If you are reading this or any other article on this website, it is safe to assume that for whatever reason, you have an interest in mental health. I am willing to go out on a limb and say that that interest stems from personal experience whether that be first or second hand. I’m also going to bet that whatever experience you may have had, involved some difficult decision making.
Don’t ignore the rough patches in your journey! Don’t negate to tell others that your success didn’t come easy and talk about it openly! And please, don’t give up on something beautiful because you think you aren’t good enough to create it. If not you, then who?
Photo by Yosi Prihantoro on Unsplash Everybody experiences stress every so often. It is just an unfortunate part of being human. There is no way of escaping from it. However, what can be escaped from is seeing it as something to be proud of. This is essential as stress is having a detrimental effect on … Continue reading Why We Need To Tackle Stress
If you are unlucky enough to experience life with the same sense of failure as I have every day, then just know that you are not alone. I think this is a quite common trait for those who suffer from mental ill health. We know, as rational, intelligent human beings what we need to do to help ourselves in the long run, we also know that those things are not huge, disruptive changes. We also know, deep down, that our self-sabotage stems from our brain’s need/desire to gain hits of serotonin and dopamine throughout the day to make it through. So, even though we want to be productive, the video games or Netflix binge are more appealing. Even though we want to eat the foods that can help our overall health, the chocolate bar, or the crisps we don’t need are too tempting not to eat. The vicious cycle perpetuates our struggles and prevents us from completing simple tasks to make bigger steps.
Photo by Anthony Tran on Unsplash The tough part about having depression is the uncertainty it brings. Will today be a bad day? Will I smile and laugh tomorrow? Will I be happy a week from today? Unfortunately, it can often feel like depression controls you rather than the other way around. So while I … Continue reading The Highs And Lows Of Depression