SOC Sunday-Anxiety My Old Friend

Today’s (Optional) Writing Prompt: What causes you anxiety? Not just stress but true anxiety. How does your body and mind generally deal with it? How do YOU deal with it***


Wow, I picked a good time to join this feature. The thing is, anxiety has always been a part of my being. It is lovingly a part of my bloodline and hereditary...some were born with iron clad metabolisms that has been handed down for, I have the loving gift of nerves. I get nervous and anxious on Sunday nights for example for no reason, I have a week ahead of me in a job that I created and love but sometimes my anxiety of not working for 2 whole days makes me nauseous. Even writing these words I see the problem of my working too much, trust me. In a life that I have created for myself that has stopped me working for the man, I still get hold on to old habits die hard feeling that it could all go away tomorrow. And it is always on Sunday nights!

Some things that help:

1. Going over my Remember the Milk agenda and clean up the weekend and Monday so I have a clear view of what lays ahead for the work.

2. Actually working on some of these tasks in the spirit of one less thing to do tomorrow (although, I have been trying to do this less and less)

3.Well, wine and an occasional Atavan does take the edge off (Note: NOT taken together, ever.)

This was my (a little over) 5 minute Stream of Consciousness Sunday post. It’s five minutes of your time and a brain dump. Want to try it? Here are the rules…

Set a timer and write for 5 minutes.
Write an intro to the post if you want but don’t edit the post. No proofreading or spellchecking. This is writing in the raw.
Publish it somewhere. Anywhere. The back door to your blog if you want. But make it accessible.
Add the Stream of Consciousness Sunday badge to your post.
Visit your fellow bloggers and show some love.

Your turn! What makes you anxious!??

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  1. I wrote my SOCSunday post and it hit me in the gut. LOL. It appears I am in good company!

    I am curious about your business and sorry about the sunday night blues AND the pollyanna in me says, "At least you aren't working 7 days a week!" like so many of our fellow self employed wonders are.... I used to do it, too, actually....

    Hope to see you around regularly here on #SOCSunday. A slow week, I think because of Easter.

    My SOC Post is here.

  2. I come from a very nervous family - on my mom's side, anyway. My dad's dad was at Pearl Harbor at age 17, and when my dad was a police officer he ran into a building where there had been a mass shooting without waiting to find out if the shooter was still inside. I'm always hoping the brave side wins out, 'cause there's a lot of brave in my DNA.

    1. Lots of Brave!!! It will win, I just know!

  3. We're all a bundle of crazy in my family, and I say that with sincere legitimacy. It took until my college years before it reared its ugly head and I didn't even know what i was experiencing.

    I've mellowed as I've gotten older but my anxiety always comes from the unknown, which is what I'm facing right now. As for planning and organizing for the self-employed? I'm working on it. Slowly.

    So glad you joined in!

  4. Wine often works wonders for easing my anxiety.