People are often surprised to learn that I watch WWE.
They don’t seem to expect that behavior from an “educated professional.”
Whatever. Most people judge, it’s what they do. [Read more…] about Me and the WWE
The road to success is always the same: build a foundation of mini habits, hold yourself accountable at regular intervals, and grind, grind, grind.
That’s it. Stop thinking and just do something small. Now. Like, right now. [Read more…] about Start Small
Make a decision and commit to it. Equanimity 101.
Spending time waffling back-and-forth is nothing but wasted time and energy that ramps up anticipatory anxiety. [Read more…] about Decide. Commit. Repeat.
When in doubt, write.
You can write about anything. You can write about the day’s events, covering every nook and cranny in finite detail. Or you can write about a trip you once took.
Fiction. Nonfiction. Memoir. Whatever. It doesn’t matter. [Read more…] about Just Write
On a recent flight, I was sitting next to my worst nightmare.
The Old Me.
As usual, I came prepared: lists of things to do, tons of content and a good mindset. However, before takeoff, when the guy next to me kept popping up in his seat and shaking his legs and shifting around his body weight, I knew I was in for a challenge.
[Read more…] about The Nervous Next Door Passenger
I’m motivated. I was born that way.
I don’t say that to brag, I say it, to admit that sometimes, I think it works against me.
A calm and relaxed life is often accepting what is. Living in the present moment, which necessitates NOT thinking about wanting, working and planning for “more.”
[Read more…] about Repeat After Me: It’s Okay to Not Want More
I’ll save you all the cliches. Just get out there and do something different. Experience something new. Get the fuck out of your comfort zone, and be rewarded for it so many ways almost every time. [Read more…] about Expand Your World
Back in 2002 and 2003, I had a daily morning routine that included drinking one of those popular dissolvable packets of vitamin C with a few ounces of water. That was also a time when my anxiety heightened. I am not blaming vitamin C for panic attacks, merely suggesting that there is limited data out there that concretely suggests whether vitamin C reduces or increases anxiety. [Read more…] about Vitamin C and Panic Attacks
Everyone has a different tolerance level for caffeine. Everyone’s body reacts differently to intake.
A useful tool for me was determining my caffeine tipping point.
During the height of my anxiety, I was drinking way too many grande Caramel Macchiatos from Starbucks.
Once I realized that caffeine was contributing to my panic disorder and generalized anxiety disorder, I decided to cut it. [Read more…] about Caffeine and Anxiety: Learn Your Max