This article first appeared on Sweetdefeat. Understanding the connection can help you change your eating habits. You get into a fight with your friend and suddenly you simply need a sweet treat. You get an urgent work email and immediately head towards the office candy bowl. Or you’re feeling sad, so you sit down in
Therapy has a certain stigma tied to it that I’ve never understood. Society has made us feel shame for wanting to better ourselves or heal ourselves when in reality it can only make us better people. Here’s the deal: mental illnesses exist, and there is no shame in admitting you have one, but here’s something
Stress is something that affects us all, whether it’s stress in the workplace, at home or on the web. It’s something that can heavily affect our mental health and is important to keep on top off. For me, my low moods get a lot worse when I am feeling stressed which is why the main
As I have been spending a lot of time cooped up in my flat and avoiding contact with anyone going back to work and socialising has become an unexpected adjustment process, and an exhausting one at that. Everything becomes that little bit harder to get back in to the longer you’ve been away from it.
Today I went back to work after quite a while off due to depression. As important as work is I can’t stress enough how much I needed the time off due to my mental health and just how important it is, when you are going through something as horrible as depression, to focus on yourself
I know what you’re thinking. Why would you need phone signal in public restrooms?! I feel EXACTLY the same. Have you ever gone in to a public toilet and heard someone on their phone whilst on the loo? Crazy in theory – I mean no one wants to hear you in that private a moment
My fear of crowds is a well known fact to the people that know me, I get stressed out just going in to a supermarket because there are always so many people there. London is a busy city particularly certain areas, like Camden, which should have terrified and intimidated me – but it didn’t.
Being aware that a lot of people are either in the middle of exams or in the lead up to them I thought I should give suggestions of de-stressing activities. Since I am often under a lot of stress myself I use these techniques myself, they seem to work for me so why not share