Reblog: 10 Questions: How To Know If You’re Over-thinking

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Overthinking has been a part of my life for a long time now, but some days it’s just plain exhausting to be so unsure about stuff, about life. The constant buzz around the sides of my brain get on my nerves at times and it makes me wish there was an off button; whereas on other instances I’ve found me trying to convince myself that this is not such a lost cause, right? But the more I think, the more peace I lose. And maybe, you do too.

If you are personally going through something like this, I suggest with all my heart that you accept the help that’s available to you – friends, family, therapy and all the other resources you need to get over this.

While problem-solving and self-evaluation are productive, over-thinking is not – it becomes really important to differentiate.

So, I’m going to take you through

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Reblog: Anxiety’s Lock-down?

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I am so confused, I don’t know what I want, I don’t know how I actually feel or how I wanna feel about everything that’s been happening lately, I feel like the three months of quarantine were extremely extremely weird for me because I could feel myself going into depression every single night and then getting out of it in the morning it was like a vicious loop, I remember the days when I cried for hours, legit till the time it triggered my migraine or made me extremely anxious.
I have gotten so many anxiety attacks and I don’t know if I’ll ever be able to explain these things to people because people have a habit of invalidating emotions.
Humans are incapable of understanding other people’s feelings. Empathy is just a societal norm which people show that they follow but deep within everybody is selfish and self centered including…

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Fear

A storm cloud lumbers over those
self-isolated.
Thunderheads gather in ominous clumps;
the lack of information, or
too much at once,
can cripple all the same.

Selfishness exacerbates;
hoarding in misled preservation,
shortages that people tried to avoid are
instead caused by their own actions.
Medical and health professionals, fighting on the front lines,
are left vulnerable by the very
patients they protect.

But one day this storm will break, and
we will reflect,
hoping we learned something to
improve our response when
this happens again.
If we don’t, that is something
far more worthy of fear
than any virus.

by Erik Shinker

 

For more information on how to help stop the spread, please visit the links below:

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
World Health Organization

A Panic

Sucking tar grips and
sticks, arresting any
forward motion.

Gnarled, creeping fingers
frisk along limbs and compress
with a strength contradicting their
brittle appearance.

The weight of the world bubbling
over; suffocating with an
inhuman cackle.
Exertions all for naught,
attempts at escape denied at
each try;

until one calming
thought reminds:

just breathe.

by Erik Shinker