The A Word..

First things first, Happy New Year.

On today’s post I want to discuss anxiety. More specifically my experience with anxiety.

Anxiety has the power to take over me completely and often I let that happen, although there are ways of controlling my anxiety.

Today is one of those days where I’ve let that happen and I am scrunched up in my bed, with an aching stomach all because of my anxiety. Why am I feeling anxious? Overthinking the smallest and silliest of things such as ‘Did I socialise like a normal person last night at that party?’ ‘Did I annoy everyone?’ and so it goes on and on.

I’ve always been a worrier for as long as I can remember, but only in the past few years has anxiety started to affect me and my life. Possibly triggered from major events that have happened in those years.

Sometimes it’s so crippling because I think to myself why can’t I just be normal? I can convince myself that I’m abnormal all because of a mental illness that millions of other people have. But my mind has the power to completely

take over and make me lose all sense of control.

I’m still learning every day to control my mind and remind myself that I have the power to reassure those horrible thoughts that pop up in my head daily.

The main point of this post is that whatever you may be going through or dealing with right now just know that you are not alone. There are so many of us living on this planet and so many of us that share the same problems. If only we could all come together to help each other but I guess that’s impossible.

If you feel like you need to talk, reach out to a friend or a family member or whoever. Know that you can.

You can also contact the Samaritans who are volunteers and so will be kept confidential, also anonymous and won’t cost you.

Email –

Phone – 116 123

Text – 07725909090

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Wellbeing writer, host for The Inspired Narrative podcast and mental health support worker.