Sometimes You Need to do a Look Back to See How Far You’ve Come

I wasn’t sure I was getting anywhere on this healing journey.  While I am noticing there are more good moments, I tend to get discouraged when it doesn’t seem like I am getting where I want to go quick enough.  So, I decided to do a look back to where things were when I started.  Continue reading “Sometimes You Need to do a Look Back to See How Far You’ve Come”

A Bold Decision

Today, I made a bold decision.  A decision I didn’t even know I could make.  The decision was to have a day without full-blown panic.   I was surprised that my decision resulted in minimal panic. Normally, I panic at every unexpected circumstance.  This time, if I felt myself starting to panic, I was able toContinue reading “A Bold Decision”

Will Being More Aware Lead to Less Self-Sabotage?

In the spirit of my recent commitment to being honest with myself, I decided to check in with how I’m feeling.  I realized that my anxiety is still very high. If I have to rate it on a 1-10 scale, when I actually look at it, I might rate it as at least an 8.  Continue reading “Will Being More Aware Lead to Less Self-Sabotage?”

What Could You Accomplish if Someone Helped Illuminate Your Path?

One of the things I didn’t understand before I went on this journey was the value of a trusted guide, mentor or coach.   One of the most valuable lessons from having a trusted guide is that I have been able to be kinder to myself.  I often gave myself a hard time for not knowingContinue reading “What Could You Accomplish if Someone Helped Illuminate Your Path?”

What to Do When Panic Sets In

I have noticed that my coping skills in circumstances I didn’t anticipate are pretty much nonexistent.  When things happen beyond my control, I find myself in a complete panic. My mind goes blank, I can’t think, my stress response goes through the roof, my heart feels like it’s beating out of my chest, and IContinue reading “What to Do When Panic Sets In”

I Gave Myself Permission

Today, I gave myself permission to take a break.  A real break where I wasn’t focused on or thinking about work, or what I needed to get done.   For as long as I can remember, I never felt like I could fully relax.  My breaks were spent procrastinating while doing mindless activities such as scrollingContinue reading “I Gave Myself Permission”

You Never Know What You’ll Find When You Dive Head First Into Your Subconscious

After all my procrastinating from taking the steps to doing the work I knew I needed to do to feel better, distracting with mindless activities, and trying to come up with excuses as to why I couldn’t do it (and I didn’t have the excuse that I didn’t have time any longer), I decided toContinue reading “You Never Know What You’ll Find When You Dive Head First Into Your Subconscious”