I'm sitting in my office right now, full all the way to the top with anxiety.

Eleventy million things to get done at work before the Twice Up the Barrel tour to the U.S., which starts in about two days. Also an infinite amount of other things to get figured out before then as well.

I thought people moved to tropical islands to never feel stress or anxiety ever ever again? What the crap guys?

Sometimes I wish I could slip back into the care-free days of childhood. Just for a little while. Then I remember that when I was a child I had to go visit Betty down the street. She was 197 years old, give or take. She sat on her front porch in her wheel chair and forced the neighborhood kids who were sent to visit to sing songs to her for 2 or 3 hours at a time. THEN, as a "reward" for doing so, she would remove her prosthetic leg and show us the stump.

Every single time this happened I was unable to eat for the next 12 hours.

So, yeah. Sometimes I want to slip back into my childhood. But then I remember how rarely I see geriatric leg stumps as an adult and I'm all, "eh. Not a bad trade-off."

Plus, I still don't do my own laundry, so being an adult could be worse.

Anyway, that's all I really have to say today. But I just want to ask you, while I still have your attention, what kinds of anxiety-fighting activities work best for you? The whole "breathing deeply while counting to ten" thing isn't really doing it for me anymore.

Also, for an online resource on the topic, check out betterhelp.com.

~It Just Gets Stranger