#ThursdayTruthBomb Over a year ago I opened up about my anxiety and I wanted to let you all know that I am doing ok. In fact, I am doing wonderfully, and I couldn't be more proud of how far I have come.I get asked all the time how I am coping and how I have helped myself. So, I wanted to take this opportunity to thank you all for your support. Thank you! I also wanted to answer some of the questions people constantly have about my mental health and to give some of you hope that might be struggling right now.
I got asked to explain to a girlfriend the other day just how my little brain works as she was still struggling to understand anxiety. I told her it’s like jumping on a merry-go-round and every day, going round and round and round and round … haha ok, you get the picture!
I had been suffering for a very long time but I never really understood what was going on. So, I drowned the anxious feeling EVERY weekend with copious amounts of red wine, ciggies and recreational drugs.
I still drink - probably too much - but I have my anxiety under control … well, most days!
I solemnly swear that the best thing I ever did for my anxiety was telling people about it. Sharing and accepting my mental illness has been the best thing I have ever done, and I encourage every one of you to do that if you feel the urge.
Opening up means people now understand me. Sometimes I would come across disconnected, not all there, moody, agitated, aggressive and stressed, and people often wondered what they had done wrong...
The road to where I am now hasn't been easy, but I wouldn't change a thing. I have learnt so much about myself, and anxiety, and I am super excited to share with you...
✔️ I see a psychologist by the name of Jan, from Masters Psychology, and she has been an absolute godsend, I couldn't have got this far without her. ✔️Meditation has also been a HUGE help and one that I still need to do more of.
✔️I have doterra oils burning in the house and I wear an oil called ‘Balance’ every day. ✔️ I exercise at least 4 times a week & eat healthy.
✔️ I do courses, read loads and I've surrounded myself with like minded individuals. ✔️ I go to the Brain and Wellness Spa ❤️❤️❤️