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

Half term is done and back to the school run we go in the morning. To most people school holidays are something to look forward to; no school runs, lazy mornings in and some quality time with the kids. I look forward to all of those things too but sometimes the anxiety demon gets in the way. With the massive life changes that have come with quitting my job and choosing to stay at home more (more about this soon) came a new attitude too. I wanted to grab the bull by the horns and face things head on. So… View Post