Posts in Anxiety
How I Manage My Anxiety Disorder When Travelling

Travelling has been the best and worst thing for my Anxiety. It’s challenged me daily and given me all the exposure therapy that I could ever need. When you’re on the road for a long time, at some point or another you’ll experience unorganised transport, cancelled plans, burnout and travel fatigue. The great thing about it is, you learn how to deal with all of these things and come out the other side…

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Weird Things My Anxiety Makes Me Do

Our minds and body are closely linked so it makes sense that this hormone imbalance can result in some very real physical symptoms. A lot of people aren’t aware of the ways anxiety can affect your body (as well as your mind). The more I learn about my Anxiety, the more I realise that I do some weird stuff and it can be traced back to my Generalised Anxiety Disorder…

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How to Stop Anxiety Affecting Your Sleep.

You probably know the feeling… Your eyes are heavier than a shopping haul from pack ‘n save. Your legs are like aching and you just need to get into bed and cuddle that memory foam pillow until you drift off. But, as soon as your head hits the pillow, your mind starts going off on one. It throws up all the “what if’s”, the cringey memories from years ago and lists everything you need to do tomorrow/the next day/next month…

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{2019 Update} Bali, New Zealand & Life Plans.

So I’m back at the blog after a couple months “off” (aka worrying about other things lol). I thought I’d jump back in with a life update since I’ve been up to a lot since things have been quiet on here. I’m nearing the 9 month mark since I left on my travels. Writing that down, it doesn’t seem like a long time but my god, lots of things have happened…

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How Fitness Can Improve Your Mental Health

We’ve all suffered from a cold/flu that has knocked us for six or even broken a bone. Luckily, we usually know how to deal with them. Whether it’s a trip to the hospital or just a nice long Netflix binge with a cup of hot chocolate (or a glass of flat 7-up). The positive effects of exercise on your physical well-being are well documented but did you know it can also massively affect your mental well-being?

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"Are you OK?"

We’ve all seen the insta quote of “Treat your mental health like your physical health xoxo”, but the fact is, they are different. You can’t see Mental Health Problems like you can see a broken leg. Yes you should nurse them at the same importance but one is much harder to identify. Your pal could be quietly suffering behind closed doors but nobody would have a clue because they never ask…

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Advice for Travel Related Anxiety

Travelling with Anxiety is HARD. Between planning everything to the last detail and assuming the worst if anything changes, it can be exhausting AF. I’ve had my fair share of solo trips as well as my period of long term travel so it’s about time I shared some advice for minimising anxiety when it comes to travelling.

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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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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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