100 things i’m grateful for

Being grateful for small things can easily be dismissed or not even noticed as we live our busy lives. I read a post written by Laura from Laura’s lovely blog where she had written 100 things she was grateful for in January. I thought it was a lovely idea but as it’s now February, I am going to write just 100 things I am grateful for. It’s important to slow down and see what is going on in the world around you. Here are my 100 things I am grateful for, Central heating – it’s been so cold! My car…

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It’s good to talk

Do you know how important it is to talk to someone? The other day I was at work feeling overwhelmed. Just suddenly everything got to be, feeling tired, my workload and the difficulties I’m having with LB, her behaviour and emotions are all over the place. I could feel myself mentally sliding down that invisible slippery wall, the one where the hope of being able to stop yourself from falling flat on your face was a 99% possibility without help, I wanted to pretend I was sick so I could go home. I felt useless, physically sick and alone. I…

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13 simple yet effective self care tips

Do you know self care can be simple and not expensive. Do you know that self care doesn’t have to take hours if you don’t have the time. Self care has to work around and with you. Yes you. It can take 5 minutes or 5 hours – it depends on what you can do. I personally love the idea of a spa or a nice long soak in the bathtub filled with bubbles and relaxation music but being realistic – it’s just not possible for me with my lifestyle. I am more regular 5-10 minutes a few times a…

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Why it is okay to relapse with anxiety

I am struggling to write this. I am gutted, I truly thought after 2 weeks being off anxiety medication that I was beating it. I had a reaction to Citalopram (the old meds I was on), I started these at Christmas but they were causing daily banging headaches which would lead into migraines. Yes I wasn’t snappy or tired or grumpy, but I certainly wasn’t me. After the doctors gave me beta blockers to stop the migraines I suffered with vertigo and had to come off all meds completely. That was horrendous – I was so ill. Truth is –…

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My anxieties over the last few months and the changes I have made.

I haven’t been around social media for the past few months. I took a complete break. My anxieties were too high to think properly. I get these stages when I am on a roll, I feel happy, positive and loving life, then bam… I start that slow spiral down and down very quickly. I keep smiling and act as normal as I can at work and around my kids. Well as normal as I can, I get snappy and my girls know I am not good. That in turn makes me feel bad because I shouldn’t be snappy. I shouldn’t…

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