Anxiety and fear of failure has characterised nearly all of my working life. After I left that job, I went on to work in a variety of PR roles, during which I worked hard and excelled in my career, whilst simultaneously travelling
The saying ‘Once you have hit rock bottom, the only way is up’ really applies, I have walked through such darkness and felt things I would never wish upon another person and yet I have come back fighting and stronger.
Recovery from mental illness is complex as it fluctuates. It's not the same as a physical illness in the sense that you are ill, you get treatment, and then you get better. Recovery from mental illness is about finding strategies that help you stay well.
This is the probably the most honest article I am going to write, I think the photo of me having a rubbish day should prove that on its own, but I am willing to put it out there if it helps others who may be struggling.