Illustrator perfectly captures the everyday anxieties we all deal with in series of thoughtful images

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Have you ever had one of those days where you feel consumed by a swarm of tiny, niggling worries? Or a restless night when the thoughts crashing around your brain stop you from falling asleep?

You're not alone.

Cartoonist and illustrator Gemma Correll has created a series of cathartic illustrations that depict her own struggles with anxiety and depression, and a lot of them are hugely relatable. From a wheel of insomnia charting the worries that keep you awake at night, to a set of stickers that congratulate you for completing those small tasks that can sometimes feel unachievable, these comics are both humorous and empathetic.

Illustrating real life scenarios that many of us will have found ourselves in, such as worrying about an ever-increasing to do list or mountain of unread emails, the colourfully drawn images focus on the worries that plague many people's minds. 

You can see below for a selection of our favourite illustrations from the series or view the complete set in Correll's aptly titled book, The Worrier's Guide To Life.

For when you accomplish small achievements...

For when you've got the January blues...

For when you need an anxie-tree...

For when you feel overwhelmed...

Images shared with with permission of Gemma Correll

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Sarah Biddlecombe

Sarah Biddlecombe is an award-winning journalist and Digital Commissioning Editor at Stylist. Follow her on Twitter