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How I am speaking up at work

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Talking in front of large groups or individuals can be tough for anybody living with social anxiety. I prefer to be around a friend or somebody I’m familiar with when speaking to one or several new people (and a bit of Dutch courage might help me too!). However, in the workplace you will not always […]

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How I am learning to celebrate positive change

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Change is something that I find incredibly daunting, and is often the root of anxiety for me. I find myself feeling very safe in normality and routines, and so big changes are often something that I struggle with a little. Something that I have noticed, however, is the importance of celebrating positive change. An example […]

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Why I embrace my social anxiety

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People often have a perception of what anxiety is and how someone who is experiencing social anxiety may present themselves. There is a stigma attached to the word anxiety which suggests it would be obvious if someone was feeling that way; that it would be evident and noticeable. This couldn’t be further from the truth. […]

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How I am tackling my need for control

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Feelings of anxiety often stem from a lack of control over uncontrollable aspects of situations. Thinking I need to be able to control everything to ensure that I don’t feel anxious is often what fuels the anxious feelings. Having grown up referring to this as the ‘vicious circle’, I have realised that whilst I recognise […]

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Comfort in escapism

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Comfort in escapism

At 25 years old, you would be remiss to expect depression to not surprise me anymore. It is only in the last few months that I have experienced some new symptoms. Where they came from I am not sure, but I found myself really uncomfortable in myself and with my body. Really uncomfortable. So uncomfortable […]