Mental Health

Getting out of that depressive rut

Hey, lovelies! As I write this, I'm curled up in bed, thinking about the inevitable future, and wondering if situations will improve anytime soon. It's a helpless state of mind; one that is disturbing my brain chemistry. I'm in a rut. Today just seems to have been my unlucky day, and why such minute matters… Continue reading Getting out of that depressive rut

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Slice of life

23 things I’ve learned in 23 years

It's almost bizarre to know that I've been 23 for a few months now, especially considering I remember January as if it were yesterday, and the transition from winter to spring seems to have been rather fickle (I'm sure it was snowing just over a month ago!). These past 23 years, I've learned a lot… Continue reading 23 things I’ve learned in 23 years

Mental Health, Slice of life

Have you ever made time to take yourself on a date for one?

It might sound weird, it feels weird to be typing this right now too, but really, when is the last time you took yourself on a date? When is the last time you made yourself happy? An integral part of self-love is the ability to be happy in the presence of your own company, so… Continue reading Have you ever made time to take yourself on a date for one?

Mental Health

How to love yourself

A few years ago, I spent night after night crying in my room, googling "how to deal with being the ugliest person in the world". I'd just gotten out of a pretty messy relationship wherein I was made to feel disgusting and like I didn't belong on this earth, and I was extremely depressed. It… Continue reading How to love yourself

Slice of life, travel

Are you ready for comic con?

Here in London, MCM Comic Con is looming ever nearer at less than a week away as I write this. I've been carefully preparing for a couple of months now, but, as always, I feel completely unready. It's a massive event for the "geeky" community, wherein some people cosplay their favourite characters, and some even… Continue reading Are you ready for comic con?

Slice of life

Preparing for a big trip when you have travel anxiety

If, like me, you get yourself worked up in the lead up to a holiday, you'll know the frantic stress of checking everything, re-checking, and then still feeling like you might have forgotten something. Trust me, at the time of writing this (30/04/18), I am less than 24 hours away from embarking on my journey… Continue reading Preparing for a big trip when you have travel anxiety

Mental Health

Anxiety: What is it, and how can you deal with it?

Though best to be diagnosed by a doctor for clarification, those who suffer from anxiety will be more than familiar with the symptoms. It isn't an occasional bout of nerves, nor a quirky personality type. Anxiety is a sometimes crippling mental illness that disrupts even the most basic aspects of day to day life. Several… Continue reading Anxiety: What is it, and how can you deal with it?

Mental Health, Slice of life

Nurturing your inner workaholic

To put it bluntly, I'm obsessed with working. My boyfriend is usually the first to tell me that he loves that I tend to be working on something, in some way, during every waking hour, but also that I need to chill out occasionally. At first, I thought he was being ridiculous, but every time… Continue reading Nurturing your inner workaholic

Mental Health

Mindfulness for a Positive Mental Attitude

For those of you, like me, who struggle to maintain an optimistic outlook, life can feel especially tough at times. It’s easy to fall into the habit of thinking that things are worse than they actually are, and ultimately filling you with dread in certain situations. For example, it’s a lot like when you have… Continue reading Mindfulness for a Positive Mental Attitude

Mental Health

What not to say to a person with depression

If there's anything worse than feeling like you're alone in this world, it's those people who somehow think they're helping by backhandedly dismissing your problems. It's one thing to feel as if you have to suffer alone, but to have your feelings invalidated by those you may have confided in? Well, that's downright insulting. Many… Continue reading What not to say to a person with depression