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Mental Health & Wellbeing

I’ve Started Running. Again.

In an attempt to combat my recently diagnosed depression (I’ll get to that in another post), I’ve started running again. For some reason, I couldn’t get back into my Blogilates workouts after we moved - I think in part it was also due to my IBS starting to flare up again - so I ended… Continue reading I’ve Started Running. Again.

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Mental Health & Wellbeing

Reaching Out to Loved Ones During Lockdown | Brew Monday 2021

The third January of every month is classed as Blue Monday - statistically, the most depressing day of the year. General reasons for that could be because we’re all a bit down following the Christmas festivities, no one has any money following Christmas and the long run up to payday, and the weather is a… Continue reading Reaching Out to Loved Ones During Lockdown | Brew Monday 2021

About Me

Stuff I Sort of Like About Myself

Most people who know me will know that I don’t particularly give myself an easy time when it comes to how I look. I’m the first person to pick out something that looks awful in a photo of me, to belittle my achievements and to dismiss anyone who says anything nice about me. So, today… Continue reading Stuff I Sort of Like About Myself

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The Wedding Series

Pre-Wedding Self Care: How to Relax Before Your Wedding | The Wedding Series

This time 4 years ago I was a nervous wreck. My wedding day was imminent and my OCD was in full spin - if anything you would not have thought I was getting married. Which is why I wanted to put together a guide on self care for the week running up to your wedding… Continue reading Pre-Wedding Self Care: How to Relax Before Your Wedding | The Wedding Series

Mental Health & Wellbeing, Music & Podcasts

My Anxiety Playlist

Do you have an anxiety playlist? By that, I mean a playlist of songs you always go to when you’re feeling anxious or panicky. Of course, my go to for literally any situation is Taylor Swift, but sometimes, I need to break out the big guns. Over the years, I’ve put together a whole playlist… Continue reading My Anxiety Playlist

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Mental Health & Wellbeing

5 Easy Self Care Tips

Self care is a phrase that we see quite a bit lately. This Psychology Today article defines it simply as you taking care of you. But why is it so important? Mental health charity Mind says that self care techniques, along with general lifestyle changes can help us to manage mental health problems and the… Continue reading 5 Easy Self Care Tips

Mental Health & Wellbeing, TV

Self Care TV: 5 Shows to Watch When You’re Feeling Like Crap

I struggle with self care. There’s a number of reasons why that is - finding the time is definitely the main one. I often feel guilty when it comes to taking some time out for myself, mainly because I know there’s so many other things that I ought to be doing. One half of my… Continue reading Self Care TV: 5 Shows to Watch When You’re Feeling Like Crap

Beauty

My Top 5 Best Hand Creams for the Constant Hand-Washers

It's no secret that I was my hands A LOT. Just one of the many joys of having OCD. While I don't do any good for avoiding stereotypes, contamination is a big deal for me and it's the main component of my OCD. My hands are often dry and generally gross looking as a result… Continue reading My Top 5 Best Hand Creams for the Constant Hand-Washers