Something that I suck at is asking for help. When I’m well I find it so hard to do, but when I’m depressed it’s damn near impossible. I can’t tell you how I’m feeling, what I want to eat, when I want to go to bed. It is simply far too hard to tell you […]
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Anger is a very normal and helpful emotion. It stops us from continuing dysfunctional behaviours and assists us when our self assurance is being compromised. But anger is a brief emotion. It is not meant to stay with us for a long time. Have you ever held onto anger about something because you just didn’t […]
I want to share with you an awakening that I had this week. I found it profound and life-changing and hope that you might appreciate it. It began like this. For months now I have disliked driving. I’ve slowly been becoming a menace on the road. I’m aggressive, impatient and downright inconsiderate. I would not […]
I don’t remember when I had my first ever panic attack. For a while there they happened every week. That intense, overwhelming feeling of impending danger takes over you and you become completely frozen in fear. Everything around you slows down as if you’re living in slow motion. Your heart feels like it is going […]
The fifth golden rule is all about setting a plan for the day and including fun activities that are going to help you get moving and off the dreaded depression couch.
I love food that is high in fat and sugar especially chocolate. When it comes good mental health Eating a good nutritious diet is the key.
I am the kind of person that thoughts myself entirely into a project. That means I often don’t manage my stress of find balance in life. .
I have a confession to make, I hate exercise. Always have, possibly always will. I have tried just about every type of exercise and very little excites me. So, to get me moving I needed some sort of incentive like a good cup of coffee or one of my mums’ slices.
So often when we are depressed, we are bombarded with negative thoughts & voices in our heads. One of the best tools at your disposal is the simple circles.
I sat in with my psychiatrist’s feeling terrible and severely depressed. I hoped he would give me a magic pill. What I really needed was to follow the golden rules.