Months ago, I wrote THIS post about my anxiety disorder and how it affects my life. I stumbled upon it today while looking for something else I had written and it just seemed to hit me that my anxiety has been quieter lately.
It's a personal story as to how and why I went off of my anxiety medication but that was over two months ago and realizing that my anxiety has been a little more distant in the past few weeks has me feeling a lot of positive-emotional feelings.
You see, I'm not an advocate for medication and I'm not an advocate for a more natural approach to dealing with anxiety.
I'm an advocate for doing what feels right for YOU.
That advice alone, because it kind of isn't even advice, is the only kind of advice I would give you if you asked me whether you should take medication or use essential oils or drink coffee or see an energy healer to aide your anxiety.
The things that have worked for me in the past 6 years of dealing with the worst parts of my anxiety disorder have changed throughout time. Sometimes, medication helps the most. Sometimes, it aggravates what my body is feeling.
I've learned that it doesn't have to make sense to anyone else for it to be the right thing for me.
I'm still an anxious person. I still hate when my kids are not with me. I still think about the day when/if I'll have to say goodbye to my precious Leo boy and feel a sense of panic.
But I have been handling those ups and downs so much better lately.
And maybe I'm on here writing just to say how thankful I am for these times in my life where I'm handling everything pretty well.
Because I can't really think of another reason why any of you would need an update on the current medications I'm taking. ;)
I'm just grateful that life has been so beautiful lately. Co-parenting has been effortless. Teaching dance has been a huge highlight. Raising my three babies has been so rewarding.
It's just all going right, right now. And I'm so thankful for that.