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Panic at the Anxiety Disco #8


Anxiety tips, videos, images and funWelcome to another Panic at the Disco edition! This series aims to show you a different kind of media than just text. Sometimes it’s nice to have a break from reading!

Today I have an image (although it does have text in it!) which I discovered on my usual Pinterest browsings. Here it is:

Depression signs and symptoms, mental health and wellbeing.

Kay who blogs over at Rose Minded and has lot of useful advice around mental health. This particular image was created by her, but felt it was useful to share. Want to read the whole thing? Click here now.

Sometimes, depression is hard to distinguish, with a lot of the symptoms relating to stress. But this image breaks it down nicely for you.

If you think you might have depression, definitely speak to your doctor right away. They are best suited to help you with a possible diagnosis and can work at natural routes or medicated routes.

If you want to read more on here, you can read a guide I wrote recently about depression. Click here to go there now.

And there we have it! Thanks for stopping by and see you as usual on Friday.

Love from Jess xoxo

**EXCLUSIVE** Panic at the Anxiety Disco Number Seven

Anxiety tips, videos, images and fun

Well, we’re on week 7 of this ongoing series! I have a treat for you today (although you might already be aware haha), an exclusive, if you will!

So, I’ve been quite pre-occupied recently with general day to day life, as well as exhaustion and a stomach bug. But whilst I’ve been laid up in bed, I had the best Idea ever. If you’re part of my mailing list you may already know what I’m about to say, but here is a little background for those that aren’t.

This blog is dedicated to helping you live your best live possible, no matter your mental or physical health. But, I realised I was being a massive hypocrite and not even following my own advice. I don’t like that feeling at all, although I have bad days, too. I suffer from lack of confidence and low self-esteem just like you do.

But then something twigged in me. I decided that I wouldn’t keep putting myself off and do something that has always been in the back of my mind.

I’m talking owing my own little space on the internet to sell wellbeing and anxiety-helping wares. And as of last night, my little shop has been born! Although we’re not live yet, it’s starting to feel VERY real – it’s Instagram page has nearly 70 followers at the time of writing this, and I only created it yesterday!!

So today, as part of this usual edition of Panic at the Anxiety Disco, I want to share something of mine, that I’m sure you will love!

Launch day is the 28th November 2017.

It’s a budget-friendly, open and honest shop with shining customer service (those are our shop principles). Items start from as little as £2.50.

You can sign up to exclusive discounts, updates, the inside scoop and more, just by clicking the link below:


I’ll updating you guys as things happen but this is the best way to stay in touch. You can see a sneak preview as to what sort of products you can expect to see on this page, too.

If you prefer, you can also follow along on Instagram where I’m showcasing some of the amazing products due to land on the 28th November. Oh and did I mention that there is FREE world-wide shopping for all, FOREVER??

So thank you for taking the time to read this today. I’ll be writing a blog post as normal for Friday, and working towards making the shoppe perfect for you.

Last but not least:

wellbeing, anxiety and mental health shop for your everyday needsLots of love from Jess x x

Panic at the Anxiety Disco #5

Anxiety tips, videos, images and fun

Another week, another Panic at the Anxiety Disco! We’re on week five now of this series and honestly – I love it! I’m all about fresh media and love discovering new ideas I can share with you.

Missed last week’s? Click here to go there now.

So, this poem is one that I discovered on a website dedicated to mental health poems. I discovered a love for poems on a previous edition where I shared a colleague’s poem. The poem I’m about to share touched me.

Although the poem is names ‘Mysterious Pain’, I could relate to the words written. For me, it describes my panic attacks and how it makes me feel. So, have a read and leet me know what you think!

Mysterious Pain

© Peggy Stewart

Published: July 2011

With her head hung low
and nowhere to go

She can’t explain
this mysterious pain

It comes on so fast
How long will it last

Her heart is just pounding, her head starts to spin
Please go away, she does not want you in

She’s uncontrollably crying
It feels like she’s dying

Her body is trembling, her hands start to shake
She feels so helpless with this horrible ache

Someone, please help her, make this go away
She can’t stand to feel this way one more day

Someone, please help her, she’s down on her knees
She’s scared and helpless and hopes no one sees

With her head hung low
not knowing where to go

She tries to explain
This mysterious pain


Panic at the Anxiety Disco #4

Anxiety tips, videos, images and fun

Week four of Panic at the Disco and I have some updates for you!

Firstly – I am writing this from a NEW LAPTOP I HAD DELIVERED ON SUNDAY!! Why am I so excited about this?

  1. I’ve not owned a good laptop for about 3 years
  2. I can now play Sims 4!!!
  3. I now have the power to edit to my heart’s content and upload lots of new video for you, my lovely readers.

So, as you can see, I am mildly excited, as well as OVER THE MOON in knowing I can help you guys in the long run. See, if you read the last Panic at the Anxiety Disco, I mentioned the move towards video and YouTube. A lot of you have told me you like watching my tips on video (either live or edited), and I love producing this for you.

Want to see a picture of out?! If you didn’t, too bad! Here it is:

To give you an idea on how big this thing is, it covers my legs completely. Don’t get my wrong – I planned this but I’m still majorly surprised how big it is. Anyway – enough about me!

Let’s get onto the image I wanted to share to you today. The image below could be classed as an affirmation but today I want you to see this as a nice, gentle reminder:


This image is important for a few reasons.

The thing is, none of us should take ANY notice of what others think of us. But we do. That is completely normal as a human – we are always comparing and it’s a very normal trait to have. But that doesn’t mean it’s healthy.

The other reason? That it is NOT selfish to look after yourself and decide to be happy. We all deserve this, no matter what other people think of you. YOU are important – you matter, too.

So, I want you to take this reminder and know that you are worthy.

Speak to you soon my lovely!!

Jess x x


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