If you came over, chances are you’d never see it, and even if you did, you’d probably never guess what was inside.
Ever since I was a child, I found comfort in small spaces.
My mom would often find me fast asleep in my closet, and as an adult, this hasn’t changed.
In a way, small spaces are reminiscent of the womb, especially when you’re wrapped tight in a blanket.
Well, in my bathroom, there are two closets. One belongs to my husband, and the other belongs to me.
Behind both closets is a third door, and when you open it, long dresses are hanging inside.
It turns into a small tunnel-like space once you crawl passed the clothes.
Inside, I’ve created my very own panic room.
I talk often about mental health and how I’m prone to episodes of anxiety and panic.
When that happens, my panic room is the place I retreat to.
It’s dark, cozy, and small, and I’ve filled it with a few items that help me immensely during moments of emotional distress, including a weighted blanket, pillow, lavender essential oil, eye covers with built-in headphones, and snacks.
Check out the video below where I take you on a tour of my panic room:
It’s been life changing to create a safe space for myself #mentalhealth #bpd #borderlinepersonalitydisorder #anxiety #panicattack