Why Do I Feel Like This?

I have days like today where I think ‘what the hell is going on, why do I feel like this?!’ It’s easy to over analyse every emotion that comes up. But remember, just because you’re feeling down or lonely or sad or whatever, it doesn’t mean you’re going to get horrendously ill. Everyone has bad …

Getting Under Your Skin

I’m sat here feeling all grumpy and prickly because someone has got under my skin. I can’t write too much but let’s just say it’s a gossiping bossyboots. Why do people get under our skin? I guess it’s a reaction to something they’ve said or done that we don’t like. In this instance, a text …

The Chill Pill Exercise

Listen to this five-minute audio where I talk you through the chill pill exercise: Living with a mood disorder or mental health issue is really difficult. You can feel on top of the world one minute and down on your luck another. It’s hard to know how to deal with such a wide range of …

Get a Clue

The kids start nagging as soon as you open half an eye. Your partner/housemate tells you some shitty news the second they see you. The dog has chewed something up and you’re left to clean it up. The cat has been sick in the corner and you turn your phone on to a missed call …

Take the Pressure Off of Christmas

With three days to go the pressure is starting to build for Christmas Day. We’re all trying to have the most beautiful house, the biggest tree, the most perfectly cooked meal, the best wrapping. It goes on and on. But is that what Christmas is really about? Should we all just take a chill pill …

Be Kind to Yourself

Look after yourself not other people. You don’t need to do anything, other than what you need to get better. Sleep Scream at something Count to ten Say no Have a long bath Read a book Eat nourishing food Phone in sick Go on a long walk Meditate Get out into nature Do some exercise …

Ways to be Calm

A simple list. Choose one. See what works for you. Mediation Yoga Mindfulness Exercise Forest bathing Deleting social from your phone Not using your phone for entertainment Saving and not spending Breathing exercises Calm apps Running/walking Mindful Eating Healthy Eating Hot Bath/Shower Schedule time outs in your phone Reading Therapy Spa days Self care Sleep