What is High-Functioning Anxiety?

Do you feel constantly overwhelmed, even though you’re getting plenty done? Do you feel like you can never achieve success, even when you have achievements? You likely are a highly-functioning anxious person.

High-Functioning Anxiety

Today we are going to discuss what high-functioning anxiety (HFA) is, as discussed by someone who has it herself.Read More

A Reminder on Anxiety

Hello my darling Enthusiasts! As I start to end my college career I find myself more anxious than usual. So I started scrounging my archives and found this blog post I wrote a while back about anxiety and how to deal with it. It’s a great reminder on how to deal with it, and also just tips on how I’ve gotten through it in the past. I hope you’ll enjoy this little throwback and I’ll see you on Friday!


One thing a lot of people don’t know about me is that I have horrible social anxiety. And not just the “I feel like being antisocial today,” but rather the “I might actually pass out if I am in public much longer” kind of anxiety.

I can’t really pinpoint the moment I realized that it wasn’t just me being nervous about people, but rather actual anxiety. I experienced my worst anxiety attack the other day and it made me realize how serious I should be taking this. So many people brush off anxiety as being a dramatized version of nerves. And after going through what I went through, I don’t want anyone else to underestimate what is going on with them.

Note: This is a sensitive topic for a lot of people, so please take this seriously.

Anxiety comes in many shapes and sizes, and you may not know that you are having an anxiety attack until it’s too late. Being aware of what is going on with your body at all times is important, which is why I have made the following lists of how to realize if you have anxiety, and ways to tackle it.

Note: I am not a doctor, so if you do have anxiety, please see your physician. The advice I give on this blog is what works for me, and you are your own individual. Please don’t do exactly what I say, but what is best for you.Read More

How I Lassoed My Anxiety

Has your anxiety gotten the best of you?

A week ago I was sitting in my living room/kitchen (apartment life!) and chatting with my roommate about anxiety. She was in a place that I found myself in so much in the past year. That feeling that you can’t get enough done, that what needs to be done is piling faster than you can finish, and that while you know it will be done, that hope is fading fast. Possibly the worst feeling in the world.

I used to feel that all the time. It was rare to not see me struggling to breathe because there was too much to do. It was a horrible quality that I battled for far too long. And now that I don’t have that burden weighing me down on a daily basis, I feel it is my duty to share it with others. Because it is awful!

After about a year of therapy, a great supportive group of close friends/family, and making small life changes I have finally come to a place in my life where my anxiety is not crippling. It isn’t affecting my day-to-day life, it doesn’t hurt my relationships, and I can live my life feeling more like a plane than a tree root.

Are you ready to finally be free of horrible anxiety? Read on!Read More

Musing Mondays 5: Anxiety Before School

Everyday Enthusiasm Day 29: Musing Monday

Musing Mondays

Hi! This week I started classes again! Yes, I am no longer in that summer groove. But I think I lived out my summer long enough and I’m ready to start school. I’m excited for my classes, and to see old friends, and mostly just to not be sitting on my bum recreating famous sets from TV on Sims. Yes, I actually did stoop to that level…

As it is the final Musing Monday, and we like to reminisce and go back in time on this day, I thought I would talk about what usually happens to me on the first day of school.

Anxiety.Read More

Let's Talk Anxiety (And Not Get Anxious About It)

One thing a lot of people don’t know about me is that I have horrible social anxiety. And not just the “I feel like being antisocial today,” but rather the “I might actually pass out if I am in public much longer” kind of anxiety.

I can’t really pinpoint the moment I realized that it wasn’t just me being nervous about people, but rather actual anxiety. I experienced my worst anxiety attack the other day and it made me realize how serious I should be taking this. So many people brush off anxiety as being a dramatized version of nerves. And after going through what I went through, I don’t want anyone else to underestimate what is going on with them.

Note: This is a sensitive topic for a lot of people, so please take this seriously.

Anxiety comes in many shapes and sizes, and you may not know that you are having an anxiety attack until it’s too late. Being aware of what is going on with your body at all times is important, which is why I have made the following lists of how to realize if you have anxiety, and ways to tackle it.

Note: I am not a doctor, so if you do have anxiety, please see your physician. The advice I give on this blog is what works for me, and you are your own individual. Please don’t do exactly what I say, but what is best for you.Read More