If you’ve been reading this blog you’ll probably have realised by now that there’s been about a 3 month silence after the initial rush of enthusiam.
I’ve found throughout my life that I’m given to wild splashes of activity followed by completely forgetting that I was doing this thing in the first place.
Case in point – this blog.
Important or not?
This blog is extremely important to me, I suffered from anxiety for over 22 years undiagnosed and 35 years before I felt I’d mainly beaten it. So you’d think I’d keep writing wouldn’t you?
However, the most important thing I’ve learned in recent years, which has taken a heck of a lot of pressure off me is:
At times I will lose track of things and let myself down.
The second most important thing I’ve learned is:
I don’t beat myself up about it.
Yes, I started a blog that I hoped would be helpful, kept meaning to do another post and became side tracked. No that isn’t ideal. Yes, I’m only human. Vitally:
At least I’m out here trying to do something to help, trying to do some good.
Instead of Beating Yourself Up…
…and feeding your anxiety over not being good enough:
- Learn to accept your humanity as a fact
- Apologise if necessary (and I am sorry)
- Get back on track
And in my case…read your to do list!
We’re all imperfect, we all try, we all fall down sometimes, but your anxiety will thank you if you relax into who you are, understand that life gets in the way, get back on track, and find solutions to help keep you on track.
To your happiness and self acceptance