I have to remember on nights like today how far I’ve come. It’s hard because today I had a lot of things to do, a lot of places to be and lots of people to meet and I was overwhelmed from the moment I woke up. Instead of clearing my head, prioritising those things that… Continue reading Relapse of worry
I made it, I can't tell you yet that I enjoyed it or that I got anything out of it, but I did it. I came home actually feeling less positive and more helpless. I spent the whole group trying to answer questions in the right way, because it's a group. I don't want to… Continue reading Group therapy: week 1
Having suffered with mental health illness since I was 16, I've spent the last 19 years trying to hide or cure myself. Last year I really began to struggle, deteriorating after my mum passed away & my best friend took her own life, Kirsty. I had only been in my role at Good Things Foundation… Continue reading Talking to work about your condition
So this morning after a great nights sleep, I've woke up edgy & agitated. I really want to stay in bed today. Just sleep, laze about, do nothing. When I first woke up I couldn't think why. We had a blast yesterday at our last day at Universal's Volcano Bay & today we're due to… Continue reading Day 15 and the anxiety hits reverse – who is the real ME?
So Orlando is amazing but by 'eck do I need a rest day! Today is day 6 of parks & wow, we haven't visited half of them yet. The last 2 days I've felt a little anxious & overwhelmed and we've done half days, but it's not been enough respite to my normal life. I'm… Continue reading In need of a rest day
Triggers are the things I'm learning to spot. The problem is, I think I have a lot: Letting down the kids Changing plans Frustrating Nigel as he helps so much Letting colleagues & friends down Not the way I do things Thinks not being perfect Something I didn't expect Trying on clothes Photos Making a… Continue reading Triggers