First day back!

Now that it is January 2018 there are lots of first days again! First day back at work, first day at the gym and the dreaded first weigh day of the year. I did this yesterday and instantly regretted it! So much so I decided to forget it ever happened! I have started to realise…

Happy New Year!!!!

2018 is upon us and everyone is starting with their resolutions. My resolution is the keep on getting better, staying stronger and putting my health first. This served me well in 2017 so I am going to carry it on! I am enjoying getting out and about in the fresh air and plan to continue…

Well that went quickly!

Another Christmas over and what a lovely time was had by all! I don’t know about you but this “in-between” bit is always my favourite, you get to blanket fort it up, watch films and box sets all day without having to feel guilty at all! Unless you have to go to work, if that…

Ignore social this season

Just a little one from me today! Over the last few days I have noticed a lot of posts on social showing one of two things; the perfect Christmas and now I’m fat due to the holidays. Please ignore these and just enjoy your time!! Someone asked me what I love so much about Christmas…

Snow days!

So…it is snowing! This is very exciting and a bit of a treat for December. I cant remember the last time there was a hope of any kind of white Christmas. This is just one of the things that has made this year so different to last. Yes, I am still uncomfortable with all the…

It doesn’t matter if you have had a nice time

People (including myself) spend a lot of time worrying about things before they have happened. This can cause you not to focus on the day or moment itself as you are internalising and fretting about things. Something that I have been trying to do and have written about in a number of my posts is…

Keeping it up over Christmas

Over the last few weeks I have been booking in Christmas lunches and nights outs throughout December. Whilst this is super fun and I cannot wait for the big day itself it does fill me with angst and I worry about the food a lot. I really struggle with my eating and over the past…

Prioritise

As I sit here working, wearing the largest jumper I own (it is the season after all) I started to think “I haven’t written a blog for a while, I guess life has gotten in the way”. This then got me thinking about the priority of things and how we get so bogged down with…

Trusted circle

It’s hard to get used to talking about not being well and the struggles of life. At first you keep it to yourself feeling ashamed or hiding your thoughts from the people closest to you. Once you open up you realise it isn’t just you and everyone has their own story to tell. Having a…

Find your happiness

Too much pressure is put on us by the world and people around us when it comes to happiness. There is a perception of what happiness is and how you should live your life to achieve it. You must have all these things to be happy! Not the case. For me, it is the small…

Confidence and acceptance

I’ve never been very confident. Never the popular one or the pretty one. I’m more of a corner person. I would sit and watch and wait for people to accept me. Even when they did I struggled to believe and trust that people wanted to be friends with me. Now that I am older I…

Decisions decisions

One of the many decisions that a lot of people suffering with mental health conditions face is whether or not to take medication to help them through it. This was a big decision for me and I thought about it for a long time before I actually decided to try it. I worked through CBT,…