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A day in the life of an anxious mind

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There's a delicious looking cupcake in front of me. Eating that cupcake is no good for me. It's filled with fat, calories, cholesterol, and preservatives. It tastes amazing. Society has sent me so many messages about this cupcake to this point. I'm going to eat that cupcake, and it's going to spike my blood sugar, put unnecessary pounds on my body, and clog my arteries. Basically, this cupcake is going to kill me.

The good news- no one gets out of life alive. The other good news- the cupcake tastes damn good. Even better- one cupcake isn't a dozen cupcakes.

I'm no psychiatrist, but I understand that there are a million things wrong with the above thought process. At the core, it's a freaking cupcake made out of flour and sugar and stuff. To a person with anxiety (triggered by baked goods) the cupcake might as well be filled with venom. Instead of living in the moment, when you live with anxiety, it's like a compilation of every moment rolled into one. If it sounds overwhelming, it is.

This isn't meant to be about mental health, it's about how powerful just listening to someone can be. Instead of being a prisoner to thoughts, be it about cupcakes, or that we're just not good enough, hearing them out loud is often the way we humans discover the utterly ridiculous things that our mind creates. As I always say, it takes the right people to listen and give us the perspective we need to be the person we're meant to be. Whether throwing your ridiculous thoughts out inspires you to get a little further help, or helps to bring balance back to your life, the simple tools of sharing and listening are powerful.

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