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Lessons I've Learned on My Journey through Depression and Anxiety: Part 3

I am an over-thinker, and analyzer, a worrier, a controller. I like to have a plan. I like to have things under control. I don't like the unknown. I will run over scenario after scenario in my head or look at site after site online for an answer. I don't like waiting for things to work themselves out. I have a very hard time quieting my mind. In the midst of five minutes of prayer, I will have to interrupt my thoughts many times to refocus on God.

It's not that I have any greatly pressing questions in my life, but the ones I do have weigh on me constantly. And the influence of many sources, including my own thoughts and beliefs, have taught me that I need to be always moving forward, toward my goals. Remaining stagnant is difficult for me to accept.

Recently, one thing that is at the forefront of my mind is my boys' behavior. My older boy is a very emotional child, similar to how I was when I was a child. He gets upset easily and often holds onto his frustration well p…