Anxiety feels like a crashing computer

Anxiety feels like a crashing computer

Some people have a hard time imagining what anxiety exactly is or what an anxiety attack feels like. It’s more than just feeling a bit stressed for a test, or feeling scared in a dangerous situation. That’s why I like to describe my anxiety attacks as a crashing computer.

Computers receive input and process that into output. But my computer isn’t always working properly. Sometimes there’s just too much going on. And then the input becomes too much for my computer to handle. So it stops working. It crashes.

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Free Printable To Help With Your Anxiety

Last month I wrote about my experience with mood tracking apps. I noticed that keeping track of my emotions and thoughts did help me manage my anxiety better, but the apps just weren’t the right medium. So after I wrote that post, I decided to make my own mood tracking system. I made a printable to use on a daily basis. It’s very easy and quick to fill in, and it forces you to think about your experiences and also has room to practice gratitude. You can download it for free and start using it as well, by signing up for my newsletter at the bottom of this post or in the sidebar.

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How I stay energized without coffee

how i stay energized without coffee

More than half a year ago I gave up coffee. It was messing with my sleep, my emotions, and the high amounts of caffeine I consumed daily were even making me physically sick. The first two weeks were the hardest, and I was having extreme withdrawal symptoms. But things got better afterward. I’m falling asleep easier than before, and overall I feel happier and more relaxed. I even feel more energized.

I mentioned my caffeine free lifestyle in another blog post before and got a lot of comments from people who said they would never be able to give up coffee. Since I have way more energy now compared to when I still drank coffee, I decided to write down the 7 things that make me feel energized without coffee.

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Cultural differences between Belgium and Norway

I’m originally from a small town in Belgium, but in 2014 I immigrated to Norway. Since then, everyone has been asking me in what the cultural differences between Norway and Belgium are. I see a lot of differences when it comes to politics, public services, and healthcare. For example, I pay fewer taxes now, but my asthma medication is free. But both countries are Western European, so living in Norway is generally pretty similar to living in Belgium.

I don’t want to go into politics with this blog post, so I wrote down the five biggest cultural differences when it comes to how people live and behave in both countries.

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Tea review: Linden-Rose

Løv Organic Tea: Linden-Rose

I’m a big fan of tea, especially herbal tea. A few weeks ago the local Kusmi store was giving discounts, so I decided to head over and buy a new taste. They always have so much choice, but luckily you can try all their different teas before buying something. I decided to go for Linden-Rose from Løv Organic, a caffeine free tea containing Linden, lavender, apple and rose.

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