Good for you, Jimmy Kimmel!!
It takes a lot of strength in this society to admit that you need to see a therapist, when in reality a lot of people do and it shouldn't be that big of a deal. We wish the stigma of it would go away, for sure!
”I've learned that anxiety affects almost every decision I make. I've learned about boundaries, though I still have trouble enforcing them. I have a hard time saying no to people. I've learned that most arguments have little to do with what you're arguing about - that what people want most is to know they're being heard. Through most of my life, my goal was to 'win' an argument. I was missing the point. That realisation has been a great help to me. And I will fight to the death any man who dares say it hasn't.”
One of the biggest issues for Jimmy is finding it hard to relax when he's not working.
”Overall I enjoy life, but I also have too much work to do. Whenever I'm relaxing I feel like I'm being lazy - that there's something I need to attend to. I'm almost always preoccupied, like I'm nearly drowning at all times when it comes to work and returning e-mails and revising scripts and on and on. The only way to alleviate that anxiety for me is to get stuff done.
”Theoretically if I didn't have as much work to do I could relax. Who knows what the reality would be without the work? What I do know is when I go on vacation I'm quite able to enjoy myself. If I go away and don't have any deadlines looming, then no problem.”
Sounds pretty normal to us!!
We're glad that you've recognized your issues and are addressing them — to us, that's true strength!
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