I am writing this from a B&B room in Brisbane Australia. You might ask what's the big deal?!
Well as a life long sufferer of anxiety, panic attacks & an all round general worrier I have come here on my lonesome as part of a 3month holiday travelling round Oz & Nz.
As someone in here previously advised me I am taking this adventure one step at a time.
I have completed step one . . . My biggest worry were the two plane journeys, I have always been petrified of flying. Hate losing control!
Cried quite a lot when my fiancé left me at the airport & having to spend 3 hrs waiting on the plane due to snow was quite a test. But I did it, 11hrs to Hong Kong & then 8 hrs to Brisbane. whenever I felt myself getting panicky I breathed in counting to three & breathed out counting to three. I pressed my thumbs together, reminded myself to let the pilot do his job, looked at the stewards faces for reassurance & when it got bumpy just told myself it is the the waves of the sky.
Next test is finding the bus station in the morning & two buses to the outback to visit a friend.
Don't want you all to think I am 'blowing my own trumpet' but more I wanted to share for my own sanity & to hopefully inspire others that with the right mind set you don't have to let anxiety stop you doing things in life.
A calm feeling, if rather humid Aberkaz xx