For a topic that everyone used to consider ‘taboo’ I feel like a lot more people have been coming out and talking about it and I think that’s great. I wasn’t going to write about this, but these past few weeks have been… difficult and when I started this blog it was purely for documenting my self improvement and to remind myself that there are down days and there are really great one’s too, it was to remind myself that I can be optimistic.. So here I am, taking a step back from the path I was headed in writing about fashion and beauty and going back to what this blog is really about… self improvement.

So, anxiety?

A few years ago I was diagnosed with anxiety and ever since I have been struggling to get my shizz together. Some days are really good, other days are just not and yeah that’s normal, that’s how life goes but then there those days that are completely crap!

One of the things I try to really remind myself is that it’s okay to feel those negative feelings because without them feeling things like happiness and optimism wouldn’t be as beautiful. It just really sucks when you work so hard at it and then something small manages to get the better of you and that optimism does a 180 flip and you’re tired of everything and you just want to give up on it. You want to let it consume you, but you know you can’t because you care too much.

Listen to that feeling… It may be excruciatingly painful, but you can’t let the anxiety win. That feeling of caring too much is actually a blessing in disguise because once you get a grip on that feeling being kind comes naturally and with that comes loads of other positive feelings and experiences.

A quote from one of my favourite series Chicago Med has somehow stuck with me ever since I heard it… “If you’re going through hell, keep walking” and that’s exactly what i suggest all of us should do because I’m sure that there is always a light at the end of the tunnel.

28 February 2017

Photography by Amina Booley Photography


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