Hiding my anxiety was not sustainable in the long run. This is the email I sent my bosses telling them about my panic attacks.
Eventually, I reached a breaking point. Here's how I kicked my 4-cup-a-day coffee habit.
Names are powerful objects.
Naming is a way to gain cognitive power over an object even before it is fully understood. Naming can be a path towards control.
A name is the simplest of symbols. A thing named is not to be feared. You cannot conquer the nameless. So, let’s give it a name.
For now, the name is “anxiety,” and it can be conquered.