A moment of calm to de-stress

*I was kindly sent products to review for this post* My life is somewhat busy and mostly crazy, and as a full time working mum, who also home schools there are very definitely moments where I think that life can’t throw much more at me. I need to find moments for me. A moment every […]

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I have forgotten how to relax

As I work through the issues and triggers around my anxiety and spend time in therapy, areas of my life are being scrutinized and turned over. My therapist recently asked me “what do you do to relax, do you know how to relax?” I thought hard for a few minutes and the only reply I […]

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Anxiety and me – what you see/what you don’t see

I make it no secret that I struggle hard with anxiety. I used to try and hide it but now I don’t. Anxiety and me are, for now, bedfellows and I am working on not letting it win. Some days are a victory and some days are hard lessons learned. Someone (who gets me, and […]

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M.E.N.S – self care or else.

It’s no secret that I’m in therapy. I’ve been in and out of it but went back a few months ago. It’s hard work and not my favourite thing but it is helpful. My therapist is not all nice and pat on the head either. She is in fact incredibly tough and expects me to […]

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Anxiety and Me – Removing causes of stress.

Causes of stress? We all have them. For me, one of the major causes of stress in my life is the tools used to communicate that demand my attention and response. WhatsApp is one of those things.  I recently returned from holiday, having had a tech-free break. I didn’t take my work or personal phones […]

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Out of Office – work life balance

Work life balance? Before we went away, I had a rather pathetic undramatic realisation that mine is utterly, frankly, crap. I don’t have a work life balance. I don’t switch off. Being a blogger, or social media “influencer” (and I hate that word, it’s pretentious, and frankly stupid, but I can’t think of another word […]

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