“It’s Always Something”

WARNING: This post details an issue that I’m struggling with. If you suffer from reading about certain issues and then making them your own, you may want to precede with caution. 

As of late, I’ve been feeling a little better when it comes to my anxiety. While still not exactly where I want to be, I have noticed myself making more progress and I am quite grateful!

I recently started taking a different medication and while I can’t be sure, I do think that it might be helping with my anxiety. I also think that I’m feeling better over all on the medication. However, I do admit that while in the process of taking the pill in its crushed up form, it doesn’t taste so great. Let’s just say that due to overthinking, I’ve been feeling a bit sick every time I take the medication lately.

As mentioned above, I know that the reason I feel this way is due to overthinking. I think about feeling sick so much, that I almost make myself feel this way. I don’t do this on purpose, mind you, but it’s become almost a habit.

Last night, it happened again. I thought about getting sick so much that when I took the medication, I felt like I was going to throw up. I know that a way to solve this problem is to focus on something else while taking the medicine, but it’s not always that easy. After taking the medicine (I did not get sick), I was upset. I was upset that my anxiety seems to constantly try to take control of my life and make me feel miserable.

When I was seeing my therapist, he had told me something very important. Even though we want to get through our anxiety, our minds have a way of trying to throw us off. Our anxiety tries to swoop in and take over.

We cannot let our anxiety take over. I know that this can be difficult, but it’s a necessity. Please try to focus on something else when you’re struggling. Watch something on TV, read a book, try to think about something positive. Also, if you do end up struggling, try not to beat yourself up. Try to concentrate on all the positive achievements you have made. You will get through this!

 

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Progress In Itself Is Its Own Reward!

Hey guys! Today I’d like to talk to you about a subject that is very important to me – progress and self-recognition.

I think many of us can agree that due to our struggles with anxiety (and any other mental health issues we may deal with) being so challenging, it is nice when any progress we make is recognized. While we don’t make progress just for others, we do like to know that our hard work is being noticed. Unfortunately, not everyone may appreciate or acknowledge just how much we’ve accomplished.

We need to remember the importance of self-recognition. Just because someone else may not appreciate all that we’re doing to overcome our fears and other obstacles, does not mean that we’re not making a great amount of progress. There are some people in the world who simply don’t understand that some things that seem simple to them can be extremely challenging to others. Also, while unfortunate, some people think that if you don’t attain perfection, then the progress you’ve made isn’t good enough. This isn’t true.

When we make progress – any amount of progress – we have to pat ourselves on the back. We have to tell ourselves what a good job we did and how we can overcome any obstacles that threaten to stand in our way. I understand wanting to share one’s progress with others, but we can’t always expect others to be as joyful as we are. However, we cannot let their possible lack of enthusiasm diminish ours. We must take pride in our accomplishments.

Also, while it’s more important that we appreciate our achievements than having others appreciate them, please remember that just because the people we tell may not seem overjoyed by our success, doesn’t mean they’re not. Sometimes people just get caught up in their own lives and don’t always show how happy for us they truly are.

The bottom line is this: making progress is reward in itself. Don’t let the possible lack of appreciation or acknowledgement shown by others make your progress seem less important or worthy of praise!

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Happy Valentine’s Day and Thank You!

Hey everybody!

First of all, I’d like to wish everybody a Happy Valentine’s Day! Second of all, a few days ago I discovered that this is my fourth year blogging on WordPress!

As many of you may already know, I started blogging after both my father and therapist recommended I do so. My dad thought it would be a great way to get my feelings out and my therapist thought it would be a great way to help myself – and others – with our anxiety. I am very happy that blogging was recommended to me. Blogging has helped me realize that I am not alone in my struggles. Additionally, I have met many wonderful friends through the craft and in my opinion, become a better writer.

I’m going to be honest. While I’m happy that I’ve been blogging for so long, it also hurts my feelings that four years after starting this blog, I’m still struggling with anxiety. I wish I could tell you that I’m where I want to be. However, I have made progress and for that I am extremely grateful!

Writing has helped me in so many ways. Writing continues to give me something to be happy about and I really feel like I’m helping others by telling my story and by spreading inspiration.

