What to do Whilst Your Partner is Away

The past 30 days, J has been away + I have to admit, it’s been the hardest thing ever!

My anxiety has been through the roof – there were some days I was okay & others where I think I couldn’t handle the situation anymore.

J being away gave me time to focus on myself + some of the things I have going on (insecurities + jealousy), its given me the time to sort myself out + figure out the mature way to go about things & more understanding of how my brain works + to change the thought pattern.

Below are some things that I did to keep busy whilst J was away.

1) Make a Plan

Plans! Yes! Plans! I made plans, I made myself busy so I wasn’t thinking silly. Whether it was gym plans or plans with friends/family. I needed to make my brain busy otherwise I would drive myself mental. I have had great support around me where others have been making plans with me to keep me busy as well.

2) Watch a good movie, read, craft or do something, anything you enjoy!

Blogging, writing, journalling, reading – these are some of the things that I worked on whilst J was gone. I’ve read approx 4 books in the last month, which is good for me. Reading takes me to another place + I enjoy that. Journalling also kept me sane bc I tend to overthink things which leads to a negative mindset, so I am happy I have been journalling more.

3) Create To Do Lists

This is a big one! I am a very big LIST person. So when the weekend rolls around I make lists to keep me busy for example, wake up, eat breakfast, wash my car, go to the gym, come home, shower, make lunch, read in the sun etc. Than when I finish these things I would cross them off. When I cross things off a list, it is an accomplished feeling + I really like it.

4) Keep it ‘Real’

I like this one – I didn’t be someone I wasn’t when J wasn’t here – some people I know invited me to go out clubbing bc J was away & they all said ‘Come out, J is away!’ but I truly didn’t want to – if J was here I wouldn’t have gone, so w/ J away I wasn’t going to be someone I wasn’t.

5) BAKE!

Cooking, baking – enjoying time in the kitchen. I did this a lot! Whether it was desserts, breakfasts, dinners, lunches. I enjoyed my time in the kitchen. I made: Home Made LCM Bars, made food w/ Rach – it’s been great.

6) Don’t dwell on the ‘What ifs’

This one was a big one for me – what if this, what if that. This was a big thing that I have worked on whilst J has been gone. I have learnt to stop thinking in the ‘what ifs’ & living in the present moment. Communication was hard whilst he has been away – I struggled a lot not being in contact with him, which was upsetting. But, I trust J so I kept telling myself positive things instead of negative things.

7) Work on your relationship

I not only worked on myself whilst J was gone but I also worked on the relationship. I spent a lot of my time whilst J was away to plan nice things for when he returns home. I purchased him Cirque De Soleil tickets (he knows about this!), I also organised a nice holiday for us – which you will all find out about soon. I also worked on not questioning as much, I tend to do that a lot in our relationship but I backed off with that.

8) Serve someone else

This I did a lot! I spent a lot of time w/ the people around me. I spent time w/ my mother, family friends, Rach, my sister – this was good bc these people understood what I was going through so they wanted to support me by keeping me company.

9) Spend time outdoors

This I did a lot! I went to Brighton Le Sands alot + spent time walking there. I knew I wanted to be outdoors + enjoy nature whilst J was away.

10) Pamper yourself 

I believe that a good cup of tea can change the world. It can at least change your mood. I drank alot of tea + had alot of baths w/ relaxing music whilst J was away. This helped with my anxiety which was good for me. Having that me-time was real good for me to just de-stress, take my mind elsewhere + relax.

 

Wherever you are in the world, have a lovely day ❤

A, x (1)

Create A Happier Life

 

  1. Find joy in the present moment.

When we are unhappy, we tend to focus on things outside of our current state of being. When we look beyond the present circumstances happiness can be a simple feeling to find, even in difficult moments. Sure, the present moment might hold the piece of frustrating information that drained you emotionally, but if we go beyond that into the actual present second, and we move beyond situational things into our senses – we can find joy in our ability to feel the wind on our skin. We can find happiness in wiggling our toes. We can smile at the birds outside of our window.

