I spend quite a bit of time offering advice on how people reading the blog could improve their mental health. So in the interests of transparency, I thought I’d share the (numerous) things I could probably get to work on myself.
For those of you who are regular visitors (thanks!), you may have noticed it’s been a bit quiet around here lately. Sorry, I was gallivanting around Toronto – but it’s nice to be home.
In one corner, we have the super chill people glugging their champagne/beers at 5am because “Yay, holiday!”. In the other, we have the people frantically checking and re-checking their bags/documents/watches and looking generally preoccupied. No prizes for guessing which one I am.
Because everyone needs one day of the year that’s meant to be just a nice little acknowledgement but is instead loaded with expectation and whether or not it was good and did you have a nice time and OH NO.
On January 18th this year, I cut meat and fish out of my diet. One squicky moment involving a slow-cooker and a whole chicken and that was that – but there are consequences, of course. WARNING: this could get ranty.
You know those days where it feels like your brain and body have completely flat-lined? You’re low on energy, ready to collapse into a heap and sense stopped happening several hours ago.
I don’t know about you, but so much of my day I feel so short on time – and that’s perpetuated by my obsession with planning and giving myself too much to do in the first place.
So today is International Women’s Day – which, much to my shame, I didn’t realise until it was trending on Twitter (a sign of the times). It’s not something I’ve ever really paid attention to, in fact.
As much as I have a serious case of wanderlust, I’m also a seriously anxious traveller. From the initial planning and research to the pressure of actually making it all worth your while when you’re there, I’m Queen of Overthinking It.
We’re always being told how great plants are – you know, helping us breathe and all that. So it makes sense that there are plenty of articles and tips on mindfulness out there that encourage you to ‘bring the outside in’ and add some green goodness to your home.