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.
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.
Sometimes we all need a pick-me-up – just a little reminder that we’re doing perfectly fine.
Don’t be fooled by the title – I’m not saying we should all become self-involved people that no-one wants to be around. Actually, it’s quite the opposite.
I read articles and books all the time that suggest humans aren’t inherently unhappy creatures – we choose to be. Unsurprisingly, the lens we see life through makes a rather big difference to our wellbeing, even affecting how long we might live.