This is a rather random and definitely not a comprehensive list, but sometimes even I need reminding of the little things that do it for me. Mini versions of things. For example, walking past the travel toiletries section in a supermarket always brings a smile (or a downright giggle) on my face.Jigsaw puzzles. If I'm… Continue reading Things that make me happy
If you're new here then to quickly recap - I've been battling anxiety and depression for a long time. I don't know exactly how long, as I thought how I felt and what I thought was normal. Then a few years ago it got bad enough that I finally realised something was actually wrong. At… Continue reading Anxiety update
Right, I'm absolutely shattered right now, but I had to share - my holiday has started! I'm officially off work for nearly 3 weeks now. And I've earned it so don't even try to come after me for shouting it from the rooftops. As much as I love my job, in addition to everything else… Continue reading Dobby is free!
I complain too much. About everything. All the bloody time. Do I ever do anything about the stuff I complain about? Occasionally. Rarely. If it's something quick the chances of it happening increase tremendously. If it's something that takes time and willpower? Uhhhh, well then it depends... Can I still regularly have pizza and ice-cream?… Continue reading Dear Diary,
The kick in the butt, I mean. I'm still feeling absolutely exhausted, but stuff is getting done at least. So I'm not simply feeling tired from doing nothing (yes, that's apparently a thing). To recap - a short while I go I said I needed a kick in the butt to get me to be… Continue reading It worked!
You know you've reached a new low when you sit down to watch a YouTube video of someone deep cleaning and organising their house to get motivated to do yours, but then feel so exhausted after watching the video that you feel like you need a nap instead. That's where I'm at right now. Surrounded… Continue reading Somebody kick me, please
Who knew there could be such a simple solution to me feeling down and gloomy and overwhelmed? I certainly didn't, although after all these years I really should have done. Legally Blonde. Yup, the film from 2001 starring Reese Witherspoon. I've always loved this film and I've seen it oh so many times, but when… Continue reading Solution to my sad
I made myself a promise not to buy any new clothes in September (partially because save the planet and partially because I don't really need any new clothes at the moment) and I did brilliantly, so I thought I'd continue in October. All was well, I was happy doing just window shopping and proud to… Continue reading I nearly failed!
I hate chasing perfection. I hate half-heartedly chasing what could be. Or what was. I hate that I'm so hard on myself. I hate that I can't breathe. I hate that I'm even writing this. Again. How many 'fresh start' posts have you seen from me over the past 2 years? More than I'd like… Continue reading I need to get over myself -.-
Dear Diary, I was just thinking, with my mental health on the mend, will the physical health catch up? Or can the mental not mend until the physical is fixed? Even worse, what if the physical won't heal until the mental is all dapper and dandy? How do I get both? I'm not going to… Continue reading Mental vs Physical?