All of the "Yes"
Updated: Jan 4
Hi, hello! Welcome to my first blog post :)
If you struggle with saying "yes" to like everything, people pleasing, getting overwhelmed because you've just signed up for an event but already made plans with your girlfriends to go to the city and now have to cancel with your friends because you can't get a refund on those tickets, AND you stress out about everything else going on in your life, you're not alone.
Let me introduce myself. My name is Amanda and I'm a recovering stress-aholic. I love stress. I swear I can find it anywhere.. even when it's not even a stressful situation. HA! I've been on a quest to destress my life one day at a time. It all began June 2019 when my mom was basically on her deathbed. I could NOT do all of the things. I knew this before her big event, but this time I just had to surrender. I couldn't build a business, work full time, eat healthy, work out, grow my relationship, nurture my friendships, sleep, and wait... I have to also make sure I shower and take care of myself too? Oye.
I always was an anxious person. I freaked out when school got overwhelming. I would cry all the time, too. That's just who I was. But today, as I figure out how to destress and be a little more selfish FOR ME, I'm able to be present... Not have agajillion thoughts running through my head from the moment I wake up to the moment I fall asleep. (Although, I still have a million thoughts running around my poor brain, I just have a little better handle of it... THANK GOD!)
So how did I get here? What did I do to get H E R E? Well, that's what this blog is for. Each week I'll be sharing my struggles and accomplishments on how I'm becoming less stressed and anxious.
Can I tell you 2 things that got me started way back in 2014-ish?
1) Finding a therapist. (SERIOUSLY! Everyone needs one... Find someone you can really
connect with. Do NOT get lazy on finding Your very own clinical BFF.)
2) Mediation. UGH! I know. I hated the idea at first, too. It sounds dumb. It sounds boring. If you've tried it, you'll know that you've asked yourself multiple times:
"Is this really going to help? How will I know?" OR
"It's not helping me." (after trying twice and both times you felt like you did it wrong and couldn't turn your brain off)
When you're ready to try mediation, do me a favor and check out the headspace app. They have a FREE Basic Course and it was so helpful for me to get started.