23 Comments

  1. Erika Lancaster
    May 23, 2018 @ 4:23 pm

    Hi Candice!
    I really resonated with your article and wanted to thank you for putting something as personal as dealing with anxiety out there. It helps others like me that deal with similar situations feel less alone, for sure. I didn’t know I had an anxiety problem until relatively recently and felt like a crazy person for years because things that appeared to be so normal for others around me, were just SO incredibly hard for ME to do. Through past jobs and situations in which I’ve practically forced myself to be more social, I’ve been able to learn how to “turn-on” the more social part of myself and expand my tolerance to the point that I’ve been able to gain more self-confidence and even start my own art business. However, I still hate things like talking on the phone and feel exhausted after being social for a certain amount of time! I love being alone and being in peace…. Thanks so much for putting this out there!

    Reply

    • Candice
      May 24, 2018 @ 11:23 am

      You’re welcome. It definitely makes it easier to deal with when you realise you aren’t alone. Anyone who hasn’t dealt with it can’t seem to understand the difficulties you face every day. They don’t always mean to, but they can make you feel so much worse. Hearing what others have gone through has definitely helped me. Thanks for sharing yours.

      Reply

  2. Elizabeth
    May 25, 2018 @ 1:12 am

    Thank you for this post! I struggle greatly with anxiety, and you gave me so much hope today. The anxiety does get better as I face my fears. It is good to know that this was also true for you in starting a family. As a newlywed and want to start having children within a few years this is very comforting.

    Reply

    • Candice
      May 25, 2018 @ 11:25 am

      You’re welcome. I’m glad it could help you. I think it’s easier to avoid the things that make us anxious whenever possible. But when you have kids, you can’t always avoid it. It does get easier, but that first hurdle is always the hardest. Good luck with everything and congratulations on your marriage.

      Reply

  3. John Saeger
    June 14, 2018 @ 2:26 pm

    This is an excellent post. I recently discovered major anxiety issues that were workplace-related. When I was let go by that same job the relief was instant. I understand that freeing feeling that you describe.

    Reply

    • Candice
      June 19, 2018 @ 10:17 am

      Thank you. It’s such a great feeling, isn’t it?

      Reply

  4. Annaleid
    June 14, 2018 @ 2:29 pm

    This is such a good post! Very brave of you to share your story! And I know you’ll help others with it too! 😉
    xoxo Annaleid

    Reply

    • Candice
      June 19, 2018 @ 10:22 am

      Thank you. It makes me feel better to know that someone has gotten something out of something I have shared.

      Reply

  5. Liza
    June 14, 2018 @ 4:50 pm

    I have bad anxiety too. No kids, personally, but having a pet has helped a LOT. It’s better for me in the long run when I have to make myself get up and get dressed because my little guy needs food and a walk.

    Reply

    • Candice
      June 19, 2018 @ 10:29 am

      Whatever works and gives you the motivation you need. Pets have a lot of needs too. I’m glad you’ve found something that helps you.

      Reply

  6. Mani Sharma
    June 14, 2018 @ 5:22 pm

    Hi Candice. i appreciate you that you copped with anxiety. I also have experienced anxiety and still doing. I am going through this for ten years but not get any solution to recover from anxiety. i always think that how people can live normal like happy , no stress. I have become habitual of taking stress and live in anxiety. i don’t think there is any solution of my anxiety because i am in stress because of my married life and this thing will remain with me life long.

    Reply

    • Candice
      June 19, 2018 @ 10:38 am

      Anxiety is something you will probably always have, but you can become better at managing and dealing with it. Recognising the triggers and acknowledging them. It can take time and perseverance. Have you seen a doctor about it? If not and you are struggling, maybe you should consult a doctor who can help or refer you to someone who can. You don’t have to let it rule your life. Good luck.

      Reply

  7. Tessa
    June 15, 2018 @ 2:16 am

    Candice,
    Thank you for posting this. I think it’s hard to talk about anxiety sometimes because so many people misunderstand it. I too deal with anxiety and am managing the best I can by prayer, trusting in God, breathing techniques, and essential oils help me too. Anxiety can interfere in our lives so much and I admire your strength in coping.

    Reply

    • Candice
      June 19, 2018 @ 10:47 am

      It can be hard to talk about, but the more it is talked about you can see that it is actually quite common, and there are so many people going through the same thing that you are. It is definitely hard for someone who hasn’t experienced anxiety to understand how hard and scary it can be. That’s why talking about it is so important. And it can definitely take over your life if you let it. I’m glad you have found things that have helped you. You are stronger than you think.

      Reply

  8. Cassie Jewell
    June 15, 2018 @ 3:07 am

    Thanks for sharing this! I have social anxiety; it was debilitating when I was younger. I’ve learned to live with it (and accept it) so it doesn’t take over my life. I can really relate to your post. 🙂

    Reply

    • Candice
      June 19, 2018 @ 10:51 am

      You’re welcome. It definitely helps when you can work through it and get to the point where it doesn’t control your life anymore.

      Reply

  9. Jess Beard
    July 29, 2018 @ 2:17 pm

    It’s so good to see that your story didn’t end in the grocery store and that you were able to work through and push through your anxiety. Becoming a mom changes us in the very best ways! It is encouraging to see you grow stronger and that you are going to be able to pass that down to your children. They see their mom working through hard things and it is going to be worth it! Keep choosing to move forward every day! You are inspiring others!

    Reply

    • Candice
      August 1, 2018 @ 10:44 am

      Thank you. Yes, being a mum definitely changes us and makes us realise how strong we actually are.

      Reply

  10. The Lifestyle Lesson
    July 29, 2018 @ 10:36 pm

    Very interesting and inspiring post! Thanks for sharing.

    Reply

  11. Rigel Celeste
    August 12, 2018 @ 12:40 am

    I have a family member that deals with this and it’s so helpful to have articles like this to help educate and share this condition with others. Thank you!

    Reply

  12. Lia
    August 12, 2018 @ 9:40 am

    Great article , sensitively written …and it reasonates well..

    Reply

  13. Blue
    August 12, 2018 @ 10:37 am

    I can understand what you’ve gone through very well. Sometimes we have to quit to grow- as one door closes another opens. Thank you for such an honest and inspiring post.

    Reply

Leave a Reply

Privacy Policy
%d bloggers like this: