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Being productive on bad mental health days

Being productive on bad mental health days

Responsibilities and adulthood become 50x harder when you’re feeling depressed or anxious. You can’t exactly call your boss and say ‘sorry, too sad to work today’ – though, man, I wish I could. Wouldn’t it be amazing if mental health days were a thing? At […]

I overthink everything, including this title

I overthink everything, including this title

From the minute I wake up to the moment I lay my head on my pillow to go to sleep – I overthink everything. Did I take too long to tell that story and annoy everyone? How many files did I mess up today? What […]

Confession: I have no idea what I’m doing

Confession: I have no idea what I’m doing

May is mental health awareness month, and I wanted to write this really meaningful, impactful post. It’d be great to talk about my anxiety, depression, and general struggles to human – and how I’ve overcome them. Problem is… I haven’t. Surprise! I have no idea […]

A rough week of getting sick and getting anxious

A rough week of getting sick and getting anxious

My body is wonky in a lot of ways, but I think the most obnoxious is how easily I get sick. There was a chunk of my childhood where I’d suddenly get sick, land in the ER, and spend a week in the hospital every […]

Maintaining A Great Social Life When You Suffer From Anxiety

Maintaining A Great Social Life When You Suffer From Anxiety

Being social and maintaining relationships as an adult is hard, whether you’re disabled or anxious or just busy. The thought of certain social situations can feel wildly daunting and scary. What’s the right thing to say? What if you’re too clingy? Are you awkward? Did […]

How to stop saying ‘no’ to new experiences

How to stop saying ‘no’ to new experiences

It’s easy to be the person who says no. No to nights out, vacations, or even to that dress you’ve been eyeing up in the store. While being sensible is good, sometimes it can just leave you feeling like you’re missing out on life. I […]

How my disability fuels my anxiety

How my disability fuels my anxiety

In a lot of ways, my disability feeds my anxiety. When you have a disease that progresses slowly over time, sometimes it kind of feels like you’re waiting for the other shoe to drop. You look at the different ways your body is already being […]

When making a mistake feels like the end of the world

When making a mistake feels like the end of the world

Every day when I clock into my shift, the first thing I have to do is check my email to see if I’ve gotten any QC’s back. QC’s are reports from my team leads after they’ve reviewed my work so I can see what mistakes […]

Gentle reminders for those times when asking for help makes you anxious

Gentle reminders for those times when asking for help makes you anxious

Have you ever felt stuck because you need to do something but the thought of asking for help makes you so anxious you’re worried you’ll throw up if you’re not careful? I’m sure I can’t be the only one who gets self conscious about asking for […]

Coping with Anxiety at Work

Coping with Anxiety at Work

Anxiety can and will follow you anywhere, no matter how inconvenient the time or place happens to be. At work, you don’t always have the option to get up and leave when you’re feeling overwhelmed. I’ve only been at my new job for one week […]