Welcome back to crazy little things! I hope everyone is doing ok and if you are not, well that is ok too because you don’t have to be ok all of the time as you are only human. So today has been a little bit stressful and kind of sucked. I had bought some swimsuits and tried them on today which resulted in a breakdown made up of tears, tantrum, a lot of swear words and me threatening to not go on the holiday. This may seem like an overreaction to some people, but this is the anxiety train leaving the station and tooting the horn for all to hear. I was just bombarded with such negativity, and before I knew it I had bought my ticket and was sat on the anxiety train and on my way to panic attack town. Well, in the end, I did calm down and managed to turn the train around. I still have some anxiety and also I’m nervous as hell but I deserve this holiday, no, I need this holiday. As I am fucking tired physically and mentally and I need some type of escape from my world just for a little while.
So today’s tip of the day is –
Remember to breathe.
When I get really bad anxiety I do mainly two things and one of them is I hold my breath, this is just a physical reaction to what is going on around me. When there is so much going on in your head and around you it can feel like it is physically squeezing you. You can be under so much pressure and sooner or later that pressure can break you. So what I mean by remembering to breathe is I don’t just mean the actual meaning of breathing but finding a way of releasing that pressure. So whether that is talking to someone, taking a few days off work, doing some self-care or even having a social media break.
We are only human mental illness or not there is only so much we can take before it slowly starts breaking us. So remember to breathe and don’t feel like you have to take on everything because you are an adult and that is what adults do. Fuck that shit! You are an adult you decide when enough is enough not society.