Posts tagged Anxiety
5 Ways Your Anxiety can be a Travel Asset

Anxiety over the years has warped into a concept that’s been wholly negative. We’ve put it in a box and labelled it our nemesis -- our easy-to-blame preventor of happiness.  But at its core, anxiety isn’t a negative emotion. It kicks us in the pants, it knocks us into place, it lights a fire under our butts and makes us get things done.

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When It Comes to My Anxiety, Don't Say This...

I wanted to put together a little list of things that I really don’t like hearing whenever my anxiety comes up in conversations. Partly to vent (I am running on low sleep today 😂) but mostly to give you some advice if someone ever opens up to you about it, then you’ll have some footing as to what to do and say (and what not to)…

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High Functioning Anxiety - Why I Don't Seem Anxious

People are usually surprised when they find out about my Anxiety Disorder. They can't believe that the same guy who once gave one of the Dreamboys a lap-dance in front of a crowd also walks out of shops in fear of being spoken to. They can't believe that the confident guy who has great work relationships, can also have an anxiety attack at the thought of making a dinner reservation.

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Advice for Anxious Digital Nomads

Obviously, I'm an Anxious Digital Nomad. It goes without saying but if the thought of living a life with constant travel, uncertainty, flexibility and spontaneity scares you a little, you're not alone. Since I decided to travel full time, my mind has been flip flopping between extreme elation (OMG I'm going on a never-ending holiday how fucking cool is that) to the familiar state of extreme panic…

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Toilet Terror in Killarney, Ireland

At the start of my journey as a blogger, I thought it would be a smart idea to invest in a ticket to TBEX (Travel Blogger Exchange). It's a conference for Travel Bloggers & Industry Professionals to gather from all around the world and network, learn skills and get a bit drunk. It became one of the best decisions I could have made but I'm still amazed I actually did it!

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The 3 Best Things for Mental Health Self Care

I’m in touch with my feelings and emotions, as well as knowing my limits and abilities. Despite this, I can sometimes drop the ball on Mental Health Self Care. Back in 2017, Madalyn Parker tweeted her CEO’s reply to her email about taking a Mental Health Day. He showed compassion and praised her for reminding everyone of the importance of using Sick Days for Mental Health.

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Impostor Syndrome - How I Overcome It.

Feel like you’re “winging it” and it’s a matter of time before someone calls you out? Same here! I first heard of Impostor Syndrome from one of my friends (he’s a Counselor). We were talking about Anxiety and I was ranting about how I didn’t feel like I was good enough to get another job in IT – despite all the good feedback I've had and 5 years of being a top performer in my team.

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Beat Hostel Anxiety When Travelling

If you’re like me, the thought of staying in a hostel is slightly terrifying. It might seem like a really insignificant thing for some people – head off on your travels, save a bit of money by booking a hostel, meet a few people, have a few nights out and chill. To me, it’s an opportunity for my anxiety to convince me that everything that can go wrong, will go wrong.

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What is Anxiety?

I've had Anxiety for a long time. Whenever something big happens, I find that knowing the ins and outs of whatever it is helps. This might be a need to make sure I’m prepared for that “worst case scenario” that I always convince myself will happen, or maybe I’m just curious and it occupies my mind.

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