Life & Stuff

Why I’m Afraid of Commitment

I've always been scared of commitment in my adulthood. Committing to university, jobs, story ideas, people, plans... It's all scary! I wanted to list some of the main reasons I'm scared of commitment because I got engaged on Christmas Day and this resulted in so much anxiety due to my fear of commitment! (Don't worry,… Continue reading Why I’m Afraid of Commitment

Life & Stuff · Podcast & Videos

Afraid of 2021 – Decide what’s a big deal & break things way down (podcast)

Happy New Year and welcome 2021! Today I want you to think about and decide what is actually worthy of your stress, worries, and focus this new year. To take the pressure off because nothing is perfect or predictable - 2020 taught us that, at least. PrioritiesAnxietyChoiceSocietal pressuresValues and importanceMinimising Click to play! xx

Life & Stuff · Podcast & Videos

Visualisation Tool: Scenario Exploration for Anxious Overthinkers

If you are an anxious overthinker, like me, then your mind is used to imagining the worst and thinking about every scenario. But what if I encouraged you to do this in a more focused and productive way? You're already an intelligent, creative person, because overthinking and imagination go hand-in-hand. Why not use this skill… Continue reading Visualisation Tool: Scenario Exploration for Anxious Overthinkers

Life & Stuff · Mental Health

My love letter to food: from a recovered “fussy eater”

I say "recovered" in this title not for whimsy or to make fun of people who recover from real illnesses or specific eating disorders. I use this word because I do literally feel like I've recovered. Like I went through a time of toxicity; that hurt me and held me back. In that time, I… Continue reading My love letter to food: from a recovered “fussy eater”

Life & Stuff · Mental Health

Catastrophising: What it is and how to stop

Catastrophising is when you "view or present a situation as considerably worse than it actually is." I do this a lot! As someone with anxiety and who has been through depression many times, I've been told this term in my CBT sessions. That a common thing for us to do when low or anxious is to… Continue reading Catastrophising: What it is and how to stop

Life & Stuff · Mental Health

Back to Basics: What to Do When Feeling Low

I find that when I'm feeling low within myself (either sad or anxious or just off), I tend to catastrophise. To think that I'm doomed, I can't possibly get past it, and I'll feel this way forever. I don't think I'm alone in this. Firstly, let me say this: there's a difference between depression and… Continue reading Back to Basics: What to Do When Feeling Low