June 2019 Goals

Every month I set myself some goals to help with my anxiety and depression. Since starting these goals I have noticed a huge improvement in my mental health. Yes, there have been some steps back but generally I am in a much better place.

You can read about my previous months here:

March Goals

March Update

April Goals

April Update 

May Goals 

May update – coming soon 

This month includes a huge goal and so I have kept the others relatively simple.

 

Have lunch out – If you’re a regular reader you will know that one of the things my anxiety prevents me from doing is eating out. Before my anxiety flared up I loved going out for a meal – it was a real treat not to have to cook! It’s something that I want to get back to being able to do as it really is preventing me from doing a number of things. I’ve been eating in food courts a lot but I want to take the next step and try some coffee shops. I don’t quite feel ready to eat somewhere where you order your foot and sit and wait but I want to try the more formal setting of somewhere like Prett where you get your food immediately but you still sit and eat there with others.

Would anyone be interested in me doing a post about why my anxiety makes eating out difficult?

Go out on my own – You will have seen this particular goal pop up a lot. There was once a time where I was very happy nipping out on my own but these days it feels very daunting. I don’t want to always feel like I need someone accompany me in case I have a little break down in public. Because of this I am slowly trying to go out on my own to get use to it and to build up my own confidence. This is a goal that you will continue to see popping up as I know it’s going to take a lot of time and effort to feel confident enough to be in my own company.

Have a coffee sat in a cafe – This goal is similar to the above goal of eating out. A few months ago I was unable to even get a take-away coffee but now I’m back to loving my sugary caffeine fix. I want to build on this success and sit in a cafe and have a coffee. In regards to this goal I would prefer to sit in an actual cafe where you have to sit and wait for your drinks, rather than stand and collect it then sit down. I’m slowly adding more pressure into situations in which I now feel somewhat comfortable.

See a friend – I have previously set myself this goal and although it caused me a lot of anxiety I met up with an old friend and had a lovely time. It is something that I want to continue making an effort to do. I’m very happy in my own little bubble with the company of people that I see most days but I want to push myself to continue making plans with others that are outside of my comfort zone. Whether I achieve this goal this month greatly depends on whether my schedule matches up with others. I’ll let you know how it goes!

Go abroad – This is the big goal that I talked about at the start of this post. At Christmas we booked our summer holiday to Spain. My grandparents have a holiday villa out there and I’ve been visiting since I was in single digits. Thankfully it’s a home from home for me which somewhat relieves the pressure. I’m scared at the idea of catching a flight, of being surrounding by so many people in the airport and feeling trapped. The actual flight itself makes me anxious, if I freak out there’s so many people to see. The idea of being in Spain is also causing me anxiety, I don’t know how I’m going to react being so far from home. We’re hoping to put up a blow-up pool at the villa so that we don’t feel we have to go out every day. Despite what I’ve said I am also very excited at the prospect of a holiday. Once I’m there I I’ll be fine, I can make it work for my anxiety, however it’s the flight that I am the most anxious about. I’ll definitely be doing a separate post on our holiday to let you know in detail how it went.

What are your goals for this month?

Instagram 

Twitter 

Pinterest

img_2684-12

XOXO

Advertisements

31 thoughts on “June 2019 Goals

    1. I have just written it and have it scheduled to go out on Wednesday12th 🙂 I’m thinking about doing another combined post where other people share their experiences? Perhaps wait and have a read of mine and then see if you would like to contribute 🙂 xx

      Liked by 1 person

  1. I would also like to see a post about your anxiety when eating out. It is something that I really struggle with. My anxiety mostly revolves around my food intolerances, trusting people to cook for me without poisoning me. X

    Liked by 4 people

    1. Thank you for your comment 🙂 My anxiety is more generalised tbh! I have just written a post on why eating out makes me so anxious and it’s scheduled to go out on Wednesday12th 🙂 I’m thinking about doing a post where other people share their experiences and explain why eating out makes them so anxious. I’d be interested to hear your perspective as someone who suffers from food intolerances. Perhaps wait and have a read of mine and then see if you would like to contribute 🙂

      Liked by 1 person

      1. Well it makes me happy to see that you had one. Gotta snatch those wee moments when they surface. How are you feeling about the weekend? I’ve mentioned in my latest post that I have a few mixed emotions about it for a couple of reasons.

        Liked by 1 person

      2. I’m looking forward to the weekend, I want to try and get onto the golf course but it depends on the weather! Sorry to hear you’re feeling so rubbish and ill, I’ll keep my fingers crossed for you that you feel better by Sunday 🤞🏼 perhaps if you’re not up to playing you could still go and support your teammates?

        Liked by 1 person

      3. I’ll keep mine crossed too for some decent golfing weather for you. I will definitely go to the game regardless to cheer on my mates, did the same when we played up in Aberdeen and I had just fractured my finger. Stood in the rain for 5 hours! Haha!

        Liked by 1 person

  2. I so hear you about airports and flying and going away. I’m such a home body – I avoid doing things where there’s lots of people and I like to stay home and sleep in my own bed but I always find nothing is ever as bad as I think it will be – I stress right out for two weeks before I know I’m going somewhere typically hoping I’ll break a leg, so I can get out of going lol but after I come back I’m always so glad that I went. Spain must be so beautiful, don’t let that plane get in your way!

    Liked by 2 people

    1. I’m glad I’m not the only one who feels this way! I love my own bed too and if we go away in the UK I take my pillows with me 🙈 I’m going to do everything I can not to let the travelling aspect get in my way! I also want to be able to share my experience in Spain on my blog which is another motivating reason! I’ll get some pictures for you ☺️ I hope your writing is going well! I was unable to comment on your blog post, it would only let me like it 💛

      Like

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s