Tagged: anxiety

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Writing Through Anxiety

Anxiety has become a close friend for a lot of people, making functioning nearly impossible. Creatives have the added pleasure of struggling with a craft that can be equal parts rewarding and frustrating. When you’re already neuro-divergent, living with any disorder that alters your brain’s ability to process the world normally, being a creative can feel like trying to pull ideas out of quicksand.

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The Problem with Perfectionism

Perfectionism feeds anxiety. It’s either the reason (some of us) are Type A or why so many more of us can never act, and then we’re paralyzed, even though we have big goals and dreams. Perfectionism lies to me all the time.

episode 35 of the Smutlancer podcast discusses mental health as a smutlancer 0

Smutlancers and Mental Health

In this week’s episode, let’s start talking about a big and important topic — mental health, smutlancing, and trying to make the two work together. I’m not an expert, and I don’t know what...

smutlancer podcast episode 26 discusses imposter syndrome, anxiety, and when our brains lie to us 0

When Your Mind Lies to You SL026

In this week’s episode, I talk about imposter syndrome and anxiety and about how our brains can make us believe things that aren’t true for a lot of other reasons. Mental illness is very...

episode 23 of the Smutlancer podcast about dealing with fear 0

Dealing with Fear SL023

Fear seems to be on my mind this week. First a blog post (link below) and now 35 minutes on the topic in the podcast. We can’t always conquer fear, but we can learn...