'Now that summer's in full swing, there's always the chance you'll be asked to go to a wedding, or a barbecue, or just to a large gathering of people...'
'After my mobile phone rang for the 4th time this morning and I didn't answer it, I realised that my anxiety really does creep in to every aspect of my life...' In general, I do many odd things (well, not odd to me, you understand, but odd to other people) and still manage to get through my… Continue reading Things I Do Because I’m Socially Awkward: Home Edition
'Being an introvert is challenging. Striking a balance between being comfortable and not upsetting everyone you know can be pretty difficult...' Our hatred of confrontation often means that we automatically agree to things that we don't really want to do. This is both in general life and on a professional level. When you repeat this… Continue reading The Introvert’s Guide to Saying No
So many tasks, so little time... You know what it's like; you spend your days running round between work, kids, chores, cooking, cleaning, and every other task you need to squeeze into a single 24 hour period... Often, this means that the little niggly, annoying tasks get left behind. For me, these are things like… Continue reading January: Take Ten
are we nearly there, yet? 'I lived and worked in Scotland for most of my life, so I know what it's like try and survive in Edinburgh during the Festival; in Glasgow for the Commonwealth Games, or around Perth when the Ryder Cup was on...' I worked in the tourism industry for many years, so… Continue reading How To Survive Holiday Season as an Introvert
'I suffer from depression. I'm also lucky enough to suffer for GAD (Generalised Anxiety Disorder) because why have one when you can have two, right? ...' For many years, I've gone from thinking I was odd, lazy, mad as a box of frogs, bipolar and, largely, just not made to fit into the world around me.… Continue reading A Day in the Life of an Anxious Depressive