 

  1. Take time to have fun.

Life is too short. I know. People say this all the time. But do we really believe it? Do we actually live our lives as if our time is limited? Or are we completely okay with grinding day in and day out because our schedules have become a habit?

Life is really too short to stop yourself from having fun because of an endless list of obligations. Before the crazy list of all of the reasons why you can’t drop your responsibilities pop up in your mind, let me tell you I am no saying to just abandon your life. I’m simply saying that if you can squeeze in an episode (or 10) of binge watching some show you despise on Netflix, you have time to do something you actually enjoy. It doesn’t have to be expensive. It just needs to bring you joy. Go for a walk. Bake a cake. Put on your favorite song. Anything to get your mind off of the stress in your life . Anything to spread a little joy.

 

  1. Read and watch things that inspire you.

Okay, if you’re going to watch something on Netflix for a million hours on the weekend, try to find something that lifts your spirit. It doesn’t have to be automatically identifiable as inspirational content, but it can be. I watched a documentary all about intuition on Netflix, and I love it so much I watched it another two times! It made me think. It sparked a lot of curiosity. And let me down a rabbit hole of research. But for me, that’s fun!

Maybe your version of fun is TED talks, maybe it’s romantic comedies, maybe it’s action movies, interviews, or stand up specials… Whatever it is, sometimes it’s nice to let someone else ignite that spark of curiosity and possibility in your heart. If you need some help finding new sources of inspirational content, check out this free Inspiration Toolkit with printable journaling pages to turn your inspiration into happiness-fuel.

 

  1. Spend time outside.

I used to be very sceptical about any piece of advice that said sunshine makes you feel better. Go to different places – parks, beaches, hiking grounds, lakes, your balcony or backyard… and see which one makes you smile. Then do your best to go there on at least a weekly basis.

 

  1. Find a way to move your body (that you enjoy).

Common advice will tell you that exercise makes your endorphins go crazy and you end up feeling like your feet don’t touch the ground. But that never happened to me when I went to the gym. It felt like a chore for the most part. Until I found the type of exercise I enjoyed.

When I started squatting and deadlifting, it was something that kept me coming back. What I’m trying to say here is that exercise on it’s own might not cut it for your happiness plans. Test out different types of movement until you find something that actually resonates with who you are. That bit of joy makes all the difference.

  1. Get out of your comfort zone.

Exploration is a huge part of finding new things that will bring about happiness in your life. Even if we go out of our comfort zone and end up doing something we ultimately don’t enjoy, the experience of doing something new brings an awareness and focus to your life that might have been lacking before. Get curious about the world around you. Become engaged. See what happens.

 

  1. Reconnect with an old friend.

When you miss someone, you might become filled with all kinds of worries. You might decide you can’t contact them because it’s already been too long and it would feel weird to pop back into their life out of nowhere. You might decide that the last time you spoke you two were on bad terms so bringing up old wounds won’t help anyone.

Well, stewing in your own frustration and dissatisfaction with the present moment won’t exactly help anyone either. When you miss someone, call them. When you’re thinking about someone, tell them. Not because of what you want to happen. Not because you think they’ll be so excited to hear from you and your relationship will be rekindled. Reach out to that person simply because your heart is calling you to do it. Contact them for your own wellbeing. Talk to them because you’ll know you did what was in your power – to let them know how you felt.

 

  1. Make time for the people you love.

Our lives can get so chaotic that we miss out on spending time with the people we’re already in relationships with. When was the last time you said more than hi and by to your spouse? Your sibling? Your parents? Your best friends? Make time to schedule a lunch date with someone you care about. Put it on your calendar. No excuses.

 

  1. Make time to be with yourself.

If we don’t even have enough time to spend with the people we love, typically, we don’t take enough time to be with ourselves. You might be wondering how much sense this makes… considering we walk around this world as ourselves on a daily basis. But that’s not what I’m talking about. I mean when was the last time you took yourself on a date? When was the last time you did something completely alone, simply because you wanted to do it? No rushing. No timelines. No desired outcomes. Just pure joy with yourself.

