I've decided I am going to do one of these posts every month where I outline some of my favourite things of the month. January 2018. What can I say? Possibly the longest month I have ever endured (and that includes the months I did Teaching Practice!) But it was actually a very good month… Continue reading January Favourites
How often do you compare yourself to others - your friends, family or people you see on TV or social media? What impact does this have on your mental health and well-being? I know personally, this is one of the worst things I can do for myself. When I compare myself to others I feel… Continue reading How To Stop Comparing Yourself To Others
This week, I've decided to take a step back from social media. I'm not going to do a 'detox' because I don't generally believe that going cold turkey is the healthiest way to go about making a lifestyle change for me, and I really don't believe in the 'all or nothing' attitude. Therefore, I've thought… Continue reading How To Switch Off From Social Media
This year has been a year of massive ups and downs. It was a year of learning - discovering who I am, discovering that I am stronger than I thought, and learning that I am resilient. This time last year I was going through depression and high anxiety. I was going to intensive therapy twice… Continue reading 2017: A Year in Review
So Christmas has come and gone for another year. It always amazes me how huge the build up is, and how short the day itself is. As much as I love spending time with my family and friends and having the time off to enjoy relaxing, it's always a time of heightened anxiety for me. Why? Because of my social anxiety.
Sundays are meant to be a rest day. A day of relaxing before getting back into the work week. But lately I have been finding Sundays very difficult because I have had a negative mindset of counting down the hours until I go back to work. It takes a toll on my whole weekend enjoyment… Continue reading My Sunday Habits For A Productive Week
Positive affirmations. A statement you may say to yourself in order to relieve stress and enable you to get through a stressful situation. A positive affirmation may help you to overcome negative and self-sabotaging thoughts.
Christmas is slowly creeping up on us, and it can be an anxious time for some people struggling with their mental health. This time last year I was going through depression and anxiety so it was a particularly hard time for me. Luckily I have a very supportive family who helped me through it. I… Continue reading Five Stocking Fillers for Someone Going Through Stress
I have been asked many times why I do this. Why do I write about mental health? I sat down and thought about it this week, and here is my answer. Because its what I know. Everyone is familiar to a certain extent with feeling down or anxious. I have experienced these feelings to the… Continue reading Why I Write About Mental Health
This week my blog post is a little different. I talked to Fiona Forman, a teacher and the initiator of 'Weaving Well-Being', a new mental health support programme for children between 8 and 12. She agreed to do a short interview with me about the benefits of this initiative for children and her experiences of… Continue reading Weaving Well-Being: An Interview