Hey guys! Welcome back. I am back today with another Coffee Chat!!! I know I did one earlier this week, but this one is a little different. Today I wanted to talk about anxiety and depression because I know it is something that so many people struggle with, including myself. There have been so many things that have happened, especially recently, that I have been in kind of a funk. Between trying to figure out the future and trying to balance everything that is going on right now, there is just so much weight on my shoulders. It’s so difficult sometimes.
So today I wanted to talk through some of these things. I know it will help me, and my hope is that it will also help you. It is becoming increasingly known to the people in my real life that I blog. It causes a ton of anxiety for me because I am afraid by how they might respond to it. But so far there has been no real bad blood. I think it’s just something people just kind of brush off, which is great because I don’t have to worry about some kind of negative reaction.
But these past few months have been hard. I’m trying to figure out my future and still manage everything that is going on right now. I’m trying to work through all of my issues and still be there for everyone else. I feel like I need a break, but I can’t have one. I feel like I need rest, but I can’t seem to find it in me to just stop and breathe. And I think that contributes a lot to my depression.
One thing I have found that is helping me is making changes. I have made quite a few changes. I have made changes in my lifestyle, in my future, and in the way I work on things. I have decided to start doing the things that are best for me and that has helped me so much. No longer do I have to worry about if other people are going to approve of what I am doing. No longer do I need to figure out what I want to do. Because to be honest I have always known, I was just too scared to do it.
So starting now I will be living my life and no being so afraid to live the life I know I deserve. I want to be the person I know I am capable of being. Starting now I am making positive changes that are going to benefit me and make me happy. That is a very refreshing feeling. It helps me know that I am doing things for the greater good and living in a way that is going to please me.
I do struggle with anxiety and depression, but I am working to change those things and find a new way to live with them. I recognize that they may never fully go away, but I am finding healthy ways to cope with them. I am finding myself in the process and learning to love who I am unconditionally. I am learning that those things don’t have to hold me back. They don’t have to keep me afraid of ever trying anything.
So that’s where I am. Thank you so much for stopping by! I hope you enjoyed this. Please like it if you did. Let me know in the comments any other topics you would like me to discuss. I love writing these pieces. Don’t forget to follow before you leave if you have not already and I hope to see you next time!