We need to talk…

What a day today has been! There’s been a real buzz in the air around mental health, all in aid of World Mental Health Day. It’s been nice and somewhat surreal to hear all of these conversations happening around me. By starting these conversations and creating awareness of mental health, we can help to makeContinue reading “We need to talk…”

The art of overreacting

Picture this… Cruising home in my little Fiat 500 on Friday Night after a long week of work.. and CLUNK, CLUNK, CLUNK, CLUNK. Uhohhhh. Flat tyre. Ideal reaction: Pull over into a car park and check out the situation… tyre is definitely flat. Curse a little. Get started on finding the spare tyre. Change theContinue reading “The art of overreacting”

‘On a scale of 1-10, how much does it hurt?’

‘On a scale of 1-10, how much it does it hurt?’ Zero, and that’s the problem. I don’t feel anything. Sometimes I think that this is the hardest way to feel. I feel numb and like there is something wrong with me. It’s as if my mind has decided it’s just going to turn off allContinue reading “‘On a scale of 1-10, how much does it hurt?’”

Keeping your feet on the ground

Anxiety is hard to shake off and can spring up on us at the most inconvenient of times. Sometimes we need to take a step back and focus on where we are and what we are doing. This is what we call ‘grounding’. Grounding is a technique I have learnt a lot about over myContinue reading “Keeping your feet on the ground”

Doctors and drugs

There is a huge misconception around anti-depressants. A lot of anxiety/depression sufferers believe, (myself included at one stage), that taking anti-depressants/anxiety medication is a sign of weakness and giving up. We are all independent and don’t like to admit that we need help. We are all too proud to admit that, sometimes, we are actuallyContinue reading “Doctors and drugs”

Tangled threads

I often think of my anxious mind as a big ball of tangled and knotted threads. The more I have on my mind, the more tangled they become. I’m more than guilty of tugging at the strings all at the same time and expecting them all to just untangle.. But, of course, I’m only making things worse. The knots only get tighter and I lose my patience.Continue reading “Tangled threads”