So thank you to everyone who continues to support me – both through writing and in my journey to get through anxiety. Also, if any of you are new to the blogging world, I wish you all the luck in the world! If you’re considering blogging, I recommend you do so, and if you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to ask!

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Another Source For Inspiration!

Hey everybody! I am now creating items at not one, not two, but at three storefronts at Teespring! First, I am creating and selling merchandise at B.W.’s Literary Closet – a place where you can find merchandise dealing with reading and writing in general and my own books. I am also still helping create some merchandise over at Travis’s Teespring storefront at Travis and The Brain (so far I have helped with creating the ‘Roll the Dice’ mug). Last, but not least, I have just created my own inspirational storefront at Teespring that includes some of the quotes I have created through the years. This store is called B.W.’s Inspirational Highway. I am still working out some of the kinks on the last storefront mentioned, but hopefully the issues will be solved soon. I will keep you all updated! Additionally, I will post a link for the Inspirational Highway storefront in my menu on both here and, my other blog, Rest in Piece.

Thank You,

B.

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Featuring My Own Quote!

Hey everybody! I know that I mentioned my exciting new project with Travis from www.travisandthebrain.com/ and how I will be helping co-create mental health awareness merchandise. I’m excited to show you the first product that I helped design on Travis’s storefront, featuring my very own quote!

If you’d like to purchase this product, please feel free to click the image below. Thank you! Also, make sure to check out Travis’s other fantastic items and keep checking back as we upload more merchandise to the store!

 

 

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Project Update!

Project Update!

B.W. Ginsburg

Hey everybody! As you may have noticed, I have a lot of projects going on as of late. Therefore, I’m going to give you a detailed summary of everything going on!

Writing

  • Currently writing my new fantasy/romance/sci-fi novel! The book will be a swirl of love at first sight, good vs. evil, mental health issues, and so much more! The story is still early in its journey to be completed, but things are going pretty well!

Instagram Offer

  • I now have an offer going on over at Instagram. If you purchase(d) one or both of my books (available on Amazon.com) from January 4th,  2018 to February 4th, 2018, and show me proof by showing me your receipt through email or DM on Instagram (receipt need just show your name and date you purchased my book – no other personal info necessary), you will get the chance to name the…

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Being Proud

If you struggle with anxiety or another mental health issue, you may find yourself constantly doubting your strength and abilities. Let me just tell you, that you are not alone. Just yesterday I was questioning how anyone could find me inspirational as there were a couple of times during the day where I felt quite, well…pathetic.

However, last night, I really realized something. I am strong and capable of getting through my anxiety. Yes, I may need some help along the way, but that doesn’t make me weak.

I had a pretty good day yesterday. I went to church in the morning (which was a bit difficult, but I managed to get through it), I spent time at home with my family, and then I went out to visit a relative in the hospital.

Going to the hospital was the most nerve-wracking part of the day for me. It’s hard for me to go out as it is sometimes, and going to the hospital is always a little stressful, even if you’re not there for yourself.

While I did ask for help when it came to getting around, I was very proud of myself. For one thing, I went to the hospital to visit my relative in the first place. There was a time where I may not have even tried. As horrible as that might sound, anxiety can make it extremely hard to do things – even if they are things you know you should do. Also, while I did get help when it came to walking into and out of the hospital, I did relatively well while visiting my relative and didn’t struggle as much as I usually might while going out.

I know how difficult it can be to be proud of ourselves. Whenever we struggle, it can seem like a constant reminder of our issues having the ability to take control. What we have to remember, though, is that while we may face many challenges, we also experience many victories – that is what we must focus on.

Yesterday, I did many great things. I went to church and stayed the entire time, I had a great time celebrating Christmas at home with no anxiety, and I went to the hospital to visit my relative; not asking to leave before my family was ready. The fact that I may have struggled a little here and there is not what’s important, but that I did an overall good job and got through my anxiety, is what matters.

Next time you accomplish your goals, remember to be proud of yourself! Don’t spend too much energy focusing on the negative when you could be focusing on the positive!

I hope you all had a great holiday!

-B.

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