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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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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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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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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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Knitting for mental health

Knitting for mental health

Over the years I have tried so many things to help my mental health, from therapy to mindfulness with mixed results. But then just before Christmas I recieved an email from lovecrafts.com asking me if I would like to work with them, and so I tried knitting for mental health. I have always wanted to knit, I remember as a child sitting watching my grandmother knit. Hearing the clicking of her needles was such a comforting sound and she did…

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Mindful walks for my mental health

Mindful walks for my mental health

I think getting a more active dog has been such a blessing for me, I was not pushing myself and it was really affecting my mental health. Dexter, unlike Gizmo loves to go for walks and I have been using them to have mindful walks for my mental health. Mindfulness Mindfulness is a type of meditation, originally a Buddhist practice, and is now being used by therapists and doctors to treat depression. Simply put it is the process of being…

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Adventures, Hobbies and Flare Ups

Adventures, Hobbies and Flare Ups

Hey everybody! Wow this week has been very out of the ordinary, and I kind of feel like a fish out of water, or like the ground isn’t quite right beneath me. Its just been adventures, hobbies and flare ups and not enough rest and quiet for me to cope! On Tuesday my husband had to go to a meeting in London, and while he was looking up how to get there he realised he would be passing one of…

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The mental health tag on Blue Monday

The mental health tag on Blue Monday

Hey everybody! So today is the 21st January 2019 and it is known as Blue Monday, a day that is meant to be the most depressing day of the year. I talk about mental health here on my blog so when I saw The Spoonie Mummy did this I thought why not do the mental health tag on Blue Monday? 1. What is your mental health issue? I have chronic depression which started when I was about 14 and generalised…

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