Category: Managing Depression

Our Book: ‘365 Days Of Self-Care: A Journal’ Has Arrived!

Our Book: ‘365 Days Of Self-Care: A Journal’ Has Arrived!

We can hardly believe it, but it’s publication day for our second book; 365 Days Of Self-Care: A Journal! The disruptive nature of life means that, sometimes, our best-laid plans get waylaid. When there’s a toss-up between self-care activities and heeding the needs and requests of others, it’s quite likely that self-care will lose out….

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How Bullet Journaling Can Help Us Manage Our Mental Health

How Bullet Journaling Can Help Us Manage Our Mental Health

Bullet journaling is a handy way of keeping stock of different aspects of our lives. They’re quite visual and allow us to get creative as we plan, diarise, monitor and track.  There’s a wealth of information online (particularly on Pinterest) about layouts for our bullet journals (BuJo for short) but most importantly, there’s no right…

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Depression: Turning Down The Volume On External Noise

Depression: how To Turn The Volume Down On External Noise

In this day and age, it can feel as though we have external noise, and information, coming at us from every which way. Sometimes it feels like our phones are forever pinging, our inboxes rarely reach zero, and we get a pile of paper through the door every day. We’re contactable in numerous ways, it…

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Depression: How To Cope When Things Go Wrong

Depression: How To Cope When Things Go Wrong

Things going wrong are a normal – somewhat frustrating – part of life. They can set us back, but most of the time we can figure out a way to pick ourselves up, dust ourselves off, and keep going. However, when we’re experiencing depression, even seemingly minor, inconsequential things going wrong can have a huge…

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Self-Care For When We’re Empty And Have Nothing Left To Give

Self-Care For When We're Empty And Have Nothing Left To Give

Sometimes we find ourselves on our knees; our motivation has deserted us, our energy tanks are depleted, we feel everything and nothing, all at once. We’re empty. Bone dry. This often brings with it a sense of frustration – ‘Why can’t I be more like [insert name of friend who is posting their achievements all over social media]?’ Guilt –…

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Let’s Talk About Medication Stigma

Let's Talk About Medication Stigma

If only we had a pound for every time we’ve heard: ‘you don’t need to take medication for your mental health, you just need to meditate/do yoga/eat more vegetables/think positive/just stop worrying’. Even though mental health and mental illness are, thankfully, becoming more and more widely discussed, stigma around mental health medication is still pervasive….

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Why It’s Not Attention Seeking To Talk About Mental Ill-Health

Why It's Not Attention Seeking To Talk About Mental Ill-Health

One of the most frustrating things we encounter when discussing mental ill-health is the accusations of attention seeking. We’re sure you’ve heard it too: “Oh, they’re just hurting themselves to get attention”, or “Why do you need to talk about your depression so much – are you just looking for attention?” The worst thing about…

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Depression: How Ecotherapy May Help

Depression: How Ecotherapy May Help

When it comes to depression, everyone is different. Because we’re all different, the things that help us are different. Something which transforms one person’s life, might not be help another person at all. Because of this, it helps to have different ideas of things that we can try to improve our mood. Ecotherapy is something…

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Depression: Please Don’t Self-Blame

Depression: Please Don't Self-Blame

Depression corrodes our confidence and quite often, it brings with it a sense of shame and incessant self-blame. Even though we rationally know that depression is an illness, we might find that we get caught in a loop of beating ourselves up and blaming ourselves for how ill we are. We Blame Ourselves For Having…

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Depression: Hacks And Hints For Managing Chores

Depression: Hacks And Hints For Managing Chores

Life isn’t half a ball-juggler; the responsibilities weigh heavy and even when well, many of us struggle to stay on top of all the jobs we have to do. Our to-do lists rarely ever have an end point. Every time we tick one thing off, we find ourselves adding three more! When we have depression,…

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