Unicorns, Onesies and Anxiety

Keeping my sanity and staying mentally healthy is a challenge every day. Staying present and not being overwhelmed by it all is hard some days.

Keeping busy, just to be busy is not the solution. 
Having a drink with girlfriends is not the solution.
Taking a 5 minute break is not a solution.

It’s taken 12 years to find what works for me, and as new challenges present with Abbeys Care, I need to adapt. That in itself adds pressure.

I’ve been down the deep hole of depression and anxiety. I still have the odd small anxiety attack, and challenge my mental state every day to stay on top.

What I know now that I didn’t in the beginning is:
– I have not failed my child and that my love and support for her is enough.
– I know my child better than anyone else. I can learn from and with her specialists.
– accepting help is a sign of courage, not weakness.
– caring for myself is paramount to the success of Abbeys care. And if I don’t know what I need, then to try everything I can to find it again.

Photo: trying out being silly in public for my small biz to laugh at myself more!