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Excitement causing anxiety

JohnnyD

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So I recently just designed a blog and opened it up to the public. I am super excited as I have always wanted to do something like this. Writing is my passion and I am trying to make it more of a priority in my life. I have gotten to the point where I normally have a pretty good handle on my anxiety but this blog has caused several sleepless nights in row. I also have been getting headaches that start in the back of my head/neck and travel through my jaw. I can tell that these are stress/anxiety related.

Ironically my new blog is about bringing awareness and understanding to anxiety and related disorders. I also share personal experiences about how it has affected my life. I have never really been to open about my anxiety issues until just recently so the reaction I will get scares me. Even more than that I just don't want to fail. I want the blog to be a success and help people. I constantly check the views because I fear it will not be received well and no one will read it. Fear of failure has been a problem I have struggled with most of my life. As I said I love writing and have been told I am pretty good at it. However, sometimes I avoid it because I'm afraid no one will want to read it.

The mental struggle is exhausting and I just hope the "positive" side wins.

Thank you all for listening!
 
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So I recently just designed a blog and opened it up to the public. I am super excited as I have always wanted to do something like this. Writing is my passion and I am trying to make it more of a priority in my life. I have gotten to the point where I normally have a pretty good handle on my anxiety but this blog has caused several sleepless nights in row. I also have been getting headaches that start in the back of my head/neck and travel through my jaw. I can tell that these are stress/anxiety related.

Ironically my new blog is about bringing awareness and understanding to anxiety and related disorders. I also share personal experiences about how it has affected my life. I have never really been to open about my anxiety issues until just recently so the reaction I will get scares me. Even more than that I just don't want to fail. I want the blog to be a success and help people. I constantly check the views because I fear it will not be received well and no one will read it. Fear of failure has been a problem I have struggled with most of my life. As I said I love writing and have been told I am pretty good at it. However, sometimes I avoid it because I'm afraid no one will want to read it.

The mental struggle is exhausting and I just hope the "positive" side wins.

Thank you all for listening!
Yeah, the positive side will win Johnny! Of course, you are worried if this new venture will take off or not. I think it will. Why? Because I believe that there is a God, and what you are doing is supportive.

I understand your sleepless nights, but relax! Keep doing the blog and work at marketing it in the right places. At some point, it will take off.

You know what it's like if you have a retail shop selling clothes? If you had only one garment hanging on a rail, no one would bother entering. So it is the same with a blog. When you have more articles and posts for people to read, more people will talk about what they read and spread the word.

You are brave to share your experiences, but please understand that by doing so, you are helping so many people. We who suffer from these mental illnesses are plagued with fears of what others may think of us.

Checking the views is a good thing so don't worry about it. Reply to them in a gentle way and be understanding. Don't worry about those that are not so nice. Delete them if you can!
 

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Yeah, the positive side will win Johnny! Of course, you are worried if this new venture will take off or not. I think it will. Why? Because I believe that there is a God, and what you are doing is supportive.

I understand your sleepless nights, but relax! Keep doing the blog and work at marketing it in the right places. At some point, it will take off.

You know what it's like if you have a retail shop selling clothes? If you had only one garment hanging on a rail, no one would bother entering. So it is the same with a blog. When you have more articles and posts for people to read, more people will talk about what they read and spread the word.

You are brave to share your experiences, but please understand that by doing so, you are helping so many people. We who suffer from these mental illnesses are plagued with fears of what others may think of us.

Checking the views is a good thing so don't worry about it. Reply to them in a gentle way and be understanding. Don't worry about those that are not so nice. Delete them if you can!
You are right! I just need to try to give it some time and try to keep positive. It's just that this topic and writing mean a lot to me... I just gotta believe... "If you build it they will come!"
 

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You are right! I just need to try to give it some time and try to keep positive. It's just that this topic and writing mean a lot to me... I just gotta believe... "If you build it they will come!"
Writing means a lot to me too. I'm writing short stories and am hoping to publish them at some point when they are ready with the cover pages and when I have enough written. I keep having dreams about difficulty getting transport but I always end up getting the transport. So I take them to mean that although it's going to be no easy task, that I will get there in the end. And you will too. Just keep going with it.;)
 
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