So, you know my name is Dan. That I suffer from anxiety and currently I’m suffering from depression. There’s no point in denying it.

The truth is it’s not as simple as having depression or not having depression.

It is far more complicated than that. I don’t like using the term ‘depressed’ purely due to the negative connotations involved with using it. My issues all seem to add up to that result. But they’re individual issues. I suffer from anxiety, but that is just the outer layer of my troubles.

I overthink, not out of choice, it just happens and it is very troubling. It might sound like a frivolous problem, but it can cause serious anxiety and, combined with my lack of self-confidence, it can lead to some serious social difficulties.

Everything I do or say; I over think. I worry about what I said or did, I worry about how it was taken, if I could have said something better etc. It’s very difficult to explain but basically, it causes me to second guess and worries about everything I say or do. It can lead to serious anxiety related stress, or I can freeze up and make a fool of myself. No matter the result, it always leads me into a situation that ends up chipping away at my confidence.

I can honestly say that I think my issues probably pale in comparison to some other people. I’m not here to diminish anyone’s issues. We all deal with our problems in our own ways and I’m simply trying to use this blog as a means to help alleviate any problems I suffer. So, with that in mind, I would ask anyone wanting to comment to please keep them respectful!

Follow me along my path of anxiety, low self-esteem, and sheer clumsy everyday self, it might help you if you take in a different perspective.