Anxiety Update

With school over and more time to relax I thought maybe I should give you guys a little update on my anxiety. To be completely honest, it hasn’t gotten much better. I thought now maybe it would ease up. I don’t have panic attacks currently but I still feel very anxious a lot of the time. I am really glad that I haven’t been having attacks because those are the worst. It’s nice to not stress about a lot of stuff but it’s annoying that I’m still anxious a lot of the time. I’ve been thinking a lot about my childhood, stress when I was younger, and I’m starting to see signs of anxiety for a while now. I think now that I’m older it revolves around more social situations than stress now. I think I have learned to better deal with stress, even though it gets the best of me sometimes, other times I feel like I have more control.

I am a caffeine addict. It’s a real problem, I have at least two cups of coffee a day or a large iced coffee, a lot of caffeine in a day. After researching some stuff about anxiety, caffeine doesn’t help anything at all. I’m going to try and give up caffeine for the summer which will be hard because with my new job I have to be out of my house by 7:15ish. However hard this may be, today was the last day for the rest of summer for my caffeinated cup of coffee.

I really hope this helps, I’ve read a lot about it and I know it’s worked for other people. I am ready (okay only kind of) for lots of headaches and feeling sleepy, but I’m even more ready to feel less anxious and be a little bit happier.

Let me know if any of you have tired this, wish me luck, and give me your tips for battling with anxiety in the comments! Also, if you have any questions for me go ahead and leave them in the comments as well.

XOXO,

Mary.

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2 thoughts on “Anxiety Update

  1. Cwalsh June 1, 2014 / 12:22 am

    I have a close friend who gave up coffee recently cold turkey, (how it sounds like you are about to do), and she went through a week a hell before just reverting right back. Try to drink less and less per day until you can function without!

    GL!

    • Mary June 1, 2014 / 8:58 am

      That’s the back up plan if this fails (which it very well could). Thank you for the advice!

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