Liesl Laurie-Mthombeni gets candid about being overcome with anxiety

Social media has become a platform for many to display filtered, beautiful parts of life, but Liesl Laurie-Mthombeni recently got real with her followers.

Miss South Africa 2015 shared on Instagram how she once woke up overcome by anxiety.


“I always take selfies when I look my best, but sometimes I look like this and that’s OK. It’s also very normal to me. I don’t know if it’s the last quarter of the year push or just general anxiety to ‘kill it’ at everything.

“I’ve come to accept that some days will really just give you a moerse punch in the gut. I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again, I show up 100% for work, gym, family time etc, so today I’m showing up 100% [for] my crying session.

“Tomorrow? We shall see what tomorrow brings. We trust God for the joy he brings in the morning.”

Liesl went on to talk about appreciating having a supportive husband who takes care of her when she is overwhelmed, sharing a private message he sent her to assure her her feelings are valid.

In comments on the post, her husband Musa left this message: “Love you, man. It always works out in the end, but the feelings must always be felt. Num you!”

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