Life & Stuff · Mental Health

List of 10 things that keep my mental health away from the edge

Today I wanted to share with you a list of things that work for me to keep my mental health from getting too bad. Now I purposely didn’t say that these make my mental health “good” or anything because doing these things doesn’t necessarily mean I will feel great. Or that I will never have… Continue reading List of 10 things that keep my mental health away from the edge

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Trying to explain what anxiety and panic feels like

Your thoughts come in rogue waves, tumbling and fumbling over one another, demanding to be heard. Hot electricity bolting through your veins without pattern or prediction. Bubbling, boiling bile acidic in your stomach and growing wider and wider. Breaths caught between your chest and your throat, rising falling rising falling rising falling in quick sharp… Continue reading Trying to explain what anxiety and panic feels like

Mental Health · Podcast & Videos

Confessions of an Overthinking Mind (podcast)

For a few weeks, I've felt a little off. Not bad, just off. An ickiness has settled into my body and I've needed a shift in energy to get rid of it. I've analysed myself, hated myself, beat myself up. I've been a perfectionist and berated myself for not stacking up. Here are my confessions… Continue reading Confessions of an Overthinking Mind (podcast)

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Ranting About Overwhelm and Societal Exhaustion

Today I'm ranting about how overwhelm and exhaustion are a given in our society right now. How unhealthy and yet easy it is to feel stressed and tired from the amount of information we are exposed to and the number of things we're expected to do in order to be worthy. Nah thanks! Click to… Continue reading Ranting About Overwhelm and Societal Exhaustion

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“Self-help” books I’ve read and enjoyed

These books aren’t all categorised as self-help and I think I agree with Leena Norms on YouTube who said that the genre “self-help” is a little confusing anyway. It’s not really self-help, it’s getting advice and help from someone else! And then using it yourself, which is what we do with anything we read, right?… Continue reading “Self-help” books I’ve read and enjoyed

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Journal Entry on Rising Anxiety

I think right now I just don’t feel grounded at all. Like my foundations are tectonic plates shifting. It’ll either cause mountains of beauty ... or an erupting volcano or a straight up earthquake. I don’t know which. I don’t feel in control of the outcome. It’s overwhelming, confusing, tiring, discombobulating, and has caused a… Continue reading Journal Entry on Rising Anxiety

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Journal entry: I’m so scared of life

I’ve never been diagnosed with generalised anxiety disorder. I’ve only been diagnosed officially with social anxiety. But I feel like I’m scared of everything. Scared of life itself. Maybe it’s because life is social. So to have social anxiety means to be scared every time you leave your home, no matter what for... Here are… Continue reading Journal entry: I’m so scared of life

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National Suicide Prevention Week: What Do You Think About Suicide?

This week has been National Suicide Prevention Week. If you or anyone that you know has been experiencing suicidal thoughts or hopelessness or suffering in any way, please reach out for help. Samaritans Hours: Available 24 hours. Call 116 123 https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/suicide/ https://www.samaritans.org/how-we-can-help/contact-samaritan/ For Suicide Prevention Week, I wanted to talk about how we as a society… Continue reading National Suicide Prevention Week: What Do You Think About Suicide?

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How to Take Taking Care of Yourself Seriously

We’re all different with different needs and different ways of going after things that are important to us. But for many of us, taking care of ourselves is something we want (hopefully that’s all of us!) but we don’t take it seriously enough.  First things first I'm writing this as a 25-year-old, diagnosed with social… Continue reading How to Take Taking Care of Yourself Seriously

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For the Overthinkers: “Don’t think about it too much”

*WARNING: potential triggers* I'm a thinker. My personality type is INFJ. I'm highly introverted and intuitive. I like to think. I can't help but think. I contemplate life, people, meanings, and depth. My mind is geared this way. But it's a hard way to live. If you're not careful, thinking too much can be your… Continue reading For the Overthinkers: “Don’t think about it too much”