I'm Tired We're over halfway through the year and, honestly, I'm exhausted. This year has been full-on and it's been one of the best of my life, but I'm also struggling to keep a balance between working hard and taking care of myself. Sometimes you have to spend lots of energy to do restorative activities, … Continue reading I’m Tired (Here’s Why)
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Anxiety's a funny thing. It can convince you that there's one thing you need to do to solve everything - to get that job, to pass that exam, to have a family, to get married, to reach that important goal - and then, just before you get there, it can make you freeze. Suddenly you're … Continue reading You’ll Never Be 100% Ready (So Do It Anyway)
I'm struggling this Summer. It's not exactly hot here in England, but it's getting noticeably warmer and brighter. Usually this means my low-cut dresses and short skirts come out for the season, but this year I've been covering up with hoodies and jeans when I've ventured outside instead. I think this is because I've been … Continue reading Enjoy the Sun
This is not an article about how to turn into a majestic stag-person. I’m sorry that I don’t know how to do that. If you find out, please let me know, because it sounds like a rad afternoon. This is an article about the DEAR MAN technique, a skill taught in Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT) … Continue reading Be a DEAR MAN
Self-care can feel like a tricky concept to properly get to grips with. It isn't just bath bombs and scented candles - it's doing everything we need to do to stay functional (whatever that looks like for you), comfortable (same again), and alive. This can, and should, mean going out of your way to give … Continue reading Self-Care Is Whatever You Need It To Be
One of the worst things about my chronic anxiety is that I often feel like I can't do things I'm not amazing at. I was one of those 'gifted' kids who's value to adults revolved around how smart and competent I was, which was terrifying because I thought I was never allowed to fail, or … Continue reading Enjoying What You’re Shit At