I remember taking this photo like it was yesterday. It was taken 2 years ago.
I was on my way to an occupational health appointment when I saw a dinky door. I was going to the appointment to discuss my ongoing anxiety. I was going to say high functioning anxiety but by this point, I was barely functioning at all.
The nurse at my appointment was so lovely. So much so that I had a massive panic attack when talking about Lexi’s birth, suffering with PND and then the challenge of going back to work. I was an absolute mess. She sent me home and told me to see my GP.
I was signed off and my medication was increased. I was off for a total of 5 weeks. I can still remember the crushing feeling of dread and misery that I was carrying around with me.
With time and with starting the couch to 5k, I started to feel better. I had counselling, saw a clinical psychologist and also saw a life coach.
I feel so much better now. I don’t feel that dread anymore. It feels amazing.
I feel like a completely different person from back then. The only thing that still remains is the terrible decorating choices I made. Mental Health Tip; if you’ve experienced a breakdown it’s best to not make any decisions about decor when you’re unwell. 😆
If you’re struggling, please know you’re not alone and you will feel better in time. I know that it can be scary to ask for help; if you’re struggling and aren’t sure where to ask for help, please know that my DMs are open and I can point you in the direction of support. ❤️