One thing I have learnt since having anxiety is I have to look after me. If I don’t then my anxiety takes over. If I put myself at the bottom of the list then I can’t be the person I want to be especially when it comes to the Mum I want to be. I have tried so many things to get rid of my anxiety but I have realised that it’s not really about getting rid of it. For me personally it is about accepting it, learning to live with it and doing as much as I can to…

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Trigger Warning Often with things like mental health people often say they had a turning point; an event that happened that made them reassess everything. Sometimes it could be the tiniest thing or sometimes a huge life changing event. Sometimes you hear people say that they had to hit the bottom before they could start getting back up again. Whatever it is, however it happens that thing that happens usually signify’s the point where a lot of people ask for help. Mine happened the day I wrote a letter. Anxiety has been a problem for me since becoming a Mummy…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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