Self-dates are amazing opportunities to explore what you really like to do. Most of the time we’re compromising – with spouses, children, parents, bosses… a little of what you want and a lot of what they want – just to keep the peace. It’s time to make your own peace! Just like we schedule time to be with other people, scheduling time to be with ourselves unconditionally can refill our soul-tanks quickly.

 

  1. Be lazy (without guilt).

It is okay to do nothing… sometimes 😛

 

  1. Write down your dreams and goals.

Dare to dream big! This is another one of those phrases I think we throw around to sound cool more than we live the meaning of the phrase. You are not limited to the life you’re experiencing at this moment. Whether you absolutely love your life right now or not, you have the ability to create new dreams and goals. You have the capacity to pursue them.

Things don’t have to stay the way they are right now. But they will, if you don’t allow yourself the space to dream. Play with it – what future plans would you like to make? What makes you excited? What have you always wanted to do that seemed just a little bit out of reach? How would your life change if you believed you could do it?

 

  1. For each negative thought you have, call attention to the bright side.

I’m not saying that we should ignore every single negative thought we have. I actually think negativity serves a really important purpose. I’m simply saying that understanding a situation from a well-rounded perspective can be an amazing resource when trying to live a happier life. So what if your refrigerator just broke down? (Other than the fact that you now have another thing to add to your already long list of things to do, and half of your food spoiled, and now you need to find extra money to get a new fridge…) See? Acknowledging the frustrating aspects of the situation here… But, is there a bright side? It is fun to look at all of the new fridges out there? Is it nice to not have to cook for a little while? Is it exciting to save money? Are you learning how to make changes quickly? Is there now an opportunity to get help from someone you’ve been wanting to have a closer relationship with anyway?

Sometimes the happiness hides in places we never expected to find it. Believe me, when I used to hear this piece of advice, I’d get really upset. I used to feel like I was lying to myself. How can I say something is positive when it’s negative? I’m obviously just trying to trick myself into believing something so I’ll feel better. I felt like that for the first couple of months I was working on this happiness technique. Until I realized that something is only bad or good because we decide to label it that way. We can find evidence for nearly anything. If you want to feel crappy about something, you definitely can. But that also means an opportunity for a silver lining is right under your nose.

 

  1. Meditate, (or do something to clear your mind) when you first wake up in the morning.

Aside from the fact that meditation is said to lower blood pressure, reduce inflammation, improve sleep quality, and reduce stress… it allows your brain to take a rest from the constant work we put it through. Don’t think you can sit in silence for more than 2 seconds? It’s okay. Try a walking meditation – where you’re simply moving through life being completely focused and mindful about the world around you. Not judging the world, not labeling anything as good or bad, but simply observing. Don’t think you can hack it on your own? Try out my favorite guided meditations! These often help me fall asleep so be careful… don’t listen to them while driving.

 

  1. Question your assumptions.

Have you ever stopped to ask yourself if things are really as frustrating as they seem? What’s really amazing is that right after I wrote that question down… I immediately had to question myself. I’ve been a little frustrated lately, and I JUST reminded myself to question my assumptions.

Look, worry and fear are a part of human nature. Those feelings are supposed to protect us from danger… but in our modern reality, worry and fear can do more harm than good. We might not feel fantastic about a particular situation, but sometimes questioning our assumptions can lead us to understand that things might not be as bad as we think they are. If I don’t end up asking myself “Are things really as frustrating as they seem?” I’ll swap it out for, “Is what I’m thinking actually 100% true?”

 

  1. Recognize one thing you love about yourself before you go to bed each night.

Let’s face it, we can’t rely on other people to give us the compliments we think we deserve. Other people are too worried about doing their own thing. So give yourself the compliments you want to hear. Tell yourself you did an amazing job. Let yourself know you look amazing in that outfit. Tell yourself you’re proud of everything you’ve accomplished.

