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Overload paralysis

Overload Paralysis

Last night I was so sure how to write this post. I could picture it all in my head. I saw the headings, the different structures… But now that I’m actually sitting down to write it I’m feeling paralysed again. Where do I start? What if it sounds stupid or sounds like I’m trying to suck up to avoid responsibility for my actions?
But no. No, I can’t let this feeling have power. I need to start my post or else this cycle might just continue until I never actually do it.
This is a topic that I need to talk about for no other reason than its good for me. If I hide away what it’s sometimes like inside my head any longer then the problem is likely to just keep occurring. Here are all of my cards, on the table.
When I have too many things to do, remember and stress about, it is like I become paralysed. There are just too many choices to make and I can’t make them.

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Colouring for adults

Colouring for adults

Let’s revisit the colouring books of our childhood. Colouring for adults is way less kinky than it sounds. (more…)


Unmoored

 

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As long as you’re sailing in a little pond, you’re safe. You have borders, you have protectors.

But one day you’re going to sail independently on the endless space of the ocean, all alone.

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You might just lose your anchor. You might become unmoored and find yourself spinning wildly out of control.  Free from every safety line, your world is ending. The edge of the world is approaching.

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But there are other anchors. You can find a new one. You can drop a new one over the side. Someone might just let you share theirs.

Even at the edge of the world I will fight. If it’s cheating to get a new anchor, then I will cheat at the edge of the world. Even when I’m being swept over the edge I will look for that plan or that last scrap of hope.

Sometimes you wake up. Sometimes the fall kills you. And sometimes, when you fall, you fly.

– Neil Gaiman –

 

Talk soon (about books),

Siggy


Anxiety interrupted

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It’s been a rough half-year. (more…)