It’s OK to be excited and have fun!

Since I was diagnosed with the big three I have found it hard to enjoy things and never look forward to anything. In fact I would usually dread it! One of the things I have noticed now that I am feeling better is how much more enjoyable things are. I am worrying less and actually…

PE and Mental Health

At School I hated PE, I think I have mentioned this before. I would try to get out of if as often as possible. What I didn’t realise at the time was not only is is good for your body but it is also good for your mind. Fitness is something that really helps to…

Who am I anyway?

Ive been reading a lot of other peoples blogs recently (mainly to try and get some tips to work out how I can reach more people!) and I have noticed that everyone has something going on that links to taking care of themselves and their mental health. Everything from make-up vlogs to lifestyle and style…

Change of pace

I haven’t written for a while and this is because I have had a lot going on – I have been focused on work and super tired the rest of the time. This has made me realise that I need to change the pace a little bit and focus more on me rather than everyone…

Its OK to be proud of yourself!

Its Sunday and as I think about what to write about this week, I realised that although this week has been hectic and the most busy I have been for ages I have managed to keep calm and have dealt with it well. For this, I am very proud of how far I have come….

Sitting on the edge of life, watching the merry go round!

Have you ever sat at the side of your life, watching everyone and everything carry on but you cant seem to jump back in? This is how I felt when I was at my worst. I felt like I was limbo not being able to move forward and never breaking the cycle. I could see…

Getting away from it all

This week I am away on holiday – taking some time out to recharge and get away from it all. It feels like it has been a long time coming. We have been away for 2 days so far and as predicted day 1 was still full of worry and anxiety. However, today we have…

Worry worry go away…dont come again another day!

I’m going on holiday tomorrow! Time to chill out, recoup and have some time to relax. However, think someone forgot to tell my anxiety…I still have the Sunday night worry and I am overly concerned about how things will go at work whilst I am away. I cant control anything that happens when I’m not…

When a weekend isn’t long enough…

Tougher times have been around lately. I have been having a hard time getting through each day without the actual feeling of pressure on my chest. For years I would refer to being under pressure but not actually physically feeling that pressure. The easier days are getting few and far between at the moment and…

Pre-weekend planning

Over the last few weeks I have been taking the time to work from home on a Friday and this has been the BEST decision. It is a timeout from the office but it is also an opportunity for me to complete the week. Read through all of my emails, finalise any admin tasks and…

Dysmorphic madness

One of the things I suffer with is body dysmorphia. This is something that comes and goes but has popped its head up with vengeance recently. To the point that I cant even bear myself in the clothes I am wearing. This is somewhat inconvenient when this happens on a train at 7.30 on a…

Everyone is a little bit the same..

Living with depression and anxiety is a rollercoaster. Some days you are up and everything is fine and other days are a real grind. Throughout this blog I have tried to explain how my illness makes me feel and how I cope with it. I do a lot of research myself and follow a lot…