Life As I Know It

Life As I Know It

So I recently read Zoe Sugg’s Girl Online and it inspired me to start a blog. To tell you the truth I know next to nothing about blogging, but after learning that it helped Zoe when dealing with anxiety I thought I’d give it a bash. So here I am.

I’m a 20 year old British girl with the mind of a fifty year old. I don’t do clubbing, parties, drinking, I work full time in marketing and have a long-term boyfriend. I’m pretty boring really. Having problems with anxiety doesn’t help – the thought of going for a night out in a club terrifies me. I tire very quickly when I’m out, and my home has become my ‘safe place’, so when I’m away from it for too long I seem to think that I’m not safe or that something awful will happen and suddenly decide that I have to go home. Right this second. It’s very unsettling and I think people think I’m a bit of a psycho. But I’m not, I just haven’t quite learnt how to control my brain yet.

I have a wonderful yet slightly dysfunctional family. I don’t live with my mother – I live with my dad and stepmother, who has bought me up since the age of four. They really keep me going.

Does anyone else create ‘safe places’?  Where are yours?

Best wishes & Merry Christmas,

 

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  1. January 24, 2016 / 4:00 pm

    My home is my safe place too! Cuddled up in my bed! I can relate to this a lot. I’m finally able to deal with my anxiety a lot better, but still get days like this! I hate clubbing too, I often joke that I’m an 80 year old stuck in a 20 year olds body haha! We have a lot in common! Xxx

    • January 24, 2016 / 4:03 pm

      Do you have any particular coping strategies for anxiety? I seem to have learnt to manage it but sometimes I really struggle – I had a bit of a wobble at the beginning of this year. Honestly, the thought of clubbing makes me feel sick! Xx

  2. January 24, 2016 / 4:11 pm

    I actually take medication for my anxiety – I’m on Propranolol and Citalopram. It’s taken a few months for them to do the job so I had to learn to cope with attacks on my own at first. Breathing exercises really helped, as did yoga! I still do these now! I’ve also cut out caffeine and alcohol as these always made anxiety worse ( I never drunk alcohol anyway, just the rare occasion, but I was a coffee addict lol). I also found that giving myself lots of time to prepare for the day helped. Even now I try to do daily to-do lists and try not to rush anything! 🙂 sorry for the long reply, I hope I’ve helped at least to some extent! If you do have any other questions or just want to chat, please don’t be afraid to send a DM on Twitter! 🙂 xxxx

    • January 24, 2016 / 4:12 pm

      I found that caffeine had quite a big effect on mu anxiety too. Thanks so much for the advice 🙂 xx

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