B is for Breathe before bedtime

I started with one simple rule and goal for the week last week, bedtime before 9.30. Because my sleeping pattern had been all over the place, too much, too little, too late. and to be honest I was completely exhausted. So here are 6 things that I learnt from my early bedtime routine: Continue reading

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Four reasons to spend more time with yourself

I’ve decided to dedicate more time to looking after me and getting to know me, see my anxiety reduction plan for more detail! So I had my first ‘me weekend’ and I loved it.

I did what I wanted to do and didn’t feel an ounce of guilt for it. No plan, no organiser, no schedule, I just went with the flow.

I started a project i’d been meaning to get round to for ages! Drank tea, did yoga, made a cake, wrote in my diary, read, cleaned the flat. All things things that I would usually would feel like I didn’t have time for.

So here are a four things I learnt from dedicating a weekend to me: Continue reading

My anxiety reduction plan

Heart pounds, breathing quickens, head feels light, I can’t focus. Buildings and trees whizz by. Distractions, I need a distraction, quick look outside, the sky is a crisp blue this morning…No that’s not working, focus on your breathing. In, 1, 2, 3, out 3, 2, 1.  It’s OK it’s nearly over, you’re nearly there, but then again its only going to get worse once you get there. Breathe out 1, 2, 3, 4, 5. Quick get up, avoid eye contact, breathe, one foot in front of the other, that’s right. Try to drown out the chattering, laughing, moaning , grumbling, rustling, it’s OK. I can feel my heartbeat strong in my chest now, it’s impossible to ignore. BEEEEP BEEEEP, quick get out the way, the buses are relentless. They don’t even wait at the zebra!! Dash for the door, and you’re in it’s over, at least for now. Continue reading