So, I posted today that I forgot about this blog. Truth is, I thought I had started another blog and deleted this one. It sure is wild to go back and read the things I had written over a year ago. So let me update what’s been going on since then.
First off, I saw some of my posts when I was in the THICK of my anxiety. Like the lowest of the low and I can’t believe I EVER got out of that space. But with a lot of work on myself, I have successfully moved wayyyyy forward. I learned to be an advocate for myself with my job and I got a voice. I had some major breakdowns, I had some uncomfortable meetings, a lot of medical paperwork and leaves, and the biggest thing of all, a new manager. I can’t say I’m flourishing there. I’m not. I still hate it, but I stopped seeing major career goals there and decided to let myself have a JOB with a GREAT company. And I’m okay with that. They continue to ask me to go to a promotion role, but I can’t and I won’t. I will slide backwards.
I got lucky because my new manager has a background in medicine and he has anxiety like me, so every issue I describe and express, he understands. I feel like I have an advocate and that’s amazing. Since my anxiety journey started I have built up a really good system for me. A great therapist my job found for me, I had a horrible doctor so I replaced her to one that is just amazing, and understanding. She really speaks to me like I’m the biggest advocate for self help she’s ever seen. It’s so amazing. I’ve limited relationships that aren’t very beneficial for me, and then add in my new boss.
I still have my days, weeks, months. Don’t get me wrong at all. I struggle still. I cry a lot. BUT I have gotten to being able to function most the time. I’ve started to become able to handle my anxiety and deal with it and still manage to keep friendships, my relationship, my job, and better relationships with my family. And for that, I’m super proud of myself.
I have taken up yoga. I’m learning about the Chakras of the body. I’m learning about astrology. I’m reading more. I’m painting more, even though it’s still awful. I’m planning things more with planners. I’m working on tracking my foods more to eat healthier and feel better. I’m doing puzzles still. I am also doing pixel art. I have taken up diamond painting also.
And I’ve stopped being everyone’s go to for their problems. I found a way to try to fix them on my own, so they can too.
So, what’s never for all of you out there, my fellow anxiety people?
And who can help me with blocked Chakras?