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What to do when mental health stops you leaving the house

Posted in Mental Health
on May 20, 2018
What to do when mental health stops you leaving the house

If you live with a mental health condition like anxiety or depression, it’s probably not unusual for you to feel like you can’t, or don’t want to leave the house sometimes.

 

Tell me if this is familiar:

You go to bed determined tomorrow will be productive. But, when you wake up, you feel different. It’s one of those days. No matter how much you tell yourself to get up, get on with it, this is silly, you have so much to do; you just can’t seem to. It’s like there’s something physically stopping you. The thought of going outside is overwhelming.

 

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Stress-relieving activities to include in your self-care routine

Posted in Mental Health, Self Care, Wellbeing
on February 25, 2018
Stress-relieving activities to add to your self-care routine

As you’ll probably know if you’ve followed my blog for a while, I’m a big advocate of improving mental health.

From my own personal and professional experience, I know the giant impact that mental health conditions can have on our lives.

 

The thing I really want you to know, though, is that you don’t have to have a diagnosable condition in order to suffer from mental ill-health.

You can be having a ‘bad mental health day’ if you’re feeling stressed, anxious, or just generally in low mood that day.

It’s this kind of ‘every day’ mental health that I want to talk to you about today.

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