200 Follower’s Giveaway <3

4560dc3a-b565-4c11-a6b0-d425efb4fadbwallpaperA HUGE HUGE thank you to everyone that has supported and followed my blog! Iv finally reached 200 and its all thanks to you beautiful people!

When I started I never thought anyone would want to actually read what I wrote, it was just a bit of fun. Its turned into one of my biggest passions and I plan to carry on for a VERY long time!

So….I wanted to give something back! I know its not much but I chose mostly things you can only get in the UK at the moment just so it could give someone from another country the opportunity to try them out!

Of course its completely international. All you have to do is follow my blog and leave me a comment down below telling me what you want me to write about and share with you! The winner will be announced on the 31st

So yep…As always have a beautiful day! xxxIMG_2445

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Lifes Too Short

gsgosgkNo one wants to hear the devastating news that someone has been taken far to early. It happens and unfortunately I have just had that news.

I didn’t no him inside and out but I new he was a good person and he will be missed by so many people. Its hard for me to see that some of my closest friends are hurting from the horrible news.
In some ways it makes me want to wrap everyone I love in cotton wool, but in others it makes me want to grab this anxiety by the root and pull it out of my life once and for all. That goes for anything in your life that’s holding you back from living life to the fullest.
Life is too short to worry about meaningless things.
Life is too short to be scared of something that’s not going to hurt you.

If you haven’t already, go and see a doctor. Talk to a friend about how your feeling. Try to the best of your ability to live your life to the fullest because you never know whats round the corner.
Dont hold grudges and show your nearest and dearest that you love them every single day!

R.I.P Greg xxx

Pleather and Skulls

Having a down day today with my anxiety and after talking to my doctor I thought “What would be a great way to cheer me up??” Blogging and talking to all you lovely people! While I’m on that note. I promise I have been trying to comment on posts and reply to comments. Not sure if it’s just my WordPress but it wont let me 😦

This outfit is one that I wore yesterday to a meal at my grandparents to have a much-needed catch up with some family members! I had a great time and left in a great mood so I have no idea why my anxiety has kicked in now!

Tops – HIMG_1717 & M – £7.99IMG_1719

Skirt – H & M – £12.99

Tights – Primark  – £1.50

If you have been following me since the start you know that I love anything with a skull on it.

I love this top for the detailing. At the back it has a zip running all the way up it which is super cute.

The skirt is also great. I have it all two other colours and its a great fit. So go and check out your local H & M. I’m really impressed with them at the moment. Really affordable to!

 

 

IMG_1723For my makeup I kept it simple. I’m not great with eyeshadow! I applied some eyeliner and mascara. I used my Collection 2000 lip stain to add some colour to my lips. It lasts all day and is really build-able!

I hope you enjoyed. Have a lovely day xxx

 

 

 

 

Dealing With Anxiety

gfhhSo this isn’t my usual kind of post, hope you don’t mind. I just wanted to get it out there and hopefully it will help someone with a few handy tips I’ve got or even just to let them know that there not alone.

I’ve got an anxiety disorder, there I said it! I cant tell you how hard it is for me to tell people. I have always been a “chronic worrier” since I can remember. Missing hundreds of days off school and not seeing my friends for the simple fact of being terrified for no real reason.

Many people have mental health problems due to childhood issues or traumatic experiences. I think the most frustrating part of my condition is that my childhood was brilliant. I’ve got the best parents a girl could ask for and loads of amazing friends around me.

So anyway…I don’t want to bore you with the details, i’l get on to telling you what kind of symptoms I experience on a day to day basis in everyday situations. The kind of situations that set off my anxiety are working, meeting new people, being in strange places or even sitting on a bus. Its difficult to explain, i’m not generally scared of these situations yet I experience severe anxiety.

Symptoms

There are two types of symptoms that you might feel. Psychological and physical.

Psychological

  1. Restlessness
  2. A sense of dread
  3. Feeling “on edge”
  4. Difficulty concentrating
  5. Irritability
  6. Impatience
  7. Being easily distracted

Physical

  1. Dizziness (I get this one quite frequently)
  2. Tiredness
  3. Pins and needles
  4. Irregular heartbeat
  5. Muscles aches
  6. Dry mouth
  7. Shortness of breath
  8. Sweating
  9. Stomach ache
  10. Headache
  11. Nausea
  12. Difficulty sleeping

The list really does go on. It might come as a shock to most people that the majority of the symptoms are physically and its very hard to get your head around if your actually feeling these symptoms yet there is nothing physically wrong with you that they can fix.

If you go to the doctors there are different treatments that the GP can talk to you about from different tablets to counseling and CBT (cognitive behavioral therapy). There are many of you out there who are to scared to go to the doctors or just don’t agree with medical intervention. So I’ll try and give you a few tips that I use to get through the day, let alone life!

Tips

  1. Just say yes! – It can be the hardest thing in the world but trust me you wont regret it. To other people saying yes to a night out is just..yes to a night out, but for people like me its saying yes to life!
  2. What the worst that can happen? – Think LOGICALLY in your head..whats the worst that could happen?? Honestly.. ?? Many peoples anxiety stems from fear of being rejected or not being good enough. You have to remember you are good enough. There just to silly to realise it.
  3. Break it down into stages – I do this one daily with work. All you have to do is think..”Ill just get out of bed”, “Ill just brush my teeth”, “I’ll just walk out the door” and before you know it you will be at work thinking “This isn’t so bad”.
  4. Talk to someone! – I’m lucky enough to have a REALLY supportive boyfriend. He might not get whats going through my head sometimes but a hug always helps. My parents and my sister are always there to listen if I need anything. For those of you who don’t feel comfortable talking to the people closest to you about this then you can always email me, or there is a great site that I’ll link down below.
  5. Breath! – Deep breathing is actually a really good way of relaxing yourself. Personally I breath in through my nose for 3 seconds, hold it for 2 and breath out through your mouth for 3. This helps chest pains or tightness in particular.

Tips for people wanting to support someone with anxiety

  1. Listen – Simple but affective. They don’t want you to fix it, they just need some reassurance. Women in particular.
  2. Give them space – If someone is having a anxiety or panic attack the last thing they want is you to smoother them.
  3. Understand the condition – Its hard to get your head around if you don’t have a mental condition so read up on it.The more you know about it the better you can help them.

Sorry for the really long post but I just wanted to share my story with you and let people know that there not alone. Don’t let it control your life.

Here a link to the website I mentioned earlier —-> http://anxietyforum.net/forum/forum.php

If you have reached the end thank you so much for reading it. You can email me on rachelfryer@live.com if you want a chat xxx

http://anxietyforum.net/forum/forum.php