You can find a lot on Instagram these days – recipes, tutorials and vlogs being just some things that exist outside of the perfect flatlay. But one of the best things for me has been the rise of illustrators and comic artists.
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.
Whether it’s the constant ‘highlight reels’ or tendency to voice anything other than how we’re actually feeling, social media gets a bad rap with regards to mental health. But Instagram is changing that.
We all have little niggles about our general health and wellbeing – whether it’s not feeling quite as fit as we once were or the bloody Daily Mail claiming the latest food item/hobby/thing we love most will give us cancer.
Saying that hormones are a pain in the arse on a website that deals with mental health might seem like stating the obvious. Still, as a woman I get to endure my hormones acting up on the regular – and while it’s different for everyone, I really struggle with it.
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.
‘Everyone gets a bit nervous’ is just one of those inherently annoying phrases people say, no matter how well-intentioned – so I thought I’d try and set things straight.
The Danes regularly top the tables when it comes to happiness ratings by country. That’s quite a feat given the nonsense weather and lack of sunshine hours they put up with – so it makes sense that everyone wants to know their secret.