Suffering from Anxiety

by - October 05, 2017

Blogtober Day 5 Everyone! ❤️



I've never written anything as personal as this before on my blog but I feel like typing this blog up on my laptop will help other people who are suffering with anxiety find help. I found out I was suffering from anxiety a few years ago. I never realised that my panic attacks, constant overthinking and worries were part of a diagnosis called 'anxiety'. I would often read (and still do now) about other peoples experiences and hoped to find something that would help. 

I've suffered from panic attacks for a few years and I didn't even know what they were until I started researching on the internet about the symptoms I was getting. Everything I did seemed like such a big deal at the time when in actual fact they weren't. I find it really hard to sleep at night even if I'm extremely tired. My brain is constantly worrying about things that have already happened or plans that I have for the next few weeks. 

I would just stare at the ceiling or close my eyes and think about scenarios which worry me even more. I would worry that people would judge me if I messed up a word when talking to them or if I didn't understand what they were asking me. 

I hate answering the house phone. I avoid answering it as much as I can. I don't like not knowing who is on the other side of the phone as it doesn't display the number on the screen. Being in a relationship and having anxiety can be really hard. Luckily I have a boyfriend that is supportive about everything and understands my anxiety, but I know other people aren't as lucky. It can be hard telling someone about anxiety as they may feel like your just 'making it all up' or 'over-reacting' but it is a real thing and you're definitely not alone.

Having anxiety can really affect you in so many ways and it's hard to stop it from taking over your life. I have caused many arguments with my boyfriend because I have turned just simple discussions into something worse. It's hard when your mind is telling you that your partner hates you or deserves someone better after every argument. I am definitely getting better after being in a relationship for almost 2 years and I often have to tell myself that my boyfriend wanting to stay at home because he's tired doesn't mean that he doesn't want to see me. 

Just remember you are not alone! Anxiety is not going to hurt you and neither are panic attacks! It's important to look after yourself and if you have any worries or concerns then don't be afraid to send me an email or message me on any of my social media so we can talk about it. 

Share this with anyone you know who's suffering from anxiety. Hopefully it helps!

xoxo

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10 comments

  1. I suffer from anxiety too! It’s horrible! But things do get better🙈

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    1. Yes I agree, it's a horrible thing to deal with :(

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  2. Aw this is beautifully written Lauren. You are going to help so many people sharing this and raising awareness of something which affects so many.

    Emily

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    1. Thank you so much Emily, it really means a lot! :)

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  3. I'm another anxiety sufferer. I'm so sorry you're in this boat as well, but thank you for talking about it. It's so important to talk and it really does help others feel less alone.

    Thinking of you xxx

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    1. You're welcome, I hope it helped :)

      Thanks so much xxx

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  4. I suffer from anxiety too so I understand! Loved reading this. Here if you ever need a chat xx
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  5. Hi,

    you must know that everything is in our head.All fears comes from our head, because we are born with only two fears "fear of falling r and fear of noise"

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  6. I've been single for over 5 years because I told myself after my first breakup that I wouldn't go into another relationship until I learn to really love myself... With anxiety, that's a very slow battle and sometimes, I feel like losing is a much bigger deal than winning.

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