At the beginning of the year, which seems like 395750 days ago, I tweeted that I would be focussing on my career this year. I hope I’m gonna have a bit of a career change and, hopefully, I’ll be able to share my progress with you.
I’ve noticed a few other people in a similar position. Just the other week, I read Lucy’s post on her hopes for a career change.
And, I know, not everyone has their dream job. In fact, most people really don’t.
There’s a certain amount of rubbish-ness to be expected at work; everyone has crap days, weeks, even.
But, if things are consistently so bad that it becomes unbearable, it’s time to weigh up your options and have a think about whether it might be time to move on.
You may wonder why I’m asking you that question. There are two reasons.
One is that I am a huge food nerd and I love to talk about it. The other reason is that, according to the WHO, iron deficiency is the most common deficiency in the world.
Iron deficiency can cause anaemia, which affects around 2 billion people (over 30% of the world’s population!), so it’s definitely worth considering whether or not you get enough iron.
Depression is an absolute horror of an illness. 1 in 4 of you will know that first hand. I want to talk about it. A lot.
It’s terribly sad to read the stories of sufferers on blogs and social media; although it is encouraging that people feel they can safely share these stories to reach out for themselves, and to help others.
I know that it’s also incredibly difficult to watch someone you care about struggle, and fight, and give in, and come back with depression on a daily basis. We all need a support network from time to time, to help us through the difficulties that life can bring; however, that is especially true of someone with a depressive illness. But, how do you actually go about creating that supportive atmosphere for someone?
It can be difficult to know what to do for the best.
Therefore, I’ve compiled a few things I’ve learned about trying to help someone with depression, in the hope that it might help some of you, too.