The checklist

I spend a lot of my time making lists in my head to help me to cope with my anxiety. These lists usually go round the houses with things being added and removed within seconds of each other! The main things I have on every list are: – How do I get there? – How…

The grip of the week ahead

How do people deal with the grip of anxiety that appears ahead of the week? It always claws up at the end of the weekend or a holiday and takes hold in my chest. It’s a wave of panic that doesn’t seem to go away. It will subside for a while when I’m distracted but…

Anxiety and its claws

Anxiety is not a friendly beast, when it gets its claws into you it is very hard to break free. This happens to me at the strangest times, frequently when I am in Sainsbury’s! Not the most scary of places but such is the beast… When it does raise its head it is hard to…

Sometimes a reminder is all you need

This week has definitely had its ups and downs. It’s not been the best start to the year and a combination of factors made for a sleepless few nights and a very sad and anxious start to the weekend. Lack of sleep is the worst thing for me, I cannot function unless I have rested…

First day back!

Now that it is January 2018 there are lots of first days again! First day back at work, first day at the gym and the dreaded first weigh day of the year. I did this yesterday and instantly regretted it! So much so I decided to forget it ever happened! I have started to realise…

Happy New Year!!!!

2018 is upon us and everyone is starting with their resolutions. My resolution is the keep on getting better, staying stronger and putting my health first. This served me well in 2017 so I am going to carry it on! I am enjoying getting out and about in the fresh air and plan to continue…

Well that went quickly!

Another Christmas over and what a lovely time was had by all! I don’t know about you but this “in-between” bit is always my favourite, you get to blanket fort it up, watch films and box sets all day without having to feel guilty at all! Unless you have to go to work, if that…

Ignore social this season

Just a little one from me today! Over the last few days I have noticed a lot of posts on social showing one of two things; the perfect Christmas and now I’m fat due to the holidays. Please ignore these and just enjoy your time!! Someone asked me what I love so much about Christmas…

Snow days!

So…it is snowing! This is very exciting and a bit of a treat for December. I cant remember the last time there was a hope of any kind of white Christmas. This is just one of the things that has made this year so different to last. Yes, I am still uncomfortable with all the…

It doesn’t matter if you have had a nice time

People (including myself) spend a lot of time worrying about things before they have happened. This can cause you not to focus on the day or moment itself as you are internalising and fretting about things. Something that I have been trying to do and have written about in a number of my posts is…

Keeping it up over Christmas

Over the last few weeks I have been booking in Christmas lunches and nights outs throughout December. Whilst this is super fun and I cannot wait for the big day itself it does fill me with angst and I worry about the food a lot. I really struggle with my eating and over the past…

Prioritise

As I sit here working, wearing the largest jumper I own (it is the season after all) I started to think “I haven’t written a blog for a while, I guess life has gotten in the way”. This then got me thinking about the priority of things and how we get so bogged down with…