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 ☺️