Sunshine Blogger Award!

A special thank you goes out to Jen over at The Anxiety Chronicles for nominating me for the Sunshine Blogger Award! Jen is so kind and I’m honored to receive this award from her!

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Rules:

  1. Thank the person(s) who nominated you in a blog post and link back to their blog
  2. Answer the 11 questions sent by the person who nominated you
  3. Nominate blogs to receive the award and write them 11 questions
  4. List the rules and display the Sunshine Blogger award logo on your post and/or on your blog

Jen’s Questions:

  1. Why did you begin writing/blogging?
    • It was suggested to me that I do so by my dad and therapist. They thought it would help me with my anxiety. I wanted to help both myself and others.
  2. What is your favorite pass time?
    • Writing! I love watching TV as well.
  3. What is your favorite school memory?
    • Wow, this one is hard! Maybe when I came up with an idea in my Creative Writing class? My teacher thought it was awesome and I had an article in the school newsletter written up on it! I also got to go to New York City in high school, which was pretty awesome!
  4. Do you have a best friend or multiple best friends?
    • I have a few really good friends
  5. What is your favorite daydream?
    • That I’m a bestselling author!
  6. What is your worst nightmare?
    • That I never overcome my anxiety
  7. How many countries have you traveled to?
    • None
  8. What is your dream destination?
    • Italy
  9. What is your favorite book & why?
    • Dead Lines by Greg Bear! It’s a great horror story!
  10. Who is your favorite person in your life?
    • My dad!
  11. Are you where you want to be in life?
    • No. I’ve made some huge accomplishments in my life (graduating college, getting a degree, publishing a book), but there’s so many more things I want to do.

I’m breaking a rule and just nominating a few blogs. Sorry!

Rob Talks Mental Health

Jade’s Bookshelf

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My Questions for the Nominees (if so choose to answer)

1.) What’s your favorite movie? Why?

2.) If you could be any character in a show, movie, or book, who would it be and why?

3.) Do you like books that are classics?

4.) Fiction or Non-fiction

5.) What is your advice for someone facing an obstacle?

6.) What accomplishment are you most proud of?

7.) What’s your favorite holiday? Why?

8.) Least favorite holiday? Why?

9.) Have you ever been to a concert? If so, who did you last see?

10.) What movie do you really want to see?

11.) What’s a book that everyone loves and you don’t?

 

Natural Anxiety & Panic Attack Remedy in 4 Minutes

Man am I reblogging a lot today! Please check out this great video and Jen’s great blog!

The Anxiety Chronicles

After doing my daily guided meditation, for my anxiety, I decided to look at other videos by  BEXLIFE. I came across this short video, where she explains how to control an anxiety or panic attack in 4 minutes, using 2-3 techniques. Please check out the video or share it with your loved ones. It may be very helpful and beneficial. Also, if you have time, check out her other meditation videos. She has suffered with anxiety for over 20 years, and through meditation, has found ways in controlling it and living a more peaceful and aware life.


-Jen xo

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What is Happiness?

Jen talks about the importance of letting go of negativity and focusing on the positive! Please visit her wonderful blog!

The Anxiety Chronicles

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The reason it can be difficult to feel completely happy throughout our days, is because it’s difficult to accept ourselves, flaws and all. I know for me, I’m very critical of myself and when my anxiety takes over, I think about 101 reasons why a person may not like me or 101 things I have done wrong. This is not the way we should be thinking. I for one know I’m too hard on myself. It’s difficult to stop worrying and thinking, when anxiety takes hold of us. However, we have to try our best to push aside the negative thoughts and accept our quirks! Regretting things of the past, will not help us to move forward in peace. Worrying about the present or the future, will not allow us to enjoy the little things in life. Judging ourselves and others, will only fill us with distain and ill feelings…

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Tell Yourself, “I Love You”

Jen posts an important reminder! Please visit her wonderful blog! 🙂

The Anxiety Chronicles


No matter how difficult like gets or how down you’re feeling, remember to be good to yourself. Remember to love yourself. If you could not accomplish something within the day, just know that you tried. You did your best and that’s what’s important. Eventually you will get there and accomplish what it is you want.

