Escapism is something I enjoy both as a pastime and coping method for when I'm struggling with my mental health. There may be many people who believe that escapism is bad for you and not a healthy coping method and don't get me wrong I don't think it's something that should be used constantly or … Continue reading It’s okay to…. Escape! Why I love a bit of escapism.
This post is inspired by P!nk's song "Conversations with my 13 year old self" (or 15 year old self in my case). I think back to when this all began. The scared 15 year old girl who felt so much despair and hopelessness she would hide in her room in the dark, curled in a … Continue reading It’s okay to… have Depression!
Disclaimer: Yes I do begin this post by talking about Love Island but for those not fans of the show, please bear with me, I am going somewhere, honest! Last year my flatmate introduced me to Love Island. I usually don’t watch reality TV and was somewhat skeptical to begin with. However here we are … Continue reading Confidence: It’s okay… show yourself some Compassion!
I've been putting off writing this post even though I've had it planned for a few months now. It's something I'm quite conflicted about. On the one hand I know the benefits of crying and how natural it is, yet it's still something I find myself apologizing for and feel weak for doing. Anyway I've … Continue reading It’s okay to… Cry!
Going slightly out of alphabetical order for this post but was very timely. Last Thursday, 2nd February, was Time to Talk Day, a national day organised by Time to Change to get the nation talking about mental health, to end stigma and discrimination. I love Time to Talk Day! I ran my first event as a Time to … Continue reading It’s okay to… Talk! Time to Talk Day 2017
This post has been a little bit delayed in coming. I’ve let things get on top of me recently and realised that getting stressed about writing a post about taking a break was somewhat counterproductive. So instead I did just that, allowed myself to take a break, not feel guilty and wait until I was … Continue reading It’s okay to…. take a Break
In 2013 there were 8.2 million recorded cases of people with Anxiety in the UK*. That’s roughly 1 in 8 people. The dictionary definition of Anxiety is ‘a feeling of worry, nervousness or unease about something with an uncertain outcome’ Anxiety comes in many different forms and is different for everyone that experiences it. I … Continue reading It’s okay to… have Anxiety!