I really want to talk about mental health recovery.
Another year has come round and as always it feels like the right time to make a fresh start and do some self-improvement. That's what resolutions are for amiright?! We can always hope we’ll be a better us this time next year.
In the last week, I've had a panic attack almost every day and that's a frequency I haven't felt in a long in a long time.
I don't feel like the best me right now.
I'm hoping to change that. So Jan 1st 2018 marks the restart of a long battle I've had with Generalised Anxiety Disorder. One that I have felt I was losing many a time. One that I feel like Im losing again. But there is always hope.
A friend of mine did a whole 365 days of positivity and I was really inspired by him. He found so much positivity for what was still a pretty tough year.
I know the pursuit of positivity isn’t always right for me. Nor is 365 days of happiness. That's too tall an order for me and that's okay. Not while my brain isn't too happy
What I wanted is to share day to day what anxiety recover looks like, not just the highs and lows but everything in-between as well. I've wanted to do this for a while cos I'm a big sharer and a big advocate for speaking out about mental health and anxiety. And with the new year and my mental health relapsing a bit, this seemed a better time than any
I'm hoping this won't get super annoying. It's not meant to be.
There's a big chance I will forget to do this but I'm going to try my best. I may well move this to solely on Instagram. I'm not sure :) its the first time aive done something like this
Im hoping this may help someone else whose struggling, who needs a recovery buddy. But Im especially hoping to look back and see that Ive done better than I give myself credit for.
(Also it is still technically Jan 1st where I am so i havent already fallen at the first hurdle ;))