Wednesday, 6 February 2019

Anxiety |

Hello there,
I always talk about how I'm a little bit hit and miss with my moods. I just wanted to do a little post today to talk about what helps me when I'm having a bad spout of anxiety. Now of course no two people are the same so for what works for me may not work for others. This is just a little post about how I personally cope when I'm having an anxiety attack or even just having an off day.

Reading |

When I'm feeling a little bit anxious I like to throw myself into a good book. I normally delve back into the lives of Sophie and billy, the book called Billy and Me is one that I just adore. If not I love picking up a little self help book, I really like Fearne cottons calm.

Music | 
Music is my little escape and I just love popping my headphones in and blocking out the world. I love to listen to old school songs like Fleetwood Mac and also I just love listening to really cringy songs, you know the songs you hear at weddings. I don't know why, I think they are just really good feel good songs and it just perks me up a little but. If I'm feeling thoughtful I will listening to my all time favourite.......Somewhere only we know. I swear only chummy ever remembers that about me.

Writing |

I do not do it enough but writing is a form that I love to express how I feel. I have been trying to find the fine line between expressing how I feel but putting a positive spin on it and just venting and making my online space very negative. This is something I'm working really hard on this year. I guess I just want to re-vamp this a bit this year and I think I'm doing an okay job so far.

Games | 
I love a game of spyro or zombies. Failing that I really just love playing the Sims. There's something about playing in a world that you create that just makes the world feel a little better. I love the Sims because I have full control. What that says about me I don't know, I just like to be able to play with loads of money and live out my perfect life, pretty much because on there I don't really need to worry. 

Disney films |

My happy place, nothing beats sitting back, getting cosy under some blankets and enjoying a good Disney film. Currently if I'm feeling a little blue I love watching tangled. Its such a feel good film. Plus I have a little bit of a thing for Flynn. Yes I have an attraction to an animation, don't say you have never fancied a Disney prince.

Louise Pentland | 
Oh this woman has been my saviour. Louise is not afraid to say how she feels and its so comforting that even in an edited life, she still chooses to share the moments when she feels low. I love this about her, it think it connects her to her audience on another level. I feel better knowing that it happens to everyone and its okay. Plus I love just binge watching her life, her positive outlook just brightens my day and we could all use a little Louise in our lives.

Tidying |

Now I do not frequent this one often, if my mother saw this then she would be in fits of laughter. I am a very messy person but sometimes it just helps my anxiety to have a deep clean and just sort stuff out. It feels like I have some control and I find I can be rather ruthless so its perfect if I need a de-clutter. Every cloud and all that jazz.
Puppy time | 

Planning |

Currently when I'm a little anxious I just start planning my holiday. Throwing myself into planning takes my mind off it all and helps me to see the good things I have coming up. Granted I think I'm annoying Charlie with my Disney planning, at the minute I feel like I'm the only one excited for it. But ho hum, I can do the excitement for the two of us. Its not like I'm not the most excited I've ever been for a holiday.

Alone time |

Sometimes all I need, if all else fails then sometimes I just need some time on my own. Now I can shut myself away for days. As much as I say i want alone time, I want alone time where I have charlie with me. He doesn't count as people, he's my little safety blanket and when he's around it just makes me feel a little more me. I just want to sit in a dimly lit room, some candles and just time to breathe and think. I know it may sound a little odd but its okay to feel like you need some space. 

So that's sort of how I like to try and deal with my anxiety, it doesn't work all the time but I think at least I'm trying to work through it. One thing I have learnt the hard way though, is that it is okay to ask for help. No one will judge you for saying how you feel and quite frankly if they do, they can go fuck themselves. You have every right to feel how you do, its not your fault. Just breathe, try to relax and it will pass. I am aware that this may not work for everyone, this is just what helps me. 

I would love to hear your opinions on this, please just remember that everyone has different ways of coping and I want this to be a safe place to share your ideas and thoughts.

Ciao for now xxx

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