Through The Honest Consumer, I try to be open about my struggles with anxiety in hopes that it will encourage others that it is okay not to be okay. Anxiety has effected me in my everyday life as a student, entrepreneur, regular person, business owner, and more. It's okay to share the struggle and to talk about mental health. If you're struggling, I hope you find these reassuring that you're not alone!
I absolutely adore the holidays, don't get me wrong, but they tend to take a lot out of me. If you're like me, you've already started mentally preparing. For me, I start by thinking about the questions your family members are going to ask.
Dear Optimist, Your "look on the bright side" attitude is great for you, but not for me. I need to be in this moment and acknowledge my feelings, not be ashamed of them.
There's too many people in a confined space. People I don't know. It's loud to the point where I can't hear a word the person next to me is saying. Alone in a room full of people...cliche, but reality.
Last week my university flew me to a conference to further my knowledge on social innovation for The Honest Consumer. I had so much fun! I learned a lot and met many inspirational change makers. While I had an excellent time I definitely had to fight through some anxiety while I was there. In the morning walking into the conference room with endless tables and picking a seat made me anxious.
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