The bare bones of this post are of one I wrote a couple of years ago when I was just coming out of my first huge bout of anxiety. It was a post that really helped other anxiety sufferers especially Mums so I wanted to update it. Having anxiety can be crippling and when you are in the full throws of an anxiety attack it can be scary. I have taught myself ways of dealing with it after lots of research and most of the time manage to calm myself down. Here are my 5 ways to help yourself through… View Post

I decided to cut out alcohol to help my anxiety about 4 months ago. Since then we have had Christmas, I have had a couple of evenings out and have had to say to people that I’m not drinking. I’m a 32 year old mum so you can imagine the look I get straight away! You can see peoples minds going into overdrive and their pregnancy sensors going mad. Nope, I can confirm I am very very very not pregnant. So what made me give up my Saturday night glass of wine? Anxiety made me do it. I started to see… View Post

If you have clicked on this I would imagine it more out of curiosity than anything else. Is going for a coffee on your own really a big deal? To many people probably not but to an anxiety sufferer in particular me it was quite the achievement. Back when Little Man was a baby I remember doing it. I sat in a garden centre cafe with my baby and my drink happy as larry for all of five minutes. What followed was a screaming baby, me feeling like everyone was looking at me and £3.50 of hot chocolate being wasted… View Post

Christmas really is an amazing time of year as a parent. Watching those happy faces when the kids realise Santa came. Actually having time with your family is so precious. However, Christmas can also be a stressful time and I, as an anxiety sufferer don’t always find it the easiest time of year. I’m sure I’m not the only person who feels like this. I have suffered with anxiety for 5 years now so I have definitely learnt some coping strategies to get me through times like Christmas. I have used the word Mum in the title of this post… View Post

Accepting my anxiety has been so important in this muddle of an anxious journey. Accepting something which is out of your control is hard in a lot of circumstances. When something chooses you and you don’t choose it, it is sometimes hard to be okay with that. In a way that’s how I felt about my anxiety for a long time. I felt like I had lost control of part of my brain and it just didn’t work the way I wanted it to anymore. I chose to fight it. Unfortunately though, it won. A lot. And in the midst… View Post