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A New Direction for Anxious Traveler

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starting medication again and living more positively The more space I’ve had from my blog the more I’ve realized how much of a negative tone it truly has, and while I think it’s important not to shy away from the dark, I think it is also equally important to talk about the light. Which is why I want to take a new direction for Anxious Traveler, a more positive one! About a month and a half ago I started taking...

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  • How do you all feel when you fly? My anxiety definitely kicks in. A lot of people - even some of my closest friends - don't know that I hate flying and that it triggers my anxiety. But it does! It so, so does. The number one symptom I get from anxiety is nausea. It hits me like a bag of bricks straight to the gut. I get queezy and light headed and up until this past year it would cause me to throw up. The way I treat it while flying is through meditation and food, through thins I can control, because the plane, the flight, that is all out of my control and I have to simply accept that, but what I do with my mind and body is something I can control. Usually I bring lemon wedges and grated ginger with me, but as this was a short flight I didn't bring those with me and I ended up actually saying yes to what they were actually offering on the plane! This NEVER HAPPENS. Almost all airplane food is the worst, but @biscoffcookies and @tazo English breakfast tea with milk, NOT powdered cream, yes please! Now, these still aren't good airplane snack as the cookies are loaded with sugar and the milk was not organic/pasture raised, but still, they were even better than I couldn't hoped or expected from an airline, so THANK YOU @alaskaair You rock!
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  • NEW BLOG POST: ANXIOUS TRAVELER BLOG UPDATE - About a month and a half ago I started taking regular medication again. I’d been watching my anxiety spin further and further out of control, making my world smaller and smaller until it was hard for my to even breathe, to go outside and be around people. That was when I knew something had to change. At first I tried to focus on yoga, meditation and other coping mechanisms that I have, but while they all helped none of them ever got rid of that overwhelming and debilitating anxiety that sat heavy in my chest, in my bones.

