All posts tagged: anxiety

June + July Reflections

Hello! I didn’t realise I missed June reflection, until I was about to write July’s one. Mainly due to both being nothing short of stressful. Don’t get me wrong good things have happened (they also do) but it’s easy to forgot, especially if you have one of those weekends where you’ve gone to work on a Friday, blinked and it’s Sunday night.  Back to reflections, this time around I’ve decided to make it bitesized, because my brains decided to stop coming up with fuller sentences.  June the GOOD: I flew to London / Landed a new job / Ended up falling for two stray kittens (they’re in Japan with Mr C .. I miss them) June the BAD: Spent too much money getting back home with my dog / Cried almost every.single.day / Left my love in Tokyo. July Ups: Surprised my best friend for her birthday (still the best night ever) / Met up with a few friends for drinks & giggles / Managed to speak to Mr C every day. July Downs: House …

Contemplation,Week 14

Hello! Welcome to week 14 of Contemplation, where Desley from musings of a frequent flying scientist, chooses a prompt from her Kikki.K  A Sentence a Day Journal and invites us to share our response. * my post from Week 13, here * Today’s prompt: What challenge did you overcome today? One of today’s challenges was not letting doubt and anxiety of making it work take over. Myself and Mr Cheerful are currently in a long distance relationship, it’s the first time for us both. And at the moment we’re still in the teething stages of it all, the one where we try to get into a routine and battle out the big struggle that is time difference. He is eight hours ahead of me, when he sleeps I’m at work, and his at work whilst I sleep. Admittedly I am having a harder time with it than I expected. Maybe it’s due to the lack of sleep (my dog isn’t used to city noise yet and barks through the night) or maybe I am understandably sad that Mr …

Contemplation, Week 12

Hello! Welcome to week 12 of Contemplation, where Desley from musings of a frequent flying scientist, chooses a prompt from her Kikki.K  A Sentence a Day Journal and invites us to share our response. * my post from Week 11, here * Today’s prompt: Right now, I feel .. Anxious, because I’m still trying to essentially get my s*** together in order to go back home. Also because I just had a job interview for a specific role, one that I haven’t worked in ..in two years. So all day I’ve been pacing up and down stress eating my way through the contents of our fridge. Although the interview is now over, I am still anxious but now about the outcome. Hopeful that soon things will calm down and work themselves out. That as exhausting as this rollercoaster of a year has been so far, something great is on its way. After writing it out, I feel relieved. How are you feeling today?  

Reflection: February

Hello! I hope you’re feeling as good as a certain someone post the Oscars! Now is it me or despite being known as the shortest month of the year, February seems to have dragged on? On the flipside, are ready for a brand new month? No, don’t worry neither I’m I. Its been difficult trying to stay on top of things and I’ve been a bag of anxiety, mainly caused from March marking 3 months before we go back home and there are still lose ends to tie up in Japan. Including getting our dog ready for travel. So no biggie, right. In the name of practicing mindfulness and being aware of my thoughts, anytime I feel myself getting worked up I try and work on changing my perspective. By quietly bringing myself back into the present and asking myself, what if everything turned out to be just fine? What if your dog passed all his medical tests and flew out with you What if you’re owed (Japanese) tax money and don’t owe them a single …

Reflection:December w/2016 Vision

Hello! Hello! This is probably the latest Reflection post, but I had to take a minute to stop freaking out. Usually with a new year, like so many people I go on a mad hunt for sources of inspiration in the form of reading other Blogs, Quotes and scrolling through Instagram. I usually leave feeling refreshed and ready to tackle whatever comes my way. This time however, the hunt hasn’t worked its magic. I can’t shake the feeling of anxiety. Mainly because last year was possibly one of the most revealing and emotionally RAW, I’ve had in a long time. Although with new years, signs push us to leave the past behind, let go and embrace whatever lies ahead. Personally for me with the lead up to 2016, I found myself anxiously biting my nails and letting out a HUGE sigh. I don’t want to let this feeling swallow me whole, before I’ve had the chance to see what beautiful things could manifest. I mean there are many possibilities, such as going back to the …