Youshare Project Shared My Story!

I’d like to thank the team at Youshare Project for sharing an article that I wrote! I’m so happy that I’m able to share my story with others and hopefully help someone as well! For all of you who feel like giving up, don’t. You will achieve your dreams if you continue to give them your all!

Want to check out my article? Click here!

*A special thank you to Carla for telling me about this wonderful site!

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Mindfulness & Me

Hey guys! Matt created this wonderful project for us to share our experiences! Please consider sharing your story! 🙂

In Silence We Suffer

After a quick Google, I found this definition: Mindfulness is a mental state achieved by focusing one’s awareness on the present moment, while calmly acknowledging and accepting one’s feelings, thoughts and bodily sensations.

I know that strictly speaking, the practice of mindfulness focuses on the present, but it is my belief that it is also healthy to recognise our regrets over our past as well as our fears about our future. For me, it is only by doing this, that I can be at peace in the present.

A major aspect of my life that I’ve been trying to change these past few months is exactly that. My relationship with my emotions was at an unhealthy stage. Slowly, but surely, I’m starting to improve it. It is important to not hide from our emotions, but to embrace them, understand them and learn from them. All too often I used…

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Sharing is Caring: Let Me Share Your Post!

Danny does us the kind favor of sharing our blog posts! Please check out his blog!

Dream Big, Dream Often

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It is time for a brand new share link!  Take a few moments and leave me the link to your favorite and/or newest post and I will add you to the Featured Bloggers segment that publishes each night at 6 pm est.

You can leave more than one link, but I like to have a steady flow of new and different bloggers so I might not publish every link.

Anywho, help me, help you!  Leave your links in the comments.

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When You Ask – A Poem

Okay guys, I know this isn’t the best poem in the world. I haven’t written one in a while though, so I thought I would.

 

When You Ask

When you ask how I’ve been
Do you really want to know?
Or are you just
Being polite?

If I sat down next to you
And told you how I felt
With tears crashing down
Would that be alright?

Because holding in my feelings
Is not something I like to do
So please don’t ask
If you don’t really care

If you don’t want to know
You are free to walk away
Because if you’re not really interested
I’d rather not share

 

© B.G. , gettingthroughanxiety.wordpress.com, 2016.

Share A Poem On Ink and Quill

A great idea! A way to connect with other writers and poets! Please visit Jen’s blog at Ink and Quill!

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quillShare a link here of your favourite poem/s, which you have written or a poem written by a fellow poet. Or both!

A poem/s which may have moved you, or are close to your heart. A poem, you thought about, long after you finished reading it.

I will repost all links.

As you are probably aware. I love poetry. So I can’t wait to read and share your links.

Please feel free to reblog this post!

I want to support my fellow bloggers, by sharing their work.

A small way of saying I appreciate you.

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2 Year Blog Anniversary – Focusing on the Positive!

Okay, so when I just signed into WordPress, I got a message about how today is my two year anniversary of signing up. Now, I’m going to admit that while my initial reaction was to be happy about it, my reaction quickly changed to being a little upset. Why? Because the whole reason I started this blog was to talk about my anxiety and two years later, I’m still dealing with it. However, I realized that there are so many positives about this being my two year anniversary on WordPress and that, is what I should be focusing on! So what are the positives?

1.) For two years, I’ve been keeping up with this blog. This shows hard work and dedication. I could have given up on my writing, but I love to write and I love meeting you guys! I’ve kept motivated and I’ve continued to try to inspire myself and others!

2.) I’ve been able to “meet” you guys! I’ve met so many amazing friends and bloggers on here. You guys are such great writers and you are so passionate. You have inspired me so much and have proved just how powerful words can be!

3.) I’ve been able to see just how much my writing matters. While I already thought I was a pretty good writer (not to sound conceited), I admit that sometimes I still wonder how good I am and if my writing makes a difference. I think to some degree, everyone that enjoys writing and/or wants to be a professional writer one day wonders this. You guys have shared such wonderful compliments and have really shown me just how much you appreciate my writing. Thank you!

4.) Through blogging, I have learned just how strong we all are and how with continued hard work, we can get through our anxiety and over any other obstacles we may face.

5.) I’ve been able to see myself and others make improvement. I’ve read so many posts from other bloggers that have lifted my spirits and given me hope.

6.) Through writing this blog, I’ve been able to discover other great blogs and have written some guests posts for some of them. I also discovered The Seeds 4 Life and Battle of Mind; two great places to find inspirational posts. Along with discovering these great places to read, I’ve been able to contribute my own work, which has felt great. I love knowing that I can help others as well as myself.

