Life is hectic and often things can feel overwhelming. The washing may be piling up, dishes stacked on the side, and the rubbish bin ready to walk itself out of the house. However, there are ways of alleviating some of the pressure, and here I share my top tips. 1. Write checklists: I am not … Continue reading 5 Ways To Remain Productive When Life Is Kicking Your Ass.
Reaching out for extra support and admitting that you're struggling isn't a sign of weakness, it's a sign that you've remained too strong for too long. None of us are invincible, our minds and bodies aren't made of steel, so we need to learn to speak to ourselves the same way in which we would … Continue reading Why Asking For Help With Our Mental Health Isn’t A Sign Of Weakness.
While the signs may not be as clear as, say, a broken bone, it is possible to see the sheer impact of mental health issues by looking said individual straight in the eyes. Like with myself, not all those experiencing mental health issues bear the ability to open up, preferring to mask the issues with … Continue reading Mental Illness isn’t Invisible, You’re Just Ignorant.
I cannot believe that it has taken me so long to jump on the bandwagon and start my own bullet journal. I am a bit of a Pinterest addict, and it was thanks to the app that I've found some brilliant spread ideas. There are also numerous Facebook groups, although some are well beyond my … Continue reading How Keeping A Bullet Journal Can Benefit Your Mental Health.
Well I swore to myself that I wouldn't partake in this social media frenzy, but here I am doing the exact opposite.Both photos hold a very important background story, sad and happy (I am on the right).This was the first 'girls holiday' that I'd ever had, the only one, in fact. Our other friend, Naomi, … Continue reading The 10 Year Challenge
These questions were gathered from the internet, but please feel free to add to them in the comments, and I will happily answer them.What is your biggest accomplishment?Achieving a BA hons, an MSc, and now starting my PhD.What is your biggest fear?Losing loved ones.What is your biggest regret?Staying in a toxic and emotionally abusive relationship.What … Continue reading Get to Know Me: 15 Questions.
1. Apologising - We all make mistakes, none of us are perfect, but what about when, like me, you find yourself apologising for everything? Stop it. Stop it now. Own your own mistakes, not those of others. 2. Isolating yourself - When I can feel a mood dip coming on because of my borderline personality … Continue reading 10 Things To Quit Doing To Benefit Your Mental Health.
Borderline personality disorder is one of the most severe mental health conditions, and yet it remains one of the most highly stigmatised, even amongst professionals, like yourselves. As you are well aware, it is mainly the result of childhood trauma, and has been deemed the psychological equivalent of third degree burns. Yet, despite the pain … Continue reading Dear Mental Health Services: Please Don’t Judge Me Because I Have A Personality Disorder.
I cannot be your saviour, nor can I remove your painI don't know how to banish the fear or make you smile againI want for you to be happy, to be surrounded by family and friends.I don't want for you to feel like a burden, like you must always make ammends.I want for you to … Continue reading ‘Warrior’: A Poem About Mental Illness
In studies conducted, over 95% of owners see their pets as being family members. They bring joy to our lives no matter what our age may be, so naturally they will have a positive impact on our mental health. 1. Reduced stress and anxiety - Our Serotonin and Dopamine levels rise after just 5 minutes … Continue reading How Having Pets Can Benefit Our Mental Health