Last week I experienced my first panic attack.
It’s so hard to put into words the terror I felt, it was like my whole life was crashing down around me and I couldn’t stop it.
I seem to have gone backwards after making so much progress with my mental health earlier in the year.
Even though it was such an awful experience, I am trying to be grateful as it has given me the motivation to work on getting better again.
I have been reading The Anxiety Solution by Chloe Brotheridge which is written so well, she explains in detail how to change your anxious thoughts and how to relax your mind.
I have also been making time for me again, making sure I do the things I enjoy. Getting back into blogging, reading, walking and setting aside time to relax and get cosy before bed.
I just need to remind myself that it is a working progress, I will have good days and bad days and I can increase the number of good days by focusing on myself.
Like my doctor said, if you had a bad back and stopped taking your medication or stopped focusing on your posture the pain would come back.
It’s the same for your mind.