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    • LauraJ says

      Thank you Becca! It was a hard article to write – almost relieving my anxiety growing up, but when I read through it after, I felt a sense of relief. I was always told you should put everything out in the open but I’m starting to like keeping certain things hidden. xx

  1. The Life of Jea says

    Anxiety is no joke… It’s great that you write about this, it will really help others!
    Those I’ve known with it always said that they weren’t allowed to talk about anything related to their anxiety because others either didn’t want to hear it, or they just went on a rant about how it was silly to feel anxious. And that just made their anxiety worse.

    • LauraJ says

      Funnily enough, my sister last week, was talking about how anxiety has become trendy. Everyone now suddenly has it. And so I never really talk about mine with my family. Sometimes I think it’s so obvious that I’m suffering, but they seem oblivious.

  2. thelonelyauthorblog says

    For me the key is trusting oneself. Sadly, many of us beat ourselves up over things we have done or said, or even what we haven’t said. I like your idea of thinking before speaking and analyzing what are you trying to get out of a conversation or reply. It should help alleviate some of the doubts or worries.

    Funny thing is, I read your posts, see your photos and I see a confident woman, all the time thinking there isn’t a single iota of doubt or anxiety in your veins.

    Good post. Thanks for sharing it with us. Good for others to know they are not alone in their feelings.

    • LauraJ says

      I’m very guilty of taking something small and analysing it big. And then somehow blaming myself. It’s this learnt behavior I’ve taken from childhood.

      I’ve changed a lot and have grown more confident. There was a time when I would absolutely hate taking photos. And now I’m just trying to live freely. But it’s weird, because I’m confident in front of a camera but anxious meeting a stranger.

      Thank you as always for commenting. It’s always interesting to see how you reflect my words.

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