• Phone Phobia

    How To Make Phone Calls When You Have Phone Phobia

    Phone calls can be tough for a lot of people but if you have a phone phobia you might try to avoid them altogether. Beyond the awkward silences, there’s the fear of not knowing what to say or running out of things that you can say. Your mind is on overdrive and you consider all kinds of dramatic scenarios that will never come to fruition. Phone calls aren’t always fun – they can cause intense anxiety and stress amongst many people. Yet there will be times when you have no choice but to make a phone call, such as when you need to make a doctor’s or dentist appointment. You…

  • Solo Date Ideas

    Solo Date Ideas To Help You Reconnect With Yourself

    One of the best ways to form a better relationship with yourself is to simply spend more time with yourself. Although it’s great to enjoy the company of other people, this will only ever provide temporary happiness if you’re not content to be in your own company. So, naturally, it’s important for you to spend some time alone so you can build a better relationship with yourself. If you’re struggling for ideas or in need of some inspiration, then here’s a few solo date ideas to help you on your way. Spa day at home Sometimes, going out isn’t always an option. Or maybe you would simply prefer to stay…

  • Self Care Ideas

    Self Care Ideas For Those Who Struggle To Find Time

    Self care and self love is so important yet so many of us struggle to find the time or the motivation to do something nice for ourselves. You might also struggle to find self care ideas that work for you. It’s important to note that self care isn’t just about the simple act of taking a bath— it’s about reconnecting with yourself. Finding self care ideas that work for you are important. There are lots of different ways we can care for ourselves and some of them may seem a bit obvious. But quite often it’s the simplest ideas that are the best. Buy yourself something that you don’t need…

  • Relieve Stress

    5 Activities To Relieve Stress And Anxiety In Your Life

    Disclaimer: This post contains affiliate links. You can read more of my disclaimer here. Hobbies are important because they help us to grow and develop a better relationship with ourselves. They can also relieve stress and anxiety. If you’ve got stuck in the same routine of work, eat and sleep, you’ll probably notice that it’s had a negative impact on your mental health too. The truth is we need to have hobbies in order to maintain good health and wellbeing. Ironically, when we struggle with our mental health, we neglect to do some of the things that we love. You might not think that hobbies are always important but they…

  • Keeping Me

    5 Things That Are Keeping Me Going Right Now

    It’s common knowledge that I can be quite a negative person at times. Okay, most of the time. I’ll hold my hand up and admit that I have a very pessimistic attitude towards life. But I want that to change. I want to start taking my own advice that I give other people and start seeing things in a more positive way going forward. So here’s five things that have been keeping me going! 1. Volunteering As I’m currently not working due to anxiety and fibromyalgia, it’s so important to me to have something to fill my time. Whenever I have an entire day at home, my mood instantly drops.…

  • Volunteering

    Why Volunteering Is Helping With My Anxiety

    As someone who has struggled with severe anxiety from the age of 11, I’ve constantly looked for ways to help me to overcome it. When I left school I tried to throw myself into work in the hope that it would force me into becoming more sociable and more confident. It seemed like that was the only option. After all, it was what everyone else around me was doing and they coped just fine. But it didn’t work. I went from job to job feeling miserable, severely depressed, defeated. I never stayed at a job for long because I simply couldn’t control my anxiety. It was overwhelming to the point…

  • Anxiety

    How I’ve Been Managing Anxiety

    Anxiety is a common mental health condition that affects millions of people worldwide. It can be overwhelming, persistent, and can negatively impact our daily lives. Over the years, I’ve struggled with anxiety and have found ways to manage it effectively. In this article, I’ll share the techniques I use to manage anxiety and why I think it’s important to talk about anxiety. How I’ve been managing anxiety Managing anxiety is a personal journey, and what works for one person may not work for another. For me, I’ve found that a combination of techniques helps me manage my anxiety. These include: Exercise: I find that physical activity helps me release tension…

  • Restart

    How to restart your life

    I would like to restart; press a button and watch in a mesmerising blur the old being replaced with the brand new. Darkened leaves reappear with a splash of fiery red and orange and the golden sun will emerge from the clouds, illuminating the world for the final time. Why do we need to restart? Sometimes, our mental health can become depleted or strained due to various factors such as stress, trauma, or life changes. When this happens, we may experience symptoms such as anxiety, depression, insomnia, or burnout. In order to address these symptoms and improve our mental wellbeing, we may need to take steps to “restart” our mental…

  • Diet

    Why Going On A Diet Doesn’t Solve Anything

    I have to start off this post by saying that I am in no way trying to discourage anyone from trying to lose weight, I simply believe that following a diet of any kind is often not the answer. There’s losing weight the right way, and then there’s losing weight the wrong way. Let me explain. There are so many different kinds of diets out there which promote health benefits and weight loss. Paleo, Keto, Whole30, to name a few, are often talked about a lot on the internet. Many people recommend these diets as a way of getting slimmer and healthier because most of them involve cutting out all…

  • Dreams

    How To Start Saying ‘Yes’ To Your Dreams

    What’s the main thing that most of us have in common? We have ambitions and goals. Most of us have something that we work towards. Buying a house, getting the dream job, travelling the world, the list is endless. It’s so important to make time for the things that you love doing, whether it makes you money or not. Many people don’t pursue their dreams because they think it will be a waste of time. And as much as they want to pursue it, they’re scared of their hard work not paying off. They’re scared of giving it their all in case it doesn’t take off in the way that…