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Mental Health

Your Stress Could Be Killing You: It’s Time To Regain Your Chill

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This is a collaborative post. Stress can be good for us. In small doses, at least. It can sharpen our senses, hone our instincts and prevent us from becoming complacent in the workplace and the home. It can help us to be and remain, the best that it can be. However, if we allow it to, stress can become chronic. It can become an ever-present menace whose interference in our lives we grow accustomed to. And, unfortunately, when this happens…

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Health & Welfare

How Expressing Your Thoughts Could Be Part Of Your Life

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“How expressing your thoughts could be part of your life” is a collaborative post. Ever feel like you have a million different things on your mind but you can’t pluck one out of the air? When we’re overloaded with senses, worries, anticipations, anxieties and expectations, we sometimes get lost in our own mind. This can lead to all of those things getting worse and worse. Time just flies by and we don’t ever get a mental rest. It’s all day…

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Mental Health Motherhood

Chronic Depression And Deciding To Become A Parent

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Deciding to have children is a tough decision at the best of times. Deciding to start a family when you have chronic depression and anxiety, and take regular medication is another thing altogether. Years ago, I read an article in The Guardian that discusses the July 2014 guidelines that were issued to GPs by the National Institute of Clinical Excellence (NICE). These guidelines give doctors advice on how they should treat female patients who suffer from depression. In particular, it recommends that…

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Health & Welfare Mental Health

5 Ways To Boost Your Wellbeing

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This is a collaborative post. Are you looking to improve your wellbeing? The more we focus on our wellbeing, the happier and healthier we’ll ultimately become. The great news is, there are lots of ways you can boost your wellbeing and below you’ll discover just 5 of them. 5 Ways To Boost Your Wellbeing 1. Utilise The Power Of Essential Oils Stress is one of the leading causes of health issues in today’s modern society. The hectic pace of life…

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Mental Health Travel & Days Out

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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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

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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