Hi loves! I just wanted say a big thank you for your support with my blog and Instagram. So here, you can win your very own pair of Celine rainbow sunglasses. I am in love with them but you guys should get to enjoy them too! The winner will be announced via email next Saturday so check your junk too.
Firstly, I'd like to say the biggest thank you for all your support from my last post- you all really are amazing and helped me so much. Onto the threads...cosy and casual are the order of today's post and I am loving it! Especially now the weather is pretty God awful. I saw these incredible knit flares with splits in in Zara at the weekend and I couldn't leave without them. They are so amazing! Super soft and super long for my long legs. I threw on Dave's black COS jumper and my trusty Superstars for a proper relaxed Sunday outfit. I love how basic and clean looking this outfit is. Who knew I could be anymore Tomboy!
Congratulations, you survived Monday. The gruelling grind of a Monday is something we all battle with on a weekly basis, if you hate your job, that is. I don't usually write about 'feelings' on my blog because I am sure that every one of you has or has had problems at some point in your life so you don't necessarily want to read about mine! But here it goes. I don't know if you know, but I am a Physiotherapist and work within the NHS. Last week was rotation week, the week where once every six months, we have the rug pulled from underneath us and are shipped onto another area of Physiotherapy. Well, to say things have deteriorated somewhat is putting it lightly. I am working in a brand new area, of which I don't know much about, and my patients are very poorly, and I'm finding it all pretty tough. I have such a happy life, I enjoy every aspect of it and really cherish my time spent with family and friends. However, this last week has really brought me down lower than I've ever felt making my time away from work full up with worry about work. Most of you will have experienced some level of anxiety, whether it's right before an exam or just in general, you're a little bit jittery, so you will know the symptoms: Knots in your stomach Too nauseous to eat It feels like a baby elephant is sitting on your chest You cry (a lot) You can't sleep and then crash, bang, wallop, you're having a full on anxiety attack. This is what happens when you are struggling to put 'mind over matter'. No matter how many people tell me 'it's only six months' the very thought of having to spend my time working on this ward is making me want to vomit. You might think that this sounds pretty dramatic, but it's real and relative for me. I love being a Physiotherapist and I'm trying my hardest to battle through. *Tips and tricks for anxiety that I've picked up along the way- Chamomile tea- Honestly, as unpleasant as it is to begin with, I can promise you have it will help to calm you down. Positive thoughts- Having something to look forward to after work is what helps me during my day, lately it's been coming home to David, getting out of my uniform and into something I feel like myself in and heading out for a mid week drink. Talk about it- Here I am rambling on about my daft thoughts and it really does help. You'll also find that you are absolutely NOT alone. Chill the hell out- Have the longest, loveliest soak with a book in the bath and make sure you fill it with lovely smelling bubbles too. Exercise- I wouldn't be half as crazy as I feel at the moment if I could find the energy to go to the gym for a little session to blow off some steam. It's always helped me in the past. Cut out the 3 C's- Chocolate, Caffeine & Crap. These things will keep you on edge, so ditch them all and try to replace them with nuts and seeds.
Sorry for the rambling and I hope someone somewhere might find these tips useful. Please do comment if you've been affected or are affected by anxiety and I will reply :)
Missguided made a coat sent from heaven, then sent it to me. Blue, slightly furry, warm and oversized- there's not much else you could ask of a coat. I am in the preliminary stages of a beautiful relationship with this coat. It's such an easy 'throw on' piece that will update and lift almost any casual outfit. My dad says I look like a homeless person, so then I had to explain the rules of oversized pieces in fashion to him, but he still stands by his 'homeless chic' quote. Here, I chucked on my trusty Won Hundred oversized white shirt, my new fave ASOS jeans and beautiful Clarks peep top boots. I mustn't forget the incredible piece of silver that the lovely Clarice Price-Thomas sent to me, it's a beautiful ear cuff, as pictured above and I haven't stopped wearing it since it arrived.