Therapy Box

Therapy Box

This was put on my care plan that was written at the beginning of the year. But in all honesty I had no bloody idea what to put in and if it will actually be beneficial to me. Now I know what is in it (all tailored to me) but I still don’t know if I will get any use out of it but it is there if I need it. I guess that is the main thing really, so this post will cover what I have in and why. It may give you idea of what to put in yours if it is something you have been asked to do or feel that it maybe beneficial to you. Read more

The Difference Between Pampering and Self Care

What's the difference between pampering and self care?

You often see self care Sunday hashtag captioned under a face mask/bubble bath image on Instagram. Although this is in a sense self care as the person may need some quiet or alone time, but really it is an indulgence and falls under pampering. In this post I am going to look at the difference’s plus how each person’s needs are so varied too. Read more

Distraction Techniques – Music

Distraction Techniques - Music

For this Time to Talk Tuesday I thought I would talk about the one distraction I use above all others and that is music. It has played a HUGE part in my life from getting me through exams or reading lists, physical/emotional and mental health struggles. I have firm favourites for certain feelings or situations, but also songs/albums and bands that I can listen to all day everyday! Read more

Children Suck Because They Grow Up!

Children growing up sucks

Yep that time again is upon us back to school; when you get to a certain age or have a certain lifestyle this doesn’t bother you for years or ever depending on your choices! But for me, 00Steve and many other adults across the country they have children going to school. Now this can be exciting, upsetting, frustrating and just an array of emotions for all involved, but it doesn’t mean it children don’t suck because of it! Read more

Productivity and Mental Health – Time to Talk Tuesday

productivity and mental health - time to talk tuesdays

I was scrolling through pinterest as per usual and I saw a pin on something called an “every damn day list” that intrigued me as I firstly love lists and secondly I am always looking for different ways to increase my productivity; especially on the days my mental health has taken a nose dive! The original post can be found here but I will quote the original post here too. Read more

DBT – Time To Talk Tuesday

Dialectical behavior therapy - time to talk tuesdays

It has been awhile since I last wrote a post in Time to Talk Tuesday’s and in a way I have been hiding in the sand about my mental health refusing to acknowledge it to myself and that is when things get worrying. I am now in therapy and I have been waiting for the entry module to roll around for DBT and now it finally has; which is good because I have well and truly fallen back into old patterns which I really didn’t want too. Read more

Exercise on Prescription – Time to Talk Tuesdays

Exercise on prescription

I have to admit until a few months ago I didn’t know this was a thing until the Crisis Team told me about exercise on prescription. Which as long as your GP surgery and local gym provide this service you can get for free or a reduced price 12 month access to help with mental health or long term physical conditions. Read more

What is the Hype around Self Care – Time to Talk Tuesdays

what is the hype around self care? time to talk tuesdays

Is the term “self care” just another empty buzz word or is it really something we should start to look into more thoroughly? So if you read the last installment of “Time to Talk Tuesday” post about making your own happiness, positive perspective you will have seen I had ordered The Blurt Foundation’s founder and CEO’s book called “The Self Care Project” and I am not going to lie it has blown me away. I honestly felt better after reading it and felt like in time I will be able to make steps in the right direction. Read more

Make Your Own Happiness, Positive Perspective – Time to Talk Tuesdays

Make your own happiness - positive perspective - time to talk tuesdays

Don’t you hate people that sit there and say “just be happy” or “you make your own happiness” or the like? Sure you can make your own happiness but it is unfair to link that with depression or low mood. Creating your own happiness or being happy isn’t going to cure it! But can having a positive perspective help with your mood? Read more