Depression sucks and I know how hard it is to help raise yourself up but I have done it and I think anyone else can if they have the drive in them to want to change. As well as seeking medical help, here are some of the things that I did (or stopped doing) that helped me start to get out of the depressive haze and back into my light again. I still have down days or weeks but often I notice that it’s because I haven’t stuck to one of the following, when I am back in line with each of these again I feel so much better. So here is how to make yourself feel happier.Read More
In the height of my depression in 2014/2015 I didn’t just feel like I was stuck in this feeling but I was actually spiraling. The problem with depression is that it changes our mindsets so much that we start making decisions that end up making it so much worse for ourselves. These are things that we sometimes just can’t help but need to start recognising so we can try and pull ourselves out of these bad habits. Once we start getting our shit together can we then start working on getting better and feeling like ourselves again.Read More
If you are not a regular reader you may not know that I was diagnosed with depression about 4 years ago. I had felt down for many years before that but hit what felt like “rock bottom” in 2014. I have since gotten a lot better and believe that having a goal in place has helped me massively.Read More
I have just finished watching the second series of 13 Reasons Why. It is a controversial show as some say it glorifies mental illness and suicide. I, however, think it is a great show, it truly delves deep into the truth about mental illness and how our actions can impact peoples lives. It highlights the fact that many people were not aware of what she was going through. This show really opened my eyes and made me think more about mental illness. here is what I learned.Read More
If you are not aware, I have struggled with depression since being a teenager, hitting my lowest point in 2014/15. Also in the last few years I have developed anxiety. Now lately I have been getting a lot better, I believe I no longer suffer with depression but my anxiety can flair up at any time without warning. I get anxious about my past, about what other people think of me, about talking to people and how I am perceived. I also get anxiety watching other people's dreams come true when I am struggling to place myself within this world.Read More
I used to really struggle to fall asleep, my mind would race and I would just be staring at the ceiling for hours not knowing what to do with myself, getting more and more frustrated.
Now though, I can fall asleep pretty easily by changing a few habits before bed time.Read More