Bad Moods aren’t always Depression. 

As I come to the end of my therapy sessions, the inevitable fear of relapsing is kicking in a little. I – like most people – have good weeks and bad weeks. Sometimes I have great days and bad months.   But once you’ve suffered with something like a mental health problem, those bad times can go from bad to horrific in 0-3 seconds. Rather than … Continue reading Bad Moods aren’t always Depression. 

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”

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”

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”

CBT | What if?

Our anxious minds have bad habit of thinking the worst case scenario for everything we do.

In any situation, it’s easier to see the terrible consequences, rather than the good. We tend not to focus on good things that happen, and worry more about bad things that have happened, might happen or will happen.

Anxiety for many is a big question of ‘What if’ and with this never ending fear of things going wrong, upsetting someone or messing up, our adrenaline is constantly high and our fight or flight system is ignited unnecessarily. Continue reading “CBT | What if?”