At the end of last year I was given the most thoughtful birthday gift by my work partner-in-crime, which has changed my evening routine dramatically.
Anxiety is a little fucker. Sorry for the swearing but for me, there’s just no other way to describe it.
It seems ironic to be writing this post a couple of days after saying that this is the year I’m going to be kinder to myself, however Monday set out to test me and my anxiety and I didn’t want to let it take over so early in the new year. So I put my new mantra into practice and attempted to calm the fuck down.
If, like me, you suffer with an overly anxious mind you’ll recognise the importance of self-care, especially around the busiest time of the year, Christmas. For me, it’s important to carve out time each week to unwind, de-stress and pamper myself. Whether you’re buying for yourself or a friend, these ten items will make that self-love process even better.
The one where I ramble on for a good 14 minutes about my struggle with anxiety and IBS and how they both aggravate each other. It’s a battle that I’m intent on winning.
Got any tips for dealing with anxiety, leave ’em below.
Last Monday, straight after lunch, my stomach started making those deep gurgle noises that instantly meant my IBS had decided it wanted to make itself known. After the gurgles came that all too familiar feeling of immense panic.
Recently I’ve been trying to get myself back into the swing of meditation and yoga, all in the vein of helping me unwind, stretch out my kinks and help my gut. And so far, it seems to be working.
It’s been precisely 1 year and 4 months, since my first IBS post went live and it’s been a rollercoaster of a journey ever since. Living with IBS brings some extreme highs, when you’ve finally cracked how to manage it, and some extreme lows where you’re bathroom bound, doubled over in pain, bawling your eyes out. If you have IBS you know exactly what I’m talking about, it’s a debilitating illness, if I can call it that, and can be super isolating but every time sufferers talk about it, they’re helping break the poo taboo. And that’s super important, which is why I wanted to post today about my anxiety, one of the other symptoms of IBS.
Recently I’ve been feeling run down and dealing with waves of anxiety. When it all gets a bit too much, these are the 10 things I like to do to unwind…