Things That Provide You With Focus, Motivation and Routine

When your life is lacking direction and you don’t feel like you have anything to focus on or motivate you, it can all be pretty dispiriting. That’s something that you should obviously be looking to combat in a variety of ways. There are plenty of steps you can take and ideas you can adopt in order to provide yourself with that focus, motivation and routine that you crave. You can learn about those ideas now by scrolling down and reading on..   A Brand New Hobby When you have a hobby that you feel really passionately about, it gives you…

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Strategies to Help You Overcome SAD

Strategies to Help You Overcome SAD

Every year as the summer starts to disappear and the dull days and dark evenings start, people, suffer from depression, weight gain, lethargy and the desire for more sleep. They often also get a craving for more than normal carbohydrates such as cakes and cookies. When spring comes some of the symptoms start to wain, and by the time summer has arrived they are generally much happier. This is known as Seasonal Affective Disorder or SAD for short. Scientists have been studying this problem since the 1980s, and they have found that about 5% of people suffer so badly that…

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Coping at Christmas

Coping at Christmas

This post is a part of Nicole Carman’s mental health-related holiday post series, “Taking Care of your Mental Health during the Holiday Season.” It was written and contributed to this post series by John, who is a mental health blogger I have gotten to know on Twitter. To see the post line-up for the previous and remaining posts in this series, please visit this page on Nicole’s blog, Navigating Darkness. If you enjoy this post, please comment and consider sharing it on social media!   Hey everyone. I’ve been invited by the lovely @ItsNicoleCarman to write a post about Mental…

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Scars, Stuffing and Sparkling Wine: Navigating the Festive …

Scars, Stuffing and Sparkling Wine: Navigating the Festive Party Season as Someone Who Previously Self Harmed

This post is a part of Nicole Carman’s mental health-related holiday post series, “Taking Care of your Mental Health during the Holiday Season.” It was written and contributed to this post series by https://twitter.com/OneMoreLightLB, who is a mental health advocate I have gotten to know on Twitter. To see the post line-up for the previous and remaining posts in this series, please visit this page on Nicole’s blog, Navigating Darkness. If you enjoy this post, please comment and consider sharing it on social media!   TRIGGER WARNING: Discussion of self-harm.   I LOVE Christmas. I buy into all of it…

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Tips for Coping with Mental Illness at Christmas

Tips for Coping with Mental Illness at Christmas

This post is a part of Nicole Carman’s mental health-related holiday post series, “Taking Care of your Mental Health during the Holiday Season.” It was written and contributed to this post series by @Catlady1492, who is a beauty and mental health blogger I have gotten to know on Twitter. To see the post line-up for the previous and remaining posts in this series, please visit this page on Nicole’s blog, Navigating Darkness. If you enjoy this post, please comment and consider sharing it on social media!   Hey there! So, Christmas… It’s meant to be the most magical time of…

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A Fast Self-Care Manual for the Holidays

A Fast Self-Care Manual for the Holidays

This post is a part of Nicole Carman’s mental health-related holiday post series, “Taking Care of your Mental Health during the Holiday Season.” It was written and contributed to this post series by Audrey Hope, “The Ultimate Problem Solver” and the Host of ‘Hope For Relationships.’ To see the post line-up for the previous and remaining posts in this series, please visit this page on Nicole’s blog, Navigating Darkness. If you enjoy this post, please comment and consider sharing it on social media!   The holidays are coming. What a wonderful time for joy and celebration and also potential depression…

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Self-care around Thanksgiving

Self-care around Thanksgiving

This post is a part of Nicole Carman’s mental health-related holiday post series, “Taking Care of your Mental Health during the Holiday Season.” It was written and contributed to this post series by Megan, who is a mental health advocate, Social Worker, and avid Netflixer. She loves cats, too, which is fantastic, since cats are great! To see the post line-up for the previous and remaining posts in this series, please visit this page on Nicole’s blog, Navigating Darkness. If you enjoy this post, please comment and consider sharing it on social media!   Well here you are. The turkey…

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