I wanted to talk about this because I have it. I’ve always been this way. I haven’t realized this until recently. Now please understand I’m not an expert or a psychologist. I feel like I need to clarify that for some reason. I’m going to talk about the features of High Functioning Anxiety and which ones I have personally.
Here is a picture that would help me explain things:
The left side talks about what you see: meaning the general public that may not know you very well. I think this is all extremely true for me. there is one point that is not as true. I am learning to say no more. Other then that this is accurate.
The right side talks about what they’re experiencing. Meaning the person with Anxiety. I’d like to confirm that this is true for me. I do overthink about everything and I do have an inability to slow down. I like to stay busy as much as I can. I’m podcasting, blogging, doing Patreon, Writing books and walking dogs and feeding cats. All of that takes work. I’m also doing all my own scheduling and taxes and all that fun stuff. I think every self employed person can relate when I say the work never stops it feels like. I sometimes go to sleep at night feeling like I didn’t accomplish anything even though I did do a lot. I have to make a to-do list daily because otherwise I will forget things I need to do.
I’m learning to say no. I used to be TERRIBLE at it. But as my businesses grow I’m learning the importance of saying no.
To anyone who can relate: You are not alone. 🙂