Just to get the ball rolling, my name is Bex. I am a 30 year old electronic engineer who has been struggling with stress, anxiety, self esteem and depression since I was 17 to differing degrees. 5 years ago I finally decided it wasn’t normal and that I had a problem so I went onto anti-depressants, in my case citalopram. I got stress control classes and low level cognitive behavioural therapy on the NHS and tried to do mindfulness through webinars. These have all given me small boosts and ideas, ways and means but eventually everything seems to fall by the wayside.
I recently picked up a book called ‘The Self Care Project’ by Jayne Hardy and found out about the Blurt Foundation (https://www.blurtitout.org/). Just reading the first chapter about the authors journey and why she was writing a book of self care moved me, in fact it brought me to tears. She started the Blurt Foundation to help others and make sure no one has to be alone.
So I am starting a new self-care journey and in the spirit of my inspiration I thought I would start this blog to catalogue some of my experiences for self reflection and so that someone else in this world can feel less alone.