It’s that time of year again – the leaves are turning warm shades of gold and red, knitwear is back on the agenda and you suddenly have the urge to drink something spiced. It’s the best. Or is it?
Rain gets a lot of flak – and I’ve had quite enough of it. Aside from making sure we don’t all die of famine and the water cycle keeps on keeping on, it enables you to enjoy so much other cool shit. Here I am to remind you why rain is the real MVP.
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.
Yesterday, I saw Sinead O’Connor trending on Twitter and thought the worst. After Chris Cornell and Linkin Park’s Chester Bennington, I wondered whether I was about to find out there had been another high-profile suicide.
I don’t have any great authority in mental health. I’m not a nurse. I’m not a professional. But I did have a pretty terrible time with my anxiety last year – so this week, I thought I’d share what I’ve learned since taking stress leave 12 months ago.
Most of us are familiar with the term ‘the invisible illness’ when it comes to mental health issues – and while that may be true to an extent, I don’t think it’s half as invisible as people seem to think it is.
It’s safe to say that most of us have experienced waking up in the morning and feeling entirely unlike ourselves. Whether it’s exhaustion, anxiety, or a debilitating lack of enthusiasm for the day ahead, getting ready for work can feel stressful and takes a mammoth effort.