Opening Up About Anxiety and Becoming An Award Finalist

It’s Thursday morning, I’m laying in bed and I’m feeling quite reflective of the past couple of months and years.

It’s no secret that I suffer with my mental health, I’ve opened up to a few friends and I’ve written about it on my blog over the years. As well as opening up about my endometriosis struggles too.

My anxiety has got the better part of me most days, especially in the past 3 months… Days where I wouldn’t leave the house and spend all day in my pyjamas mindlessly scrolling through social media and seeing what everyone else is up to (such a bad habit).

However, there would be some days that I would push myself to get dressed and go outside, whether that’s to do a food shop or just to get some fresh air with Joe or my mum. I can’t be a hermit forever is what I say to myself… plus I need to reach 5000-7000 steps as my fake fit bit suggests.

I take medication for my anxiety and it helps a lot, however, I need to overcome it, especially the social anxiety side of things. Sometimes the medication makes it worse – I’d feel quite shaky and restless, and I’d need to tick off 1000 things to my never ending to-do list which stops me from socialising.

Social anxiety has crippled me over the years… some days I can be really sociable, other days I need to alienate and be alone to reflect and write down my thoughts, or listen to some up beat music to put me back into old spirits. Typical INFJ!

I’d be quite content working from home most of the time, but I would miss the social interaction of working in an office – sharing ideas and just being around like-minded people! I’d miss that ‘team work makes the dream work’ mantra.

On more of a positive note, I found out that I’m an Awards Lifestyle Finalist in the UK Blog Awards 2019!! Thank you to everyone who voted for me!

I’m over the moon and feel a little teary that people like the content I produce in my spare time.
My little blog bubble is up for an award in this saturated market, with so many other amazing and talented bloggers. So, thank you to anyone and everyone who voted for me!

You may also be interested in It’s Time To Give A Fuck About Mental Health, Every Cloud Has A Silver Lining, My Endometriosis Story and It’s Ok To Not Be Ok…

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10 Comments

  1. January 24, 2019 / 5:04 pm

    Congratulations! And I hope you can find some ways to deal with your anxiety and celebrate your success! Good luck!

    Angela | BlushandPearls.com

    • zoey
      Author
      January 24, 2019 / 5:42 pm

      Thank you Angela :). Me too, I’m taking each day as it comes, so I’ll get back to my normal self soon… just need to push myself out of my comfort zones!

      Z

  2. January 25, 2019 / 11:07 am

    Wow congratulations on making finalist for an award, I’ll pop off to vote for you now. I love your honesty and completely agree that comparing yourself to others online will never lead to anything good, although far too many are guilty of it!

    Soph – https://sophhearts.com/ x

    • zoey
      Author
      January 25, 2019 / 12:46 pm

      Thanks Soph :).

      It’s tricky isn’t it! Social Media is really damaging for our mental health. I try and have a few Digital Detox’s through out the year though!

      Z

    • Zoey
      Author
      January 26, 2019 / 7:56 pm

      Thank you :).

      Z

    • zoey
      Author
      January 28, 2019 / 7:59 am

      Thankyou Adi :).

      Z

  3. February 4, 2019 / 9:59 am

    Your skirt is sooo pretty on you dear, as well as your hair! Anyway, huge congrats! Wish you all the best.
    Jessica | notjessfashion.com

    • zoey
      Author
      February 4, 2019 / 10:46 am

      Thank you Jessica :).

      Z

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