12/12/2016

#Blogmas 2016 Day 12 | Anxiety Update


Hey guys today's blogmas post is an update on my anxiety. As some of you may know I have suffered with anxiety since about the age of thirteen. It's mainly on public transport that I suffer with it most especially when it's packed on the tube for example. 

However, I have also suffered with social anxiety for the past few years also. Social anmxiety is "The fear of  interaction with other people that brings on self-consciousness, feelings of being negatively judged and evaluated". Of course both types of my anxiety can give me panic attacks which are just the worst things ever.

I can't quite remember when I last spoke about my anxiety on my blog. So I thought it would be a good time to update you guys as well as for myself to look back on. I haven't had bad anxiety since I was at the Airport going through security on the way to Luxembourg. I guess I was especially nervous as the last time I had travelled was at Christmas in New York City where I had a bad experience.

I haven't had a full on panic attack for quite a while. I can't even rememeber when it was which is good I guess as it must have been ages ago. I think recently I have been quite happy in myself and my life so my anxiety has been at a 3/4. There are some days where I just wake up anxious at a 7/8 but these days are rare. 

It helps a lot that everyone in my family knows I suffer from anxiety and panic attacks so I don't have to hide it anymore. I can just let them know I'm not feeling great and we can go from there. I feel like 2017 will be a good year for my anxiety as I continue to learn more about how I can deal with it and what excatly triggers it. 

Of course I know what some of the triggers are but something I get anxious about is food which I have yet to talk about. I really want to tackle this in 2017 because it's so ridiclous but also holds me back a lot. I am going to talk about this briefly over on my twitter and then on my blog soon.

I know anxiety is being spoken about more but I still feel like it's not spoken enough. I hope that in 2017 more and more people talk about it because it's an important thing that can effect us all. It's almost got a ripple effect as everyone around the people who suffer with it get effected.

I still do things to reduce my anxiety like carry a cold bottle of water with me and some chewing gum. As I know these things help me mentally deal with my anxiety. I think it's something I will always do as it just keeps my mind at peace.

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