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Why am I feeling anxious?

Tuesday, April 05, 2011

I am feeling really anxious this evening. It has been bothering me a bit since Sunday. I'm sure some of it is due to my procrastination in giving my 2010 tax stuff to my accountant. I'm even getting a refund and yet I still put it off. Finally turned it in yesterday, but....I still have anxiety.

I'm loving my job. I'm able to do more things, have more responsibility and learning new things every day about mental health and addiction treatment billing. I LOVE IT! Friday will be the end of my introductory period and hopefully I'll receive good feedback from my supervisor.

I know that my anxiety has been affecting my eating habits lately in fact I have been horrible about buying Easter candy. This time of year there are 2 of my favorites available: Cadbury creme eggs & jelly beans (the gourmet kind). Usually I buy a couple of the Cadbury eggs and call it good...not so much this year. I purchased at least 6 (150 calories an egg), as well as other candy bars all with about 120-150 calories.

In addition to this, I have been finding it hard to make time for exercise. Partly with my longer commute there is less time in the evening, and partly my husband is studying in the evenings and has additional responsibilities at work. I may have to resort to early morning runs before my husband leaves for work. We're talking about 4:30ish in the morning. I don't know if I'll be able to finish my usual evening activities (i.e. getting clothes out for everyone, ironing clothes, packing lunches, etc.) by 8:30-9:30pm in order to get 7-8 hours of sleep.

I'll figure it out & Spring is arriving which means more daylight. I still have about 10 pounds left to lose. My desire has not changed, this is just a little blip that has lasted longer than I hoped.

P.S. No soda pop today...just coffee and water!

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    It is common for people not to be comfortable with change. And right now it sounds like there are a few changes in your life. DH work hours. your traveling time and chore rescheduling. And all this effects one of the things you come to rely on...exercising! Next, your eating probably because it is something that you can control. Then there is the whole waiting for Friday which will be the end of your introductory period and you are hoping to receive good feedback from your supervisor. Anyone would feel anxious!

    I know you practice yoga...maybe a little extra this week might help or just meditating. How about taking the shirts to be ironed to the cleaners. Teach DH how to iron or do laundry or get the lunches ready. It is his children & home too! This might help. In the meanwhile know this will all pass soon sweetie!

    Good Luck on Friday,

    Anne {{{Hugs}}}
    2512 days ago
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    Some deep seated anxiety that is hard to put a face on, for sure. I know what you mean & I am struggling too. I just wish I could "see" it and face it instead of reacting to it!! But I have spent my whole life hiding, punishing and STUFFIN' it. Just have to be kind to myself and keep working at it.
    Good luck. You aren't alone. And know that others care. Brenda (Hugs)
    2513 days ago
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