Anxiety · Stress

Survival guide: how to survive a bad day – by Lewis Bull

I’ve written before about escapism and using mental imagery to have temporary relief from stressful situations, but in this piece I will try and write down how to survive a bad day in the real world. We all have bad days. They’re unexpected. It can be right from the start of the day when you… Continue reading Survival guide: how to survive a bad day – by Lewis Bull

Anorexia · Depression · Stress

The Story of Me, Them and Others – by Lewis Bull

In my last post I mentioned that I used character representations for anxiety, depression etc. and in this piece I thought I would talk more about them. My CBT therapist recommended during my sessions that using such imagery can help in dealing with situations that I would find stressful and help make sense of the… Continue reading The Story of Me, Them and Others – by Lewis Bull

Anxiety · Depression · Stress

The Road to Nowhere – by Lewis Bull

Life after CBT was always going to be tough, it is for anyone, trying to use the strategies I’ve learnt is very hard sometimes, still expecting perfection from myself and feeling like a failure to those closest to me. Sometimes it’s hard to see something right in front of me and I can see it… Continue reading The Road to Nowhere – by Lewis Bull

Anxiety · Stress · Suicide

Going Nowhere (Why Me, Anxiety?) – by Lewis Bull

Recently life has taken a turn I wasn’t expecting, I never once thought suicide was the way out, though I never acted upon these thoughts, those feelings were there, from what my therapist said my thoughts were archetypal of someone pretty low, on the day I finally let out how I’d been feeling what came… Continue reading Going Nowhere (Why Me, Anxiety?) – by Lewis Bull

Anxiety · Stress

Battles with the Poison Parrot – by Lewis Bull

So here’s a new character to my blogs, first the goblin now the poison parrot, and together they make a pretty lethal combination. For those who haven’t heard of this concept the parrot feeds the bad thoughts we have about ourselves, for me it’s been a long old battle and it’s only now that I’ve… Continue reading Battles with the Poison Parrot – by Lewis Bull

Anxiety · Stress

Worry how you plague us so! – by Lewis Bull

Every person in the world worries about something in their life, eventually the thing that’s worrying us comes to pass then we stop worrying and we’d look back on how silly we were to worry so much. But try being someone who constantly worries before hand and after the event that’s made us worry has… Continue reading Worry how you plague us so! – by Lewis Bull

Anxiety · Stress

Anxiety and Being on Benefits – by Lewis Bull

Having written about how anxiety has affected most of my life, in this post I thought I’d write about how being on Job Seekers Allowance and benefits in general has created and worsened stress and anxiety. My first experience with Job Seekers Allowance began in 2011, I just finished college and had a few weeks… Continue reading Anxiety and Being on Benefits – by Lewis Bull