Do What You Can With What You Have Got

2020, lockdown and the pandemic has seen the rise in mental health. More people are suffering with anxiety related feelings.  Really, we want to go through our life living in the present and doing the best that we can. It is easier said than done, however, there are a few things that we can do…

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Go To Plan B

What do you do when things don’t go to plan? Firstly, when this happens it causes us stress and anxiety which is the normal human reaction.  Instead of bottling up these feelings, there are a few steps that we can take to help us stay on track.  Take a step back. Look after yourself. Exercise,…

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Change Brings Opportunities

It is okay to change.  You don’t have to be the same forever.  You shouldn’t let the fear of what other people will think or say hold you back. More often than not, people won’t actually say anything as they are dealing with their own things.  Change is inevitable. Change is magic.  Change enables you…

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Your Symptoms Are Real

Lockdown fatigue is actually a thing.  I believe that I have been feeling rather drained and fed up. I don’t do things that overly exhaust me yet I am still tired.  Basically, our internal threat system has been switched on for almost one year and that takes a lot out of us.  Being out of…

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Life Isn’t Solid, It’s Fluid.

Christmas is a time for giving. It is a time for celebrating with your loved ones. This year is very different to how many of us have imagined. We may have wanted to travel to be with family, friends or even for a holiday. If you can remember one thing, remember that this is temporary…

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Thoughts Become Things

The last 6 weeks, I have been having CBT (cognitive behavioral therapy) to help control my worries and anxiety. This was my first time having it. It would normally be face to face, however given the current situation, it was done online via video. I was apprehensive at first to try this, but I will…

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Food Is Fuel, Not Therapy

We have all been through emotional eating. Emotional eating is when we eat a large quantity of food in response to how we feel as opposed to actually being hungry. The food we eat is normally comfort food. We should as ourselves a few questions: Did I deprive myself of food that I enjoy? Am…

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The Leaves And My Serotonin Levels Are Falling

Serotonin, Happiness and Satisfaction  If our body is not utilising the nutrients that we are giving it, how do we expect it to respond sufficiently?  Our body’s main purpose is to keep us alive. If you want to make physique changes such as building muscle or burning fat, you are going to have to make…

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