I've touched on it briefly a few times over the past few months, but I had been struggling with my mental health quite a bit. I've experienced anxiety and depression a number of times throughout my life, and this was one of the more serious bouts.
I didn't let it affect my day job, but it affected pretty much every other aspect of my life. This blog, my home, my relationships, my confidence... it felt like everything was falling by the wayside. I didn't want to do anything. I didn't want to exist. I don't know if my mum or my friends got sick of me moaning about life, but I am so glad I had them to talk to.
Sometimes, those close to you aren't enough to help fix whatever has gone wrong in your brain/life. I finally got help to deal with my negative thoughts and over-analysing, and I'm pleased to say that a few months on, I've been discharged from the Depression and Anxiety Service, for the third time!
What I have to remember, is that this isn't a magic fix. I'm not going to never have bad days, weeks.. I could even relapse. But I've been given the tools to fix myself and it's going to take a lot of work, but hopefully one day soon I won't let negative thoughts seep in and take over.
If you've been struggling lately I'd seriously recommend going to see your GP, or referring yourself to your local depression and anxiety service (try googling DAS NHS to find your nearest one).
Things can and will get better.
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