Welcome to Anxiety Bunny – a guide to living with anxiety and not just surviving but thriving!
My name is Sian, and I created Anxiety Bunny to be an honest journal about my experience of living with anxiety, and hopefully create a resource that can help others who are struggling, as well as encourage us to talk more about mental health.
I realised I had anxiety at the start of 2017, but I think I’d had it for a lot longer than that. I was suffering with stress and burnout at work and that was making the everyday symptoms of my anxiety worse, to the point where I felt like I couldn’t cope.
Like many people struggling with mental health conditions, I suffered in silence for too long. But when I started talking to friends, going to the doctor and turning to the internet, I realised just how many people were going through the same thing.
Statistics say that 6 million people in the UK are suffering with anxiety, but it’s still not something that’s widely talked about. On this blog I’ll be sharing my experiences and what’s worked for me in managing my anxiety day to day.
You will learn a lot about yourself if you stretch in the direction of goodness, of bigness, of kindness, of forgiveness, of emotional bravery. Be a warrior for love.
I’m more than just a mental health condition, so here’s a little more about me – I run my own small business, I’m into all things ethical, sustainable and cruelty-free, I love animals of all shapes and sizes and I’m a bit of a travel bug too.
And why Anxiety Bunny? Well I was inspired by my lovely pet rabbit Alfie. He’s a house bunny and although he can be a bit naughty from time to time, he’s a great listener and gives good hugs when you’re feeling worried!
I’m not a medical professional or an expert and this is just a journal of my own experiences. I hope it helps people realise they are not alone, and maybe inspire them with some ideas to try on their own journey, but if you are struggling you should seek professional advice from a doctor or therapist – it’s not as scary as you think.
• Your life and health are your own responsibility.
• Your decisions to act (or not act) based on information or advice anyone provides you—including this blog—are your own responsibility.