I Have a Big Mind, So I Can Keep Dreaming

I have a very big mind. I don't know if you can quantify the size of a mind seeing as it is abstract. What I mean when I say I have a big mind is that it wanders. I have high ambitions for myself, and sometimes believe in them. I think I'm going to become … Continue reading I Have a Big Mind, So I Can Keep Dreaming

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The Eye of the Storm: The Grateful Aftermath

A depressive episode has a way of making anyone go from actively living their life to merely existing in a matter of days or weeks. The ability to do what you love? Zapped! The ability to get up in the morning? Zapped! An interest in doing anything other than staying in bed living life through … Continue reading The Eye of the Storm: The Grateful Aftermath

Coming Out of Hospital After 4 Weeks In

From the end of April to late May I spent 4 weeks in a psychiatric hospital, hence my absence. It was a difficult admission and still now I am struggling to quite get my head around what happened, what's happening, and what I went through. I am also struggling to get back to every day … Continue reading Coming Out of Hospital After 4 Weeks In

Suicidal Thoughts Are Just a Habit?!?

Today I've been told that suicidal thoughts are a habit in response to a low mood. I don't know if I agree with this. I was told this by my therapist, and I agree it used to be like that for me a few years ago whenI was told this by my schema therapist - … Continue reading Suicidal Thoughts Are Just a Habit?!?

Being Pro-Active with Depression 

   Yesterday I reported that my low mood was starting to become lower than healthy and unavoidable. I realised though, when filling out the results for the day in my Optimism app that I'd been rather pro-active in helping my mood. I'd done a lot "stay well strategies" such as: mediation/relaxation, exercise, healthy food choices, … Continue reading Being Pro-Active with Depression 

Running into the New Year 

This year as mentioned in my previous post I have signed up to many races, my first starting on the 10th January. Today I started training for it, not only because I need to be sure for my own mental preparation that I can complete the distance, but also for my mental health. Since Christmas … Continue reading Running into the New Year