If We Were Having Coffee – Anxiety at Work and Better Blogging

Is it just me or do Sunday mornings and coffee just go together. I love waking up to nothing but time to be lazy and a pot full of hot coffee. I’m glad you are here to enjoy it with me. It’s been quite a week and I have so much to tell you.

If we were having coffee I would tell you that my anxiety levels have been on the rise again. Summer is coming to an end which means a new year at my job where I bid a new route and new hours, and I’ll work with a new driver. Everything is up in the air right now but what I decide in the next week is what I will be doing until next May.

I am afraid to make the wrong choices. I am afraid the right choice won’t be available to me. I’m afraid what is the right choice now won’t be three or six months from now. I’m worried about a lot and I can’t shut it off. Luckily after next week things will be clear one way or the other and my levels of worry will decrease dramatically.

If we were having coffee I would also tell you that I have a presentation I am supposed to give to about 100 or so of my coworkers next week and I still haven’t finished the PowerPoint. I stalled and procrastinated and sometimes completely forgot to work on it and now I am going to have to throw something together last minute. The anxiety I am feeling right now is so bad it makes my chest hurt!

My plan is to keep the whole thing short and super simple. 10 minutes tops! I have a guest speaking too and I’ll leave the majority of the interesting bits to her. I’m going to run the presentation for some friends at work and I’ll have five or so nights to practice too. I think I can still pull this off if I get my ass in gear now!

If we were having coffee I would tell you this past week has been all about this blog. It might not seem like much has changed around here but a lot of behind the scenes brainstorming is happening and plans are being hatched. The writing will be the same (or better, hopefully) but there will be more to offer. Different types of posts and posts with more of a focus.

I hope you will enjoy what I have in store and going forward I would appreciate as much feedback as I can get.

If we were having coffee I would tell you that as much as I enjoy your company and these little talks we have I do have to go. My lady is making breakfast and then we are off to a baby shower. I don’t know the mother-to-be but my mom does and she wants me to go so I am. You know how moms are, always wanting you to meet their friends.

Anyway, until next time, have a wonderful rest of your morning and enjoy the day. Monday is just around the corner you know.

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14 Replies to “If We Were Having Coffee – Anxiety at Work and Better Blogging”

  1. I often think that the anxiety leading up to an event is worse than the event itself. I have an anxiety disorder, and so I’m prone to all sorts of worries and concerns. When it’s really bothering me, I try to shift gears completely by leaving the space I’m in and going somewhere else—taking a walk or running an errand. Literally leaving the space I’m in helps me shift gears and not worry so much.

    Good luck with the PP! I’m sure you’ll be quite alright. :) Hope the baby shower is fun!

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    1. Thanks, I’m starting to wonder if I might have some real anxiety problems too, my mother does and so did her mother so it’s highly likely. I worry about everything all the time but being with my girlfriend and my family helps ground me. I also just try to think rationally about it. The worst thing that could happen usually isn’t all that bad. Thanks for the good luck wishes :)

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  2. Lisa, I love this idea for a weekly event. I would have to do mine drinking tea…. I also felt as if I was right there with you.
    Feeling anxious here about a lot of things going on.
    Trying not to worry about my health issues. Hard not to when they are making it impossible to do much of anything.
    This past week….I have done nothing BUT Blogging 201…….Every post I have written have been with things we are learning. I can’t stop thinking and all of this thinking is really hurting my brain. I get headaches from too much information. Too much thinking about the blog.
    I can’t stop.
    It has been good overall as I haven’t been excited about anything in a long ,ong time.
    Have a good week.
    Prayers for all work concerns.
    You will work things out.


    1. Tea is ok too :) I feel you on the health issues, waiting to make a doc appointment for myself soon :/ Blogging 201 has taken up a lot of my time, unfortunately I may not have as much time for it this week as I did the last. I agree it has been very exciting. I love doing these courses :) Thank you for stopping by!


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