Blog Posts for Anxiety
Have you ever waited until the last minute to get something done? Ever wished you had started earlier and it would have been so much easier? Or perhaps you desire change, but can't seem to drum up the motivation?
We are over a week removed from turning our clocks back, throwing all of our circadian rhythms completely out of whack. Cooler air and more rain are accompanying darker days, and we have approximately seven months of grey skies to look forward to. It is a perfect environment for many Portlanders to experience a Seasonal Affective Disorder.
New clients in my practice often introduce themselves by including their self-diagnoses: “I’m OCD,” “I have Anxiety Disorder,” “I think I’m Bi-Polar.” I understand the temptation to label our thoughts and moods and behaviors as a way to simplify our understanding of ourselves, but this simplification robs us of celebrating the complexity and nuance of who we are, and can minimize the significance of these diagnoses for people who really have them.