Hypomania is the higher mood for Bipolar 2. It is a less severe version of mania and doesn't always require hospital intervention. It is possible to remain in touch with reality for the most part during a hypomanic episode - it is also possible to let go of reality enough to cause concern. It's almost … Continue reading The Many Faces and Phases of Hypomania
Work On Your Mind It is your biggest barrier and your biggest tool to self realisation and achieving fitness goals is your mind. I've said it a few times and I'll say it again, physical activity and incorporating it into your life can be just as much an emotional and mental challenge as it is … Continue reading The Puzzle of Movement: Find Your Mind
In order to decode the puzzle of movement, I have separated the list into 3 phases. In this phase, The Preparation Position, I address the pre-lace up hurdles that I've faced and how I've managed to push beyond them. Maybe you see yourself in here somewhere, or maybe someone you know. The Preparation Position is … Continue reading The Puzzle of Movement: The Preparation Position
We all want to feel accepted. We all want to be a part of a tribe and can spend years of our lives trying to find our people. Feeling accepted however, isn't the same as seeking constant approval and admiration from others around us. The only person who *really* needs to approve of our selves … Continue reading
Sometimes we need to remember to be rational and emotional, calculated and in touch with the incalculable. In a world full of messages bombarding us that we need to be this, that and XYZ by 25 - I'm saying, heck, life isn't like that and that's OK. My life didn't turn out how I had … Continue reading You. Are. Enough.
It’s valentines day. This day can be really fun for some, and hard for others, but I want to put the message out there that the most important person to love is yourself. Self love is a difficult one, especially for those with mental health problems. Often we berate ourselves, hate ourselves or even worse, … Continue reading Self Love on Valentine’s Day ❤
Today I was supposed to wake up at 6, cycle for half an hour to the post office depot and collect a parcel. I was then going to cycle another half an hour to Covent Garden to collect some presents from a shop for christmas. Then I was going to cycle home and explore my … Continue reading Sometimes We Just Need Rest