If there’s one thing about my mental health issues that winds me up, it is the need to be busy/dependable/useful. In the past I had consistently made myself ill by not stopping, by not slowing down and by sacrificing any free time I had to doing something. I lost so much weight a few years […]Read More If you need to, step back!
We all know that a hot, milky drink and a warm bath are supposed to relax you before bed, but many of us still can’t slip into slumber. With insomnia becoming a more and more prominent issue for many people, for various reasons I thought I’d share some techniques taught to me during exposure therapy. […]Read More Exposure Technique : Counting Sheep? Sleep Management.
If you could talk to a younger version of you, what would you say? Would you give advise to stay away from specific scenarios? Would you let yourself make the same mistakes? Do you think it would make a difference? As a way of confronting the issues behind my anxiety it was suggested that I […]Read More Exposure Technique – Letter Writing.
You know those days where you just feel totally off? Nothing feels good, nothing looks right and you just feel utterly uncomfortable? Yeah we all have those days, for some people it’s only from time to time but for others it is a constant. If you deal with this daily, or just periodically please believe […]Read More Exposure Technique – Self Compassion.
We all have our off days, and for years I’d ran on stress and adrenaline alone, I was making myself ill. It was all one big ‘off day’. There were days of repreve however, days where I felt unbeatable and genuinely happy with my anxiety not ruining a damn thing for me. My life was […]Read More Good/Bad and nothing much in between
Strap in folks, your in for a long blog post all about treating yourself right! This will cover a few things, from the way your negative/anxious thoughts affect you to the whole #bodypositive hype (in search of a better word) All in all this post is about making sure you treat yourself right so that […]Read More That hashtag, #bodypositive.
As I write this, I’m curled up in front of ‘Modern Family’ with a hot water bottle and anxiously/tiredly eating apple and rasin weetabix alonside a huge mug of tea (the weetabix are nice I swear). I’ve just finished making plans for the coming weeks and researching courses that I could do alongside working and […]Read More A momentary lapse