My journal – get to know me!

Journal prompts are great for when you feel like writing, but you aren’t sure where to start. I thought I’d share mine with you, so you can get to know me a little better. How would you describe yourself to a stranger? The thing that immediately jumps into my head is anxiety. I enjoy sharing […]

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Journaling for anxiety

Does it ever feel like the universe is trying to tell you something? My counsellor told me about the benefits of journaling, and then a Youtuber I follow said how much it helps his mental health, followed by a lot of mentions on Instagram too, so I thought OK universe I’ll start writing! I used […]

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Avoidance has come back to bite me

When I start finding life difficult, I withdraw. It’s like I only exist to myself and I get very stuck in my own head. I’ve been feeling physically unwell, with various things including stomach pain. I called my GP, who went off on a tangent about my anxiety, asking me how I was feeling and […]

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Three things I wish I knew about anxiety when I was younger

Medication isn’t a quick fix or a cure I know that medication can be a controversial subject, and I go back and forth about whether I’d like to give it another try myself. It doesn’t help that my first experience wasn’t great. I was only 17 when I first went to my doctor about my […]

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Do you need to keep searching for a ‘cure’ for anxiety?

I love solving problems. If there’s ever something bothering me health-wise, or if there’s a thing that needs fixing, I’m straight onto google. I research the problem and all its possible solutions so I can formulate a plan. Don’t get me wrong, this isn’t always a bad thing, as it means I’m proactive and end […]

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I should have my life sorted by now… or should I?

I can’t always get my head around being a thirty-something. I still feel like a scared 19-year-old kid inside, but I guess I am older and hopefully wiser. Even so, sometimes I feel bad that I don’t have everything ‘together’. There are so many supposed milestones in a person’s life that I haven’t yet reached. […]

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Is your anxiety a fear of fear itself?

Fear is a funny thing. You might experience it often in your day to day life but not understand why certain situations scare you so much. Or you might know perfectly well but find yourself unable to stop it. The people closest to you might not understand either, even if you painstakingly try to explain […]

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Diary of an anxious mind PT 2

My mind has been very ‘busy’ this week. I try to always be productive but however much I do it never feels like enough. I think it comes from a feeling of guilt. I’m guilty for being unemployed, so I feel like I need to overcompensate to prove I’m not lazy. Added to that, I’m […]

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Why is it so hard to follow your own advice?

Do you ever feel bad that you can’t seem to follow your own advice? Then you’re not alone! I’ve blogged about several different topics and given advice that I sometimes struggle to follow myself. I might know what I need to do, but the problem is getting started, or even completely forgetting things when I’m […]

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Distraction

My mind fizzes and pops, I’m scrolling on my phone and I just can’t stop, Stop. What? Sorry I didn’t hear you, A bird flew by, just there, near you. Its 1am and I can’t sleep, Tomorrow morning, there’s an appointment to keep. Weep. That thing that happened ten years ago, It’s important – my […]

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