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,…

Celebrations and preparations

Over the last few months I have been preparing for a number of events. Birthdays, work parties, family gatherings, weddings. This puts me into a bit of a panic most of the time. Fretting about what I am going to wear, what I look like and how much weight I have put on. One of…

Memories

Over the course of the last 18 months I have continued to live my life and from the outside world it would appear to be pretty normally (as normal as normal is!). One thing that I have struggled with is my memory. I think back to events or even moments from the past few years…

Therapy dog

One of the best things I have done for my recovery is get a dog. I’d always wanted a dog but it never seems the right time to get one. After I was diagnosed I spent a lot of time walking and this starting me thinking about getting a dog again. The reason behind wanting…

Sleeping…why isn’t it easy!

One thing that I have continued to struggle with over the past year is the ability to fall asleep easily. I used to be great at it! I would get into bed and fall asleep within seconds. This isn’t the case any longer. I lie awake for hours at a time trying to get to…

Back to reality

Hi! Last week I was away on holiday, celebrating my birthday and all things outdoors so there wasn’t a weekly post! It really is great for the soul. Spending time outside and enjoying the views and rolling hills. It makes me want to pack up and go and live on a farm! I know –…

Everyone loves a list!

It's so easy when people say something nice to us or pay us a compliment, to quickly disagree or wave it away. Is this a British thing? I'm not sure. One of the things that I have tried to do over the last 12-months is accept a compliment. Just say thank you and believe that…

Not so Social Media

When I first started thinking about this blog I put together a list of things I wanted to write about. Just some general categories that I feel are important to tackle and talk about. One of these categories was the perception of social media, I’ve noticed a lot more awareness about this over the past…

Tough times…

I have had a pretty tough start to this week so I decided to put my thoughts down in a mini blog!  Times like this are getting fewer now but when they come they still hit me just as hard. Yesterday was a tough day, zero sleep the night before and anxiety levels at an…