Last week I was a total disaster. Brain fog, unable to focus, drifting in to endless scrolling of crap on my phone, unable to summon the energy or enthusiasm to tackle any of my to-do list, clumsy, fatigued yet unable to sleep properly and with a serious case of 'the mehs'. I spent all week … Continue reading How I Cope With Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD)
'Survivors' of depression often have the realisation that this never ends, it never goes away. You're in the sea, waves choppy, disoriented, and the Kraken lurks in the deep. Beneath the shadows, tentacles poised. Always there. You're treading water. Every now and then a tendril coils around an ankle desperate to pull you under but … Continue reading Take Your Meds Or The Kraken Will Eat You Alive
What is Ecotherapy? Ecotherapy is a type of therapy to support your mental health that involves nature and the outdoors. There are professionally-run courses and workshops that you can attend but you can also easily add some ecotherapy to your self-care routine yourself. While you might want to give Ecotherapy a try if … Continue reading 10 Easy Ecotherapy Ideas
Life will always throw you curveballs, but even though we can't control the events that happen in our lives, we can control how we respond to them. How easy it is to 'bounce back' from these events depends on how resilient we are. Some people appear to be more resilient than others and … Continue reading Why Resilience Is The Key To Better Mental Health
It's too late, you've crashed. It was fine. Everything was 'fine', you didn't need any help, all the plates were spinning, it was great, you were coping, it was 'fine'. Except that now you're suddenly running on empty, and you're annoyed you didn't see that coming (again) and the darkness wants to pull you under … Continue reading Back To Basics With Self Care
New to this parenthood thing? Feel like you can barely deal with keeping this tiny human alive, let alone have time to look after yourself? Well, you're not alone. There's a whole heap of overwhelm when you become a parent. Perhaps the birth was traumatic but you've barely had time to process it. You're … Continue reading New Baby? Don’t Forget To Look After Yourself Too!
Adulting can suck balls. Some of us are naturally on the disorganised-side and most of us have periods where we let things slide and it all ends up in an overwhelming tangle. Some days we really can't just hide in bed all day, we need to get shit done, but there are ways to try … Continue reading Tips For Getting Shit Done When You Don’t Want To