First of all, I have a confession to make. I haven’t yet listened to The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy, or read the book… But it is next on my reading list and I saw the film with Martin Freeman in it. Once. A long time ago. But anyway, I’m getting distracted. (I will listen to/read it, I promise.)
Second, the point of this blog. Most people who know me will be aware that anxiety is something that I’ve had to deal with for a significant amount of my life. This blog isn’t all about me going into my personal life and talking about all the times I’ve felt anxious, but more an account of things I’ve done and tried to combat it, or help me feel better. I want this to be a place where people can come to read about techniques that may help and have somewhere where they feel like someone understands what it’s like living with anxiety. It’s also for people who may know someone with anxiety, so that they can better understand what they’re going through.
I do want to stress that this blog is not to replace seeking medical help. If you haven’t previously spoken to a doctor about your anxiety, or if you’re reading some of the posts and think that sounds like something you’re currently experiencing, please go talk to someone medically trained. I can’t diagnose you. Some of the things I talk about may not work for you; anxiety affects everyone differently and different techniques work for different people.
So, let us begin…