To paraphrase Voletta Wallace, mother of Biggie Smalls, I hope you gain something from this. I remember listening to one of Biggie's albums when I was locked up in a nearby mental hospital in 2003 (while communicating telepathically with my favourite celebrities), there was a message on the album from Biggie’s mum. She’d lost her son in 1997 and addressing us on the posthumously released album she spoke of...
Hey everyone, my name is Chloe I blog over at chloechats.com. I thought I would talk about my lockdown experience, how I have coped with my mental health, and how I feel about trying to return to a new normal.
So part two of this epic series (note to self – calm down Pete) is about being further along my anxiety recovery journey, when things were already moving along towards being over my anxiety and panic attacks. I’d learned that I could go out of the house and do general life stuff, but I wasn’t enjoying it yet. I wanted to learn how to be able to enjoy it.
If there’s one thing I have learned it’s how to relax. I had serious anxiety from 2004 to 2013 so it was a case of necessity being the mother of invention. During that time my desire to shift the shitty stuff was strong, there was no way I was ready to accept that my life was going to stay that way.
I got used to social distancing years ago after a long journey with mental illness and recovery taught me that I can enjoy not being all that social, and work through it. I hope this helps!
This is a look at a typical day, living fully alongside minor (?) anxiety. I'm a busy man.
I was able to take it all in a reasonable…