 

  1. Give your full and complete focus to your current task.

Practicing mindfulness has changed my life. I’m not saying I never experience negative emotions. I’m definitely not saying I never worry about things. (See #14 again). But I will admit that I’m not debilitated by anxiety anymore. I’m not furious at life anymore. I’m not overly critical of myself anymore. (Although some days are better than others). I haven’t experienced anywhere near the level of stress and frustration I used to go through.

I will definitely contribute some of my peace to practicing mindfulness. Paying attention to the present moment. Notice what’s happening around you, and realize that your feelings are related to a particular understanding of your experience. Give your feelings the space to exist. Don’t judge them. Simply offer yourself space and time. Don’t worry about how this feeling will affect tomorrow. Just be there. Focus. Let that be enough.

 

  1. Experience love (both giving and receiving).

I’ll be the first to admit that after getting off of the phone with my Mom, I feel like a brand new person. We’ve learned to develop an amazing relationship and I’m so, so thankful for her presence, wisdom, and interest. Our conversations energize me. I truly believe our conversations are an exchange of love that fuels the rest of my day. Love has a tendency to do that. It’s like the ultimate battery. When you exchange that type of strong energy with another person, your happiness tank fills way up. So who fills you up in your life? Make sure you show them love as much as they show it to you. Build an exchange. (Hi, Mum! Love you!)

 

  1. Allow yourself feel sad without guilt, or wishing you felt better in the moment.

When we can’t find the silver lining (or simply aren’t ready to see it for ourselves yet) we still have the ability to simply let ourselves feel sad. Yes, this is a post about finding happiness but ultimately happiness comes from experiencing the fullness of life. Letting ourselves flow through our emotions as if we are watching them happen can free us from feeling trapped.

We don’t have to be upset that we are sad, we can just feel the weight of the situation until it lessens. Doing this really does make space for more peace and contentment in life. Don’t be upset with yourself for being human.

 

  1. Stop depriving yourself!

Speaking of being human… I don’t think drastic depravation will get us anywhere positive. If you’re excited about something, happy about something, really interested in something let yourself experience it. Wear the outfit. Dye your hair. Take the class. Go on the date. And if the thing you’re interested in is a little more involved, find joy in learning about the thing first. Read about it. Listen to other people’s perspective. Do your research, and find joy in excavating the truth.

 

  1. Get rid of things you don’t need / don’t use / don’t enjoy.

I had my own experience with minimalism. And although my version didn’t end up looking like what the “popular” version of minimalism is, getting rid of things that were no longer useful to me offered so much clarity. Getting rid of things that don’t serve a purpose in your life creates space for new amazing things that you love to enter!

 

  1. Consider the big picture.

Take time to think about what you actually want to experience in life. What do you think your life purpose might be? Answer these questions for fun, not necessarily to remain locked into that particular mission. Be open to your perspective changing over time. Be excited that your perspective will probably change over time… this change means you’re growing and giving yourself space to become an even more amazing version of yourself!

 

  1. Learn to say no when you want to. (And yes when you want to).

How many times do you say yes to something because you believe you have to? Probably way too many times! Do you really have to go to that birthday party that you have absolutely no interest in? Do you really have to have small talk with the old classmate you ran into at the mall? Do you really need to go to the dinner or shave your legs tonight? Try giving yourself a new set of rules to play by. Not everything is written in stone.

 

  1. Practice empathy and compassion.

One of the biggest reasons for stress and sadness is often related to our inability to see things from multiple perspectives. When we are upset with another person, we’re usually expecting a particular behavior from them. When we practice empathy, we understand things from their perspective. We can dig deeply into why they did something, why they said something… and we can begin to understand that their actions in the moment were the best they knew how to do. We can offer compassion – attempting to feel what that person felt, attempting to offer them love and support despite their behavior. We can understand that they’re suffering, and when we can do this, our anger, sadness, and frustration can dissipate.

