Tag Archive | beating anxiety

Our Anxiety Experience

Hi everyone. Today I am doing a collaboration post with the lovely Melodie from http://melodiebenson.wordpress.com/ about anxiety, stress and our personal experiences of them. You can also find Melodie on twitter @Melodie_Benson


 

Jenny

Last year, it felt as though my world was falling apart. I spent my days crying in bed, and the thought of getting up pained me. The biggest problem though, was that I didn’t know what I was crying about. I started to cry more each day, however with all of my uni deadlines at the time, I assumed it was just the stress of them!

My deadlines came and went, and university was finished for the Summer. So why was I still crying? Why was I getting worse? I had no idea.

I moved back home, wondering whether I was homesick, but no, that wasn’t the case. I carried on getting worse to the point where I would be happily sat down, and then suddenly burst into tears for no reason at all. Going out was the worst. The thought of going anywhere scared the hell out of me, and I would avoid eating until I was home.

I didn’t know what caused this, but it was an uncontrollable feeling. When I was still in uni, I couldn’t even pop to Tesco’s (which was literally a 2 minute walk from my flat) without being sick first. If I arranged to meet a friend, I would be violently sick before I left, and would have to try and control it whilst I was out so that they wouldn’t notice – which often proved impossible.Collab post

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Public Speaking – My Living Nightmare

Public speaking… is like torture for me.

Even the idea of it makes me nervous. I’ve never really been a fan of it, but it’s definitely got worse over the years. I’m not sure if I lack confidence in myself or what, but it’s awful. When it comes to class presentations I get myself in such a state. When I’m actually standing there talking I’m okay, but leading up to it… I can’t cope! I know I’m not the only one who has problems with public speaking – I know loads of people who do, but when it comes to your turn you just feel all alone and pressured. Even the week or so leading up to the presentation I get nervous. My eating cuts down more and more each day, and on the day I literally cannot eat a thing until it is over.

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