Looking for advice

Right, I have decided that I can’t keep doing this to myself. Instead of focusing on Anxiety, Depression, PTSD, Autism and trying to figure everything out, my time would be better spent working on ways to improve my mood, Self-worth and confidence. Trouble is when I am low or my Anxiety high or im underContinue reading “Looking for advice”

Topsy-turvy 2020

It has been a weird year hasn’t it? We have reached the last 5 weeks of 2020; normally at this time of year I like to reflect and document what I have achieved, if I don’t I tend to forget or disregard them. But first I will go back a little further: 2018 was aContinue reading “Topsy-turvy 2020”

I Finally Get It

This morning I went for a walk through the woods, and I finally understand why it helps to lift my mood and Recharges me. Its the one place I can be alone, completely alone, although I do like company on walks at times. I instantly relax when I’m walking the woods or common, my AnxietyContinue reading “I Finally Get It”

Walking for Mental Health

It’s funny isn’t it; we know what is good for us and what helps to boost our Mental Health, but when we are struggling with our Mental Health it is really difficult to do. Yesterday, as part of my CBT Homework, I went for a walk. I have to admit I really had to pushContinue reading “Walking for Mental Health”

The Little Jar of Sunshine and Rainbows

The Little Jar of Sunshine and Rainbows, my daughter chose the name, began its life as The Worry Jar. At the time, I thought it was important for my daughter to write down her fears and worries so we could talk them through, put them in the Jar and hopefully they would be forgotten. IContinue reading “The Little Jar of Sunshine and Rainbows”

Self-Talk

In a book I have been reading about parenting, it states the importance for children to hear their parents give themselves praise for overcoming a problem or for an achievement. Apparently, if they hear other peoples positive talk towards themselves, it helps them develop their own positive self-talk and creates an awareness of their ownContinue reading “Self-Talk”

The Rules We Live By

What Rules Do You Have? Wearing certain styles of clothes or avoiding certain colours so you don’t stand out perhaps. Maybe its arriving at an event early so you are not the last one to enter the room or so you can plan your escape if you need to leave. I didn’t realise I hadContinue reading “The Rules We Live By”

No One Will Believe You

There is something to be said about remaining anonymous, it gives you a sense of safety from being judged by the people around you, yet at the same time it gives you a platform to share your thoughts and how you feel. In a weird sort of way, blogging gives you a sense of belongingContinue reading “No One Will Believe You”

Food Fight

I have never smoked and I Don’t drink; When I am stressed, Anxious or Low, I tend to turn to food. I am a Comfort Eater and have battled with my weight since I was a teenager. At one point being overweight had a purpose, or at least that’s how I saw it through aContinue reading “Food Fight”

No One to Call

Tonight seems to be one of those nights; I struggled to fall to sleep and then I suddenly get woken up by a Panic Attack. They are becoming more and more frequent, some days I have more than one or a succession of panic attacks, I just wish I knew why. The ones I getContinue reading “No One to Call”

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