I’ve got my lovely meet up with the local IG ladies this morning...chats and sharing and support and always laughter, over tea, coffee and cakes.
I love our monthly-ish get togethers! Working from home alone, can be isolating and pretty solitary - but getting out and about, and making sure I have face to face contact with people, can make all the difference.
It also inspires me, and I head home full of energy, buoyed up by the company of these kind and funny ladies!
My default position is home, but I know that staying home, not seeing people, and living in my head is not good.
I have suffered badly with anxiety over the past four years, and for 2016 and 17, I rarely went out.
When we set up this group, before we’d even had our first meet up, I mentioned that I wouldn’t be eating as I’d be too anxious. From that point on we have talked and shared, and I realised what I should have done at the beginning of my anxiety journey.
I should have talked to people, friends and family. It’s only when you talk, that you realise you’re not alone. We are not alone.
You’d be surprised how many of the people you know who have suffered too...fighting their own silent battles with it.
But when we talk, we can help each other, whether it’s sharing practical tips and advice about what has worked for us, or being there for one another, cheering each other along, and checking in to make sure we’re okay if we go quiet for a while.
Thanks to Victoria @featherandwild
for talking so bravely yesterday, and opening up the conversation, and helping me see that this should be discussed, and shouldn’t be a taboo subject.
Have a wonderful Wednesday, and if you want to talk, I’m here
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