Taking the Step: Agoraphobia

I sometimes imagine myself somewhere away from home. Confident, feeling powerful and enjoying my surroundings. Then reality hits – I can’t do it, I can’t go there.

I’ve decided to log a list of places or things I’d like to do this year. All of which are mundane, every day things that I wouldn’t have even batted an eyelid at a year ago. Oh how things change!

  • Dentist
  • Holiday
  • Cinema
  • Town
  • Supermarket
  • Swimming
  • Soft play
  • Bus
  • Local Play Group
  • Eating Out
  • Hospital (to visit niece or nephew)
  • Plane / abroad
  • Day out with the kids
  • Take my Daughter to her trampolining class

Not only am I narrowing my world by staying in and letting Agoraphobia take a hold of me, I’m also teaching my children that the world is a scary place and that Mummy isn’t brave enough to take the plunge for their sakes. They’ve missed out on all the activities I used to love doing because I just can’t face the anticipation of a panic attack.

This year I WILL do all these things. I have to. This is my road to recovery and despite my fear at what lies ahead within those little bullet points, I’m going to do it!

Love, Dannii

One thought on “Taking the Step: Agoraphobia

  1. I love this post and it’s so brave of you to speak about this. I’ve struggled with this myself and it has been very debilitating at times. I found that taking little steps really helped me!

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