Racing against Depression & Anxiety.

So this is a totally different post to what I normally share on my site, as many of you know this site is used for racing tips, views, selections etc…. however throughout the year the site has gained more and more popularity and it’s been getting more visits than ever so I thought why the numbers are good it’d be a great opportunity to share a post that’ll potentially help people with a topic that i’m very passionate and vocal about.

I’ve often been vocal through social media on the topics of Anxiety and Depression and how opening up via many different methods about your specific problems can help massively. So i’m using this to share a bit of my story to hopefully encourage more people to open up and not suffer in silence. I’ve suffered with anxiety for the majority of my 23 years on this planet and the majority of my close friends are aware of it as it used to affect me quite visibly in my social life when I was younger and on numerous occasions I stopped doing the things I enjoyed and just wanted to stay at home and watch Judge Rinder and American Pickers all day (I mean, they are cracking shows let’s be honest). I found a way though to make it more bearable for myself though back then by deploying a tactic of letting it take over and not trying to fight it.

I did find myself in a position at the start of the year where a few personal issues were perhaps getting the better of me, and I was creeping closer to wanting to just stay home and not do anything and let it get the better of me. But, at the end of January, I turned ITV2 off and did my first racing blog of the year on here and headed to Haydock Park for the Champion Hurdle Trials Day. A lot of you viewed the post that day and give me great feedback and I received a lot of messages asking why I hadn’t done a post in a while and it’s good that I was back doing it as it’s enjoyable to read.

Since then I haven’t looked back and I now find myself blogging for a big horse racing site as well as on here. Of course I still deal with anxiety on a daily basis and I probably will always have too, but I guess the aim of what i’m getting at here is keep on doing what you love doing, speak to those closest to you about the issues as it makes it a much less difficult battle to fight. I’m always available for anyone suffering with anything along the lines of what i’ve been on about. Give us a message on here, my facebook, twitter etc.. and i’ll always try help out. Speak up! Peace xhorse-racing


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