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3 Things To Avoid When Experiencing An Anxious Phase – The Anxious Author

I find that anxiety has its peaks and troughs, although with the ongoing pandemic, the peaks have personally outweighed the troughs over the last eighteen months. At times like this, its easy to get caught up in a downward spiral of anxiety and worst-case-scenarios that derail our lives for days, weeks, or longer. Without the… Continue reading 3 Things To Avoid When Experiencing An Anxious Phase – The Anxious Author

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Addressing The Disconnect Between Our Anxiety and Our Confidence – The Anxious Author

** Disclaimer ** - I am not a mental health professional, everything I share here is a personal experience from my singular perspective. In my experience, anxiety does a number on confidence. It frames bad things as similarly awful, which means that sometimes a small thing like failing an unimportant test can feel as devastating… Continue reading Addressing The Disconnect Between Our Anxiety and Our Confidence – The Anxious Author

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3 Basic Ways To Trick Our Bodies Into Relaxing – The Anxious Author

My anxiety took a hike recently, and not in a good way. It didn't F off for a few days on vacation, it increased to the point that it started having those uncomfortable physiological affects. Nerve pain in the upper back and a tight chest that doesn't let up, and that's without the fervour of… Continue reading 3 Basic Ways To Trick Our Bodies Into Relaxing – The Anxious Author

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3 Benefits Of Having Blind Faith In Yourself – The Anxious Author

For a long time, the idea of "blind faith" was a dirty phrase. It encouraged ignorance and arrogance, and gave people with bad intentions the confidence to follow through with their actions without a sliver of guilt. I had, of course, been surrounded by the wrong people when I gave credence to this mindset. Throughout… Continue reading 3 Benefits Of Having Blind Faith In Yourself – The Anxious Author

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Learn To Create Your Own Confidence – The Anxious Author

I saw something on social media the other day that really resonated with me: "If you've never had concrete self-esteem, confidence looks like arrogance." This is a mindset I've tried to pick apart in the past few years because not all confident people are arrogant, but all arrogant people are confident. Arrogance is a pet… Continue reading Learn To Create Your Own Confidence – The Anxious Author