Lessons I Learnt About Social Anxiety as an Aspiring Journalist

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Overcoming many battles with social anxiety and deciding I wanted to go to university to study Journalism seemed contradictory to me at the time. “You must be absolutely mad”, I told myself repeatedly. The first step was the easiest for I was yet to face the fear of interviewing a complete stranger – aka putting […]

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Why We Should Quit Associating Social Anxiety With Immaturity

“If I tell you my order, would you mind going to the till for me?” Those words have fallen from my mouth several times in the past and still do occasionally. Avoiding social interaction with strangers has become somewhat of a skill of mine. Self-scan is my best friend and shopping lists a necessity. My […]

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Read This If You’re Anxious About Post-Lockdown

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You may be feeling excited for the day this madness is all over and we can squeeze family and loved ones to the point of suffocation. And you may also be feeling a little apprehensive. And that’s normal. We’ve grown used to a lifestyle that’s significantly steadier than before. We’ve learnt to make time for […]

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Having a Routine During Lockdown Can Make the Difference

Our day-to-day of 9-5, commuting back and forth, five days a week has come to a standstill. And so has our routine and sense of structure. Alarms have become a thing of the past and anything we do outside the realms of our household must be done with the rule of 2 metres. Building and […]

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Coronavirus and Anxiety

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So I may be jumping on a bit of a band wagon here but I’m selfishly glad to see I’m not the only one whose mental health is being affected by the surge of media reporting and misinformation regarding coronavirus. From debates of should we self-isolate to carrying symptoms unbeknownst to us, it’s impossible to […]

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7 Coping Mechanisms for Preventing and Coping With Anxiety

Around 3 million people in the UK have an anxiety disorder, according to Anxiety UK. Like all things, we all have our good and bad days. A lesson I’ve learnt along the way is to implement certain elements into my day-to-day to manage and prevent anxiety. In this post, I will be sharing those things […]

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Let’s Talk: Poor Mental Health Despite a “Perfect” Life

A myth we’re all guilty of believing when it comes to mental health is that a “perfect” and happy life eliminates times of despair. Because, despite having everything you ever wanted, you can still have a hard time mentally and that is completely okay. Described perfectly by Head of Fundraising, Hannah Roper at Bath Mind, […]

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How To Channel Your Anxiety

***DISCLAIMER: I am in no way an expert/professional on this topic. I simply speak from personal experience and research carried out*** After reading Sarah Wilson’s “First, we make the beast beautiful”, my stance on anxiety massively changed for the better. For as long as I can remember, I’ve fought and struggled with anxiety. These consisted […]

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My Mental Health Journey: What Worked and What Didn’t – Bath Mind.

Today, I am deciding to share my mental health journey. I’m doing this because I know myself, reading other people’s stories and knowing I wasn’t alone was incredibly beneficial. Writing for Bath Mind has enabled me to do what I’ve wanted to do for a good year and a half – help people with their […]

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7 Ways To Tackle Feeling Overwhelmed

Sara Young Wang, in an article for Forbes, narrowed feeling overwhelmed down to 4 main causes. These are: The fear of bad outcomes. Feeling uncertain. Struggling to find a solution to tough problems. Having a mind that’s constantly racing with thoughts. The act of feeling overwhelmed is something we ALL experience in our lifetime and […]

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