I know it might sound as though I’m repeating myself but some people are just still not getting it. Also, I apologise for the shouting but some people in the back can’t hear me… A MIGRAINE IS NOT A HEADACHE! … Continue reading Once again with feeling…but next time maybe a little less of the feeling. It hurts.
Right, here goes. I am going to be completely honest and open with you about my anxiety. 100% truthful about the things that go on in my head. And I warn you, it’s not pretty. I don’t want to talk … Continue reading All of the anxiety!
I don’t think I believe in fate. We’re all the keepers of our own destiny surely, and we make our own futures don’t we? However, I do believe that there are pathways and opportunities just sitting in front of … Continue reading My anxiety and me
We’ve all been there, life is going along swimmingly, you’re juggling all of your eggs, they’re all lined up in their baskets, then suddenly there’s a tiny little shift and an egg starts to wobble, maybe it rolls to the edge of the table… Of course, you start to panic, you focus all of your effort and attention on making a flying leap to save that one egg, which probably would have been fine, maybe it might have cracked a tiny little bit but you could have scrambled it and flung it on some toast for lunch! But no, … Continue reading When life hands you a wobble, just crack on.
and vice versa. Don’t automatically assume that just because I’m able to do things that you can’t that your anxiety issues are worse than mine. You have zero idea how much effort it takes for me to do to things and how much it hurts to do things too. You should also not assume that I am capable of doing the things that you can, even if we are both hindered by similar anxieties. On top of my anxiety I have fibromyalgia and due to this I may have days where I sit in bed all day and … Continue reading My anxiety is not your anxiety
The title has nothing to do with what I’m saying here, I just liked that title. I made a decision in November that January would be a month of rest for me. I’ve been very stressed, tired and rushed off my feet. I knew December would be a busy one, when isn’t it? And so I promised myself that under no circumstances would I make any concrete plans for January. It’s an open month, chilled out, nothing stressful. I actually find this in itself to be stressful! I don’t know how to do nothing. I’m really … Continue reading Ahhh January, where dreams are made and ultimately destroyed.
‘Be brave’ ‘Take it like a woman’ ‘You’re strong, you can do this’ ‘Tough’ ‘Just think about how worse off you could be’ ‘At least you’ve got your health/roof over your head/food in the cupboards’ ‘Insert any another phrase regarding how to face the day bravely‘ Well you know what? No, sometimes I don’t want to do any of the above. Sometimes I want to cry and scream and ask the world why it’s so damn unfair. I have, in the past, spoken many times about being ‘happy’ and how it is possible and you can change … Continue reading Sometimes I don’t want to smile, I just want to cry..and that’s totally okay.
I guarantee that there are at least 10 things in your home right now that you could discard, that you don’t use, you don’t like or has been sat in a cupboard for so long you’d forgotten you had and you’ve not even missed it. Why are you hoarding these things? Are they making you happy? When you look at your bookcase full of books you’ve already read or will never read, does it fill you with joy or does it stress you out because you don’t have time to read all of those wonderful books? Imagine all … Continue reading House to Home
I battle with my feelings about my body. Sometimes I love it. My skin looks and feels amazing. My legs looked toned, they seem to have miraculously become tanned and my stomach is flat, my hair looks amazing. Then I have those other days, or weeks sometimes, where my face is spotty, I have flare ups of psoriasis, my stomach is bloated like a pregnant hippo and my hair resembles a chip pan. I know that hormones are to blame at times but for me stress is a huge contributor to my body issues. I know I’m not … Continue reading I will love myself!
If you know me, I mean really, really know me, you will know that I have always been prone to having slight anger issues, temper tantrums if you will. The slightest thing could set me off and it was always genuinely uncontrollable. Until recently I actually thought that I was just a miserable sod, an angry little dwarf as my friend Hayley once referred to me as. Well I’m neither of those things, I’m actually a really happy person, especially if I happen to see a doggy! I have discovered that my anxiety is to blame for my many … Continue reading Angry!!!