Anxiety is exhausting

I’ve had a rough week this week. I’ve had trouble sleeping and as a result I’ve had quite a few panic attacks that have kept me up until about 2am. It’s a bit of a vicious cycle.

Now I eat lots throughout the day but by the time I get into bed I’m starving! I ignore it because I know I’ve eaten enough during the day but it gets to the point where I feel sick. As any emetophobia sufferer will know, as soon as you start to feel sick your panic begins to spiral out of control. I’ve ended up lying completely still unable to talk because I feel like any movement will result in me being sick. The difficulty is I don’t know if o do really feel that sick or if my anxiety is making me feel that sick.

I’ve used my coping mechanisms and some of my Bach Rescue Remedy and it all helps to an extent. I find when I have a physical feeling, that’s fuelling my anxiety (such as feeling sick), it’s a lot harder to overcome.

After battling this all week I now feel absolutely exhausted. I think today I’m in need of a self-care day. I want to enjoy the weekend and try and get out so I know that I need to use today to get myself back on track.

I would be grateful for any tips if you’ve ever felt the same way, or even just some self-care tips ☺️

XOXO

9 thoughts on “Anxiety is exhausting

  1. I find reading a good historical fiction book helps take me away from my anxiety into a whole new world that’s easy to get lost in and far away from modern problems. Have you ever read any of Phillipa Gregory books? Lots of series about English history – she’s so skilled and such an amazing researcher she takes you far far away from stress and worries with amazing stories of characters who are resilient and resourceful – very inspiring, like taking a holiday back in time and away from now – like a mental vacation. Wishing you peace and joy.

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    1. I haven’t read any of her books but I have had them recommended to me! I will have a little look on my kindle later. I have a book that I’ve almost finished which I think I might settle down and read with a cup of tea ☺️❤️

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  2. So I’m not sure if you’re a Christian or not, but it couldn’t hurt along with whatever you are doing to give God a chance. While you can’t see Him all you have to do is ask Him, and have FAITH (believe) that He will answer you. Here are some scriptures what the bible says about anxiety and being anxious:

    Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication, with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known to God; Philippians 4:6

    Anxiety in the heart of man causes depression, But a good word makes it glad. Proverbs 12:25

    I would also read the Psalms at night, they are very comforting. If you don’t have a bible you can download Bible Gateway (Bible) from the App Store.

    Delight yourself also in the Lord, And He shall give you the desires of your heart. Psalm 37:4

    Don’t give in to your craves…be strong. Pray and ask God for strength and to help you get through this and Believe that He will. Let me know if this helps.

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  3. Keep your mind busy and do something useful/productive like cleaning or studying or crafting. As for the hunger, try drink more water or snack on healthy stuff like a smoothie. Many many stuff you could do except giving in! 😉

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    1. I try to distract myself by reading or sometimes playing a game on my phone. I might give smoothies a go! I find they tend to really fill me up so that could be a good idea – thank you 🙂

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