Jeffrey Phillip

Living with Anxiety & Starting Over

Published June 20, 2017 JP Home,Philosophy 4 Comments

Hey there, friends! 👋🏼  Before I share this week’s update, I want to take a moment to thank you for watching the videos over the past couple weeks and for all your supportive and encouraging comments on Facebook, Instagram, and YouTube. They have meant so much to me and I really appreciate you taking the time from your day to hear more about my story and join me on my journey. 😊

As I mentioned several weeks ago, I wanted to kick off my new video series on YouTube by sharing 3 special videos about me, my life and my home. The reason I decided to begin things this way is that despite having successfully been doing this work for almost a decade with clients and various media/brand partners, I haven’t really shared my story with you. I felt that if I’m going to ask you to follow me – to be a friend – that you should know a little bit more about me, why this work is so special to me, as well as why I believe that the work I do and the things I discuss aren’t just about organization and design. They are about a lifestyle. This is all much bigger conversation that extends outside of the spaces where we live into who we are and how we live on a daily basis.

In the first video, I shared my love for home and how my career has really been a lifetime in the making. In the second, I gave an unexpected, but fun house tour and talked about the big changes in my life this year… the ending of my relationship with my partner and moving into my new apartment. Today, in this third video, I’m talking about how anxiety has been a part of my life since I was a child, how it has helped & hindered me throughout my life, as well as helped shape my career. I’m also talking about how my anxiety has affected me recently with the ending of my relationship & starting anew.

This is probably the most personal thing I have ever shared on social media so, as you might expect, it caused a great deal of anxiety to create and share. So, why did I feel the need to do it? Well, because it reinforces growth and because I think we shouldn’t be afraid to talk about things like this. I truly believe that the more we can talk about our humanity & things of this nature, the more we can relate to one another & help one another. There is no reason to be afraid of sharing our true selves and the things we struggle with… they do not equal weakness, and, in fact, can sometimes turn into great strengths. 🙌🏼

I hope you enjoy the video & will join me in the conversation. Also, please don’t forget to click the thumbs up button if you like the video & be sure to subscribe to my YouTube channel! I have so many other great videos planned covering topics all around the home, as well as how to bring more balance into our lives and live more mindfully. I can’t wait to share them with you!

xo 😘

4 responses to “Living with Anxiety & Starting Over”

  1. Greg Schwanke says:

    Great stuff Jeffery!! I too suffer from anxiety and have always gone back to this verse “So don’t worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will bring its own worries. Today’s trouble is enough for today” (Matthew 6:34 NLT).

    Keep it coming!!

    Take Care

    Greg Schwanke (aka Braska)

    • Hey Greg! So good to hear from you. Thank you for watching/reading and for sharing the verse. It is good advice and I really appreciate it. Today’s troubles are definitely enough :) I hope all is well!

  2. David Bursky says:

    It’s so admirable to hear you tell your story. I too have a history of anxiety, and people don’t understand how complex it is. Thanks! It’s great to see your genuineness :) I think that’s a word?


    • Thank you for the support, David. It’s nice to hear that there are others like yourself that can relate and to know we aren’t alone in our journey. However, it is always sad to hear that others have also dealt with people not understanding the complexities of anxiety. :-/ That’s one of the reasons I feel it’s so important to talk about this and get out in the open… to help educate and make people more aware. Thank you so much for sharing and for following along.

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