Dealing with COVID Health Anxiety | rosie abigail

Dealing with COVID Health Anxiety | rosie abigail

If there is one thing I like to think I am an expert on, it's being anxious. Okay, it wouldn’t be my Mastermind category (that would be on Walt Disney World, in all honesty), and I’m not an expert in the clinical sense. But with over eight years of anxiety under my belt, I like…

Talking to Your Boss About Chronic Illness | rosie abigail

Talking to Your Boss About Chronic Illness | rosie abigail

I won’t sugar-coat it, living with a chronic illness can be ruddy hard. And I mean beyond the actual chronic or condition part of it. I’m talking about the expectations and understanding of other people.  Speaking from experience, that’s a different kind of struggle. So many people in the world do not understand (or choose…

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Finding My Creative Spark Again | Burnout | rosie abigail

For the past month, I’ve mentally felt as flat as a singular pancake. I’m not talking thick, fluffy, American style pancakes here, no no. I’m talking like a plan crepe on a plate. That’s not to say I’ve felt bad - crepes are great! It’s just that everything has felt a bit meh. I’ve been…

Managing Your Anxiety at Christmas (and New Years) | Chronic Illness

Well, it’s officially the festive period and I am feeling thoroughly un-Christmassy. I wonder why? Oh yes, it’s the enormous global pandemic hanging over us, spearheaded by a fully-inept government! That’ll do it. Christmas can be a stressful and anxious time for a lot of folks for a multitude of reasons, including those living with…

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How I Deal with Burnout | What is Burnout? | rosie abigail

Phewwww. The irony of not being able to write a blog about burnout because I’m burnt out is not lost on me. And do excuse me if I am preaching to the choir - I have a feeling a lot of us are in the same boat.  Ahh burn out. To be honest, you may…

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Self-Care for a Panic Attack or High-Anxiety Day | Mental Health | rosie abigail

Oof, I don’t know if any of you fellow anxiety-ridden-folks have been feeling the same, but the past few weeks have been rough. I don’t know if the moon is doing something, if it’s the change in the season, or if it’s the ever pressing weight of a poorly governed world run by a select…

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How I’ve Learnt to Live with an Anxiety Disorder | Health & Self-Care

Put me up on a stage in front of hundreds, speech in hand, and I’ll own it. Plonk me down in a room full of strangers, I’ll fake small talk so good you’ll think I’m an extrovert. Give me a tight deadline and I will work, work, work until I get it done. But if…

Staying Positive in Lockdown 2: Electric Boogaloo | Self-Care

Anyone else feeling like they are in an Orwell novel or a Black Mirror episode right about now? I know I am. Worldwide disease, countries on lockdowns, global leaders behaving like toddlers; I didn’t expect this when I wrote my New Year’s Resolutions. As of Thursday 5th November, England (where I live) has gone into…

You Should Take a Mental Health Day | rosie abigail

This is for the people who have burn out, or have mental health conditions, or are stressed, or who live and breath and sleep and exist, or everyone: start treating your mental health the same as you treat your physical health. I’ve had flare-ups of mental health conditions over the last four years, and that…