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How A Change Of Scenery Can Really Benefit Your Mental Health

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This is a collaborative post. Getting away from it all, even just for a few days, may seem like a luxury, but did you know it could be crucial to your mental health? Even just taking a day trip can have a significantly positive effect on your mental health. If you’ve been going through a stressful time, whether at work or because of a personal tragedy, below you’ll discover why a change of scenery could be just what you need.…

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Home & Garden Mental Health

How A Messy House Can Affect Your Mental Wellbeing

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This is a collaborative post. You may well remember the episode of Friends where Chandler discovers that his clean-freak wife Monica is secretly messy, hiding all her untidiness behind a secret locked closet door. Having a clean house was, in fact, the key to Monica’s happiness and mental wellbeing. Fast forward to a more modern media example in Queer Eye, and you’ll often see an unkempt, poorly maintained house attached to a subject struggling with some level of anxiety, depression…

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Mental Health

Raising Your Child To Be Emotionally Strong

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This is a collaborative post. It is the hope of every parent that their child grows up emotionally strong, independent and caring, but this is not something that happens overnight and your parenting will be key in developing their mental strength. So, how can you raise your child to be strong and independent? Raising Your Child To Be Emotionally Strong Encourage Outdoor Activities Developing independence, strength, confidence and social skills is most effective when outside of the house. This is…

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Finding Happiness Mental Health

Finding Happiness And Chasing Rainbows – February 2019

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A few months ago, I decided that I needed to restart writing about the happy moments in my life and share the times that bring me joy and put a smile on my face. So Finding Happiness And Chasing Rainbows was born. Happiness isn’t always easy to come by. Sometimes you have to work hard at finding your happiness. You have to search for happiness, chase after it and once you’ve found it then hold onto it. That is why…

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Mental Health

7 Simple But Effective Ways To Ensure A Good Mental Health Day

I recently read a blog post called 3 simple but effective tips to make your day as a SAHM run smoothly every time by Jules from Pondering Parenthood. It is a brilliant post. But it also inspired me. Because I know that there are 7 things that I need to carry out to ensure that I have a good mental health day (life permitting). 7 Simple But Effective Ways To Ensure A Good Mental Health Day 1. A Good Night’s…

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Mental Health

My Monthly Bullet Journal Spread Set-up

A page showing how I set up my bullet journal up in March - My Monthly Bullet Journal Set-Up - Mrs H's favourite things

I’ve been using a bullet journal for the past few years. A bullet journal helps my mental health as it allows me to be more organised, which combats my anxiety. But it also provides me with a creative outlet. (I don’t think of myself as very creative but my bullet journal lets that small side of me out). I thought I would share with you my monthly spread for March 2019. Although this is the way I set my bullet…

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Mental Health

Why I Talk About My Depression? Time To Talk Day 2019

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Today is Time To Talk Day 2019, an awareness day run by the campaign Time To Change. This year’s campaign is about bringing together the right ingredients to have a conversation about mental health. This has inspired me to write a post about why I talk about my depression. And why it is so important that we continue to talk about mental health. I was first diagnosed with depression in 1999, at the age of 20 years old. I was…

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Mental Health

7 Things Depression Has Taught Me

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I’ve suffered from depression for 20 years now. During that time I have changed as a person. I am not the same girl that was diagnosed with depression in 1999. I have had to change to get better. To fight the devil that is depression. The stalker that is poor mental health. But I never expected that suffering from depression would teach me some valuable lessons about life. Lessons that I’m not always brilliant at following. Yet when I do…

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