am trying my best to maintain a positive attitude – I mean, don’t get me wrong, by Friday I felt the worst version of myself, and could not snap out of it. I guess I was completely coming to terms with how things are going to be for a while and even afterwards.  This is how I usually am with most traumatic events in my life: Shock, denial, overly analyzing the situation, much brain-storming with family members and friends, and then calming down to rationally handle whatever life had thrown or in this case, is throwing …

Let’s Share What We Are Doing to Keep Distracted

Besides writing more now than ever, working from home, and baking in abundance, I set aside a few hours a day for the following: Visiting one virtual museum a day from Google Arts and Culture and escaping into another world   Watch virtual tours exploring national parks and aquarium and  the zoo  Today’s advise – don’t stay in your pajamas the entire day while social distancing  

Thoughts About the Underworld

As I mentioned before, our company decided to move office locations in the city to combat the unreasonable increase in our lease renewal in San Francisco.  At the moment the demand is high here in tech-city extension, I call it – after Silicon Valley.  So, we had no choice but to move to a new office space – in the underground. Which I am still having trouble getting used to. But you know what happened to me as a result of being eight hours in the deep darkened space with no natural light or air?  I have changed my mind about…the underworld places around the world I wanted to see.  I am no longer interested, now that I realize I do not like the idea of not having a quick escape, but nevertheless here they are for your consideration. {featured image source}

Off The Radar For A Few Days

My body and mind usually tell me when it’s time to escape the norm, even if only for a few days, and spend time with family or friends, who through their lifestyles, can yield a new perspective on my own – whether positive or negative. Some time away from your daily is important for clarity to make the right choices, better decisions to achieve the best lifestyle possible. Over the long holiday weekend, I had the chance to ponder over some things that you might relate to…or not. What if you cannot forgive someone?  What if you’ve become someone’s toxic person?  What if you have fallen out of love?  What if you’ve forgotten how to love?   Is it more important to show love or say “I Love you”  How do you measure love?   What if you live in fear more often than not? Are you too late to have a happy ending?  Why do some people smile all the time?  Why do some  live in denial?  Why do you feel alone even when there are …

Lifestyle: Anxiety In the Every Day Life

I tell you its been a busy week, to the point I’ve had to reshuffle my deck of cards and just when I got them stacked just right, the deck fell to the floor (sort of speak).  Or – I’ve been on a roller coaster ride expect, when the damn thing climbed over the hump, someone unbuckled my seat belt – or so it feels like – while the coaster descended. You get my point. Anyway, it’s almost the end to September and my overwhelmingly busy calendar for the next three months is contributing to my anxiety levels reaching an all-time high – on  a scale of 10 about an 11. But, I suppose that’s what life is about and while I try to calm my nerves by talking myself out of too much worry, I have trouble convincing my subconscious. Do you ever feel this way? Or a better question – do you experience severe anxiety of sorts? So, last night, I sat very still on the sofa, and closed my eyes, and began …

Lifestyle: Ways To Improve Anxiety

I am guilty, like most of us living a very stressful life, of being almost too anxious sometimes. And I find myself staying up a couple of nights a week thinking and worrying about all things called life. At times I talk myself out of worrying so much and other times I dwell until I can come up with a solution.  I remember once a family member telling a friend of theirs that I was the rock of our family, and all I could think to myself is – if you only knew how heavy a burden that rock was…but I simply smiled. Here’s a list of 13 things you can do to ease anxiety. Please share if you have tried any of the methods suggested and if you found them helpful. 1. Meditation Many studies and first hand accounts have noted that meditation does wonders for anxiety. Using apps like Headspace or Calm can be extremely helpful in getting started and staying on track. If you prefer to unplug, using mala beads is another …

Coping with Anxiety and More

Let’s face it, all of us experience some form of anxiety at least once in our lifetime, or have issues with self-esteem or dwell on negative thinking and then we spiral into a depression or embark on some form of self-destruction.  It happens to the best of us. Coping with it all takes lots of courage and a level of maturity to consider how to deal with… Sometimes searching for topics relating to also help. Like these:   {featured image source}