Anxiety Disorder

New Goals and Stress Management

Stress and Insomnia

Life has turned a little crazy over the past few weeks and it’s not due to calm down for a while yet. I’ve been having secret rendezvous with 5am thanks to my friend insomnia and as a result I’m feeling tired and washed out. But it’s not all bad news. The reason for the sleepless nights is a positive one. We’re moving house!

I’ve been living at my current home for 13 years and it’s certainly time to move on. The house needs work so we’re heading up the hill to a fantastic property. My oldest friend in the whole world is starting a new life in Australia and he and his wife have been kind enough to offer us their home to rent. We can take our animals,  the area is fantastic and the house itself has been finished to a high level. I can’t wait to show you!  But I have to, as we’re not moving until the end of March…

Despite our happiness my mind has been working overtime. It is a bit of a risk as we’ll be pushed to our absolute limits financially and the house is also quite far away from work and school, but it’s going to be worth it. That doesn’t stop my brain going over the problems along with the possibilities. So much so I actually had my first waves of panic in months on Sunday morning, while visiting my friend at what will soon be our new home. Self-care is needed, so I thought I’d let you know how I plan on surviving the next couple of months.

  • I began exercising daily before Christmas and I quickly noticed a difference, both physically and mentally. Once I broke up for Christmas I stopped working out and I haven’t rolled out my yoga mat since. I know that it’s good for me and it helps, so that’s where I’m going to start.
  • Eating better. Again, Christmas can be blamed for my poor diet (okay, only I can be blamed really) so I need to get on top of my diet once more. Not that I am dieting as such, just making healthier choices. Bananas are fantastic by the way; they can help fight anxiety so I shall be eating at least one of those per day, especially before doing anything that makes me feel panicky.
  • Getting organised. The list of jobs I have to do is absolutely terrifying. Although I’m 37 I am still quite nervous about contacting my utility suppliers and switching over my BT Infinite and what-not. I shall be dedicating one of my moleskin notebooks to the move and writing a billion lists to work through so I’m able to keep on top of things.
  • Positive thoughts. It’s so easy to hold yourself back by letting negative thoughts or fear from the roots of negativity growing in your mind. If we don’t take risks we don’t get anywhere. That’s why I haven’t moved for 13 years when really I should have. I need to listen to my positive thoughts and be committed to making it work, no matter what.

That’s where I am right now; it’s an exciting (and exhausting) place. Are you taking any risks this year?

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  1. atosa nikkhah

    i have really bad insomnia too, getting organised is always a good plan!

    28 . Jan . 2015
  2. Lilla

    We haven’t moved in 7 years, and we literally moved next door within our building, so stress was minimal! But I can understand it. I agree that exercise helps and diet – I’ve been juicing lately which seems to counteract my current sleeping problems!

    28 . Jan . 2015
  3. Michelle Th.

    It is a good plan! Yoga is really helping me with the stress and since some time now I am trying to do it more often! Wish you luck with the plan! It is important to stay healthy and to move in order to keep yourself happy! Greets! 🙂

    08 . Jun . 2015

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