It's March, Spring has sprung and things are starting to look up. We've had some terrible weather over the last few days which has led to a winter wonderland in Ireland and beyond, but which has also led to me being out of work, out of routine and out of healthy habits. It has also… Continue reading March Goals
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
So I thought it was time I did a blog post on what I'm learning in therapy. I have been going to therapy consistently for over a year now. And I have learned a lot about myself and about my psychology in general. Something that recently came up was the idea that I was taking… Continue reading The Victim Mentality: Signs You’re Experiencing It and How To Get Past It
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
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.
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
I started this blog almost a year ago as a tool to help me express my thoughts about my mental illness and to help others struggling with the same thing. A year ago, I was in a very different place in my life. I was going through a very dark place in my life, a… Continue reading Five Life Lessons My Mental Illness Has Taught Me