Here is my story of worry and Anxiety. I remember having anxiety since I was very small, suffering from extreme separation anxiety when starting school. I was very shy. I stayed back in the first grade because there was no mandatory kindergarten and I was too quiet.
My mom and dad both show signs of anxiety, especially social anxiety. My mom could’ve had generalized anxiety disorder.
As a child, I showed signs of OCD and social anxiety. I also worried a lot about things that I was afraid would happen, but never did.
I performed poorly in school because I had undefined learning disabilities, that was not discovered until high school when I was funking math. I was then placed in a special education resource class.
I was very idealistic in my teens and twenties. I wanted to be a great nursery school teacher. I went to community college, majoring in Early Childhood Education. I worked in daycare, mostly with preschoolers, though my gift really was with infants and toddlers.
I was forced to end my career in daycare because of severe anxiety and depression. I went back to college, but did not graduate. I decided instead that I want to have my own online business.
My skills and talents are working with infants, toddlers, and elderly with dementia and being a peer support worker for people with mental health challenges.
I had to end my career in early childhood education because of depression. I later went back to college, but because of my anxiety and depression, I never graduated. I decided then I really didn’t want or need a degree. Instead I want to start my own business.
It took a while to decide I wantrd not to be a coach, but a blogger. More specifically, I wanted to be a mental health consumer blogger offering courses and a membership.
For a time, I volunteered as a mental health peer support worker. I liked it a lot and know I have much to offer by supporting others with a mental health challenge.
I am doing much better now from worry and anxiety. I use medicine, prayer, and self-help to balance my life and live a good life. I recently started a yoga class. Calm is my new norm.
I just started reading a new book titled “Wisemind Living” by Erin Olivo PHD. It has a 6 week program using CBT (cognitive behavior therapy), DBT (delectable behavioral therapy), and MBCT (mindful based cognitive therapy). I highly recommend it.
I will be starting my own 6 week program. This is a paid mini-course and group.
This group is for you if you feel stuck and find it difficult to move forward in your recovery from chronic worry. Come join us for a small investment.
Recovery Action Plan for Worry Mini-Course
5. Journaling for Relief
6. Values, Purpose, and Goals
7. Action Plan