Emotional exhaustion
20-something miseries, megan sorts through her own emotional nonsense, mental health

Life Update: Brought To You By Emotional Exhaustion

I feel like my brain is just constantly processing and coping and that's great, really, my life is so much better now than it was five or even just one year ago because of this, but the result is just constant exhaustion.

Overactive fight, flight, or freeze response
megan sorts through her own emotional nonsense, mental health

Life With an Overactive Fight, Flight, or Freeze Response

I'm a freezer. My brain has learned that fighting almost always makes the situation worse, and running betrays the panic I feel inside which could also make things worse, so I just freeze up.

Unusual anxiety
advice, megan sorts through her own emotional nonsense, mental health, things you might find funny

6 Unusual Manifestations of Anxiety and How I’ve Learned to Identify and Deal with Them

Anxiety is a hydra. It has many heads and trying to narrow it down to just one is a gross oversimplification that will only deter you from truly understanding/defeating it.