Sunday, 24 April 2016

You Know It's Gonna Get Better...

You Know It's Gonna Get Better...

So I've been gone for a while. At the beginning of this year I decided to make this blog more about mental health and positivity as it's a big part of my life. I did quite well to start off with but then things got kind of bad for me and pretty much everything including blogging came to a stand still. However despite the fact I can barely do anything without my dad; last October in a moment of utter madness I booked tickets to see 5 Seconds Of Summer in Birmingham. Kind of insane considering I still get anxious about going to the cinema but I just went for it.

Wednesday, 27 January 2016

5 Things To Brighten Your Day #1

5 Things To Brighten Your Day #1

As you may have noticed, I have changed the focus of my blog. I'm interested in giving advice and sharing stories about mental health problems but also to spread positivity! 

Having a positive attitude can completely change anything from your day to your year. I definitely need to be more positive about pretty much everything because I've noticed that the days I feel upbeat I'm better at dealing with my anxieties.

Sometimes you just need one thing to make you smile to turn around a bad day. So here are five things to lift your spirits, even if it's just a little.

1. Personally I think everyone needs these adorable Chinchillas in their Instagram feed. I'd like to introduce you to MR Bagel and Bubu.

2. I've been dancing to this tune by Clean Bandit.

3. I'm sure lots of bloggers will relate to this video about being the person on the other side of the outfit shots.

4. This is an adorable baby panda who just wants to make friends. 

5. I discovered Cassandra Calin's AMAZING illustrations. This one in particular absolutely slayed me.

I hope you enjoyed this post! Which one is your favourite? Have you seen anything fun recently? Let me know in the comments.

Thanks for reading.

Love Sorcha

Thursday, 21 January 2016

Upcoming Challenges (A.K.A Aaaggh!!)

Upcoming Challenges (A.K.A Aaaggh!!)


I'd like to start off by saying thank you for the amazing response I got on my last anxiety post. I'm so happy that people liked it and I hope I can continue the good work.
So here it is, my first personal post about anxiety!

In the upcoming weeks and months I have a few hurdles to get over which are very stressful for me. I will be talking about them more but I wanted to do this post so that people could see where I was at and what sorts of things pose problems for me.

Finding A New Job

This is stressful for everyone I know, but my anxieties make it even harder. I was really lucky with my last job they let me come back after I had to take time off and they've helped  me get over my anxieties. However my last job was in our local village shop so the people I worked for were neighbours and friends so they already knew me; Obviously when getting a bigger job, in one of the local towns, the people, the setting and the skills will all be new which for me is scarier than sky diving.

Going To Yoga And The Gym

For years I've struggled with going to classes or groups or doing things in social situations. At the moment I'm still pushing myself to just get out and walk and when I get hot or out of breathe it's easy for me to start panicking. I worry about classes as I don't like situations where I can't leave without it seeming strange or rude. But I'd really like to get fit for my health and appearance but also for my confidence. Plus gazillions of people recommend getting fit to help with anxiety.

Working On My Food Issues

Food is something that has caused me a lot of stress and it's been going on for as long as I can remember so it's a pretty big issue to deal with. However I would really like to eat better, not only will it help with my skin and general health but it will make eating out or going on holiday less stressful and easier to do in the future.

Staying With My Sister And 5SOS Concert

So a while back, in what was quite possibly a moment of madness I bought two 5 Seconds Of Summer tickets. I asked my sister if she would go with me and as she lives near Birmingham so she very kindly invited me to stay at her house and go shopping the next day.

 So I'm anxious about staying with my sister because I'll be away from home where I have tons of things to help with freak outs and even though my sister is great with helping me I'm more used to my mum. The concert itself will have a lot people, there will be big crowds and the fact that I've spent money on it adds just a little bit of pressure to not waste it. Now public places are difficult for me; I worry about getting sick, freaking out or crying in public. But I've been to Birmingham shopping before so I'm prepared for that bit.

Taking My Driving Tests

Last time I took a test/exam I was one of those people that did their exams on their own in a special room where the invigilator can't judge you if you cry the whole time. A driving test on the other hand is just you in a car, with a test guy, trying not to kill anyone. I'm anxious about this one for all the obvious reasons so if you've got any tips or advice I would LOVE to hear them

In later posts I will be looking at each of these individually and showing you how I work on things to become less anxious or get myself out there. I'll let you know how I do with each. 

I hope this hasn't been a depressing post. I want to show you guys as much of my journey as I can so this post was to give you an idea of how things are going at this point. At a later date, we'll all be able to look back and hopefully see how things can improve. If any of these things make you anxious, maybe we can help each other out and maybe some things I do will help you too.

Let me know what you think in the comments.

lots of love,

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Sunday, 17 January 2016

This Week # 16

This Week #16

Oh my god! I'm blogging!:P So it's been a while since I did regular posts on here, but I'm getting back into it. I've discovered that I'm much better at organising my blogging than I am at actually blogging. Procrastinating much!

1. Last Saturday I went to my friends 18th birthday movie night. I was quite anxious as parties are kind of  challenge for me but it was actually really fun.

2. I had my last regular shift at work :( They had to change manager and now they don't need me so I'm avoiding all internet shopping sites.

3. I had a driving lesson; In which I think I actually did some proper driving without my instructor telling me what to do!

4. I uploaded quite a scary blog post when I relaunched my blog. AND people actually liked it, I never expected the response I got so thank you if you're one of the lovely people who commented. (I even took a friggin' selfie for the post)

5. IT SNOWED! Which means 1 of 2 things; either I'm very happy because it's so pretty and I'm inside or I hate it as I'm in public and there's a 99% chance that I'll fall over.

6. I momentarily forgot about my money problems and went shopping. I blame Asos!

7. I discovered the wonder that is Pinterest! And the way you can enter any piece of clothing and find all sorts of ways to style it!

What did you get up to this week? Anything fun?  Let me know in the comments.

I hope you enjoyed this post and thanks for reading.

Love Sorcha