How I Deal With Anxiety (#102)

Today was a bad day for my anxiety. It was only a couple of years ago my depression and anxiety were crippling. Days without leaving my room would occur. Today I had my first anxiety attack in a long time but I dealt with it better than I have in the past. For that, I’m grateful for my growth, I’m grateful for my tools I use below, and I’m grateful for this life above everything else.

04.04.18

Today I’m Grateful for…

  1. Taking walks
  2. Calming music
  3. Going To The Gym
  4. Talking it out
  5. Laughing
  6. Time with my cat
  7. Using my tools
  8. A couple deep breaths
  9. Speaking it into my existence
  10. Signs from the Universe
  11. Counseling
  12. Learning about my anxiety and how to deal with it
  13. Practice and experience
  14. Getting enough sleep
  15. Time for self care
  16. Supportive friends
  17. Journaling
  18. My family
  19. Patience
  20. Accountability
  21. A clear night sky
  22. The sunshine
  23. Singing in the car
  24. Long runs
  25. A reminder to live in the present

As always, check out my first blog, 25 Things I’m Grateful For (#1) to know why I’m writing this list and why I want you to start yours.

Featured image of a beautiful sunset over the ocean on the cape. A couple of my favorite things that bring me inner balance.

This Isn’t About Me (#96)

Yes, the list is mine and these are things I am grateful for but often times I need to remind myself, “This isn’t about me”. As I continue to make lists and strike for one list a day for an entire year, I hope to improve as I go and learn more about how to best inspire others.

It’s a work in progress but I think everything else should be too.

03.29.18

Today I’m Grateful For…

  1. When my cat listens to my commands as I train him to do tricks
  2.  A productive day in the office
  3. Favors from friends
  4. Sleeping in
  5. Frank Ocean’s Moon River Cover (https://open.spotify.com/track/41cpvQ2GyGb2BRdIRSsTqK?si=XoglJwx0Re6uCFKA52G3ag)
  6. All three Kung Fu Panda Movies
  7. Family dinners
  8. Saturday and Sunday morning Soccer
  9. Trying new things
  10. Journaling and time to process
  11. Disney songs on car rides
  12. Sigma Pi at BSU
  13. 3+ Years living in Shea Durgin
  14. Sledding down the hill with my sister in the Winter
  15. Easter at my Grandma’s
  16. Quick feedback
  17. My Peer Mentors and what they teach me
  18. Cambodia and my time serving others
  19. Meeting new people
  20. Going to Revs Games with my friends from home
  21. Patience and a few deep breaths
  22. Finding new music
  23. Soft pillows
  24. Spotify Playlists
  25. The present moment

As always, check out my first blog, 25 Things I’m Grateful For (#1) to know why I’m writing this list and why I want you to start yours.

Featured image from an old hike. Don’t quite remember where or when.

There’s No Place Like Home (#76)

Home isn’t about where, it’s about who.

03.09.18

Today I’m grateful for…

  1. Hanging out with my mom
  2. Soccer practice with my friends
  3. Free concerts at stone park in the summer
  4. Ashland State Park
  5. Runs to the train station
  6. Tasty Treat after half days
  7. Finishing my first half marathon with my mom
  8. Turkey Trot mornings
  9. When the ice cream truck drove to the circle
  10. Goalie wars and pickup in the summer
  11. Clear sky’s at St. Ansem
  12. Sledding down our hill
  13. A good home and a great family
  14. My uncle dressed up as a lobster for one of my birthdays and it was so cool
  15. Woods to explore behind my house
  16. Friendly neighbors and the circle
  17. The old soccer net and learning how to curve
  18. Backyard sports with my brother
  19. The old swing set
  20. Having two siblings I love very much
  21. First day pictures with my sister
  22. Learning how to drive on my street
  23. Getting carried up the hill when I scraped my knees
  24. Being from a small town
  25. This very moment

As always, check out my first blog, 25 Things I’m Grateful For (#1) to know why I’m writing this list and why I want you to start yours.

Featured image of my brother kicking around with the sky looking ferocious.