Anxiety Update 2017



Hey guys!

So it's been quite a while since I spoke about anxiety on my blog. It's something I'm very passionate about sharing as it has effected my life in many ways and I would like to think I could help at least one person with what I write.



If you haven't read my other blog posts then I'll give you a quick run down on what I get anxious about etc. I believe I have some kind of social anxiety, I avoid a lot of social gatherings and I over worry to the point it can make me feel really sick unless I deal with it properly. I have had panic attacks although the main thing anxiety effects is my sleep and my happiness.
Back in 2012 I became a very anxious person, I had never experienced anxiety like it. It made me so low I was close to developing depression, and I had no "major" reason for feeling that way. The funny thing is I mainly kept it to myself and felt very embarrassed telling people because let's face it - people judge.  People just don't understand and the approach is generally " get over it or just do it".


So where am I now?
I still have anxiety ( unfortunately it doesn't disappear) but I deal with it much better now. I have done my best to find what techniques work for me. The main thing I have been trying to work on is social situations. I may have said this before but if you ever meet me, I'm a very bubbly person and chatty. Most people that know me well wouldn't imagine how I actually feel in situations when I don't know people or outside my comfort zone. Most of the time I would avoid things if I can, it's the fight or flight mode we all have programmed in us!

I have now become over anxious about my teeth. I keep looking in the mirror to check they're ok and waking up in the middle of the night. Anything that feels weird with my teeth I panic and I keep going to the dentist to check things are ok. I am in the middle of my second root canal on a tooth and have been really brave in the last year to get any of my issues sorted. I have now been obsessed with what my teeth look like and think they're overly moving and can't help thinking about them constantly. I have never had good luck with my teeth and now it has really taken a toll on my mental health. I can't wait to brush my teeth now and spend ages analyzing them. I went to the hygenist a month ago and she was really rough with my teeth and hit one of the front teeth so now I'm panicking about that. I am hoping my second root canal will finish well and I can try and afford to get Invisalign. At the moment it's really getting me down and I'm sure if I opened up to people in person they would say they're not as bad as I think. But anxiety doesn't always see sense does it?

I'm currently practicing Law Of Attraction.  I did do a video about it on my Youtube channel HERE. This is helping me try and stay positive.

I'm going to end on sharing a NEW product with you guys that you might be interested in if you suffer from anxiety. I have to say I haven't tried this product myself because I've not needed to take it, but there could be one of you reading this that this could benefit. (I haven't been paid or sent this product to share). It's the Kalms Lavender One- A - Day Capsules. They're a herbal remedy that can help relieve anxiety related symptoms, they sounds amazing to be honest. 

 They've also done THIS VIDEO on helping to spot anxiety symptoms which I know can be very helpful!

Love Laura x

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  1. I hope you're feeling better now!

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  2. I have a problem with anxiety too. It's really terrible feeling... Good luck dear!

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  3. Hope you feel better,
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  4. hope you are feeling better! you look super cute ;)

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  5. Best of luck, Laura - it takes courage to open up about mental health struggles on your blog. I did the same thing last year, with my experience of depression. I think it's really positive that more people are prepared to be open and talk about it, though!

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    1. Thank you, sometimes it's helps talking about it x

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  6. That was amazing, Laura. I hope you're feeling better. Great post!
    Thanks for the inspiration!
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  7. I used to take Kalms a lot when I was doing exams and had a similar situation to you when I had all my wisdom teeth out a few years ago. I'm so glad that your coping better now too!
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    1. Yea Kalms is meant to be so helpful x

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  8. I hope you feel better soon and see how valued you are, myself and many others are always here for you!
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  10. I think you are very courageous to talk about your anxiety here on your blog! Its great to read that you are finding a way to cope with it better but I understand that it really never goes away... I hope you are feeling better Laura and keep on inspiring others by writing these kind of posts!

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    PS. I had to delete my first comment because I accidentally pasted an other comment here as well, hihi, oops.

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  11. You're not alone! I actually suffered from social anxieties a lot growing up and used to be really shy. I still definitely get anxieties but I have a lot more self-acceptance of it. Never pressure yourself with what you're not comfortable with. I've been so much more liberated also once I stopped putting so much importance on other people's opinion of me.

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    1. Yea I think I need to stop worrying about others opinons of me x

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  12. I hope you'll feel better! I'm suffering from anxiety as well, and in my line of work before, traveling and meeting a lot of people is a must. I wouldn't say I got over my anxiety, instead I just found a way to live with it while still functioning like a normal person. Therapy and a simple inhale/exhale really works :)

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    1. Yea I do that too.. I just kind of put up with a lot of things x

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  13. I would love a post on how you are practicing Law of Attraction, I want to incorporate into my life more fully but I find it a struggle to immerse myself completely in that mindset. Thank you for sharing, anxiety is such a complex mental health disorder and it seems like you are on a positive path. Lots of love and if you ever need anyone to talk to I am always here. Will check out your YouTube video later and subscribe, have a great day x

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    1. Yea I'm thinking of doing a whole blog post about it .. thank youx

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