 

  1. Go on a happiness scavenger hunt.

When we can’t find a smudge of happiness in our own world, and there doesn’t seem to be any hope in our thought process, it might be time to take your happiness search outside. Look for all things happy. Happy people, happy babies, happy pets, happy plants, happy skies, happy rain, happy clothes, happy food… you name it!

The great thing about this process is that you get to define happy for yourself. No one else can tell you what happy food looks like. You get to pick. If it makes you happy, call it happy. It if puts a smile on someone else’s face (even if you think the food doesn’t look particularly happy), call it happy! Determine your own happiness criteria, and look for it in as many places as you can go. Maybe you don’t even go far. Maybe you only look out of your window. I bet that by the end of your scavenger hunt, you’ll be smiling!

 

  1. Pay attention to your values.

Different strokes for different folks, right? Everyone will think that certain things are more important than others. Your values won’t always match up with the people around you. Coming to terms with that is a huge part of keeping your happy pants on. Standing firm in your values is also a huge part of those happy pants. The closer your life aligns with your list of values, the closer you are to being truly fulfilled. No one else’s values have to match up. Only yours.

Of course, I write these things to say that everything you do (especially the first couple of times you do it), will be more of an experiment than a fact.

 

You might try one of these things to find more happiness and discover that it really frustrates you. You might say no to something and really upset someone. You’ll have to come to terms with the outcomes. You’ll have to figure out what you’re okay with doing and what doesn’t sit well with you.

There will be some trial and error, but that’s also the beauty of discovering your happiness. It doesn’t look like everyone else’s happiness. And it shouldn’t. Your own happiness probably won’t even look like your own after a couple of years.

I’m not saying that implementing these practices will be easy. But there is a decision to be made. Would you rather practice happiness and trust? Do you want to allow the darkness to inspire light within you?

This is life! This is the process of existing! Only you can decide what happiness tactic you want to dive into. And only you can decide when to come up for air.

A, x (1)

Fill your Life With Hygge

I recently decided that my word for the year 2017 is the Danish word “Hygge.” Loosely translated, hygge means “taking pleasure from the simple, cozy things in life and the company of friends.” That’s what I really need this year so I’ve spent the last few days compiling the best tips on making my life more hygge and coming up with a few of my own. If you want to bring more joy and coziness to your life, then these tips might be helpful to you as well.

Around the House

  1. Surround yourself only with things you love.

Danish homes follow a minimalistic, open style. Edit your environment so you only see items that you love and have meaning when you look around your house.

  1. Bring the outside in

If it’s too cold outside to experience nature, bring a little nature into your home. Indoor plants help clean the air in your home and flowers always provide a decorative bright spot.

  1. Add fairy lights

Does anything add more magic to a room than twinkling fairy lights? Keep the holiday spirit alive until spring!

  1. Pimp out your bathroom

The bath is one area where you don’t need to be minimalistic. Surround yourself with everything you need for the ultimate restorative bath.

  1. Candles, candles, and then add candles

I was a big fan of lighting a candle to make things more cozy even before I embraced hygge, but now I know the joy of lighting multiple candles, dimming the lights and letting the multiple scents drift the house. Heaven!

 

Hygge Food

  1. Warm drinks

Hot drinks like tea  or cocoa are always hygge. You can’t gulp them because you’ll burn your tongue so you’re absolutely forced to slow down and savor the moment. To be fully hygge, you shouldn’t just pour a powdered mix into your hot water. Instead, take some time to make some truly gourmet homemade hot chocolate and you’ll never go back to the instant.

  1. Baked goods

Baking requires you to slow down and pay attention or things can go horribly wrong. The Danish enjoy making their own sourdough rye bread, which takes at least two days to make.

  1. Homemade Soup

Is there anything cozier than a big batch of soup bubbling on the stove? This Danish Split Pea Soup will fill your house with wonderful smells while it cooks and makes a wonderful simple dinner paired with the sourdough rye bread.

