Anxiety And What To Do With It
Hint: Try Not To Bury It
I’ve been anxious lately. As I moved from task to task or spent time with my family, this underlying anxiety would not disappear. I had to think clearly and find a solution to fix the issue.
This anxiety came from a simple reality: I was not trying hard enough. The goals before me are rather massive: I want to be the best father and husband; I need to learn how to write and draw so that I can improve my storytelling skills; I have to advance in my career so that I can provide for others; and so on.
Although massive in size, these goals are achievable. I felt anxious because I was not working as hard as I needed to advance in the plans I had set for myself. I allowed distraction, laziness, and ingratitude. My anxiety arose from my weakness.
Therefore, if you feel anxiety, check your actions. If your goals are clear, you will feel lost if you are not pursuing them. Your mind is potent. Nervousness warns you that you are falling behind.
And to be fair, not all anxiety comes from laziness, but you should start there. Could you be doing more work? Are you exercising enough? Are you contributing towards your goals? Are you spending time with those who matter the most?
If you genuinely are giving it your all, figure out ways to refine your goals, so your aims are more realistic. You may be putting too much on your plate at one time.
Always maturely deal with your emotions before seeking to bury them in hedonism.
Good Books I’ve Read Recently
Heroes, Legends, Champions: Why Heroism Matters by Andrew Bernstein - Heroes are a dying breed in fiction. Modern man seems terrified in seeing portrayals of mighty men and capable women. They prefer the dark, drab, boring world of nihilism, cynicism, and of course, “realism.”
Heroes, Legends, Champions: Why Heroism Matters explores why heroes are important in storytelling and why they matter to your happiness, virtue, and life.
That Hideous Strength by C.S. Lewis - The end to C.S Lewis’s Space Trilogy is easily the best.
Along with 1984 and Brave New World, That Hideous Strength is the perfect dystopian novel. Lewis captures how elites can manipulate the world around them to serve evil and demonic forces.
While 1984 portrays a world enslaved to Big Brother and Brave New World's denizens bow to their hedonism, That Hideous Strength shows the tyranny of “trust the science” and the evil that arises from such nonsense.
Momma’s Old School Burgers
Momma’s Old School Burgers is the start of my storytelling career. I’m never anxious about the popularity of my work. I’m only worried I won’t put in the time to improve.
Storytelling is my purpose and spending time creating Momma Old School Burgers shows I pursue what matters to me.
If you like good stories with strong characters and themes that will uplift you, then check out Momma’s Old School Burgers.
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