Tagged: anxiety

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Facing a Few Fears and Realities

I honestly didn’t (and still don’t) know what to call this week’s episode. Instead of the topic I planned, I took you into my thought process, a few fears, a couple of realization, and no clear resolution. So….life, basically. When forced to face a smutlancing fear, I figured a few things out. Not that I know quite what to do with that information.

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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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Tips for Working From Home While Dealing with Anxiety

I don’t know how to start this post other than by saying that COVID-19 has, clearly and obviously, impacted us all, and I’m not sure what (if anything) a site like this can do to help OR to be a place for distraction. That being said, I’ve noticed several conversations on Twitter from people who are dealing with their anxiety (rightly felt in the midst of a pandemic) and working from home either for the first time or as usual. I don’t have all the answers. I’m one person with diagnosed generalized anxiety, and my coping mechanisms were formed outside...

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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.

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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 you should do, but I feel like I’ve learned a few truths about my own mental health. And how to still go after my goals. Mostly, I want anyone listening to know they’re not alone and their mental health isn’t something to be ashamed of. Since this is such a big topic, no one should think this is the only conversation we’ll have about mental health...

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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 real. I don’t offer solutions to every situation, only what’s worked for me in the past. Most importantly, I want to remind you and myself that we’re not alone and that others go through the worry, angst, and fear that our minds can put us through. In this episode: This week’s episode is brought to you by QuickBooks Self Employed. Imposter syndrome is not the same...

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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 how to run through, work around it, and deal with it. I hope these tips help you deal with your fear. In this episode: This week’s episode is brought to you by QuickBooks Self Employed. We fear being wrong. Afraid of offending Afraid of losing our anonymity. We need your voice anyway. Decide what you’ll do now. Being prepared can take the pressure off. Ask someone...

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What is Imposter Syndrome?

Have you ever asked yourself, “Who am I kidding? I’m not a…” Fill in the blank: real writer, good writer, good enough to get paid, don’t know what I’m talking about. What about this one? “One day they’re all going to figure out I’m a fraud.” Assuming you’re not actually committing fraud, let me guess. You received praise. Someone was kind to you. Your boss showed appreciation. You impressed someone. You, my friend, are likely suffering from Imposter Syndrome. Some call it insecurity or anxiety, but it’s a pervasive belief that you’re not smart enough, good enough, talented enough, or...