A to Z Challenge | T is for Tired 4

Day 20 of my mental health themed A to Z Challenge is T for tired.   I’ve already talked about how your energy can be affected by your mental health in the E post of the challenge. In this post I’m going to talk about how being tired can be a constant presence in our battle for good mental health. Tired: Not enough sleep Just lately I haven’t been sleeping well. I’m feeling quite anxious at the moment and this has been affecting my sleeping patterns. I can feel tired all day and then when I get into bed I suddenly feel wide awake. I will […]

A to Z Challenge | S for Sorry 4

Day 19 of my mental health themed A to Z Challenge is S for Sorry. How often do you say sorry? For me it can be a lot. Sorry I’m struggling today. Sorry I’m crying a lot. Sorry I’m finding everything hard today. Sorry. What are you apologising for? Everything, I thought I’d upset you, I’m sorry. Stop saying sorry. Sorry. The other day, I was wearing a very similar outfit to one of my colleagues and my instant reaction was to apologise to her for wearing the same clothes as her. Even though it wasn’t my fault, it was no-one’s fault and it […]

A to Z Challenge | O is for Open 5

Day 15 of my mental health themed A to Z Challenge is O for open.   I started this blog just over a year ago. Writing a blog was something that I had always wanted to do. I wanted to connect to others and I wanted to share my story. I just didn’t know yet what that story would be! When I started I hid behind my dog Milly calling my blog ‘Milly’s Guide to Happiness’ – not quite believing that I was good enough to write a blog or be called a blogger. I kept this blog quiet, I didn’t tell my friends what I was […]