The past few weeks have been hard on me mentally and physically. I’ve been constantly on the go to the point that I’ve been forgetting to take my medication, if anybody reading this suffers from anxiety and depression you will understand how bad you feel when you go cold turkey. You get headaches, you feel like everything is coming crashing down. Those feelings you thought you had at bay, come back 100x worse. You feel worthless, rough, tired and emotional. I wouldn’t recommend going cold turkey to anyone the withdrawal is horrendous.

After such a tough time lately I’m finally starting to feel like myself again those feelings have subsided (for now) they will never completely disappear but they are manageable at the moment.

I’ve decided I need some TLC I need to look after my own mind. So I’m going back to my go-to pick me up, which is yoga! I absolutely love yoga, it calms my mind, body and soul (i know it sounds a bit cringe but it’s true) I never really understood yoga before I started using it for my anxiety, I always thought it was a bit cringey, I thought it was just sitting there breathing and being silent. I had little to no knowledge about it and while you do focus on your breathing throughout your practice it’s much more than just breathing techniques. It’s amazing for your mental state, it’s great for relieving stress. It can help you get a better sleep. It’s also exercise so is great for your body and posture. So if like me you wrote off yoga before giving it a chance then I urge you to just try it. You may be amazed.

I’m trying to keep on top of the housework again. I don’t know about anyone else but if the house is a mess it always makes me in a bad mood.

I’m also going to be making a bit more time for me, whether that be doing my makeup, my nails, a facemask or a bath. Since having anxiety I’ve realised how important self-care really is.  I’d love to hear your self-care tips, what’s your go-to thing to make you feel better.

How can we help others if we don’t help ourselves first.

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