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This is something I wrote a while ago, but as it is Mental Health Awareness Week, I wanted to share it. Mental health has always been a hard topic to talk about, but it’s something that will affect 1 in 4 people in some form or another. I’m so pleased to see that it is…

Driving through anxiety

For those of you that follow me on Twitter or Instagram, you may have seen that I passed my driving test. While this may not seem like a big deal for some, for me, it was a huge, huge achievement. Full disclosure: this was my fifth attempt.

2016

Merriam-Webster’s word of 2016 was “surreal” and that definitely sums up my year. At the beginning of 2016, I was flying to New York with my boyfriend which had been his 30th birthday present from me. Fast forward 12 months and I’m currently in Leicester with my family, fiancé and our three-month old son.

Keep it positive

I promise this is a happy post, not a big moan, so just bear with me! I had one of those days this weekend where I felt like everything was just too much. Every part of me was hurting; I had a headache, backache, swollen feet and carpal tunnel-y hands (that’s a fun pregnancy thing!)…

The home stretch

It’s finally here, the third trimester, the “home stretch” as all my pregnancy books call it. There’s just over 10 weeks to go until Cabbage is here, and it’s all getting extremely real… We’re ordering nursery items, attending antenatal classes, and I’m refusing to believe I can physically get any bigger. While it’s lovely hearing…

Anxiety and pregnancy

Have you ever been swimming or paddling in the sea, just getting on with things, when out of nowhere, a huge wave comes up, knocking you over or pushing you under the water? A wave strong enough to make you struggle for air while you frantically reach around for a hand to hold, for someone…

Anxiety: Break it down

One of the problems with not having a set routine is that extra time on your hands can invariably lead to over thinking. If I’m honest, I’ve found that my anxiety has become harder to deal with recently,  and I think a lot of that is down to spending more time by myself. It makes…

Tropical Wonderland

The lovely Liz, who I have previously interviewed, gave me Millie Marotta’s Tropical Wonderland for my birthday a few weeks ago. As I’ve said before, along with exercise and writing, I find colouring really therapeutic and it helps to de-stress me and focus my attention on something positive if I’m feeling anxious, so I thought I’d share…

Millie Marotta – Turtle

[youtube=https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c9G_rCH550Q&feature=youtu.be] Apologies for another colouring video 🙂 I’m finding this great for relaxing in the evening. I’m struggling in my job at the moment, and I love being able to come home and forget about it.  

Colouring Time

Starting a new page in my Millie Marotta colouring book. I’ve found colouring is an amazing way to de-stress and calm down, especially if I’m feeling anxious about something.

A day in the life…

Do you ever have those moments where you suddenly feel so overwhelmed by how underwhelming everything is? A moment when, out of the blue, anxiety physically cripples you for a reason you can’t quite put your finger on. I sit and watch videos and read inspirational posts on how you should live your life, how…