One unsolicited suggestion if I may: watch the term “my anxiety”
Why possess something in your language that you don’t want to be a part of your identity?
I’m feeling a bit anxious, and that’s okay (notice and allow it, don’t possess it), but I am flexible and self-assured that others will offer me grace if the house isn’t perfect.
So the trouble here is two-fold:
- Saying “my anxiety”
- Saying “I am anxious” versus “I feel anxious.” One notices a feeling, the other possesses it.
Think about it – we have a cold, not I am my cold.
In the words of Dr. Seuss, “those who matter don’t mind and those who mind don’t matter!”