7.) While this goes along with number 6, I’ve been able to expand in my creative horizons. I’ve written poems on here (alone and with others), I’ve written to anxiety (on Letters to the Mind), and I even started sketching a little here and there and posting them on my blog! I also created some blog awards of my own, something I’d never done before! While some of these things I did even before blogging (like writing poetry), blogging has made me even more passionate about them!

8.) I’ve been blessed to receive several blog awards and have been able to share them with other great bloggers!

So, yes, there is the unfortunate fact that I have been struggling with anxiety for a long time and that still my blog has a lot to do with those struggles. However, there are so many more positive things about having this blog for two years so far than there are negative. I’ve come so far in terms with getting better at dealing with my anxiety and becoming more positive. The things above are just some of the great things that I’ve discovered through blogging! Thank you!

 

 

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Skeleton with a Heart

Please read this amazing piece of writing by Jade! She captures the thoughts of many of us writers. She has an amazing talent for writing and a big heart.

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The worry bubbled up inside her until she felt that she would burst. Her throat felt tight as though she would throw up all the words that she didn’t know how to say. The blank page before her seemed to align itself with her emptiness, and there was no way to fill it.

Even if she could write, her hand would shake so much the words wouldn’t make a strong enough impression on the page, and therefore wouldn’t have any affect on the reader. The Reader? she heard the question asked to herself by the voice in her head, but you don’t have any readers, you only have yourself.

Sat in her bedroom, she looked around. It was true, she was alone. The words she wished to write wouldn’t come because she worried too much about who would read them, and whether they would enjoy it. But she realised…

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Make a Pledge

Source: Make a Pledge

Okay, so somehow I accidentally deleted the reblog of Jade’s post and can’t reblog it again (sorry Jade!).

Anyway, Jade made a wonderful pledge on Time to Change and I wanted to do the same. Here’s my pledge:

“I pledge to continue working my hardest to get through my anxiety. I also pledge to help others with their mental health issues through both sharing my own mental health story and listening to the stories of others.”

It’s so important to be kind and respectful to one another. All of you have inspired me to do more to spread the word about mental health issues. Please take the time to check out each others’ blogs and check out Jade’s new blog Letters to the Mind!

Thank you guys for all of your support! Also, please consider making your own pledge on Time to Change!

Happy Thanksgiving/Have A Great Day!

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For all of those who celebrate, Happy Thanksgiving! For those of you who don’t celebrate Thanksgiving, I hope you have a wonderful day as well! I am so thankful for not only the people I know in person, but also for all of you who have supported me through words of kindness and other acts of kindness such as reading, liking, and following my blog. Writing this blog and communicating with you guys has shown me that I’m not alone in my struggles and has shown me just how kind the people in this world can be! Thank you so much, you all mean so much to me! I feel so blessed to have your support and friendship!

Halloween!

Okay, so I was planning on only posting the image I created with my quote and reminding everyone to have a safe and happy holiday, but then I had such a great night that I thought I’d talk about it. First, let me tell you guys that I hope you all had a great Halloween and continue to if you’re still celebrating!

So before trick-or-treating started, I decided to write a Halloween story. I’m not really one for writing short stories, but I actually wrote one and while I haven’t re-read it yet, I think it’s pretty good. Anyway, after I finished that, it was pretty much time for trick-or-treating, so I put the candy in the bowl and got ready.

Usually a lot of kids don’t show up right away, but they did. I felt way more relaxed than usual when giving out candy and didn’t have to take as many breaks. I get really excited about Halloween (some people in my house think a little over-excited) and I like to protect the candy from getting in the hands of anyone except the kids who are supposed to be the ones getting it (i.e. I try to protect it from my brother!). Anyway, I’m so happy that in addition to enjoying giving out candy, I was able to do it with minimal anxiety. I remember that last year, while I was giving it out, there were times when I felt a little too anxious to keep getting up, but this time, I got through it a lot better.

I’ve always loved Halloween. My dad used to take me when I was little so I have a lot of good memories (though I always hated those smoke machines. For some reason they scared the heck out of me!). The only thing I would change about the holiday is that I think more people should walk with the kids rather than driving around, but I guess they don’t feel safe enough to do so, which is a shame but sometimes how it is. Anyway, I had a great Halloween and hope that everyone else did and continues to as well!

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