 

Hygge Experiences

  1. Potluck dinner with friends

Hygge is all about convivial experiences with friends. But you don’t want to be stressed out with too much work to prepare for entertaining. Instead, invite your friends over for a potluck dinner and enjoy the easy community.

  1. Game Night!

Break out some board games and invite the gang over for an evening of friendly competition. Spending time at home with friends is way better than hanging out in some noisy bar.

  1. Hiking in nature

The Swedes have a saying, “There is no bad weather, only bad clothing.” Even if the weather isn’t ideal, you can still get out and enjoy nature. Just bundle up appropriately!

  1. Ice Skating

Skating on an outdoor rink can’t be beat as a hyggeligt actvitiy but indoor rinks can provide tons of fun as well. Another great activity to share with friends!

  1. Sauna Time

I can’t think of anything more Nordic than relaxing in a sauna. I don’t know if you really sweat out toxins, but it sure feels like it and you’ll walk out refreshed and relaxed. No home sauna or access to one through your gym? See if your town has a spa with sauna access and book a massage as well!

  1. Swim in an indoor pool

I can tell you from experience how cozy and satisfying it is to go for a swim in an indoor pool on a rainy afternoon.

  1. Enjoy a nice sleep in

Some of my happiest times are on Sunday mornings.

  1. Spend Time in Front of a Roaring Fire

If you have a fireplace, by all means, use it! An outside fire pit is also very hyggeligt. Just take your candles and your drink and plop yourself in front of it.

  1. Curl up with a good book

Perhaps the best hygge experience is to spend the evening snuggled in with a loved one (or alone) and a good book.

  1. Netflix and Chill with takeout and a loved one.

Protip: The loved one is optional, but the takeout is absolutely mandatory.

  1. Leave work on time (or even early!)

Maybe the Danish are one of the happiest cultures on earth because they don’t admire the seventy hour work week the way Americans do. When their 4:00 p.m. quitting time (I know!) rolls around, they leave to get on with the rest of their day. Why not schedule the activity that’s most important to you on your work calendar as an important appointment and see if the world stops when you leave?

 

Hygge Essentials

  1. A cozy throw

Cozy throws are a MUST! This can make or break snuggle time on the couch w/ a book + hot choccy!

  1. Comfy socks

Comfortable, stylish socks are essential for the proper Hygge experience. Make sure they are soft as well as beautiful. The opposite of hygge is surely “itchy.”

  1. A great mug

To embrace hygge properly, you’re going to need to drink a lot of hot drinks. Make sure your mug gives you pleasure.

  1. Yoga pants

You can’t feel hyggelig in pants with a waistband. I recently purchased these yoga pants from Amazon and I can tell you that they are the literal best. They have pockets! Pockets! Pockets! You can go out without a purse and not make someone else have to carry your phone! Athleta leggings also have pockets, but they’re a little expensive for me. At any rate, you must be comfortable in your pants and able to eat vast quantities of danish pastries without discomfort.

  1. Uggs

Ok, I know that Uggs are played out and not even Danish, I know I’m probably the last person on earth to get a pair, but if you haven’t yet, think about it. Your feet will thank you!

  1. Hygge Books

I’ve been soothing myself to sleep each night with a variety of books about the hygge lifestyle. I’ve had a mild cold for the past week and I’m feeling very low-energy so looking at pictures of people indulging in comforting activities has been a fantastic tonic. I’m getting the rest I need while looking at pictures of other people cuddling cats and downing hot tea. Seeing all these folks relax has been giving me permission to do the same.

 

My favorite so far is How to Hygge: The Nordic Secrets to a Happy Life, which is filled with pictures of attractive people in attractive settings and includes delicious-looking recipes which I’ll try as soon as I feel up to dirtying the kitchen again. Next up for me is The Little Book of Hygge.

Wherever you are in the world, have a lovely day ❤

A, x (1)

Q&A: The Answers Have Arrived

The time has come, please see below all the questions that you all asked me 🙂

Alot of people commented which was lovely but I had a large amount of people email me + I really appreciate that also.

