Tag: mental health

55 Ways To Feel Better

mental health, self care, looking after yourself, feeling better, ways to feel better, mental illness, depression,

Read, read, read. Fantasy worlds trump reality. Watch your favourite kid’s film. Watch your favourite sit-com. I suggest The Office (US), Brooklyn Nine Nine, or Friends. Write a diary entry. Write a blog post about how you feel. Doodle. Listen to uplifting pop music. Obvious artists to start with are: Britney, Gaga and Justin Timberlake. …

I Am Bigger Than This

personal essay, mental health, mental illness,

By My BFF The first time I felt depressed was after my parents split up. I had just turned ten. My dad and older sister moved halfway around the world and I would speak to them on the phone at the same time each day – 5pm my time, 9pm theirs. At first I used …

Use Your Pain To Make Something

make something, mental health, feel better, creativity, art, paint, write, live better,

Make something to feel better. Make something to relieve your stresses and daily pressures. Make something to forget your worries. Use your worries about paying off your student debt to make a delicious batch of peanut butter cookies. Use your negative thoughts about what body shape you think you should have to make a painting …

My Struggle With Depression

depression, mental health, mental illness, what depression actually feels like,

Depression is a beastie. It takes from you. It uses your anxieties to make you feel worse. It makes you miss the person that you used to be before it clutched you in a misguided embrace. Some people, like me, can be ashamed by having depression. “Am I just being lazy?” “Will other people think …

Sometimes Motivational Quotes Are Not What’s Needed

motivational quotes, inspiration, quotes, this stuff is golden, mental health,

Don’t tell me that the moment is NOW and that I’m a BAD-ASS BITCH. That’s not really what I need to hear right now. Sure, time is precious and I should be more confident, but getting myself out of this grey slumber of depression and anxiety is taking up enough of my mental energy at …

It’s Okay Not To Be Happy All The Time

mental health, being happy, sadness, depression, mental illness, this stuff is golden,

I was a bit of a sad twelve year old girl. I did not fit in well in my secondary school – a single sex school filled with students desperate to grow-up, whilst I was still enjoying playing with my two younger brothers and not learning about all things adolescent. I wasn’t very good at …