Tag: self-esteem

10 Lies Depression Tells Us

10 lies depression tells us

Depression is a bully. It constantly feeds us lies. It says horrible things to us. We can often ignore its words for a while, but when depression repeats the lies over and over again, we start to believe it. Before we know it, it can feel like our head is full of lies. 1. Depression…

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Depression: How To Be A Friend To Ourselves

Depression How To Be A Friend To Ourselves

Being a friend to ourselves can be really difficult when we’re depressed.  Depression plays havoc with our self-esteem, and we’re often really mean to ourselves. We say things to ourselves that we would never say to another person. We treat ourselves in ways that we wouldn’t dream of treating anyone else. Self-care and self-compassion are vital…

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Depression: Surviving Summer

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When summer arrives, it feels like everyone around us is popping on shorts, lighting up the BBQ, and inviting the neighbours round for Pimm’s. People seem lighter and brighter when the sun comes out. But for many of us that’s not the case. The sun doesn’t send our mental illness a memo asking it to kindly leave us alone. Depression…

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Depression and Employment: Looking for Work

Depression and Employment - looking for work

Looking for work isn’t easy at the best of times, but it can be even harder when we’re depressed. Depression can drain our concentration, steal our confidence and zap our self-worth, which makes job-hunting a real challenge. In this post, we’ve pulled together some ideas and resources to make the process of looking and applying for…

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Depression: Habits That Help Us Through

Depression Habits That Help Us Through

Depression is rough. When we’re in the thick of it, life can feel incredibly difficult.  Even the simplest tasks can feel overwhelming, and the things we used to enjoy become meaningless. While we can’t magically make depression go away (if only we could!), there are healthy habits we can adopt that might help ease the pain a little…

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Depression: Straightening Out Those Wonky Boundaries

We all have personal boundaries: physical, emotional and mental limits we establish that let others know they can treat us, how they can behave around us, and what they can expect from us. The boundaries we adopt vary from person to person, depending on our values, beliefs and life experiences.  Ideally, our boundaries should work…

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Rediscovering Ourselves when Depression Gobbles Us Up

When we have depression – particularly when we’ve had it for a long time – it can feel as though our illness completely gobbles us up. Depression strips the joy out of all the activities we used to love, steals our ability to think clearly, and can make seeing our friends feel impossible. We might not…

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Depression: On Feeling Like an Imposter

Feeling like an imposter is something that those with depression are familiar with. We feel like we stand out like a sore thumb; for all the wrong reasons. It’s as though we just don’t fit it with other people; their ideals, their expectations, their perspectives, their abilities. Everyone seems cleverer, stronger, more beautiful, more deserving,…

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Recognising and Managing a Depression Relapse

Recovering from depression is rarely a smooth ride. We might have days, weeks or even months when we feel like we’re back on top, but at some point, we’re likely to face dips. It’s normal, and part of the game depression plays with us, but it can feel like a disaster – like we’re back…

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Decluttering: How it Boosts Mental Health

Our environment undoubtedly affects our mood. If our surroundings stress us out, take up headspace, or make day-to-day living harder than it needs to be, we feel the impact. Reducing the ‘clutter’ in our lives – be it physical, digital or otherwise – allows us tackle stressors head-on, which benefits our mental health. WHAT IS DECLUTTERING? Put simply,…

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