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Big events when you have overwhelming anxiety..

If you're reading this then you too may struggle with anxiety. To some degree, we all do from time to time, it's normal, but some of us experience it on a whole other level to the point it can feel crippling.

I know it well and if you do too, know that I got you. I feel you, I see you and I hear you. It doesn't always have to feel like this.

In the moment, I know anxiety can feel like it's eating you alive and that you will never feel good or excited about things ever again, but that isn't true, I know it because I've been through it and can safely say that you might still get anxious, but it doesn't have to rule your life or stop you from doing fun things, going to those parties, weddings etc. It's possible and it's possible to enjoy it too.

We can't let fear control us and stop us from enjoying and making memories in life.

I know in the past few years I have continued to push myself out of my comfort zone (with compassion) yes things still felt hard, I still had my doubts and worry, but I knew most of it was irrational, I know that doesn't take away how it makes you feel internally, but there are ways to ease this.

As they say, "life begins at the end of your comfort zone"


I feel it's important for me as a coach to share about my struggles too and how I navigate through them.

I'm not about sugar coating anything or pretending like everything is perfect, because it's not, that's not how life works.

However, this doesn't mean to say that we can't be happy, have fun or lead a fulfilling and content life, because we absolutely can!!!

Recently I have had events and have events to come all which do make me feel quite anxious.

At heart I'm a huge introvert, so huge social gatherings naturally make me feel a bit uneasy.

The easiest thing to do would be to say no, to not go, but then I miss out on special occasions and special moments with the people that I love.

And that's a pretty miserable life to be living (if you can call it living)..

This weekend just gone I had been invited to a wedding of 2 amazing friends of mine. Naturally of COURSE I wanted to be there and celebrate their big day with them, however, this wasn't your typical wedding (didn't expect anything less tbh) it was them all over!