Yesterday I had my first anxiety attack of the year, and although I couldn’t stop it, I managed to grab a pen and start writing down each symptom I was experiencing as it was happening.Continue reading “My Anxiety Attacks”
TRIGGER WARNING: Post contains mention of physical and psychological abuse in childhood, and mentions of self harm.
Last year my therapist told me that your trauma can hide itself within you until you are at a point in your life where you are stable enough to confront it. But I still don’t feel ready. Continue reading “Living With Complex Trauma”
When I drop into a pit of depression all things self care fall to the back of my mind and I end up neglecting myself. Sometimes I can end up going weeks without showering because I feel too exhausted to do so. I often over-indulge on sugary and high fat foods because I’m trying to fill the hole that depression leaves behind. Even when I appear to be okay, I am in fact struggling to accomplish even the most basic day to day activities such as brushing my teeth or keeping up with my housework. Continue reading “Self Care”
My mental health has taken a down turn over the past few weeks, and I have let my anxiety get the best of me. I have let it fester beneath my chest rather than showing it any comfort. When you let these feelings fester for much longer than you should, they become darker, they become deeper rooted in your mind, body and soul. The anxiety turns to depression and although you’re aware that you should be doing something to help yourself get back up and shake things off, it feels as if you are being pushed further into this pit and that the darkness is weighing you down. You truly feel trapped. Continue reading “Ask For Help”