I'm Anxious About is a humorous, conversational podcast about anxiety where two friends discuss their respective anxieties on a new topic each week, often devolving into long tangents and lots of laughter. I'm Anxious About is not a self-help podcast, but rather an honest conversation about what it's like to live with anxiety (and how to laugh at it).
I'm Anxious About Wasting Money
This episode was a long time coming, so both Allison and Chris were collectively relieved and excited to tackle the topic today. They address how, with anxiety, we need to look just beyond the black and white/good and bad dichotomy and try to look at what spending might actually be a benefit. They also talk about how sometimes being anxious about wasting money is actually useful, but other times, it can just be another tool for self-flagellation. This is a topic that is near and dear to both of your hosts, and the result is a humorous, passionate, and lengthy episode. Here's the article that Allison referenced, "Say Buy Buy to the Blues." If you like what you heard and want to be a part of our community, come check out "We're Anxious About." Theme music: "I'm Not Nervous" by Square People, used under a CC BY 3.0 license, via the Free Music Archive.
I'm Anxious About Daylights Savings Time
In this week's episode, Chris & Allison bemoan the yearly "falling back" and the end of Daylights Savings Time -- and the beginning of The Period of Darkness. They talk about the disorienting effects of a sudden time change on people with anxiety, how scientists all agree that Daylights Savings is trash, and how people with seasonal affective disorder and anxiety can approach the coming winter months with a little more self-compassion. They reference several articles in the episode: "A small Norwegian city might hold the answer to beating the winter blues" in The Conversation, "Daylight-saving time is deadly: Heart attacks and car crashes" in Business Insider, and "Is Daylight Saving Time to Blame for Seasonal Depression?" in Mental Floss, because they are People Who Read. You can join their anxious antics with fellow listeners in the "We're Anxious About" Facebook group. Theme music: "I'm Not Nervous" by Square People, used under a CC BY 3.0 license, via the Free Music Archive.
I'm Anxious About Learning New Technology
This week, Allison and Chris tackle a topic that it's likely many others are anxious about, and that's learning new technology. They examine why it is they break down when they're got to figure out something new, discuss whether its them or technology that's to blame, how different technology pushes different buttons, as well as whether the time of day has any effect on their learning. They then look at tips and tricks for contending with that anxiety.This is an episode that's filled with playful jabs and heartfelt laughter, so buckle up. Here's the article that Chris referenced from the Harvard Business Review, "The Anxiety of Learning." Remember you can join us in our Facebook group, We're Anxious About. Theme music: "I'm Not Nervous" by Square People, used under a CC BY 3.0 license, via the Free Music Archive.
I'm Anxious About Missing an Episode*
Okay, technically, we do have an episode this week, hence the asterisk, but for real: we're going on a short break while Allison attends to some personal four-legged family matters. We quickly explain why we don't have a full episode this week and probably next, and we wholeheartedly thank all our listeners for their understanding and support. We appreciate you! Back soon. Theme music: "I'm Not Nervous" by Square People, used under a CC BY 3.0 license, via the Free Music Archive.
I'm Anxious About Halloween
You'd think we could at least get excited about an innocent childish holiday, but alas: even thinking of Halloween puts a shiver up our anxious spines. From the misery of having to pick a funny-yet-relevant Halloween costume to hating Halloween parties but not wanting to feel like a full-on curmudgeon, we have a bone to pick with celebrating Halloween. As always, you can find us in our FB group, We're Anxious About, where you can share your costumes OR your anxiety about Halloween with us.Theme music: "I'm Not Nervous" by Square People, used under a CC BY 3.0 license, via the Free Music Archive.
I'm Anxious About Helping Others (with Courtney Moreira)
As it turns out, studying for 10 years to become a therapist leaves you with a good grasp on what anxiety is all about. That is the lesson we learned when we invited our guest, Courtney Moreira, on the show. We talk about how having our own mental health struggles can actually put us in a better position to help others, about overcoming imposter syndrome when giving advice, as well as some actionable tips on how people can begin to work through their anxiety on their own if therapy isn't in the cards just yet. We're so grateful that Courtney joined us on the show today, and it strikes us that this is one of those episodes where you'll be nodding a long an awful lot. We'd also like to celebrate the fact that Courtney has opened up her own practice, and you can find out more about that here. As always, you can find us in our FB group, We're Anxious About! Theme music: "I'm Not Nervous" by Square People, used under a CC BY 3.0 license, via the Free Music Archive.
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They both seem like such kind & pure humans, I love listening to them. They are relatable and always have their listeners in their best interest and are inclusive to everyone. I haven’t missed an episode!
I’m Anxious About Restaurants
This is so hilarious. It’s a great way to spend our time since we are not able to do things right now. Also, it makes me feel better to know I’m not the only crazy person out there! Thank you Allison and Christopher! Not only do I enjoy reading and listening to you guys when it’s travel related, but it’s good to know that you guys have found something to talk about that I’m willing to bet a lot of us can relate to! It’s got me really thinking how to deal better with my own anxieties!
Really fun and relatable listening.