Hi! Can you and your followers do me a favor? My friend/crush is going through a rough time and gets stuck in his head/overthinks a lot. If y'all can submit a positive message for him it would mean a lot. The blog is a surprise. Thanks so much! =)
Because TRUUUUUUST ME- this is a lesson that I have learnt the hard way! No one else is going to be your biggest fan, cheerleader, or source of praise and encouragement. You have to be this person for yourself! You have to sing your own theme song, pull your multi-coloured toe socks up, and get out into the big brave world where you belong!
Yup, that’s right. Where you belong. (surprise surprise- you were not actually put on earth to sit in your bedroom and scroll tumblr all day. it sucks, I know.)
You have a story to tell, gifts to share, and folks from far and wide to enchant. KNOW that you are a badass soul whos got shit to achieve, baby. KNOW that you deserve to take up space. KNOW that you’re one of a kind and cannot be replaced.
And be ding-dang kind to yourself. You honestly have to be your own best friend! Would you talk to your BFF the way that you do to you? (Cliche sentence yet holy smokes does it ring true.)
Remember when you’re doing well to recognise that, and tell yourself that today you kicked butt. Reward ice cream for you. Recognise when you didn’t do so well today, and don’t just beat yourself up about it. Consider the causes of your little step backwards, think about how you can prevent it happening again, write down what you’ve learned from the experience, and try again tomorrow. Look after yourself after your shitty day, give yourself some much needed TLC. You’ve never done a ‘bad’ enough thing that makes you not deserving of being loved and nurtured. So give that to you.
Communication is always something to work on, especially our inner talk. It can make or break us, ultimately, and its never too early or too late to analyse how your most important relationship (the relationship with YOU!) is going.
"Your thoughts will inevitably bring you either failure or success, according to which thought is strongest. Therefore, you must thoroughly believe in your own plans, use your talents to carry them out, and be receptive so that God can work through you."- Paramhansa Yogananda
Schools starting soon.. I'm freaking out I don't know what to do. I'm taking a class that has a lot of plays and group work. I can't do this
You CAN do this, darling. You can actually rock it. I think that when you’re learning how to best live with your anxiety, a good philosophy to remember is something along the lines of this: “Life will not deal me with situations that I cannot handle. Every obstacle is a challenge that brings with it the opportunity for growth, and it is me who decides how and when I evolve.”
I know you’re freaking out, and truly my heart goes out to you and every other anxious kitten out there in this situation. You’re a warrior though, remember that. And honestly, you’ve conquered worse than this.
So show the world how god damn great you are. Do everything in your power to give you the best chance of success. You know yourself, you know what you need, and I have total faith in you.
THIS IS A RANDOM POST TO REMIND YOU THAT YOU ARE A BEAUTIFUL EXPRESSION OF A HUMAN AND YOU HAVE EVERY REASON TO BE PROUD OF YOURSELF AND THERE ARE SO MANY PEOPLE OUT THERE THAT THINK OF A MEMORY OF YOU AND CAN’T HELP BUT SMILE AND I HOPE THAT YOU ARE EXCITED FOR SOME ASPECT OF YOUR DAY TODAY BECAUSE YOU DESERVE TO BE FULFILLED AND HAPPY THAT IS ALL THANK YOU
You are making progress in a spiral. You do come back around to where you were at the start, since recovery and healing take time, but every time you come back around to that point you’re a little higher up because you’ve got more experience, more knowledge, and more strength.
Don’t lose sight of what you’re fighting for. Slay your demons down, yet keep the spirit of kindness and understanding within you. Know that one day you’ll look back and realise that you don’t feel as bad as you used to anymore. Know that your hard work will bring on a sunrise just for you.
Hi! So...I've been struggling with social anxiety, depression & ocd for years now...I dropped out of college, I abandoned my dreams (I'm a visual artist, writter & musician) & I have to pushed myself constantly to even get up the bed...One of my most dear friends that I haven't seen in years contacted me recently via Facebook & I'm dying to see him but I'm also scared to death. My social anxiety is controlling me now so I've been avoiding him...I don't know what to do. I feel so sad. Any advice?
Oh dearest, I am so sorry to hear all that. Fuck I can relate though, and I know scores more people who follow this blog would be able to place awful situations like this in their life. Social anxiety is hellish. There’s no two ways about it. To know what you should do, to be silently screaming at yourself to just do it, but just not being able to… The self hatred is enough to drive you crazy. Sometimes it doesn’t even feel like we have choices, we are simply slaves to our anxiety, and it hurts like fucking hell. Darling, I wish there was an easy answer. I wish I could tell you my one foolproof way to ease and confidence, but it just doesn’t work like that. And the only one who can make things better is you. And yes, you can do it. You are beyond capable. You have to take it one step at a time, like any sort of recovery it is a day by day process. I would gently urge you to meet up with this friend. Sometimes the universe hands you opportunities to challenge yourself, and in my experience, the outcome is always positive when you step up and impress yourself. Its really all about you. You are the one who decides how this is gonna go down, so do whatever it is you have to to make it as easy as it can be, and you go out there and you have a fabulous time. I’m wishing you so much love, support, and good luck! ~~Anxiety Cat xx
whether it’s makeup, a band tshirt, your fandom pins, tattoos, jewelry, your favorite ripped pair of jeans, or something no one else can touch or see like your favorite song repeating like a mantra in your head, the sound of your own heartbeat, or the knowledge that you were brave enough to get out of bed today when everything else inside you said “no”
"Yo Yo Yo! All you sucka MCs ain’t got nothin’ on me! From my grades, to my lines you can’t touch Kevin G! I’m a mathlete, so nerd is inferred, but forget what you heard I’m like James Bond the third, sh-sh-sh-shaken not stirred - I’m Kevin Gnapoor! The G’s silent when I sneak through your door. And make love to your woman on the bathroom floor. I don’t play it like Shaggy, you’ll know it was me. Cause the next time you see her she’ll be like, OOH! KEVIN G!"
Coping strategy for when you are trapped in conversations with obnoxious people:
1. Pick a spot nearby, around eye level, preferably a small object. That is now the camera. 2. When they say something you just cannot stand, look directly into the camera like you’re on The Office 3. Repeat as often as needed
I don’t know about all y’all, but getting a car was one of the most awesome things ever for me because I knew that there was so much less bus and train catching in my life. My anxiety on public transport was bad for such a long time, to the point where I would freeze at the front door before…
First of all- welcome to my humble tumble! (Gosh I’m funny.) I really appreciate every single one of you who has decided to listen to my ramblings and become involved with this little project of mine, and it is my intention that you will be able to get at least one helpful snippet out of being…