I’m doing something scary.
(Technically, living with anxiety makes lots of things scary, I guess. BUT this is actually terrifying.)
Update: The talk is out! Check it out here after reading the story below.
Saturday was a huge day for me!
I’ve finally made the switch to almond milk, and reduced my dairy intake. It’ll be interesting to see what effect this has on my morning digestion.
Also, I gave a TED talk at TED X Leamington Spa!
My talk was all about anxiety. And custard, naturally.
I had ambitious plans for it. I wanted to get across the importance of openness about our struggles, both for our own benefit and for others.
I wanted to paint an overall picture of the journey from anxiety to less-anxiety, while sharing some mind management strategies.
And I wanted it to be as funny as possible, while not detracting from the seriousness of what I was talking about. Easy, right?
Laughter is the best medicine.
(Unless you’re trying to treat insomnia, in which case laughter is at best highly inconvenient or – more likely – annoying beyond belief.)
But how useful is laughter for the anxious? As an occasional stand-up comedian and full-time worrier, I think I’m well-placed to answer that.