Strange Days….. Dealing With Self Isolation, Fear & Panic.

“Panic is a sudden desertion of us, and going over to the enemy of our imagination.” – Christian Nestell Bovee The current situation with Coronavirus has probably given a lot of people an insight into panic, and how our brain and body reacts to situations of immense stress and fear. The well used phrase ‘panicContinue reading “Strange Days….. Dealing With Self Isolation, Fear & Panic.”

Anxiously Stepping into 2020.

Usually I head into a new year with a level of optimism and hope, and 2019 was no exception.  While I was still struggling with my mental health I had plans and ideas that I thought would change things, especially financially. The end of 2019 was bumpy to say the least; notably, I had startedContinue reading “Anxiously Stepping into 2020.”

Is This Why People Give Up?

A couple of weeks ago I contacted the Bedfordshire Wellbeing Service (They offer talking therapies and are part of the East London NHS Foundation Trust) to try and get some additional help for my anxiety and depression. I was originally given their leaflet by my GP because I asked him about finding additional help; youContinue reading “Is This Why People Give Up?”

Getting Back Into Running.

Over the last couple of months I have really fallen out of love with running; I can’t really explain why, but all motivation evaporated, and I hit rock bottom with it. Kim thought that maybe I was just tired and needed a rest; which made sense considering all the running I have done over theContinue reading “Getting Back Into Running.”

Walking into the Present……

“If you are depressed, you are living in the past.  If you are anxious, you are living in the future.  If you are at peace, you are living in the present.” – Lao Tzu I find that I constantly bounce between depressed and anxious; one emotion seems to feed the other until they create aContinue reading “Walking into the Present……”