Self-pride and words of wisdom for new parents (hopefully!)

My mental health means I’ve learnt to do things in quite particular ways. I’m naturally pretty full on when it comes to things like my routines, and keeping my house tidy.  Sometimes I do think I might have a low level of OCD, but overall it’s not a problem for me, and in fact I’mContinue reading “Self-pride and words of wisdom for new parents (hopefully!)”

Focussing on the positives… for once

I met up with an old friend recently. A friend who I first met when we were both living in supported accommodation as teenagers, we’d both had a shit hand dealt to us, and I moved into the flat below her. We quickly became best friends, and being teenagers, naturally we spent every waking minuteContinue reading “Focussing on the positives… for once”

Mental health and sleep deprivation

A friend of mine mentioned my writing a few days ago. She said how helpful it must be having writing as my outlet. She’s right, it’s an incredibly helpful outlet for me, which got me thinking about how I haven’t written for nearly a week. The truth is I’ve been having a bit of aContinue reading “Mental health and sleep deprivation”

The art of rumination

Rumination is a weird thing. There is an art to rumination, balancing it in a way that’s constructive rather than just damaging for oneself. Trust me, I’m a pro.  According to Collins online dictionary to ruminate on something is to ‘think about it very carefully’.  I’m sure everyone has done it at some point or another. IContinue reading “The art of rumination”

Just when I thought things were back to normal… ish

When lockdown started I had barely gotten out of hospital after having a baby. Then, I had major surgery for a burst ulcer when my daughter was 2.5 weeks old. So, as you can imagine, I honestly didn’t even notice lockdown all that much at first. Recovery time for having a baby, plus for majorContinue reading “Just when I thought things were back to normal… ish”