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Take a deep breathe || Mental Health Edition || Me Myself And Axiety

09/09/2017
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One thing I’ve learned over the years is that I need a bit of me time.

As you know I suffer with anxiety. Personally, I found councelling very helpful and one thing they all said to me was that it was so important to get out in the fresh air. 

At home (Dublin) I was religious with it! I went for a 15 – 20 min walk everyday and on the days I didn’t want to I would walk like a snail home and just breathe deep the whole way. Since moving here I’ve been shite!, but that’s all about to change!

I’ve decided that once a week I will be getting out and having a beach walk. Nothing fancy, just me having a little stroll along the beach once a week.

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I don’t know what it is about getting out in the fresh air, but it can just help make life seem less shite. For me I need to go alone, some people find this odd. Over the years I’ve come to realise that they are the people who can’t stand their own company, how sad for them! I love me some alone time! I’ve been in a full time relationship for nearly a decade now so I FUCKIN crave it!

I don’t feel the need to put on my gym gear or bring my phone. I just head off by myself for a little walk where I can breathe deep, chill and just let my mind wander.

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I know if you have severe anxiety the thought of even leaving the house can be hard, thats ok. I used to sit in a windy spot in the back garden on days I felt I couldn’t deal with people. I’d just sit and take a couple of deep breaths and the anxiety in my chest would ease a little.

Even if its just sitting on a step in the back garden or a little hidden one that you only know about, try get out once a week even for 5 mins. It will change you!

No back garden? stick your head out the window. Honestly thats not a joke. I only realised this last year, but steps are my happy place (inside and out). You’ll be surprised of the difference!

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I know the struggle can seem endless and isolating, but just know you are not alone and that you are the master of your destiny, you are in control! You can fight the fight!

Sarah xo

 

Anxiety Home Jersey Channel Islands

Kota Artisan Candles

22/08/2016
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So I just spent the last 30mins writing a grand oul post on fecking Kota Artisan Candels and of course the laptop decides to save fucking none of it! So here we go for round two.

I love candles, this might be obvious from my youtube videos as I usually have a couple dotted about the place. When I’m feeing anxious I love just cleaning my room, putting on a lovely candle and just breathing in the calming scent of my choice (& occasionally Jareks choice). I’ve become more aware of the different types and quality of candles. Basically I’d like to avoid breathing in crap as much as possible. There are lots of great Irish candles companies, my fav is Celtic Candles, that I miss and I always try and stock up when I go home, but sometimes it’s just more hassle than it’s worth. The moment that pushed me over the edge was when I came home one evening after work to find Jarek had almost used up my fav candle. I was using it very sparingly, and sure enough  I came home after a hard days work to find it was almost gone. Lets just say I was not a happy bunny.

Lets go back a bit though and talk about when I first laid eyes on Kota Candles. It was a day like any other… ha ha no I joke. I was on lunch and went to the little Saturday market and happened to come across the stand. I didn’t have much time so I didn’t really get to stick my nose in any, but I liked the packaging and how pretty the petal ones were. Anyway… fast forward about a month or so and while myself and Jarek where out at one of the many summer “festivals” Jersey has to offer. There was a Kota stand so I demanded some candles. 

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Anxiety Check In Lifestyle

My Life at the Moment || Me, Myself and Anxiety

16/02/2016
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Hello my lovely little Magpies.

I’ve got lots of great reviews coming your way but just wanted to check in and give you an update on what’s going on with me! 

As I’m sure you know I’m now living in Jersey Channel Islands. I moved here in May 2015. I decided to make the move after a realisation that I wasn’t sure what I was doing with my life and I was in a massive rut! I had visited my sister Gillian in the summer with my friend Mel and had the best time! After that the seed of doubt was plated on wheather Dublin was really the place for me at this time in my life. 

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Anxiety Mental Health Video

Me, Myself, and Anxiety

19/02/2015

 

Hi guys,
So this video has been up on my YouTube channel for a while but I’m only getting around to putting it up on my blog now. No real reason other then there has been a lot going on and at the moment rime management is not my forte.
As you may or may not know, I suffer from anxiety and sometime when its very bad the depression can set in. This year I’m planning on tackling me as whole. I feel if I could sort out the anxiety a lot of other problems I have would fall away. This is a big thing though and anxitey has been a huge part of my life for many year so it wont be easy and I might not be ready to let it go…
I want to share my story as I find it helpful writing everything down and who knows maybe my journey will help others. The idea is to do one of these at the end of each month.
MagpieMagpie xx

Anxiety Mini Marathon Suicide

My Mini Marathon Journey

04/02/2015
This year I’m taking part in the mini marathon 2015 in June. I have never done a marathon before but after loosing my job I felt I had to do things to stay motivated and look after my mental health. I try to help out with a charity that is close to my heart Suicide or Survive and when I got an email inviting me to a brain storming session I thought, “it’s a sign”.
I’ll be vlogging about my journey so subscribe to my youtube channel and check out my instagram account. 
MagpieMagpie xx