Anxiety/ Panic attacks/ self care
The last few weeks have not been great for me, there was a period, especially at night time, where I felt like my chest was closing in, and i couldn't breathe, and was suffocating. I have never felt so scared in my life. I then checked the symptoms on the NHS checker, and it stated it could be a panic attack. I knew then that I had to change my ways to start implementing self care.
One of the things that I have started doing is doing regular beauty regimes , this could be various things including face masks, pedicure, manicure, or even cooking. I do enjoy cooking but have to be in the mood to do it. As you would have noticed in my previous posts that I recently bought not one but three cookery books, so I have really been taking a look at them, and the recipes does look amazing
I also went for a massage over the weekend, and it was really good. I hadn't done this for such a long time (over ten years)
The masseuse really repaired my muscles which I felt were tight, and stiff. It was quite painful, I think this was because my body was stiff and tight. I was really nervous as well, so i do tend to become stiff anyways when I feel that way.
I will definately be documenting my massage as I have another appointment in a month, so at least I know what to expect, and I can even do an interview with the masseuse, that's the plan anyways!! fingers crossed
So the moral of the story- if you do feel like I do, it's really important to practise self care, it will do wonders for your wellbeing, and as someone said to me, if you are not taking care of yourself, how can you care for other people