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Spring Cleaning My Life

Today is the first day of March, and although it may not feel like it, Spring is definitely on the way. I can’t say that January and February have been great for me. The beginning of 2017 definitely hasn’t been the best start to the year. Don’t get me wrong, nothing bad has happened. I’ve had some good times over the last couple of months: My mam came to visit from England, the kids both celebrated their birthdays and I had my first night out for ages. Coupled with lots of nice evening spent watching movies with the kids and […]

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Anxiety & Mental Health, The Anxiety Diaries

Coping with Anxiety in the Car – Guest Post

Hello everyone, welcome back to The Anxiety Diaries guest post series. I’ve had a great response to the previous two guest posts, which you can read here if you haven’t already. This week I’m featuring the lovely Katy from Katykicker.com. Katy is a full time work from home mum. She writes about how to make and save money online, alongside snippets of her family life. Today she’s sharing some tips on coping with anxiety in the car. I’m known for being organised, motivated and driven. I am somebody that never lets much stand in my way. However, I have a […]

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Anxiety & Mental Health, Life

Practicing Self Care in 2017

Practicing self care is very important for both your mind and your body. I think this is something we all know. Why is it then, that we often forget to make time for ourselves? Parents especially, myself included, often say we are ‘too busy’ to make time for ourselves. Too busy for self care. I’ve been guilty of that over the last 8 years that I’ve been a parent, but this year I want to make a change. And if you are reading this and nodding your head, then perhaps it’s time you made a change too. It really is […]

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Anxiety & Mental Health, The Anxiety Diaries

The Anxiety Diaries – Even Angels Fall

When I started ‘The Anxiety Diaries’ my hope was to share experiences of anxiety. Not just my own, but those of others too. So Today I would like to welcome my first guest poster to the series, Emma from Even Angels Fall. Here Emma tells us her story about how anxiety effects her. Take it away Emma: “I’ve been living with mental illness for over half my life now and although I don’t think I’ll ever be ‘cured’ from depression, I feel I now at least know the signs to recognise and can cope a little better than before. I’ve […]

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Anxiety & Mental Health, The Anxiety Diaries

The Anxiety Diaries – Anxiety at Christmas

Anxiety at Christmas Christmas can be an overwhelming and stressful time for everyone. But for those suffering from an anxiety disorder, the anxiety at Christmas can be almost unbearable. I sit here on Christmas Eve with my daughter beside me on the sofa. She’s singing along to a Christmas song, “snow is falling, all around me, children playing, having fun”. Her sweet little voice sounds out around the living room, a compliment to the wood crackling on the stove and the Christmas tree lights twinkling in the corner of the room. It sounds lovely, doesn’t it? So why is it […]

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