My solo trip away was a success. Got to explore a couple of different neighborhoods in one of my favorite cities and had some great food/coffee along the way. I came across a residential area in which all the house exteriors were immaculate - nice paintwork, window boxes, wisterias, olive trees, attractive planters, real attention to detail. It has inspired me to make the front of my own house look more attractive. So today, I've mainly been working in my garden and on my driveway. I had a few waves of anxiety and I noticed my first instinct was to try to avoid the discomfort by distracting myself. I later came to the realization that instead of trying to hide from anxiety and uneasiness, that I should learn to embrace these emotions/feelings. So now, when I feel anxious I'm allowing myself to feel the pain and discomfort, to acknowledge it and try to find answers.