One of my favourite quotes - my husband looks at me like I’m a complete wierdo when I love it every time I hear it! “What the hell has this got to do with WellbeingFIT?” I hear you ask. PUTTING YOURSELF OUT THERE. That’s where I’m going with this.
Being yourself. Actively pursuing your passions and hobbies. No hiding. No molding yourself to expectations or status quo. What does this boil down to? Authenticity. Being your authentic self. And feeling happy and comfortable with
My personal experience of suicidal thoughts with words of support for others out there. Very difficult to share but it’s so important to do so. If we want to prevent suicide we need to break down stigma and stop the silence around it. Resources, helplines and charities are listed in the comments. Please add any others. Feel free to reach out to me if you need to xxx #wegotthis #kindness #compassion #worldsuicidepreventionday #ptsd #suicideawareness #mentalhealthstigma #mental
Experiencing a rough patch with your mental health. For a few days/weeks you don’t feel yourself. You may feel down, vulnerable, irritable or anxious. How do you deal with these times? Can you tell someone about it? Do you even admit to yourself it is happening? I find exercise really helps during these times. Gentle running where repetitive movement and a higher heart rate soothes me is what I turn to. What about you? Inspired by some beautiful people I met with recently an
Quiet times, Sheer bliss? Or something that brings painful feelings which you usually manage to avoid with keeping busy? When you are quiet, whatever is going on deep within has an opportunity to be felt, remembered and processed. When there are things that you are dealing with, quiet times can be both needed and hard to endure. Maybe you avoid quiet times for this very reason. You keep busy. For distraction and to enable you to appear to be functioning. A pretence that only
Trauma. In my opinion, this is the cause of a significant proportion of our mental ill-health. Many of us experience trauma; but unfortunately many of us also minimise it and invalidate our feelings around it. What does trauma look like? It can be a one-off or short-term event such as a physic al or sexual assault, a car accident, diagnosis of a serious health condition, bullying, a natural disaster, a terrorist attack, doing a job where you repeatedly see/hear details of tra