This is the first time I've written for nearly six months - and nearly five months ago the world changed forever. So to put it bluntly, a lot has happened and changed for me. At the height of the pandemic I felt like I was coping, everything happened so fast; pubs and restaurants closed, my … Continue reading Post lockdown feels
Since the last post was quite a painful one, I wanted to do a more inspirational post this time. When I started University, the lecturers recommended to us that we write a note to our future selves, so I wrote a 'Dear future me'. I think this is transferable to any achievement or goal you … Continue reading Dear Future Self
Honestly I have come a long way in the last few years, I am grateful everyday that the panic attacks, sleepless nights and fear of everything has gone, but sometimes I am still just not OK. Everyone goes through tough days, weeks, months, but what's worse is when you have a mental health disorder underlying … Continue reading No, I am not OK.
I think it's important to switch perspectives sometimes, as I write from the perspective of a mental health sufferer. I've written a lot about how to cope with your own anxieties, but how can you help with someone else's? These are a few tips I've put together to help you help someone with a mental … Continue reading How to support someone suffering anxiety and depression
To put it bluntly, being a socially awkward, over-thinking mental health sufferer is a pain in the arse. 1. because mental health disorders suck, and 2. because you can go for days, weeks, even months thinking "I'm fine!" before it comes back and slaps you across the face... and this is exactly what is happening … Continue reading The clutches of the mind (or maybe just mine)
To the outside world I was always described as a 'shy' and 'quiet' child, who lacked confidence and assertiveness. I was the sheep of the group, conforming to the majority in order to fit in. Taking a back seat and letting the person with the biggest personality take the role in leading the group. Of … Continue reading The Introvert
With social media having the biggest influences on society today, we find ourselves prisoners in our own desires to seek what others appear to have so effortlessly. An endless feed of attractive, skinny, popular, wealthy and happy people. We obsess over our perceptions of these peoples 'ideal life' without realising it's all load off bullshit. … Continue reading Can we talk about social media?
Considering we spend so much of our lives working, I don't think you can be too picky. Take it from someone who has had 12 different jobs at the age of 21... that's also including a long period unemployed during the lowest points of my mental health. Although it wasn't ideal for the bank, by … Continue reading How to avoid anxiety (most of the time) at work
Anxiety and depression have this way of sneaking up on you and taking you by surprise when you are at your most vulnerable. When you have anxious, and sad tendencies the smallest thing can make you feel helpless and surrender to it. I experienced a period of complete and utter hopelessness, feeling like I had … Continue reading Every Cloud…
Thoughts of the day.. It's easy as a mental health sufferer to feel completely alone and isolated from your peers and associates. The constant over analysing, over thinking and ability to think about 'simple' situations so deeply causes you to feel you're in a league of your own. You're searching for that one person who understands … Continue reading F**k what people think