Below are the questions I got asked 🙂

What has been the most challenging thing about blogging?

Finding the time, to be completely honest. I am out of the house from 6:30am till 7:30pm, I also go to the gym + spend a lot of my time w/ J, so it’s hard to find time. Over the past 4-5 months of my journey on wordpress, I have started MAKING the time, I tend to write a lot at work + schedule things so content is always going up. Like for example, I have content scheduled till the end of September at the moment.

Do you live near your family?
I live WITH my family, which I love ❤
What do you do at work? 
I work for a company called Val Morgan, I am one of the Operations Coordinators. Val Morgan is a company that looks after cinema advertising before a movie starts.
What is CBD?
CBD stands for Central Business District – so this is the central part of Sydney where everyone works – that is where I am based.
How many siblings do you have? What number are you?
I have one sister + she is 20. I am the eldest 🙂
How did you get started with your mental health posts?
I am one that is constantly reading other blog posts, books, youtube videos on mental health & I thought I would love to share things that I go through as well as coping strategies that I like to do to calm my self + my mind down.
Do you have a mental health disorder? Or are you posting just happy ways to get through the day? 
This question would tend to make me shiver – I never liked to admit that I have a mental illness until just recently. If you read I Must Confess… this has more of an in depth explanation on what I suffer. But, I have learnt to accept that I have anxiety. Anxiety doesn’t define me nor control me. My journey from 3 years ago to today is incredibly significant (You can read why in that post). I tend to post a lot of what I go through bc you are never alone, you never know what others are experiencing.
What made you start a blog?
I started my blog bc I was a viewer of other peoples blogs – I wanted to be apart of the blogging world to share my anxiety experiences, what I get up to on the weekend, what I bake/cook + my coping strategies on anxiety.
What is your favourite colour?
I am the biggest monochrome human living – white, black + grey EVERYTHING! You’ll see this when I complete my bed room tour.
How do you deal with anxiety?
It really depends on how bad my anxiety is that day. Something as simple as a bubble bath can calm my mind, sometimes I need to have a nap, sometimes I need to have a tea. It really depends on what my mind is going through that particular time.
How long have you had anxiety for?
I have had anxiety for about 3.5 years now, unfortunately I don’t remember what life is like without anxiety. It has been a long time but I am on a recovering journey + I have made a very big progress.
Where do you live?
I live in Sydney, Australia.
Have you ever traveled?
Yes, I have travelled to New Caledonia (only place outside Australia)
Where do you want to travel?
I would love to travel to Europe – Italy, Croatia, Greece, Barcelona, Swis Alps, France, London + soooo many more places. I’ve been meaning to do a post on this for over 6 months now.
Where do you work?
I work in the city CBD for a company called Val Morgan, we generate all the ads that play before a movie starts in every cinema across Australia + New Zealand.
What is your most favourite quote?
God gives his hardest battles to his strongest soldiers ❤
Have you thought about making a youtube channel?
Sooooo many people have been asking me this lately, & I truly don’t know – I feel that I am a great writer but not a great speaker – I think I’ll be too shy in front of the camera. I feel that I would be so hard on myself about the whole thing & have a negative mindset.
What is your dream job?
Since developing anxiety I truly wanted to become a counsellor – I truly want to be the help that others are for me. I know that some people don’t have the right support or resources around them & I would love to be that person for those out there.
I have been looking for over a year at doing a counselling degree at the Australian College of Applied Psychology but I am just stuck in the ‘what if’
Will you ever upload a progress photo?
I have been thinking about it for quite some time BUT.. I do get a bit skeptical of the negative comments I might get (I am just fearful, I’ve never received nasty comments but I just get scared) Keep an eye out, I might 😛
If there are any more things that you want to know that hasn’t been answered, feel free to comment below 🙂
I hope the above will help you get to know a bit more about me ❤
Wherever you are in the world, have a lovely day ❤
A, x (1)