Hi, a very warm welcome to Anxiety Freedom Today. My name is Steven Britton, 39 from Worcester United Kingdom. I am a former sufferer of anxiety. For over 20 years I suffered from crippling anxiety, social anxiety, PTSD and generalised anxiety.
During this period that I was a slave to my anxiety, I was living a very limited life. It caused problems in nearly every aspect of my life, from dating to achieving academically. From the age of 18 onwards my grades took a nose dive, I became introvert and obsessed about what others though of me. I increasingly found it difficult to find women to date, and the dates that I went on very rarely went past the second date due to severe social anxiety. I suffered from crippling panic attacks, social phobia, OCD and PTSD. For years I could not sleep properly, I had difficulty going to sleep and staying asleep. I would often wake in the night, as my mind simply would not ‘shut off’. I had problems at work too, I was unable to hold down a job for long. On one occasion anxiety was responsible for me getting fired!
I came to a decision that I no longer wanted to be a slave to anxiety. I really had had enough. I was tired in mind, body and soul of living like that. I decided to find a solution to my problems. I tried everything, and researched many different methods, but nothing provided me with a long-lasting solution. I then started to study brain chemistry and found a solution that worked. I decided that I wanted to help other people tackle their anxiety. I set up anxiety freedom today, a blog about my experiences of anxiety and ways to combat anxiety that you can benefit from.
I really hope that you can get some useful information from this blog, I know how bad anxiety can be, and how it destroys lives. Remember that anxiety can be be beaten! Your journey of recovery starts today!