Having to manage anxiety on a daily basis is like having an incredibly persistent child who is continually throwing a tantrum, dragging on your legs and telling you not to do something, please oh please, let’s not do it. The only way I’ve found to manage this, is to always Do It.
Yesterday I went for a bike ride. Alone. To a place I’d never been before.
Okay, so far, it doesn’t sound too hard right?
Well, on paper, it’s not hard. On paper it was; look at map, decide where to go, get helmet, get bike, get water bottle, go. Considering I used to cycle everywhere all the time, this isn’t exactly rocket science.
But yesterday it didn’t go like that. It went like this. [Read more…] about When Your Brain Lies to You and Says ‘Don’t Do It’