'La vie est courte', 'Life is short'. The recent news of the Paris attacks have no doubt affected us all. The horror and brutality of such murderous action and the subsequent loss of young lives generates sadness, anger and fear within all of us. Moments like these always make me think about life, and how lucky I … Continue reading “La vie est courte” #PrayforParis
A year ago today, I was struggling. I woke up one morning, dressed for work as usual, and boiled the kettle. I remember vividly turning to my flatmate and saying 'I can't make it into work today'. Having forced myself to struggle on for a few months, I was broken for the first time in my life. I … Continue reading Boost of the Day #100: One year of recovery on…
Have you ever tried baking as a way to reduce stress, anxiety and depression? I have heard from others that it is a great way to distract yourself from negative thoughts and channel your energy into something positive. I must say, anything that validates baking and eating cannot be a bad thing! As it's the … Continue reading Booster Tip #9: Get your bake on!
Self-criticism...one of my worst enemies. An enemy which can bring frustration, anger, isolation and eventually depression if it really persists. So let's stop it with a two step process! First step is recognition. As soon as you hear yourself becoming self critical and putting yourself down, recognise it and say 'stop' inside your head. Second step is … Continue reading Boost of the Day #82: Be nice to yourself
One of the things people potentially find most confusing about depression is how to know when you actually have it. So much doubt can run through your head. If I go to the doctors will I risk getting told I'm making a big deal out of nothing? Am I just a grumpy, moody person and nothing will ever change … Continue reading Low mood or depression?
Turned on my TV this morning and was surprised to hear talk of mental health! The BBC was discussing the rise of stress, anxiety and depression amongst university students (you can read the article here). Firstly, again I am so pleased with how often I hear mental health being discussed in the media nowadays. … Continue reading Stressed out students
Read this great article from Buzzfeed here. It's not only brilliant for highlighting the fact that it is very difficult for men who suffer with depression and/or anxiety. They are under pressure to maintain this 'manly' persona that society has made people believe in. They shouldn't show any weakness, or any humanity apparently! We need … Continue reading Buzzfeed Post: 11 Things No One Tells Guys With Depression
Some days are not easy. Anxiety, low self-esteem and depression can creep up on you when you least expect it. In fact, it is doubtful that it will ever fully leave you - the trick is not letting it define you and rule your life. How to do this? I'm still not 100% sure and … Continue reading Boost of the Day #55: Just keep swimming…
I think it's only right that my first post tells the story about my self-esteem so here we go... The past few months have been full of ups and downs. I started a new job in September 2014, after spending £9,000 and studying for a year to change to my 'dream' career. In October, I … Continue reading My story