The afternoon unfurled ahead of me as quiet and uncluttered as a deserted country lane. Settling into the sofa, I opened a novel to the first page, eager to immerse myself in rest and relaxation.
Two minutes later, however, I realized I’d read the same paragraph three times without absorbing a single word. Distracted, I picked up my smartphone, scrolled through Facebook, then turned back to the book in my lap, only to repeat the same cycle five minutes later.
My body hummed with restless energy, and my brain clanged like a pinball machine.
I was, in a word, anxious.
…Some of you know I have struggled with anxiety and depression off and on for basically forever. That’s why I was really glad when Living Lutheran magazine recently asked me to write an article about anxiety. I’ve learned a lot from my own journey, and I am glad to be able to share what I’ve learned with others. You can read the article over HERE.