Guest Post // Anxiety Talk With Kate

Saturday, 14 June 2014

Hi, I'm Kate from Kate's Perks blog. Me and Cliona decided to do something a little bit different today. We're going to talk about anxiety, here is my experiences with it. You can find Cliona's on my blog.

I guess I should start by explaining what anxiety is. It is a term used for some disorders that cause nervousness, fear and worry. For me, I actually only realised I had anxiety this year when I started to go to councilling for a completely other reason. It wasn't until I realised that I have anxiety that situations from my childhood began to make a lot more sense.

For me it mainly involves social situations. Simple things such as ringing somewhere to make an appointment, finding ordering food at a restaurant a daunting experience, counting my money a million times before I go up to pay for something, covering my body up when I'm in public or even a friends house and sometimes even worrying people are laughing about me behind my back. It's simple situations like this that cause huge worry in my life.

It has only started to effect my life recently, with my friends now starting to go out to nightclubs, driving around with my friends driving the car, learning to drive myself, doing well in school, going out to dinner with friends more, going to the cinema and going to concerts. Most of the time these situations lead to me completely overthinking and rarely (thank god) it leads to a panic attack. I know some people might ask why I freak out, I can only explain why I do, everyone is different (keep that in mind please). For me it's pretty simple, I think of everything that could possibly go wrong. That could be a friend getting too drunk and hurting herself, having people give out to me, failing a test and disappointing my dad and mainly someone getting hurt, badly hurt. My mind over thinks every situation which leads to a huge sense of fear and worry.

All of these things add up and for me it makes change a bit difficult. I have been working on it, I am trying. I just want to say if you feel like you can agree with how I feel and it's really effecting your life please talk to someone, EVEN if it's just to me or a friend. Also for anyone with friends who do suffer with anxiety please NEVER force them to do anything. NEVER tell them to get over it. DON'T tell them it's no big deal and they shouldn't be making such a big deal about it. Finally never laugh at them if they have a panic attack.

I hope this helps anyone who has anxiety or even if it helps a friend of someone with anxiety understand better. Hope you enjoyed this post.

Lots of love, 
Kate xx 

"Hardships often prepare ordinary people for an extraordinary destiny"


  1. So strange reading my own writing on someone else's blog, hehe. I really enjoyed this, thank you for letting me do this. <3 x www,

    1. Haha, I know yeah! I really enjoyed doing it! We'll have to do something like this again xx

  2. Kate, I loved your words and your quote at the end was perfect. :)
    Ciona, Im 16 too and I love your blog
    thanks to you both

    1. Thanks so much Zoe! That's very kind of you to say xx

    2. Oh thank you very much, means a lot. It's my pleasure, I always said doing this post with Cliona if we help one person I'd be happy. Thanks for the lovely comment, Kate x

  3. This post was amazing :D so well written :)

    1. Thank you Jenny. Means a lot. Glad you enjoyed it x

    2. Thanks so much for your kind words xx

  4. Knowledge is power, recognize your anxieties and their triggers and make them yours. Fully accept and recognize the physical and emotional reactions they cause and only then can you overpower them.


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