You can do this! Remind yourself of this on a daily basis. And don’t forget o love yourself.

Jen xo

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Cry, But Never Give Up

I LOVE this post! It’s so important that we continue to get up and try our hardest! Please check out Jen’s fabulous blog!

The Anxiety Chronicles


No matter how sad or anxious you may feel, just remember that it’s ok to cry. Cry your heart out. Then once you’re done, keep moving on and never quit. You can do this! Life will bring many challenges, it’s not suppose to be easy. Just remember you are strong enough to deal with whatever life throws your way. After all, you’re still here aren’t you? ❤️

Jen xo

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I Wish…

Yesterday, I reblogged the post that Jen from The Anxiety Chronicles posted. The post was about an article featured on The Mighty about what people with mental health issues want for the holidays and in general. Now, while I appreciate the fact that I get through my anxiety and that even though I struggle, I’m still alive and well, I’d still like to get better at managing my anxiety. Also, while I’m appreciative of all the tangible gifts I’ve received today and in general, I will admit that there’s something I really want that money cannot buy. So, what do I want…?

 

I want to enjoy life and be with my family and friends without having to struggle with anxiety. I want to go back to just living and not always worrying about so much.

 

I almost feel bad saying this. The truth is that I am so grateful for all that I have in life. I have a great family, good friends, and people who really care about me. I have all of you who read, “like”, comment on, and follow my blog, and I’ve had great experiences! I’ve been given the opportunity to attend great schools and my family has always been here for me. A part of me hates to complain, but let’s face it. It would be nice if we didn’t have to struggle. It would be nice if those of us who struggle with mental health issues could just get through things a little easier. So, be grateful for what you have, but don’t forget to strive to improve your life. I wish you all the best and hope you all had a Merry Christmas! I know that I had a pretty good one even though I struggled a little.

Thanks again for all of you who wished me a Merry Christmas and for all of your kindness and support!

Gifts People with Mental Illness Really Want for the Holidays

Jen posted this great post about what those of us who suffer from mental health issues would love to have! Please check out her wonderful blog and this link! Thanks and once again, have a Happy Holiday!

The Anxiety Chronicles

If you have a chance, please read the article linked below, from the might.com.

These are things that many of us want. I know I do. I pray every day for inner peace and for my mind to slow down. I want to be understood, accepted for who I am and loved unconditionally ☺️. Let’s be kind and empathetic to one another ❤️ #BreakingStigma #HappyHolidays #Anxiety
http://themighty.com/2015/12/29-gifts-people-with-mental-illness-really-want-for-the-holidays/
-Jen

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…But You Have To Keep Going

Jen posted this amazing quote on her blog and offered some advice for the times when we feel like giving up. Please visit her blog! She’s a wonderful person and writer.

The Anxiety Chronicles


I know life can hit you hard. There are times you want to give up. DON’T! Hold on to faith and believe that you can overcome whatever obstacle is hindering at the moment. It may seem like a never ending battle, but I am proof that things can get better. You can eventually be in a place in your life where you feel genuinely happy and blessed. So please, keep on going. Keep on living. Learn from the mistakes of your past and better yourself. You’re thank yourself when you reach that place. Xoxo

– Jen

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The 5 Lies Ruining Your Mental Health

Please check out this awesome post by Jen on misconceptions people have of those who struggle with mental health issues! Thanks!

The Anxiety Chronicles

I read an article from Psychology Today called The 5 Lies Ruining Your Mental Health. A couple of these misconceptions hit a nerve with me.

Lienumber two states that many people who suffer from a mental illness are weak. That couldn’t be further from the truth.People who suffer from mental illness are NOT weak. We can be such a strong and resilient bunch! I suffer from Anxiety and it’s because of this that I push myself to be better. If something scares me, I make it a point to go after it. It might take me a bit longer to work up the nerve, but I get it done.

When I prove to myself that I can take on any challenge or obstacle, it is empowering. Who knows how much I would have accomplished without my anxiety. It really has helped me to step out of my comfort zone…

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