Fear, excitement, and the stories we tell ourselves

My mom once told me that she read an article on the concept of anxiety and excitement. The gist of the article was that the physiological symptoms of anxiety are the same as excitement. Your breathing increases, your heart rate increases, your palms get sweaty, and your pupils dilate. The significant difference is in how our brain interprets those signals. 

I remembered that this morning while I was sitting in front of my laptop at a total loss of what to write. Instead of being able to free flow write like I normally do, I've been staring at drafts of blogs that I've collected over the last few weeks and rejecting them, opening blank documents and closing them, and generally feeling frustrated with my inability to write this post. 

Art, titled Alia, courtesy of TheraPaint

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