Mental Wellbeing

Maintaining your mental health - This one I hate to say does not have an easy fix, it takes some commitment and a promise to yourself to be kind.  It needs to be worked at daily if you want to stay level and in control. It has taken me a long time to come to terms with this, in the … Continue reading Maintaining your mental health
Anxiety - I think anxiety has been part of my life for as long as OCD if not longer. I’m not sure I’ve ever felt completely relaxed, always questioning myself and my abilities, always thinking I’m not good enough and trying to please others. I naturally put myself down and the other day I even talked my … Continue reading Anxiety
Subconsciously self-defeating - Have you ever heard the phrase, ‘You’re your own worst enemy’?  Well I’ve definitely got that one down.  I’ve become so good at it in fact that I now do it subconsciously!  It wasn’t until very recently – whilst going round a supermarket – that I could hear myself saying: ‘You’re really stressed out’ ‘I feel … Continue reading Subconsciously self-defeating
Money – A complicated relationship - Money is something that I have a very complicated relationship with, I’m guessing I’m probably not alone in this.  Like with food it’s one of those things in life that you can’t just avoid or ignore, it’s part of life and you have to try and have a good and healthy relationship with it. We were never … Continue reading Money – A complicated relationship
Brain Fog, Cured? - Just over a year ago I wrote a post on Brain fog.  It is something I have suffered with for a long time and something I was slowly trying to unravel the cause of.  Having done a bit of research into it, it was starting to become quite obvious why I suffered from it but trying … Continue reading Brain Fog, Cured?
OCD – Responsibility - I expect there is an official term for this type of OCD but I’m not aware of it.  Basically it’s intrusive thoughts which occur when asking other people to do things for you. for example: Say I asked my husband to go and pick something up from the shop for me, I would then have … Continue reading OCD – Responsibility
Breathing - So I’ve done Yoga for many years and for anyone who’s done Yoga at all you’ll be aware that there’s normally a bit of meditation involved and some deep breathing and to be honest I normally find this part a bit dull.  I’ve also been on courses where I’ve learnt about the importance of breathing … Continue reading Breathing
Mindfulness - So what feels like years ago I said something along the lines of, ‘I’m going to give mindfulness a go because I’ve dabbled in it and it seems to work’.  So it was actually Oct 2017 and to be honest I haven’t really got any further along my mindfulness journey which is incredibly disappointing. Recently … Continue reading Mindfulness
Hangry - So the definition of Hangry for those who aren’t sure is: ‘bad-tempered or irritable as a result of hunger’. Now this is definitely something I’ve been ‘suffering’ from over the last fortnight.  As a result of some intolerance testing I had done (because of my Ulcerative colitis) I was advised to eliminate dairy, wheat, gluten … Continue reading Hangry
It’s all about balance - So I’ve chatted about my UC (ulcerative colitis) a few times on this blog, I’ve suffered with it for most of my life along with my OCD.  My diet has always been a bit of a balancing act for me and like probably with most people if I eat a lot of ‘junky’ type foods … Continue reading It’s all about balance