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Panic at the Anxiety Disco #3

Anxiety tips, videos, images and fun

Welcome to another week’s edition of Panic at the Anxiety Disco.

Following on from the lovely mental health poem last week, I’ve got a new image I found during last week. This image is a great reminder for those who find affirmations useful:

Anxiety tips, videos, images and fun

The idea behind an affirmation is that the more you repeat something to yourself, the more likely you are to believe it. For example, if someone tells you over and over that you’re pretty, eventually you will start to believe it.

Affirmations can be really useful tools if you find yourself struggling. Keep repeating it to yourself and it may just get absorbed, no matter how stubborn you are.

I’m not one for spending a lot of time with affirmations but I found this one really moving. Mainly because it is so simple and helps you understand that purely breathing is a way of coping.

It made me feel like I can cope with that, whether I know it or not, and I’m not doing so bad after all.

Hope you like!

Jess x x

Think In NG – Helping People Through Mental Health Difficulties

Vlog feature where we helped raise money for local charities and projects across the East Midlands. Enjoy!

On my usual evening Facebook browsing’s, I made a snap decision to post this very blog on a local creative Facebook group. I’d joined the group some months back but didn’t think I’d ever post anything, mainly because it seemed more towards artwork than writing. I’d decided long ago that maybe I wasn’t suited to this group, after all.

I was wrong.

The thing is, I find that written work is often overlooked when it comes to the arts (or that it how I viewed it, anyway). Humans are visual creatures so we are more drawn to imagery than we are to text. The first thing we think about when it comes to art is usually paintings (again my own personal perspective).

But that decision to post this blog was probably one of the best decisions I’ve made for quite some time. I was invited to pop along to a local fundraiser which helps to raise awareness around mental health. The excitement was real!

The idea behind this event is that we would all watch pitches from people looking to raise funds for their projects. Imagine Dragon’s Den scenario. The winner would be given the £5 donations made by those who took part. We’re talking at least £500 worth. What a fabulous idea!

Well, as you can imagine, I jumped on the opportunity to take part in this. Not only do I feel strongly about ridding mental health of the stigma attached to it, but I am all for local projects and initiatives that help those affected by it.

The following video took me two days to edit and is my first production (go easy on me, okay?). I have to say I’m very proud! If you enjoy this video, I will be uploading videos to Youtube every week now, seeing as it’s so much fun.

Annnnnnd…. This is what happened.


Panic at the Anxiety Disco #2

Anxiety tips, videos, images and fun

Welcome to another instalment of Panic at the Anxiety Disco! Missed the previous week? View here now.

We’re into our second week of this new series where I’m sharing various forms of media relating to anxiety and mental health.

Today, I’m sharing a wonderful poem written by a colleague at work. Kelsey writes poems on topics that are close to her heart, mental health being no exception. Our work place has a huge focus on mental health at the moment so Kelsey shared this to get people talking.

It certainly worked!

Let me know what you think.

Mental Health will affect many of us, at some point in our lives, It’s not always obvious, its quite easy to hide through fake smiles and lies.

It cannot be seen, it may only be spoken, Nevertheless, it’s a medical condition, similar to a bone that is broken.

It comes in all different forms, depression, stress or anxiety. They’re all symptoms invisible to the eye, they aren’t so easy to see.

To someone suffering, it can be a lonesome place, So why not take just one moment, to offer a friendly face,

Ask someone, if they are truly feeling OK?

Thank you Kelsey for allowing me to share this! <3

[VIDEO] Anxiety Question and Answer

Answering tough anxiety questions and giving my best advice.

Good morning all!

Today I’m answering your burning questions around via a Facebook LIve Q+A I did this week.

If you read my previous post, Panic At The Anxiety Disco #1, I updated you to let you know I’ve decided to move more towards video and images. Video is so much fun and I feel like we can really have a good connection. Plus, you get to ask me questions live!

So, in keeping to my word, I will now be doing live Facebook updates every week and uploading them here. Of course there will still be great written content here too, but I want to allow you access to a wide range of resources in helping you conquer your anxiety.

Scroll down below to see the video. Here is a bit more information on what we covered:

  • How do you live with anxiety on a day to day basis?

Essentially for me, I take every day as it comes on a day by day basis. I often find my anxiety either keeps me in the past or worrying about the future, so this can be hard sometimes. I also know my limits with certain situations so can avoid if necessary.

I always recommend you focus on the good things you do and try not to focus on the bad, as anxiety tends to let your mind run away with you. Reward yourself if you do something scary, too. Afterall, you deserve it!

  • What does anxiety feel like?

I went on to explain that for me, anxiety is very physical. I get shaky hands often which leads to paranoia that people might think I’m an alcoholic (crazy I know but my brain makes it feel 100% valid).

I also get chest tightness. With having asthma as well, this doesn’t feel good and hate the feeling of not being able to breathe. Not a good cimbination haha.

  • Viewer question – Are there any situations when your anxiety is worse?

Well my anxiety is always there and never really goes away! But it’s definitely worse when I’m in front of or generally ‘in’ large groups of people. Definitely don’t like those haha. But again it’s about knowing your limits really.

Oh and I do struggle to know how much personality I should let out when meeting new people. I can be a bit guarded but that usually fades away over time.

OK! Let’s get watching. Here is your video:

ENJOY, and I’ll see you next week 🙂

Panic At The Anxiety Disco #1

Anxiety tips, videos, images and fun

You might be wondering what the title is all about and questioning my mental health, no?

Okay, jokes aside, I’ve got a new ongoing series to reveal to you all today. Image and videos are all the rage nowadays and I find them much easier on the eye than a whole bunch of words sometimes. So, to help out my overwhelm and your boredom, I have a new series for you.

I call it, “Panic At the Anxiety Disco”, and it’s all about sharing thoughtful and meaningful media with you every Monday. I did think of calling it #MotivationMondays, but realised that wasn’t really suited to the blog and what I want to get across. Plus, I’m getting a bit bored of hashtags, are you?!

Ultimately though, sometimes images speak louder than words. It’s no wonder that Pinterest is all the rage nowadays. With future plans for the blog moving towards video, I felt the need to share something new.

Anyway, I hope you enjoy this new series. It’s meant to be light hearted and fun so let’s enjoy that together!

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