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Building a routine for mental health

Building a routine for mental health

I have to be honest, I am a creature of habit and I love when I know where I am and what is happening. Building a routine for mental health has been such an incredible part of my dealing with my illnesses. So lets talk about it and hopefully help one another. I have struggled with chronic depression and generalised anxiety disorder for most of my life. This has made living my life extremely challenging and has caused me to…

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Fostering cosiness for mental health

Fostering cosiness for mental health

Cosiness is something that feels good, just picturing it in your mind, makes you feel safe. Fostering cosiness for mental health is so important during these cold and drab winter months. I recently watched a wonderful video on It’s a Charming Life, where Lyndsey shared her struggles with SAD. Seasonal Affective Disorder is a form of depression that comes seasonally. This time of year there is less sunlight, and this very much affects the chemistry of the brain. This got…

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Stress and construction

Stress and construction

Right now the top half of my home is full of construction workers fixing our roof and replacing the guttering. It is a job that needed doing, but the constant noise and having people around us is really stressful. Stress is something that I am supposed to keep to a minimum but stress and construction go hand in hand. What started out being just replacing the guttering which had gone rotten soon became replacing some of the roof and repointing…

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When plans change

When plans change

When plans change it can easily trigger anxiety and sadness, two things that I find come up a lot in my life. Living with an anxiety disorder I am used to this and I use a lot of self care in order to work through it and get back to how I want to feel. If you have not been following my journey on YouTube and here on the blog, I have moved in with my mom. Me and my…

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Getting back to exercise

Getting back to exercise

Exercise has been important to me for many years now and for a long time I did yoga every day. Looking after my joints and muscles helps my pain and protects my hypermobile joints. But with increased fatigue, and moving house that changed and getting back to exercise has become a priority. I have found since moving and helping my mom, that my own pain and fatigue have increased. This was of course expected, but meant that a lot of…

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Dealing with overwhelm

Dealing with overwhelm

The world is in the middle of a pandemic, and yet we are easing lockdown here in the UK, people are asking for radical social change and I am moving house! Right now I am very much dealing with overwhelm; That knot of anxiety in my stomach and knowing there is not enough time to get everything done! Moving house is always stressful, it always tops lists of the most stressful things you can do. Our house has very luckily…

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Mental Health Awareness Week

Mental Health Awareness Week

It is Mental Health Awareness Week 2020 run by Mental Health Foundation and I had to do a post about it to raise awareness. I have had my own mental health battles through most of my life, and I think its important to speak up and help one another when possible. I was so inspired by this years theme of Kindness! As you all know I often speak about being kinder to one another and fostering more of a community…

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Tips for insomnia

Tips for insomnia

You know right now so many of us are struggling, able bodied or with chronic illness we are all in the same situation. I have seen a lot of people talking about struggling right now so I thought I would share some tips for insomnia that work for me. I have had insomnia my whole life, I remember as a child being put to bed and then reading, or just laying there. When my parents came to bed I would…

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Mental health during the pandemic

Mental health during the pandemic

I wasn’t sure what to talk about this week, I am not leaving my house at all and I am kind of addicted to Disney+ at the moment. However, I am more and more seeing people posting on social media that they are struggling with isolation and being at home. So I knew I had to talk about mental health during the pandemic. Your mental health is something that should always be a priority, but often when you are working…

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Calming Blankets Review + discount code

Calming Blankets Review + discount code

I was so lucky recently Calming Blankets got in touch with me to ask me to do a review of one of their weighted blankets. I have long wanted to be able to afford one, so I am so happy to be doing a Calming Blankets review! There has been a ton of research done into the benefits of using a weighted blanket. Personally I had long heard about how it was good for people on the autistic spectrum and…

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