Don’t tell me what I can and can’t be upset about.

I have to admit, I’m not an avid follower of Louis CK’s comedy. Is that even the right way to phrase it? I don’t know. See? That’s how little I care about Louis CK. Sometimes I find his content a little bit too… out there for my liking. That being said, I came across this quotation from him recently that really stuck with me:

“When a person tells you that you hurt them, you don’t get to decide that you didn’t.”

Okay, I realise that he was referring to physical pain when he said this, but I really wanted to discuss how this quotation affected me, if you’ll bear with me.

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10 Things I Do That Helps A Lot When I’m Feeling a Bit Anxious

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Last month was the lowest I have ever felt in my life, and it was quite honestly one of the scariest experiences I have ever gone through. It was probably one of the scarier things I have ever put my friends and family through as well, and to those I burdened, I apologise.

Nevertheless, now that I am on the other side of that particular trough, I am feeling a lot more in control of my emotions. I have also developed a few small strategies and changes to my daily routine that I found have helped me greatly in keeping my anxiety in check.

I’m sharing this today mainly because it’d be nice for me to have something written in black and white to read if and when I should need it. Who knows, maybe there’s something on this list that could help any fellow anxious people, too.

Or maybe you’ll hate them or think they’re stupid, in which case, for the love of God, don’t tell me! Otherwise I’ll obsessively worry about having let you down. I kid (kind of… Not really.), but just bear in mind that these are the list of things that helps me. And if they work for just one other person out there, then this would’ve been worth it enough for me to share.

At the risk of looking a bit Buzzfeedy, here we go:

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