Finally after battling for well over a month I decided that I needed to make the plunge. It was hard for me, my ego was incredibly wounded and I couldn’t help but think I was weak. I was angry about having to start medication again, furious about it. As the days went by though I watched my anxiety ease into a mellow hum. It was still there, but it wasn’t debilitating or keeping me from living my life the way it had been for those months beforehand. READ MORE AT ANXIOUSTRAVELER.com
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 #wanderlust #travel #travelawesome #traveldeeper #anxiety #adventureisoutthere #dametraveler #passionpassport #darlingescapes #gad #depression #welltravelled #mycreativebiz #whereiwork #girlboss #mentalhealth #mentalhealthawareness #athomeintheworld #mytinyatlas #visualsoflife #mywherever #myhotlist #goldenhour #newdirection
  • I've become the absolute worst at posting ANYWHERE for my blog. Literally the only thing I update these days are my IG story. Part of me is annoyed with myself for losing track of this blog because of how much I've enjoyed working on it, because of how many amazing people I've met through it, because of how much I've seen it help others, but at the same time I know that being on social media and talking and focusing constantly on my anxiety isn't healthy for my mental health. I am still unsure as to whether or not I want to stop altogether or simply make this blog a once in a while thing... Or maybe just shift the focus of my blog... I'm wondering if maybe instead of focusing on anxiety maybe I should instead focus on wellness, aka, food, exercise, mindfulness, balance, it would still be about mental health, but with a more positive spin. What are your thoughts?
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#anxiety #mentalhealthblog #wellnessblog #gad #sunset #shishi #timelapse #pnw #outdoors #nature #balance #bepresent #breakstigma  #wanderlust #travel #travelawesome #traveldeeper #adventureisoutthere #dametraveler #passionpassport #depression #welltravelled #mycreativebiz #whereiwork #girlboss #mentalhealthawareness #athomeintheworld #mytinyatlas #visualsoflife #mywherever
  • "If I am worth anything later, I am worth something now. For wheat is wheat, even if people think it is a grass in the beginning.” I love this quote by Van Gogh. It makes my heart both incredibly happy and incredibly sad at the same time. For a long while I've gone back and forth on what to do with myself as far as jobs and careers go, and for so many years I've tried to convince myself to conform and have a normal job, in that and so many other ways I've tried to conform, because I thought it would be easier and I thought that would make me happy. But I was wrong. So wrong. I know that I will never be a famous artist like can Gogh, and my writing will never be read by as many as JK Rowling, but I've finally decided that that's not an excuse to not do the things I love. I love writing and I love art and even though they'll never bring me any money, I've decided that I am okay with that, because they bring me happiness.
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#olympicpeninsula #pnw #shishibeach #backpacking #wanderlust #typography #caligraphy #art #writing #travel #travelawesome #traveldeeper #anxiety #adventureisoutthere #dametraveler #passionpassport #darlingescapes #gad #depression #welltravelled #mycreativebiz #whereiwork #girlboss #mentalhealth #mentalhealthawareness #athomeintheworld #mytinyatlas #visualsoflife #mywhereever #vangogh
  • So I just had one of you awesome people who follow me here about this coffee I got today and if it affects my anxiety, and after I responded I decided I wanted to share my response with the rest of you as well! SO, the short answer is yes, coffee affects my anxiety horribly and I normally never drink it, but every now and then I get a cup. What I ended up doing after I took this photo was I FROZE 2/3rds of it in an ice cube tray to save for later as little treats, I only actually drank about a third of this, and that was more than enough, I got it one) because it's one of the last sunny days for a while up here in the PNW, and two) because I wanted a little energy kick to get me to the gym, which I now plan on going to! A sip of coffee here an there is fine for my anxiety, I just make sure I stop before I reach my breaking point, which is usually around 4 oz. I'll take a pic of the frozen coffee and post it to my IG story so you can all see. 😉
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#coffee #icedcoffee #fivestones #latte #lastdayofsummer #anxiety #depression #gad #mentalhealth #mentalhealthawareness #bepresent #mindfulness #love #takecareofyourself #littleindulgences #igstories
  • Flying through the clouds!
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#upintheair #unitedairlines #seatac #sfo #anxiety #travelanxiety #selfcaresunday #travel #travelgram #mentalhealth #breakstigma #bepresent #stopstaringatyourphone  #midwest #panicattack #depression #wanderlust #traveldeeper #travelawesome #athomeintheworld #mytinyatlas #darlingescapes #dametraveler #passionpassport #tnchustler #welltravelled
  • I'm laying in bed right now looking through photos from my trip to Chicago. I've been so bad about posting lately, but if I'm being honest I'm glad for it. Social media, while it can be great, also tends to give me a lot of anxiety because it keeps me from being in the moment. Posting takes lots of forethought, lots of time, and staring at a screen takes me away from the people who are physically there with me in the moment. How many of you have been busy looking at your phone when there's an actual friend or family member or whatever next to you? I'm sure it's everybody, and frankly I find it depressing. But that's why I've been so absent here. I've been focusing more on being present in my life, at being with the people around me and I have to say it's been making me so much happier. I'm so glad IG created their story feature because it's SO much easier and more my speed, it harkens back to the original intent of IG too, which is to post in the moment, to be in the moment, and for all of our sakes, I hope we follow that lead. So while I may not be here as much, I will be all over IG stories, still sharing my crazy travels, sharing about my mental health and more!
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#Chicago #skyline #chicagoskyline #lincolnpark #licolnparkzoo #pond #chitownlove #chitowngirl #anxiety #travelanxiety #selfcaresunday #travel #travelgram #mentalhealth #breakstigma #bepresent #stopstaringatyourphone  #midwest #panicattack #depression #wanderlust #traveldeeper #travelawesome #athomeintheworld #mytinyatlas #darlingescapes #dametraveler #passionpassport #tnchustler #welltravelled
  • I had so much fun in Chicago. It was really nice catching a bit more summer and wandering through my old stomping grounds with me s.o. I love this city so much. It was hard to leave, but I know I'll return to this city over and over again throughout my life. Love you ChiTown!
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#anxiety #beach #chicago #chitown #midwest #anxioustraveler #travelanxiety #mentalhealth #depression #gad #emdr #mentalhealthawareness #panicattack #depression #mentalhealth #wanderlust #travel #traveldeeper #travelawesome #athomeintheworld #mytinyatlas #nature #ventureout #darlingescapes #dametraveler #passionpassport #girlboss #mycreativebiz  #whereiwork #tnchustler #welltravelled
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