Life & Stuff · Mental Health

Third Week of Lockdown: Things to Do for Self-Care When Unmotivated and Anxious

It is now the third week of lockdown for us in the UK, and so I wanted to do a sort of updated to-do list now that I myself feel a lot less motivated and more anxious as time has gone on.If you're still in a good place, then great. If you want to use… Continue reading Third Week of Lockdown: Things to Do for Self-Care When Unmotivated and Anxious

Life & Stuff · Mental Health · Think About It

The Truth About The Years Of Our Lives

The On Purpose podcast by Jay Shetty discussed how we go through "seasons" in life: Learn, Experiment, Perform, Struggle, Thrive. I also watched an episode of The Big Bang Theory where Leonard got a letter from his brother explaining all the great things that he had achieved. Leonard then started thinking about his own life… Continue reading The Truth About The Years Of Our Lives

Life & Stuff · Mental Health

Catastrophising: What it is and how to stop

Catastrophising is when you "view or present a situation as considerably worse than it actually is." I do this a lot! As someone with anxiety and who has been through depression many times, I've been told this term in my CBT sessions. That a common thing for us to do when low or anxious is to… Continue reading Catastrophising: What it is and how to stop

Life & Stuff · Mental Health · Think About It

Think About It: Find Your Lifejacket

*Think About It posts are shorter, snippet shares to think about*   In order to survive low times, fear, indirection, uncertainty and the like, it's important to have a lifejacket. For me, when I was depressed and when I've been unemployed or in a difficult time in life, I've only survived it and kept my… Continue reading Think About It: Find Your Lifejacket

Life & Stuff · Mental Health · Think About It

Think About It: You Don’t Have to Lighten The Mood

Our society's fear of truth and pain and realness and emotions and depth divides us. It separates us and says "you feel your bad feelings and I'll lighten the mood because I'm afraid of feeling it with you." It denies empathy and keeps things at an arm's length. This is why I hate it. If… Continue reading Think About It: You Don’t Have to Lighten The Mood

Life & Stuff · Mental Health

Self-Care Sunday: 5 Routine Ways to Take Care of Your Mental Health

I've felt my mental health slipping lately. As someone who has suffered high anxiety (clinically diagnosed social anxiety) and depression several times, I fear the low moods that crop up too often are a warning sign of the inevitable: my depression returning. However, this isn't necessarily the case. Negative emotions are just as valid and… Continue reading Self-Care Sunday: 5 Routine Ways to Take Care of Your Mental Health

Life & Stuff · Think About It

Think About It: What Matters Most Isn’t Quantity or Quality

In life, in work, in love and everything else, it's not about quantity... The number of years you live. The amount of money you make or jobs you've worked or skills and qualifications and promotions you obtain. It's not about how many people you've loved or slept with.   But it's not about quality, either… Continue reading Think About It: What Matters Most Isn’t Quantity or Quality

Life & Stuff · Mental Health · Poetry · Think About It

Poem for World Suicide Prevention Day

*TRIGGER WARNING* If all you did was get out of bed today, There is no judgement here. If you wanted to cry and scream and you did, There is no judgement here. If you failed and you’re in deep pain, There is no judgement here. If you quit and you’re ashamed, There is no judgement… Continue reading Poem for World Suicide Prevention Day

Life & Stuff · Mental Health

My Top 3 Tips For Better Mental Health

Some people are unsure about mental health as a topic, and often want a quick answer on what to do. Firstly, there is no quick fix. Health is an on-going thing and a natural part of life, and so mental health is no different. However, here are my top 3 tips for better mental health… Continue reading My Top 3 Tips For Better Mental Health