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
Alcohol – the social pressure - A complicated topic this one, I think. I very rarely drink nowadays and to be honest I don’t really miss it but with the Christmas season coming up and the inevitable works Christmas party on the horizon I am feeling the pressure a bit more. I’ve mentioned to my work colleagues that ‘I won’t be drinking … Continue reading Alcohol – the social pressure
You’re not going to win everyday! - Life is full of up and downs and I think we probably all know this, so why then do we give ourselves such a hard time on the days we aren’t quite ‘feeling it’? As a mother of two, who works part time and is studying as well I often feel like I’m not quite … Continue reading You’re not going to win everyday!
OCD and Blood - Now I’m guessing this is a trigger for a few of us out there, I know for sure it’s always been one of mine. There’s something about blood which just makes my mind go, ‘If you touch that you’re going to catch something horrible’. In the past if I walked past a plaster in … Continue reading OCD and Blood
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
Pure O and False Memory OCD - I haven’t blogged solely about OCD for a while so I though it might be time. I have been avoiding writing this post ever since I started this blog, it’s a really tough topic for me to write about as I still struggle with it myself at times and there’s always a fear that it may … Continue reading Pure O and False Memory OCD
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
Money – A complicated relationship - Money is something that I have a very complicated relationship with, I’m guessing I’m probably not alone in this. Like with food it’s one of those things in life that you can’t just avoid or ignore, it’s part of life and you have to try and have a good and healthy relationship with it. We were never … Continue reading Money – A complicated relationship
Brain Fog, Cured? - Just over a year ago I wrote a post on Brain fog. It is something I have suffered with for a long time and something I was slowly trying to unravel the cause of. Having done a bit of research into it, it was starting to become quite obvious why I suffered from it but trying … Continue reading Brain Fog, Cured?