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Anxiety Tips That Work For Me – Wear Your Belief Collab|| Me, Myself and Anxiety

29/09/2019

Hi lovelies. Today’s post is another Anxiety Tips That Work For Me Post, is in collaboration with the clothing company Wear Your Belief. I’m so excited to be bringing you guys this post. as you all know, Anxiety is some I deal with day to day. 

As you guys know I’m a huge believer in sharing my anxiety and the tips that work for me. Like people, anxiety comes is all shapes and forms. What works for me might not work for you, but everything is worth trying right. Don’t feel disheartened if my tips don’t work for you, just remember that my anxiety is probably very different to yours. There is no one size fits all. Try everything and anything and eventually you’ll find what works for you.

Get Out and About

Exercise is obviously one of the most beneficial for the body and mind, but I feel that the view of exercise has become distorted. If you are not doing loads of classes and spend hours a day in the gym you will achieve nothing. Personally, I disagree, walking; just getting out in the air is what works best for me. No pressure to do much just get out and walk. 

It can be in your local area, you can get a bus and go somewhere with a view. You can walk to a destination or go free style. You could join a walking group or go it alone. As long and you get out and about you’ll feel the benefits.

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How I Battle My Travel Anxiety || Me, Myself & Anxiety

23/09/2018

Here are my five top tips that I find help with my travel anxiety. When I stick to them I have a nice easy trip with minimal stress. If I don’t I can assure you something always goes wrong and I kick myself! So new life rule, follow my own tried and tested advice.

  1. Where possible I always check-in the night before, or 24hours if I can.

If you haven’t tried them already, I’d highly recommend the airline apps. You can pretty much do whatever you need to on there, check-in, book flights, add a bag. I always download the app of whoever I’m going to be flying with, log in, check in, and screen shot the boarding pass (just incase) and that’s it, one less stress!! 

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New Years Resolutions 2018

17/05/2018

I’ve had quite a tough year so far and I wasn’t really up for putting myself under extra pressure by doing lots of New Year’s Resolutions, but as I’ve started a new job this month and am feeling a bit more back to myself, I decided my New Year will start in June 2018 and so will my new habits!

Many of them are the same as 2017, I found last year to be one of the most difficult and damaging to my mental health and the start of 2018 wasn’t any better, but everything is on the up and I’m excited to step into my new role with positivity. Once I’ve started to put all of the below into practice I know it will give me the drive to create the life I’ve always dreamed of.

1. Get Driving Licence

This has been going on long enough and I hope in a couple of months to start studying, I’m gonna give myself one month of hardcore study and then book in my theory test. This might take a week, or it might take months, either way I’ll get prepared and I’ll aim to be ready no matter what happens.

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2. Do Yoga Everyday

I’ve started back doing Yoga at home and I love it! It’s more for my Mental Health as opposed to fitness. I find we live in a world where people are cruel, mean and just plain wicked. Some think this should be acceptable, I can assure you I do not!!! To help me feel grounded and protect myself, I will be doing yoga every evening after work and in the mornings I will listen to positive affirmations. 

If you struggle with your mental health, I urge you to try it. I started with the 30 day yoga challenge with “Yoga with Adriene” and I loved it!

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3. Surround Myself with Like Minded people.

I’m a very social person and love meeting and chatting with new people. Over the past 3 years, since moving to Jersey, I’ve found it quite hard to connect with like minded people. This I feel is due to my current lifestyle so I’m keen try new things and join classes in the hopes of broadening my circle. 

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

09/09/2017

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