This wasn’t the post I wanted to publish tonight.
I had another one, but it isn’t finished.
It isn’t finished because I’ve been doing….all sorts, tbh, and it really, REALLY bothers me that I haven’t completed my to do list, and that I haven’t done what I wanted to do, in the time I wanted to do it.
And I know I’m not the only one who feels that way.
I’ve said it before but, as much as I do love Christmas, I’m not one for getting into it until December. But, now that it’s here, I’m all fairy lights and gift-shopping.
I’m on a bit of a gift guide roll here on the blog. You might have seen my other two guides but, just in case you haven’t, I’ve linked them here:
21 gift ideas for the awesome feminist in your life (in collaboration with Laura Reflected)
28 gift ideas for the fitness fanatic (in collaboration with buddyupfitness)
Today’s gift guide is all about gifts you might consider for that person in your life who is into hygge, or self-care, or maybe you think they deserve a little break now and then, and want to buy a gift to help with that.
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.