I’m Alex a.k.a the person writing the articles on this blog.
I created this website to share my personal experience with anxiety, OCD and depression + to share some of the tools and lifestyle “hacks” that I have found helpful to calm down anxiety.
Hopefully at least some of what I’ve written will be useful to you!
Please feel free to question everything you read here.
Read the studies, experiment yourself and make up your own conclusions -above all, trust your own experience the most!
DISCLAIMER 1: I’m NOT a medical doctor. The content provided in this blog is strictly for informational and educational purposes only. It’s not intended to be used to diagnose or treat any health related conditions. Never disregard or delay seeking professional medical advice or treatment because of something you have read here.
DISCLAIMER 2: On this blog I sometimes link to products that I have personally found to be useful. As an Amazon Associate, I earn from qualifying purchases. That is, I may receive a small commission for any purchases made through affiliate links – at no extra cost to you, of course.
My Story With Anxiety And OCD
For as long as I can remember I’ve been an anxious person.
During my childhood I would frequently have the “bad-butterflies-in-your-stomach-feeling” and I’ve always had a tendency to worry and ruminate on (horrible) things.
After a set of extremely stressful events in my teen years I developed some seriously crippling anxiety and obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD).
It was a total nightmare and not going away despite my efforts – my efforts only made things worse.
After gaining the courage to tell a few people close to me about my struggles – followed by years and years of reading, learning, struggling, experiencing and self-experimentation – my anxiety and OCD symptoms slowly started to improve.
I started to build up a little bit of self-confidence and could now face the world and start doing the things I wanted to do.
And one day I realized I was able to go entire days without any horrible OCD symptoms or pangs of anxiety that made me nauseous and unable to function.
I was free.
Well… maybe that is a bit of an exaggeration.
I’d say I’m more or less fully recovered.
By that I mean:
I’m able to live a pretty ‘normal’ life (whatever that means) without anxiety or OCD or panic attacks or DP/DR limiting me. I can basically do whatever I want.
And I’m super, super grateful about that!
Hope you enjoy the content on here!
Please send me a message if you have any questions 🙂