There are a lot of feelings - happiness, sadness, anger, anticipation, fear, loneliness, jealousy, disgust, surprise, and trust. We all have them and with this super funky year we've had, we may be feeling more feelings lately. I know I am. Sometimes it's hard for me to articulate the way that I feel. It's not easy to dig in and understand emotions and so when I don't have all of my feelings in their tidy, little place, when they get jumbled and confusing, I get anxious.
Shit this year is going down, like downtown, big time. COVID, the election, relationships, job security, health, global warming, etc. All things that are making us worry, bringing on those hard to manage "extra" feelings that might make us want to cancel plans, stay in bed, and wait for all of this to be over. Last Tuesday morning I woke up with a serious bout of real anxiety.
20 years ago, it would have derailed me and I would have wound up staying home for the day, not fulfilling any of my responsibilities, and then winding up feeling unsuccessful by bedtime, setting myself up for failure and a real lack of pride. It's a shitty cycle, that's for sure. But now that I'm older and more mature, I have a better understanding of who I am and a greater se