Category: Mental Health

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Unpretty

I recently downloaded not one but two new apps onto my phone. Nothing new there, most of our lives are more or less managed with a cheeky app or two – but these are for photo editing. Which is fine in itself but after spending a good hour the other night doing ‘minor touch-ups’ to a selfie, I had to stop and have a … Read More Unpretty

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Maximum Effort

So much of my mental health is tied up in how I look. In the sense that when I feel I look good, it makes me feel better and stronger – and when I’m not looking my best, it drags me down. It’s a vicious cycle because on the flip side, if I’m down or not myself, I’m less inclined to slap on my … Read More Maximum Effort

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Paranoid Android

A quickie! I’m having a creative slump AGAIN so can’t be arsed to get into regular posting at the moment, even though I’ve got shed loads of reviews piling up. I’ll get to them at the weekend I guess. It’s just sometimes life is hard and I feel tired and slightly depressed. Not enough not to function but enough to know I’m not myself. … Read More Paranoid Android

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What Anxiety Looks Like To Me

I think about most things way too much but one of those things is anxiety itself. It can be all-consuming and exhausting. Nobody wants to spend that much time looking inward and fretting that they’re a terrible person with no potential. But that’s what it does to you – it’s the voice in your head that whispers you’re a fool with bad jokes and … Read More What Anxiety Looks Like To Me

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Get Me Bodied

I wrote this for my work blog but thought I’d share it here too because… I’m lazy. I’ve talked about my “complicated relationship” with this old carcass I call a body before but I’ve been thinking about it again in relation to Mental Health Awareness this week because the theme this time is Body Image – and how we think and feel about our … Read More Get Me Bodied

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Enjoy the Silence

I’m a big fan of the PMA meme. I choose to believe that a fair bit of being able to get through life is to maintain a positive attitude (where possible, obvs). I don’t really like to thrive on negativity or be around bad energy – the odd bitch about a colleague is one thing but I don’t enjoy being dragged into drama, my … Read More Enjoy the Silence

Quiet

Sorry things have been quiet around these parts lately.  I’ve had little energy to get my thoughts down, and this time my issue isn’t lack of time. I’ve been trying to stay upbeat, trying not to stress and trying to distract myself. Some days are better than others. Some are damned confusing. Like, how did I get here? How am I, a woman with … Read More Quiet

All the Small Things 

I’m at a point in my life where I’m trying something new as a ‘career’ and I’m not sure how it’s working out. I want it to and you know, I’m there early, I’m asking questions and I’m engaged but it’s taking me longer than ever to get it. I don’t think I can blame a fuzzy head for this, though I think a … Read More All the Small Things 

Road Trip

It’s easy to forget your worries when you’re singing Michael Jackson songs on the A259. All those fears seem a million miles away when you’re on the road with the one you love. Who, incidentally, knows every word and inflection to every song, something your childhood self would have lost her mind about. We visited my brother and Sister-in-law in Kent this weekend and … Read More Road Trip

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Coming Out

I’m coming out today as someone who is struggling to cope. Not with everything, just some things and I’ve decided to get help. I’m a strong, independent bad ass in many ways but mental anxiety has been kicking my head in for around a year now – and enough is enough (to quote both Barbra Streisand and Donna Summer in tandem). I’ve started this … Read More Coming Out

Blue Monday

I was going to do a whole schtick about Blue Monday and my ‘cure’ for such days but, on reading the post back, I realised it was coming off too flippant. Like, ha the cure for any bad day is obviously Jason Momoa’s Instagram, and while I wish more than anything it was that simple, I know it’s not. All I can say is that anyone … Read More Blue Monday