Mind

The mind category will always be close to my heart, and includes everything mental health related. Regular topics include grief, mental illness and self-care.

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Lockdown Dragging up Old Feelings? It’s ok, me too.

Lockdown Dragging up Old Feelings? It’s ok, me too.

You know I will always be honest about my mental health – I think being candid is important. And I’m going to be honest, we ain’t doing too well at the moment. Lockdown is definitely…

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Single on Valentine’s Day? Here are 5 Ways to Make it not Suck

Single on Valentine’s Day? Here are 5 Ways to Make it not Suck

Once again, it’s that time of year. Valentine’s Day is on the horizon.  Many single people profess to not being bothered by the occasion, casting it aside as a ‘meaningless social construct’ or talking about…

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There’s a Pandemic, it’s OK to go Easy on Yourself

There’s a Pandemic, it’s OK to go Easy on Yourself

I’ve recently found myself feeling kind of deflated. I’ve been unproductive, lacking energy and generally just a bit down in a way that isn’t much like me. To start with, I was confused. And then…

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World Mental Health Day: My Story From a New Angle

World Mental Health Day: My Story From a New Angle

I’d just like to start this World Mental Health Day post with a trigger warning, as I’m going to be touching on a few potentially triggering topics including depression, anxiety, intrusive thoughts, compulsions, cancer. Despite…

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Avoiding Burnout Symptoms as a Freelancer: 5 Important Warning Signs

Avoiding Burnout Symptoms as a Freelancer: 5 Important Warning Signs

With many modern jobs having at least an element of ‘working on-the-go’, and with more of us than ever before opting to work from home, it can be difficult to switch off effectively at the…

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When Grief Doesn’t Wait: My Experience of Anticipatory Grief

When Grief Doesn’t Wait: My Experience of Anticipatory Grief

We’re all familiar with the ‘5 stages of grief’ model, but what actually is ‘grief’? Is it an emotion? An action? A thought? When does grief end? When does grief start? The answer to the…

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10 Admin Tasks to Keep you Busy During Lockdown

10 Admin Tasks to Keep you Busy During Lockdown

I don’t know about anyone else but it’s seven weeks into lockdown and I’m starting to feel like a little bit antsy! Don’t get me wrong, I’m extremely grateful that this is all I’ve really…

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Now is the Time for Complete Self-Acceptance

Now is the Time for Complete Self-Acceptance

Self-acceptance is something many of us struggle with at least at some points in our life, if not all the time. This can present itself in many different forms, whether that be feeling dissatisfied with…

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Creating a Schedule for Your Lockdown Mental Health

Creating a Schedule for Your Lockdown Mental Health

A couple of weeks into lockdown and it still all feels a little bit surreal to me. At the start of this year who’d have ever anticipated where we’d be just a few months down…

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Coping With Health Anxiety in a Pandemic

Coping With Health Anxiety in a Pandemic

It seems like absolutely ages since I last wrote a blog post, and SO much has happened in that time frame! I think we can all relate to life feeling like a bit of a…

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