Life With Anxiety: The Ups, Downs, and Middles


Sorry for the upsetting post, but I’ve had a tough day today, mentally.

For those close to me, you’ll know that I have suffered with anxiety and depression for many years. For those who are new to my blog, you’ll learn quickly that I do. Unfortunately, it’s as natural to me as breathing. Maybe it comes from my huge imagination, or it could be due to the fact that I’ve never felt ‘settled’ in a job. I counted. I’ve had fourteen jobs. Fourteen!

Anyway, I went out today and just spent some time in a new restaurant in my local village. It felt very lonely, although the food was so good. Look at those pictures. Yum! On a more serious note, when I do get that massive bout of anxiety, my palms shake, my heart beats really fast, and I feel sick in my throat. It’s not fun.

In fact, mental health is so important to me that I recently donated to Mind, and am thinking about supporting them in other ways. Watch this space.Right now? I’m trying to relax, experimenting with the blog (just discovered how to make a slideshow on the main page!) and I’m listening to Michael Buble, whose soothing, caramel-chocolate tones always make me smile.

Does anyone here go through anxious patches? How do you cope? If you’d like to chat with me, please send me a message on here, or subscribe to my blog.

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