Giving up alcohol has been something I’ve wanted to explore for some time, however FOMA (fear of missing alcohol) has been too real in the past for me to follow through. Over the last few years, I’ve had a few stints of not drinking for months at a time, however those were usually after nights of over-indulging, blacking out, making stupid decisions, and promising myself I’d “do better”.
My 2018 goal was #yearofnewandbendy – and honestly, I think it went pretty dang well. This year I tried a wide variety of workout classes and most importantly, I fell in love with working out! I want to say again at the end of that last sentence, but honestly, I never liked it. From the time I was 4 until my sophomore year in college, I was a swimmer. I didn’t like it – but I was good at it so I stuck with it.
I have been working on putting together a blog post on all the things that helped me manage my anxiety – but honestly, the list is too long for a single blog post. Instead of going into the deeper things I did, I am going to start with the 5 easiest things I did to help manage my anxiety. I know these aren’t all easy because any lifestyle change takes some effort, but they are things you can do on your own without the help of a professional.