Over the last four to six weeks, I’ve had a rather unfortunate spike in feeling anxious. It’s as though it’s reared it’s ugly head to say: ‘Ah yes, it’s been approximately three months since you really panicked about something. About time we changed that.’
Something happens when you hit adulthood. Just as you gain the freedom of independence and start to hit your stride, your energy to pursue the things you love seems to dip. Whether it’s work, children, study or otherwise, maintaining motivation seems to become a task in itself.
For most of my life, mental health (and in my case specifically, anxiety) is something I thought I’d just ‘get better at’
Anyone who is remotely interested in mental health or wellbeing cannot have failed to notice the meteoric rise of bullet journalling and mindfulness planners – and I’m in two minds about it.
Poor mental health can be debilitating. Plenty of strides in tackling the taboo have been made in recent years, but the impact of anxiety, depression, personality disorders and the like is not always well understood.
Well, the short answer is ‘pretty terrible’ a lot of the time – but there are lots of different ways it can manifest itself. From physical symptoms, to emotionally draining thought processes, it’s different for everyone.
I love Christmas shopping. It’s spending money, guilt-free! But alas, it isn’t all hot chocolates and skipping merrily from shop to shop with my credit card out. Oh no. Because of course, whilst I’m out doing my Christmas shopping and feelin’ mighty festive, so is everyone else. This, inevitably, causes rather a bit of stress. […]
This time of year in the UK is tricky. It’s dark. It’s damp. Having a sunny outlook on things is generally regarded to be a superb achievement. Meanwhile, the US is totally showing us up.
The term ‘Self-care’ has become popularised with regards to mental health – and it’s a good thing too. It’s self-care week, so it’s about bloody time you knew what it is and why it’s rad.
Let’s talk about all the good things and the bad things that may be. Salt-n-Pepa references over with for now, there’s a lot people misunderstand about stress – one major thing being, it can actually be good.