Tag: self-esteem

Skin-Picking And Hair-Pulling: Some Lesser-Known Symptoms Of Anxiety

Skin-Picking And Hair Pulling- Some Lesser-Known Symptoms Of Anxiety

Skin-picking, hair-pulling and other body-focused, repetitive behaviours can all be anxiety-related. They’re far more common than many of us realise, but we often feel shame associated with these behaviours, so we don’t talk about them. Because we all find it so difficult to talk about, it can feel like we’re the only person in the…

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Self-Care Vs. Self-Love: What’s The Difference?

Self-Care Vs. Self-Love: What's The Difference?

Self-care and self-love are probably terms that we’ve heard before. But we might not know what they mean in practice. It can also be tricky to untangle self-care from self-love and to work out where one ends and the other begins. What Is Self-Care? Self-care encompasses all the things we do to care for ourselves…

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Curating A Positive Online Space

Curating A Postive Online Space

Many of us spend multiple hours a day in online spaces that we’ve created. We use them to work, stay in contact with people, and laugh at hilarious videos of squirrels. Sometimes, the online world can be a positive space; it lifts us up. But sometimes it’s not-so-positive, and can drag us down. It’s up…

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Social Prescribing: What It Is And How It Might Help

Social prescribing is part of NHS England’s long-term plan. Currently, around 60% of areas in England have social prescribing schemes but this number is growing all the time.  NHS England have committed to increasing the number of ‘link workers’ who can help to facilitate social prescribing, over the next few years as part of Universal…

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13 Everyday Things That Mental Ill-Health Makes Difficult

13 Everyday Things That Mental-Ill Health Makes Difficult

Mental ill-health can affect every aspect of our lives, each and every day that we’re unwell. It can be hard to explain to those who’ve never experienced it quite how it can seep into everything we try to do and make everyday things seem extraordinarily difficult. Often we become so used to managing our condition…

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Getting Going When We Have No Motivation To Do So

Getting Going When You Have No Motivation To Do So

Depression can be a motivation-sucker and a half. When we want to do something, finding the motivation to do so can be hard enough.  But when we don’t even have the motivation to find our motivation, it becomes extremely difficult. Write It All Down Trying to keep our entire to-do list in our head is…

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Depression: Why We Push People Away

Depression: Why We Push People Away

When we have depression, we oftentimes find ourselves withdrawing from our loved ones and sometimes, pushing people away. We don’t always know why, and it’s not always a conscious thing either, it’s confusing, painful and unsettling. It can be confusing for those around us, too, because if we don’t know why we’re pushing them away,…

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When Self-Kindness Isn’t As Easy As It Sounds

When Self-Kindness Isn't As Easy As It Sounds

We’re encouraged to be kind to ourselves, but self-kindness isn’t always easy. Especially, if it’s the polar opposite of how we usually think and act. When our self-worth is low, which is really common when we are unwell with depression, then it’s hard to feel worthy of kindness – from anyone.   The way we…

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Depression: When We Don’t Feel As Though We’re Enough

Depression: When We Don't Feel As Though We're Enough

The devastating nature of depression often leads us to feel a whirlpool of not-so-nice things. Commonly, we feel that we’re not enough; good enough nor doing enough. The negative thoughts that lie and tell us that we’re useless, come at us thick and fast. We feel convinced that there’s a part of us that’s fundamentally lacking in…

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Depression: We’re Not Being Lazy

Appearances can be deceptive, especially for those of us who are living with depression. Which is why the ‘lazy’ label can feel like a particularly cruel one. And it’s not just other people who might think we’re being lazy either – it’s often a term we use to beat ourselves up with too; for not…

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