One of the worst things about stress, anxiety, and depression is that you can become stuck in the trap of a self-fulfilling prophecy. I am anxious, I am depressed, I am a nervous wreck, all become what you are. The I Am. Of course you need to take control of your mind somehow in orderContinue reading “Moving On”
As I’ve mentioned before, one of my concerns around the current mental health initiative is that the words are now synonymous with poor mental health. But what is a positive term? How do you feel about the idea of ‘total mental wellbeing’? I ask because the terms we choose to think in are the termsContinue reading “Mental Health Week (UK)”
I’ve just changed the main header of this blog to read “Deactivate Your Anxiety”. I’ve done it because I like to find terms in my life that remind me that I need to take affirmative action. Maybe the thought of deactivating your anxiety will help you. Actually switching it off forever; but how? Distraction. DistractContinue reading “10 Tips to Deactive Your Anxiety”
As if it’s something you choose?! When I suffered from acute anxiety I was often treated as if it was a choice, a switch I could just turn off and everything would be okay. I’d be less of a pain in the butt. It surprised me that those around me didn’t realise that if thereContinue reading “Being Anxious”
This blog is aimed at young people who may be struggling with the interruption to their lives that the Pandemic has caused. I hope there is something useful here.
Coping with everyday anxiety can be harder when you have someone telling you how hard it all is, and we have more people doing that during this pandemic than ever before. To me you’re a hero.
In the late 1980s I saw a documentary on TV that I’ve never forgotten, it was about sick societies. It described how, in America, people were able to buy over-the-counter drugs for a number of medical conditions, and although that wasn’t happening in the UK yet, it was coming. The point was that Americans wereContinue reading “A Worrying Trend from the 1980s”
Unless you’re wise enough to have added only close friends and family that you trust on social media, and to only engage with positive conversations, it’s likely that social media is seriously adding to your stress and anxiety. Many people say how bad they feel on there, yet continue to engage, without realising that theContinue reading “Something to Cut Down On”
Anxiety isn’t nice and it can make you feel slip into self blame and self loathing at times. Asking yourself over and over again why your mind has to do this, what’s wrong with you, why are you like this and other people aren’t? It’s something you need to stop doing. I’ve already covered inContinue reading “Stop Torturing Your Mind”
Anxiety isn’t helped by the festive season, you may have to see too many people, go to places or events you’d rather avoid, or simply don’t have the energy to cope with all the extra work that comes with relaxing and enjoying a huge meal and time with your loved ones and friends. What toContinue reading “Festive Stress”