‘You can do it!’ Who is telling, where are you and why?

Breathing deeply in a panic, I cowered into the corner and held in a little scream. Retreating back into my shell, I thought of all the better situations I could be in right now.  I could be in Disneyland for a start, hell, I could just be down the road and feel better than I do now.  I attempted to plan my escape route from … Continue reading ‘You can do it!’ Who is telling, where are you and why?

CBT | Go to Bed and Get Some Sleep

Anxiety – along with life’s daily stresses and other mental health issues – can at times make it extremely difficult to switch off the thoughts along with the night light.
Suddenly, our minds think ‘what better to do at night time than to think about every tiny thing we’ve done and said today, and analyse how embarrassed we probably should be’ at 2am.

Luckily, sleeping regimes and methods are actually something we can train ourselves to be better at.  So here’s the ultimate guide to sleeping:  Continue reading “CBT | Go to Bed and Get Some Sleep”

Who is your favourite Villain?

wMy favourite villain – and the villain I would choose to be would have the power of passive aggression. This villain is the worst. So much so, you’re not even sure if they’ve complimented you, or ruined your life. They leave bitchy postit notes on the fridge door, shouts out ‘THANKYOU’ when you don’t hold the door for them; they ruin your day without you … Continue reading Who is your favourite Villain?

CBT | Strict Life Rules

In a recent session of CBT, we really hit home about what is the root of my Anxiety. The experience was extremely emotional and we talked in depth about past situations and people that may have contributed to these deep feelings I bottle up.

For many of us, apparently, our Anxieties can be rooted in our past; whether it’s our childhood, a relationship or a past work environment, something in our minds sticks with that moment and in order to prevent it happening again, we set ourselves strict life rules. Continue reading “CBT | Strict Life Rules”

Do You Believe in Love At First Sight ?

To say you ‘fell in love at first sight’ can only be for vanity. Love isn’t something merely based on one glance across the bar, or noticing your dream guy walking onto the room. Sure, we all have the perfect type, and surprisingly, most of us end up falling in love with the person we least expected to. There may be sparks and laughter, they … Continue reading Do You Believe in Love At First Sight ?

CBT | The 7 Step Problem Solve

Anxiety is often a feeling of being overwhelmed, and finding a source for the feeling can be tricky.
It might not be easy to notice the problem, and so finding a reason for your tight chest, nerves or low mood tends to lead us to blaming a number of things, but doing nothing about them.

I find after work I set out a million and one things to do with my evening; whether it’s cooking a really nice meal, exercising, blogging or anything else, it’s on a neat list and I’m feeling ready. But more often than not, I come home and do nothing. I suppose, with so many things to do, we become overwhelmed and effectively stop our productivity.

Which is why we need to break things down: Identify the real reasons behind our moods and nerves. This can be done in 7 steps. Continue reading “CBT | The 7 Step Problem Solve”

Do you believe in happily ever after? 

When I was little, I had my whole life planned out to a single point. I knew where I’d be, when, and how I’d get there. As I’ve grown up, things have taken twists and turns in the road and the little fairytale I’d planned has disappeared from possibility. When you get older, it’s the little things that make you happier; family time, cute moments … Continue reading Do you believe in happily ever after?