Can I be super duper honest with you for a second?
The holiday season is a bad time for me because nearly three years ago my mum died just after Christmas. Since this time if I am honest, I have not celebrated it like I used to. It has left a massive void in my heart. But this year although I feel sad, I am going … Continue reading How do I deal and manage my mental health during the holidays?
The holidays can be very difficult for people who suffer from mental health troubles. I have anxiety and I get occasional panic attacks, which are a lot better now but they can still crop up from time to time when I’m under more stress than usual. Mostly when I have a heavy workload or worried … Continue reading How I Protect My Mental Health During The Holidays
There are a few things that I want my family and friends to know about my mental illness. Mine is panic attacks and anxiety. Gosh, there's so much that I'd like to tell them and you know what? Because of these two things a lot of times I can't get the words out or how … Continue reading A Letter To Family and Friends About Anxiety
Having a fear of a medical procedure is an area very close to my heart. For as long as I can remember staying in hospital and having surgery has been an issue. So much so it resulted in me cancelling operations. On the 26th of June I had to have surgery it was very important … Continue reading How to Get Through a Medical Procedure with Fear or Anxiety
It’s 7:50pm on a Saturday night. I have 18 tasks on my to-do list for today and seven are overdue. Four of those have been overdue for over a week. I’m overwhelmed. There’s so much to do. I’m a business owner. I love my job. I love my company. I love it all. But I’m … Continue reading “I’m not okay.” [Being a business owner shouldn’t change that.]
I'm pretty sure most people know what are the "normal" signs of anxiety. Those are the ones that are talked about the most. Did you know there are some that some you may not know of? I know for sure I didn't know about a few of these until recently. Let's take a look at 8 … Continue reading 8 Little Known Side Effects Of Anxiety.
Gosh it seems at times worry haunts me. It’s either waiting around the next corner, or I feel so oppressive it is like a second skin. Over the years I have learned some ways to help me cope with, and to overcome my worries. Using deep breathing techniques. Being aware of your breathing, and slowing … Continue reading 10 simple ways to break free from worry
Anxiety is the opposite of fun, and when we struggle with it, we just want it to go away. Unfortunately, some of the things we’re used to doing, even things that we do because they lessen our anxiety in the moment, can actually make anxiety worse.
For as many good reasons there are for seeking therapy, there are as many doubts people have about visiting a mental health counselor. Let’s look at a few...