So here I was, happily writing away, hoping to inspire others and shine some light into your lives. When I was slammed a sucker punch that sat me back on my proverbial.
Depressions brother, anxiety, has decided to come and visit. Unfortunately he’d unpacked and made himself at home before I returned from work. I’ve told him he’s not welcome at present, but he appears to be oblivious to my wishes !!!!!!!!!!!
So I’m here to tell you, no matter how well you think you’re going, you live your life, you think you’ve removed or reduced the stressors in your life…..and wham it comes again. People, including my Dr and those closest to me would ask how I was and my answer was fine. I knew I didn’t feel ‘right’ but I also didn’t think it was a big deal……..oops. I was told by a very astute friend that it was anxiety before I saw my Dr. As she put put it……I’ve had my ‘work face’ on. All smiles and cheerful in public, crumbling in private…….I told her not to be so silly, I was fine !!!!! There’s that word again, fine. I need to stop using that, my cover has been blown.
I can tell you anxiety will not be staying for long, I will not allow him to become comfortable. Until he moves out I will continue to put one foot in front of the other and take one day at a time.
Take the time to check in on those you care about…..and don’t always settle for ‘I’m fine’.