Category: Mental Health

My anxiety is not your anxiety

  and vice versa.   Don’t automatically assume that just because I’m able to do things that you can’t that your anxiety issues are worse than mine. You have zero idea how much effort it takes for me to do to things and how much it hurts to do things too. You should also not

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Sorry, I’m busy

  Sorry, I’m busy… What does that mean to you? If I say “I’m busy” when someone asks me if I’m free for something it can mean several different things. I’m busy translates as ‘I have other plans’, ‘I’m out’… I’m working I’m going to the cinema I’m out for the day I’m at the

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Not your everyday ‘My Holiday’ post.

  I have just returned from another fantastic holiday with my Mum and my son, we’ve been away together quite a few times and we always have so much fun. I adore the relationship that we have, it’s not like a tolerance because we’re family, I genuinely love spending time with both of them. We

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“I believe you are blushing”…

…”Well yes probably and it’s most definitely taken a lot less than the naked form of Rose Dewitt Bukater” When you feel embarrassed your body releases adrenalin as it gets ready for the natural fight or flight response. The redness that appears on your cheeks is due to the veins under your skin dilating, allowing

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How I handle my anxiety attacks.

    You don’t know exactly what the outcome will be. You just believe that your actions are going to be the cause of terrifying disaster. It’s a feeling of severe doom. A feeling that sends an icy chill down your spine and freezes your feet to the spot. The only emotion that you can

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Upbeat Lincoln Mental Health Awareness #UpbeatAwareness

  I have not received monies or products for this post.  Upbeat Lincoln was formed many years ago by a group of volunteers. It is now run on a voluntary basis by wonderful people such as Ollie Applewhite and Robert Glenton and many others. Together they have created a safe haven for people with mental

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I may have just cured my anxiety…

    Okay listen up everyone, I may have made some sort of awesome scientific breakthrough… I have severe anxiety problems. I’m paranoid, stupid things scare me or make me panic, such as zombies, the dark, conversations I had 12 years ago, conversations I had 2 minutes ago, giving off the wrong impression, giving the

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Sometimes I don’t want to smile, I just want to cry..and that’s totally okay.

    ‘Be brave’ ‘Take it like a woman’ ‘You’re strong, you can do this’ ‘Tough’  ‘Just think about how worse off you could be’ ‘At least you’ve got your health/roof over your head/food in the cupboards’ ‘Insert any another phrase regarding how to face the day bravely‘   Well you know what? No, sometimes

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Just one day at a time.

I will promote the importance of understanding mental health issues until it is no longer a taboo subject. I will happily stand up in front of people and tell them how I once found it so difficult to leave the house that my Dad had to literally pick me up and carry me in to

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Coping, not cured.

      I have anxiety and PTSD. I have these things due to instances, events and traumas that have occurred during my life. They have caused parts of my brain to break and they might not ever knit back together properly. That’s okay though. I may never be ‘cured’ but I’m learning to cope.

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