How to look after your mental health when moving house 13

Moving House Whether you’re renting or buying your new home moving is stressful, uncertain, expensive and worrying. I have recently moved house and have reflected on what has helped my mental health during this process. I wish that I had had this list before I moved!   1. Make lists (but be prepared to rip them up!) Trying to keep track of what needs to be done is hard. There are lots of things to pack and sort out. There are things to be bought to help with the move and for your new home. There’s cleaning and decorating to […]

Looking after number 1

That’s my plan for this evening, to look after me. I think it’s fair to say that a lot of the world is in shock. There feels like a lot of upheaval and a lot of change. The weather over here has changed recently. We had a mild October with some really warm here and now bam! November has brought wind, rain and the cold. The clocks have changed over here aswell which means it gets dark really early. Work is stressful and I have a cold. So even without politics getting in the way I’ve been feeling rather up […]

Anxiety Blur

So for the last 10 days I’ve been in a hit of an anxiety blur. A blur is what it feels like. Yesterday I found this brilliant description of what depression feels like on the finethanksyou blog. It really spoke to me and how I’ve been feeling. I didn’t feel quite whole. I felt sick in my stomach. I felt cold and exhausted. Cold inside my body, inside my bones. And exhausted, not tired or sleepy just completely and utterly exhausted. I wanted to be on my own. I couldn’t make conversation. Couldn’t pretend to be happy. Didn’t feel like […]