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Month: February 2017

Why it’s Okay to be Weird

I’m a full on weirdo. Just ask my fiance, he will 100% agree right now. I am who I am, just like you are you. But, that’s okay, you know?

Today I want to tell you that it’s okay to be weird. It’s okay to be unique, special and amazing. Why? It’s because every day I call myself a weirdo. Sometimes I laugh at this fact, sometimes I hate it. My day-to-day mood affects how I embrace my weirdness in all of it’s glory.

But I wouldn’t change a thing. As I grow older, my lack of patience with boring-ness grows bigger. I make time for my blogger friends and the few close real friends I have. But it’s worth saying that it’s not always been like that either.

There was a day where I would do anything to be someone else, and would do anything to please other people. Today I want you to realise that your weirdness makes you you, and please don’t EVER change for someone else.

How? Read on.

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Anxiety Getting Worse? I Have Some Tips For you

If you’ve been following my blog for a while now, you’ll know that I suffer from anxiety (well, duh Jess!). It means that even though I write all about anxiety and it looks like I have my life together, I don’t. The past few months, although I hate to admit it, have been high-anxiety. But it’s faded away now and I can sit here and write this to you.

It suddenly dawned on my that if I am going through this right now, no doubt you’ve been there too. How do you deal with it? How do you bring yourself back out of that?

I’ve got some tips for you now. These aren’t just meaningless tips either, these are from the heart. There’s nothing worse reading something that tells you what to do and not how to do it. So, here goes!

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How to Be Social Without Letting Anxiety Overtake You

Being social is hard with anxiety. It created paranoia and stress. Learn these easy tips on not letting anxiety stop you being social!

Today we have a guest post by the lovely Caroline. I’ve enjoyed reading this and I hope you do too!

There’s no worse feeling than stopping yourself from socialising and growing in life due to fear. Social anxiety is prominent in today’s society, and it’s no wonder since the media puts so much pressure on how successful people look, act and live their lives. Teenagers and young adults are extremely vulnerable to this media coverage, as they’ve grown up in the digital age, making it nearly impossible to avoid.

For people who are susceptible to social anxiety, the world can seem like a scary place. Going to interviews, meetings, dates or social gatherings can seem as daunting as jumping out of a plane. The feelings of anxiety we experience are related to our ideas and concepts created in our minds about social conditions and interactions.

Simply knowing these facts isn’t always enough to change them since we already know we have a problem and can’t seem to control the emotional responses we have to certain situations.

Below are some effective techniques you can use to start tackling your feelings of social anxiety.

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An Apology, an Update and a Thank You

For anyone that has been following me and my journey to an anxiety-free life, this is a first time in a year I’ve had to write a post like this.

Every week I’ve been sharing my tips with you in gaining back control over your anxiety, with some fun bits along the way. Unfortunately though, you’ll also know that you never really shake it. It’s always there in the back of your mind. Anxiety holds a grip that is immensely hard to shake, and is probably the only constant thing in your life (like it is for me).

Just because I blog about anxiety, doesn’t mean I don’t suffer from it too, and the past two weeks have shown that. I’ve been silent. I’ve been pushing people away, and doing the bare minimum to get by.

Those who I work with will know that I’ve been suffering a bit on the work front. I’ve been putting all of my focus into my current job, but have found it hard to leave that stress at work.

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