Anxiety

Just smile - OCD and anxiety can be so isolating at times and the more time you spend alone the stronger their hold on you becomes.  One of the things we need to fight constantly is to keep going out to places, being social and interacting with people.  This of course is more easily said then done. One … Continue reading Just smile
Dealing with anxiety - Over the last year anxiety has become my constant friend, everything seems to trigger it and though I continue to try and push myself to do things – knowing that I have to go through it to get better – it really doesn’t seem to be going anywhere and so I find myself thinking, ‘will … Continue reading Dealing with anxiety
Maintaining your mental health - This one I hate to say does not have an easy fix, it takes some commitment and a promise to yourself to be kind.  It needs to be worked at daily if you want to stay level and in control. It has taken me a long time to come to terms with this, in the … Continue reading Maintaining your mental health
Anxiety - I think anxiety has been part of my life for as long as OCD if not longer. I’m not sure I’ve ever felt completely relaxed, always questioning myself and my abilities, always thinking I’m not good enough and trying to please others. I naturally put myself down and the other day I even talked my … Continue reading Anxiety
Subconsciously self-defeating - Have you ever heard the phrase, ‘You’re your own worst enemy’?  Well I’ve definitely got that one down.  I’ve become so good at it in fact that I now do it subconsciously!  It wasn’t until very recently – whilst going round a supermarket – that I could hear myself saying: ‘You’re really stressed out’ ‘I feel … Continue reading Subconsciously self-defeating
OCD – Responsibility - I expect there is an official term for this type of OCD but I’m not aware of it.  Basically it’s intrusive thoughts which occur when asking other people to do things for you. for example: Say I asked my husband to go and pick something up from the shop for me, I would then have … Continue reading OCD – Responsibility
Breathing - So I’ve done Yoga for many years and for anyone who’s done Yoga at all you’ll be aware that there’s normally a bit of meditation involved and some deep breathing and to be honest I normally find this part a bit dull.  I’ve also been on courses where I’ve learnt about the importance of breathing … Continue reading Breathing
Mindfulness - So what feels like years ago I said something along the lines of, ‘I’m going to give mindfulness a go because I’ve dabbled in it and it seems to work’.  So it was actually Oct 2017 and to be honest I haven’t really got any further along my mindfulness journey which is incredibly disappointing. Recently … Continue reading Mindfulness
Hangry - So the definition of Hangry for those who aren’t sure is: ‘bad-tempered or irritable as a result of hunger’. Now this is definitely something I’ve been ‘suffering’ from over the last fortnight.  As a result of some intolerance testing I had done (because of my Ulcerative colitis) I was advised to eliminate dairy, wheat, gluten … Continue reading Hangry
My own company - Now this is something I’ve struggled with for as long as I can remember, I really do dislike being on my own and having to sit with my own thoughts, eeek!  In fact I’ve realised recently that I talk out loud to myself all the time and I think it’s partly so I don’t have … Continue reading My own company