Deadly licorice

Deadly licorice

The above linked article has been in my head for months. I totally understand loving a food, but I do not understand eating nothing else.

The person in the article ate nothing but black licorice and ended up dying from it. Couldn’t he eat something with protein once in a while? Who watches what we’re eating when we become adults? Should there be a hire a mom to make sure we’re eating a balanced diet?

Laziness doesn’t exist

Laziness doesn’t exist

I loved the title of the above linked article. The actual article is about unseen obstacles. Also, you don’t know what anyone else is going through. No one is lazy, there’s just an obstacle.

Procrastination can be caused by many things – Anxiety about how to start. The inability to break the project up into manageable pieces.

Mental health can be an issue. Juggling meds, getting stuck in an OCD situation, insomnia, etc can all be problems.

Bottom line here… don’t assume laziness. It most likely isn’t the issue. Also, don’t judge a book by its cover. Don’t judge other people.

Anxiety Is not a Choice

Anxiety is not a choice

Spouse of person with anxiety

The above linked articles talk about anxiety. It is difficult living with anxiety and difficult for those living with the person to cope with it, too. Telling the person “just relax” is not helping the situation at all. It’s really not a choice, but just the way the person’s brain works.

Some days are good, some are bad. It depends on many things. Stress level, amount of sleep, diet, medication, etc. It varies from day to day. Each person copes differently. Different things work for different people and the level of anxiety is different from person to person. Many people try to hide their anxiety, but those who know them well can usually tell. Be patient and use tools that help your loved one, after you find out what works for him or her.