What a whirlwind week this has been!
Here's what I wore to have top shelf margaritas & tableside guacamole...& more margaritas...& more guacamole...at Cantina Loredo.
jeans & top - forever 21; shoes - mia (purchase here); necklace - vintage
& over $100 later, we decided we had had enough. But let's be honest, we'll probably go back tomorrow night for more.
This week has been a struggle. My anxiety seems to be building up a bit lately. Most likely because of the impending job switch that will be happening soon. As much as I try not to let it run my life, I know deep down that anxiety is a big part of me. The truth is, I have a little secret. I struggle with general anxiety disorder & a few weird side affects from that that I'm not quite ready to share. This means I am stressed out 24/7 & alot of it unfortunately, is completely subconscious. It affects me both mentally, emotionally, & even physically on a day to day basis. On most days, my anxiety gives me a dull feeling in my stomach. It makes me feel slightly short of breath & sometimes a little spacey. On my bad days, I am extremely irritable, emotional, & completely neurotic (in my opinion). I get very impatient & short with those who try to carry a conversation with me. I get extremely task oriented & insist on making a list of things to keep my hands busy, busy, busy. I feel like the more I physically do, the better I can push the anxiety away. & it's always worked until recently.
Over the past year or two, I have discovered that working out gives me a sense of calm that I can't find through any other coping techniques. That's been my main coping mechanism & de-stresser these past few months & I must say, it's paying off in unexpected ways! By channeling my anxiety into something positive (ie: educating myself on fitness), I've lost 6 pounds & discovered a whole fitness world that I never even knew about. I try to spend thirty minutes to an hour in the gym every day. Most weeks I'll usually accomplish this 5 days a week, which is a start. I love reading fitness magazines & blogs for different work-out ideas & challenges. For once in my life, I'm actually excited about bikini shopping. This my friends, is a great start to 2011. :)
Do you have issues with sress & anxiety? How do you cope? I'd love to hear!