If we were having coffee, I’d tell you that this month has been a hard one so far. My anxiety has been flaring up again, and I think I finally figured out what’s causing it but it took soo long to figure out what it was, and I’m still not sure if knowing what the reason is, is going to make it go away.

If we were having coffee, I’d share with you that I cannot believe that Tommy and I have been married for almost 7 months. I’m actually quite sad that the newness has worn off and we are now closer to being married for a year than we are to when we got married.

If we were having coffee, I’d dig deep and ask what your biggest struggle is right now. If you’re comfortable I’d love to actually chat about this, email me? Mine is just staying positive. The cold weather has come on fast and strong already and it has really taken its toll on my emotions. I have a feeling it is going to be a long winter ahead. (Although I do have a surviving the winter post coming soon!)

If we were having coffee, I’d share that I am actually attempting to take a break from coffee until Christmas. If I drink too much of it, which I have been doing, it throws my stomach completely off, so I unfortunately think it’s best if I stop drinking it for a little bit. I also think it is making my anxiety worse so we will see how these next two weeks go.

If we were having coffee, I’d tell you that I went to the gym tonight, by myself might I add, and ran/walked for 2 and a half miles! I am so proud of myself and have felt much better after doing so. It gave me so much energy for the rest of the night and I think it might just be the trick to managing my anxiety as well. Let’s just pray I stick to it! I think my mental sanity might be at steak if I don’t haha.

If we were having coffee, I’d apologize that the majority of the things that I wanted to talk about tonight were erring on the side of sad, it’s just where my heart is lately. I’m hoping to turn it around for the rest of the month though, Christmas is coming soon! Hope you all are doing well. I’d love to hear from you! If we were having coffee what would you want to share with me? Are you having a rough start to the winter season like me, or are you loving it so far?

Today I’m linking up with Erin from Erin Salmon Writes.

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  • I love this format!! If we were having coffee… I’d let you know that my anxiety is flaring up too. And it’s hard. I don’t want to get up or do anything most days. But God is bigger and I’m gonna keep fighting as long as it takes.

    • It’s so encouraging knowing that I’m not alone in this struggle. And you are so right, God is so much bigger than this and He will get us through!

  • I really hope you start to feel better soon. Winter can be an especially rough time for people like us with anxiety. My biggest piece of advice is to get outside every day, even if it’s dark. It’s been proven to be hugely effective for people with low mood. I try to get out in the daylight hours whenever possible, but something is better than nothing. I really feel for you, and I hope you feel better soon. x

    • Thank you so much for your encouragement! It’s so helpful to know others are struggling through this as well.

  • Erin Salmon

    Friend, your voice puts me at ease. Reading this makes me feel like we are actually sitting across from each other sipping on something warm, and at the same time, warming our souls.

    • Thank you. <3 How how I wish we were!

  • Visiting from the linkup <3 Winter always takes a toll on my anxiety, always. Workouts are great, switching to decaf is great, giving yourself grace to remember it's just a season is also great. Holidays are hard in a lot of ways but I hope you're finding time to decompress and enjoy quiet time anyway : )

    • Thanks for stopping by!! Also thank you for the advice! I took your advise yesterday and allowed myself to have decaf and it so worked! Your encouragement is so helpful.