We all have those moments. Our chest tightens. The air around us feels a bit thinner. Our hands shake. Having anxiety is a terrible and suffocating feeling. You feel helpless to control your reactions. Unfortunately, a lot of times it comes on without warning. You’re left wondering what is wrong with you. You can feel everyone’s eyes on you. Your mind is racing, but you can’t seem to slow it. It’s a nightmare. But you have the power to bring yourself out of that nightmare.
As a busy woman in her mid-twenties, I’m always looking for ways to manage my time better and boost my productivity. Sometimes I feel like I have thirty tasks that need to get done in one singular day. And if I’m not organized and using the best possible tools, I get overwhelmed. Then I thought to myself, why take twenty steps when I can jump and get there faster?
Because I like being as productive as possible, I’m always on the hunt for new ways to keep me on track. Between working full time, finding time to write, and trying to lead a social life, any help goes a long way. In the last few weeks, I started thinking about the apps I can’t live without. The ones that I use on a weekly or even daily basis. The ones that make my life as a writer one hundred percent easier. These are the apps I couldn’t live without.
Ever feel downcast and unable to shake the feeling of sadness? It’s okay. I get that way too. When your bed seems like your best friend and all you want to do is crawl in. I know the sound of the sweet siren’s call. Pulling the covers over your head and hiding won’t make your demons disappear. There are ways to fight back the darkness. You just have to be willing to try.
It’s a new year. It’s going to be filled with new opportunities and chances. But also new stresses and worries. It happens. We’ve got twenty-five thousand things we’re trying to accomplish each day. Between work, shopping for the essentials, or simply trying to keep your head on straight. Sometimes we sit down to write and these overwhelming feelings start to swirl around. We just don’t have anything to say or can’t find the right words. Between everything else going on, we’re fried. We know we have to get this done, but it feels impossible.