Posts tagged mental health
How Depression Impacts Our Decision Making Process

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.

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Why It Is Important to Have Goals When You Suffer With Depression

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.

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4 Things I Learned About Mental Health from 13 Reasons Why

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.

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The Importance of Allowing Yourself to Grow (& How To Embrace It)

We are constantly evolving. We never stay the same and that's okay. I find it so funny when people criticise you by saying, "Oh, you've changed." like its meant to be a bad thing. We always get so defensive saying "Of course we haven't, we are the same person we've always been." Yes, we are the same person but we are evolving each and every day into our truer selves. We probably will never settle as one person in our lifetime. And that's ok. So here is how to tap into your growth and use it to our advantage. 

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20 Fun Things to Do This Spring/Summer That Won't Break the Bank

Finally, Spring is here which means brighter skies, warmer weather, and bigger smiles. Plus Summer is right around the corner too so even better. I like to think in advance of what I want to do in the nice weather as I like to make the most of it every day. I hope this list inspires you to get outside and think about what to do this spring and summer. Plus most of these are completely free so you have no excuse. 

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Why You Need to Stop Comparing Yourself to Others

Now I am the first person to admit that I have had the dreaded "Comparisonitis". I would look at other people's lives and be so envious. They looked so much happier than me and more successful. They were everything I felt like I wasn't. I would constantly be comparing myself to others around me. I am still in the process of trying to stop comparing myself and here is what I am learning and telling myself along the way. 

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How To Be More Selfish (3 Ways to Treat Yourself)

Why do we put other people's needs before our own? People that don't need to be looked after or cared for, yet we still feel it necessary to put ourselves in a more difficult position for others. Now I am all for helping those you love and giving back but when it comes to your mental health and wellness there comes a time when you need to block out what everyone else needs and just focus on you. So how can you become more selfish and put yourself first? 

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How To Nurture Your Body & Feed Your Mind

Essentially our bodies are just vessels, but how we treat our physical bodies reflects on our souls. If you don't take care of your body your mind won't be at it's best. I wanted to explore what we can do with each of our senses to start letting in more joy and to take care of ourselves deeply. Our minds are our most important asset, to live a completely fulfilled life we want our minds to be at their best so here are a few things to help treat your body and heal your mind. 

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4 Reasons Why You Need to Stop Blaming Yourself

We have all been through times in our lives where we have made bad decisions. Or sometimes things have happened out of our control but we still blame ourselves. I have carried these mistakes with me for so long over the years. But you know what? I am done with it. I am going to share with you ways to stop blaming yourself and finally be free to start truly working on your future and building a life with no regret.

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Dealing With Loneliness (& How I Am Working to Overcome It)

I think we can all go through bouts of loneliness in our lives, some will last for a few moments in a particularly isolating situation and others can last years when you feel you have no one to turn to. I think more people than we realise are dealing with loneliness and it is something that needs to be spoken about. It isn't a nice feeling at all and could possibly lead to depression, which is not a good mix when you feel so alone. 

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