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It gets worse before it gets better

It gets worse before it gets better

It’s a statement that I used to view as conciliatory bullshit; something you say when someone is in such a terrible predicament that you don’t really know what to say. I’m trying to remind myself that this can be a reality- that things can get better. In my last post, I wrote about how painful depression can feel. The heaviness, combined with the need to crawl out of your skin and disappear. The only word I have to describe this…

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TIP Skills

TIP Skills

Happy Sunday, y’all! Like last weekend, I took this weekend to do some self-care, mostly hanging out with the puppy and cleaning the apartment. Wednesday through Friday, and even parts of this weekend, I really struggled with my anxiety. There are different ways my anxiety manifests. Sometimes it’s like I can’t breathe or I get really light-headed. Other times, I feel like I’m losing control of my surroundings. In moments like these, my anxiety is more visible to others. I’ll…

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