My Musical Journey to Managing Anxiety

Anxiety is a disorder that doesn’t have a cure. Some people are lucky enough to be completely fixed with medications or therapy, but for most people it’s about managing the symptoms of anxiety rather than getting rid of it.

There are many ways I do this. I’m not afraid to admit that I’m on high doses of multiple different medications. I attend therapy religiously once a week. But, it’s still not enough.

I used to get super upset with that not being enough. Am I abnormal? Am I broken? The answer is No.

Anxiety is such a multifaceted disease, and it can sneak up on you at any time, under any circumstance.

One thing that really helps me manage my symptoms is playing the guitar. It challenges my brain to use itself in a new way, which distracts me from the anxious thoughts and emotions I feel.

It also gives me something to physically do with my hands that I have to coordinate with thought. Playing an instrument forces your brain to use multiple neuronal pathways, ultimately taking your mind away from anxious thoughts and feelings.

I just thought I would share this with you guys. Try it out! See if you like it 🙂 let me know what you think in the comments!

Love always,

Tay

Roots music & botanical gardens

Hey guys!

Sorry I have been kinda MIA these last few weeks. Being an adult is a lot harder than it looks, as is having a real job and moving to a new city. But besides all that I just wanted to share with you my beautiful Sunday.

We strolled through the botanical gardens while listening to roots blues and folk music. I’m on a journey to appreciate some of the most legendary rock bands of all time, and I figured you have to start where it all evolved from.

My current playlists are filled with Robert Johnson, John Lee Hooker, Muddy Waters, and Bob Dylan and the list goes on. I highly recommend it. It’s nice to listen to the origin of something that has shaped our social culture so much.

Anyways, here are some photos I took!