This is her story and what this event can do for you..
Over the last few years I started to have anxiety – it started to slowly creep into my life. Looking back the first time I properly encountered anxiety was whilst I repeated my A-Levels.
I was able to manage this level myself by breathing techniques and keep it at bay.
Then in 2014 at the age of 21 I lost my mummy to pancreatic cancer, the pain was unimaginable. I never thought I would have to go through something so tough, so young.
This life event made me an even bigger worrier and over-thinker which fed my anxiety.
Throughout the years my anxiety has knocked me a few times but it never interfered with my work life until 2017.
I had a period of time where I was constantly worrying, stressed and anxious about everything.
Looking back I have identified how negative my mindset was, I was putting myself through hell, saying things to myself that I wouldn’t say to my own worst enemy – of course I made myself sick but I couldn’t see this at the time.
I ended up having to take time off work (two and a half months) because I was that bad, I was even having panic attacks trying to reply to a simple email.
I knew things were bad because I was always able to live my life with anxiety until then. IT SCARED THE LIFE OUT OF ME!
I started to go to CBT (Cognitive Behavioural Therapy) to learn techniques on how to settle my anxiety and manage it.
I have gone to counselling a few times for anxiety and bereavement throughout the years and I am far from embarrassed to share this. I love my life, I want to be happy and healthy so of course I will go to any services I can to help my health. Going to counselling or being on medication is nothing to be ashamed of.
Over the last year I have spent a lot of time on self-reflection and self-development to identify what I was doing to myself and I how I needed to change my mind frame.
I have attended mindfulness courses and retreats, read books on mindfulness, self-esteem and anxiety, joined a weight lifting class which I still attend three times a week. I have learnt more about who I am as a person and about my health inside, outside, mental and physical.
I want to eat better for my health, I take time out for holistic therapies, I spend money on my health – I am investing in my future! Through this I have met so many amazing people who are out there wanting to help others and their health.
Do I still have anxiety? YES.
Do I suffer from anxiety? NO, I prefer to say I have anxiety as it doesn’t own me and I don’t have it on a daily basis.
I have had a lot of sh*t to go through the last four years but who hasn’t? I am not alone and neither are you! It is okay not to be okay – do not be ashamed! Learn more about your health, put yourself first and learn to love you!
I want to help others through Recharge You. It is a day out for you to chill, learn some new information, get inspired and recharge so you can be the best possible version of YOU.
Love & light,