A Chatty Catch-Up | July 2020

July was a pretty good month overall 🙂 I’m still working from home, which has been lovely 🙂 Although the lockdown restrictions have now eased, J and I haven’t started venturing out anywhere, apart from the supermarket for our weekly click and collect. I’m not really in a hurry to go anywhere, although I am missing IKEA!!

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My Anxiety And Starting Sertraline

*content warning – this blog post talks about anxiety, anxiety symptoms and medication side effects*

I’ve always been a fairly anxious person. I went to Brownie camp when I was younger and someone told a “scary” story about a vampire rabbit coming through the cat flap and killing people. I slept with my duvet around my neck for years afterwards, even when it was super hot. Just in case 😬😬

Now I worry about all sorts of things; what if someone breaks into my house in the night, what if a plane falls out of the sky onto my house, what if my car randomly rolls down the driveway and hits the house over the road, what if I don’t hang clothes up using the same coloured pegs and something bad happens?

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A Chatty Catch-Up | June 2020

I’ve now been working at home for the past three months, which is longer than I was working in the office for!! It’s kind of become the new norm but it’s still been a bit of a struggle. I’ve now been referred for CBT therapy to help with my anxiety and I really hope it helps!! June hasn’t been all bad though; I’ve started going out for walks again and had loads of chats with my mum and dad which has really helped!!

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A Chatty Catch-Up | May 2020

The end of April/beginning of May didn’t exactly go particularly well for me. I was really struggling with anxiety so I ended up having to phone my GP and got put on Sertraline. The side effects made me feel pretty sick for the first week but luckily I started taking them over the bank holiday weekend (and I’d taken the Monday off which I was super grateful for) so I mostly sat on the sofa watching Murder, She Wrote! Thankfully I’m now starting to feel less sick and less anxious all the time.

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Femme Luxe Loungewear*

I’ve never really been one for loungewear if I’m being honest. I’m that weird person who can wear jeans inside the house all day 😬 But then lockdown happened and my jeans suddenly became obsolete. I didn’t want to be sitting working all day in jeans and the only thing I had close to comfortable clothes were pyjama bottoms.

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A Chatty Catch-Up | April 2020

Well, April was an absolute shit show, wasn’t it? I was ill at the end of March and then lockdown happened. Life completely changed overnight and, I’m not going to lie, some days have been an absolute struggle in terms of my anxiety. I’m trying to look at the positives though; my friends and family are all okay and I’m grateful that I can work from home.

I really hope that you’re all okay too and I’m sending you lots of love ❤️❤️

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Personal Training | One Year On

It’s been quite a while since I posted an update about my personal training journey. I wrote updates after 3 months and 6 months but forgot to do a 9 month update (oops), so this is my update one year on (although it’s it’s been just over a year since I started PT).

At the end of December last year, my year of free personal training came to an end and unfortunately, due to a change in circumstances, I haven’t been able to carry on going (I had to cancel my gym membership too ☹️)

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