Instagram post by @thebradking Brad King

What to do after a no good, very bad week of anxiety? ⁣

Crank up my Han Zimmer soundtracks, slap on my Rebel Alliance hoodie and REI knit cap, light the candles, and edit my book.⁣

"Amid the chaos of that day, when all I could hear was the thunder of gunshots, and all I could smell was the violence in the air, I look back and am amazed that my thoughts were so clear and true, that three words went through my mind endlessly, repeating themselves like a broken record: you're so cool, you're so cool, you're so cool." — Alabama (Whitman) Worley⁣, TRUE ROMANCE (1993)

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  • 1w ago staciardison staciardison

    Yessssss on hanz zimmer! So good! Some of those are my default gym playlists.

  • 1w ago thebradking thebradking

    @staciardison the only music I can have on while I write and edit.

  • 1w ago blairskab blairskab

    Dude. Anxiety is a beast! Hate it ruined your week!

  • 1w ago noteyandnice noteyandnice


  • 1w ago staciardison staciardison

    @thebradking if you’re up for something similar but “new”, try making a radio station on Spotify or Apple Music based off of the artist “Two Steps From Hell”. It’s been my favorite for both work and workouts for years. Also :)

  • 1w ago wildohiomama wildohiomama

    Yo, if you need to talk I’m here.

  • 1w ago thebradking thebradking

    @blairskab thanks! 💛 I'm learning how to let it happen, which is hard (but I have a great therapist). And trying to learn how to use it as a tool to encourage me to sit down and write instead of living in my head.

  • 1w ago erobison3 erobison3


  • 1w ago blairskab blairskab

    @thebradking “Treat your mind like a bad neighborhood, don’t go there alone.”

  • 1w ago thebradking thebradking

    @blairskab Oddly, I've come to use my writing and editing as a way to get it of the neighborhood. (Once I can fool myself into sitting down.)

  • 1w ago thebradking thebradking

    @staciardison does that mean I need to get Spotify and Apple Music? 😂🤣 I'm old.

  • 1w ago kathryndionisio kathryndionisio

    I have awful anxiety. Lately I’ve noticed I’m so much more productive when I blast Bauhaus in my earbuds at work haha. I guess “gothic rock”chills me and gets me in the zone. I second the above posted, if you ever need someone to talk to, feel free to message me!

  • 1w ago crossfitathletics_pgh crossfitathletics_pgh

    Fav movie. Little known fact, Val Kilmer played Elvis in Clarence’s delusions

  • 1w ago thebradking thebradking

    @crossfitathletics_pgh literally every cool male in Hollywood was in that movie

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