Fiction, Horror, Sex, Love, Mental Health, Children's fiction and more. You'll find many stories in my profile. I don't believe in sticking with one Niche! I write, but I also read a lot too.
Self-Care Tips for Mental Well-being.
Taking care of our mental health and well-being is not something we should do when we just develop mental health problems. It is something we should all do everyday, whether we have had mental health problems or not. Some mental health problems can be brought on by the stress we face in every day life, and they can occur even if we have never had a problem before. Self-care is really important when it comes to our mental well-being, even if we feel there is nothing in our lives that can cause a problem. Doing self-care can reduce the impact of everyday stresses like work, parenting, studying amongst many other things, in return it can also help us to reduce the effects that these things have on our mental well-being. Over the years, I have had many issues with my own mental health, some of which have been complicated, others brought on by everyday stressors. Below, I will share the tips that I use, that work well for me when taking care of my own well-being.
Why It Is Important to Say No
I used to be a people pleaser, and that means that I used to say yes to everything, including to things I really didn't want to do. I would put everyone else before myself, neglecting my own wants and needs along the way. If someone told me not to talk to someone, then I'd do it. If they asked me to behave in a certain way, I'd do it. If they asked me to do something or go somewhere where I was uncomfortable, I'd do it. No matter what the consequences, as long as I could make people happy, it didn't matter, until I got older and realized that people, including loved ones, were using me and depending on me far too much. I realized something had to change. However, I was uncomfortable with this change because I felt that changing my attitude would mean losing people. I had no self esteem and no confidence in myself, and I saw losing people, even those who were unhealthy for me, as a bad thing. Saying no was impossible, because I felt that everybody would hate me for it.
A List of Things People Never Told Me About Parenting!
I had my first child at just 18 years old, and I had no idea what parenting would be like! People told me many things, however nothing could prepare me for the unexpected. Here is a list of things I wish I had been told about parenting:
Self-Help Ideas for Treating Depression
Depression, it's a swear word in my life. It can hit at any point, and for no real reason. I can have days when I want to just sit in a corner with my head in my hands and cry all day long, and days when I really do not want to go anywhere or do anything. It can make a person feel low, worthless, alone, and feel really sad. However, as I found, all is not lost. You can help yourself by doing things in your daily life that can lift your spirits and make your day better, no matter how hard it is. Below is a list of my therapy favourites for days when I feel really low. These are for self-help purposes only, if you are suffering depression, you should still see a doctor and get help from a professional. However, there are supplementary holistic therapies you can do that can be really helpful.
The Story of My Miscarriage
I was looking forward to going out. I remember getting stomach cramps which I put down to period pain, because I always got them really painful and I usually bleed heavy. I stopped to go to the toilet, and I discovered a stain the color of a "show" that a woman normally gets before going into labour, and I thought nothing of it at all, as I had given birth to a baby not long before hand, so I ignored it, thinking it might just be a light period.
Why Writing on Vocal Media Is Good
I started writing at a young age. I spent hours creating plays, stories, poems, writing lyrics and even essays. I was and am still an avid reader, and that seemed to jumpstart me into writing. I took a break for many years, after several blocks including low confidence and self esteem, got in the way, then I found https://vocal.media/ and I kick started myself back into action.
What It Feels Like When Professionals Get a Diagnosis Wrong, and How I Am Living with That
Any mental health problem is not easy to live with, nor is it easy for people around us to accept and support us. However, having three different mental health problems can feel like you are living life constantly on edge. This article is intended to help professionals understand why it is important to get the diagnosis right, and what it feels like to live with my three new diagnoses.
Why I Love My Favourite Singer, Olly Murs
I have the pictures of Olly Murs I bought, in frames on a door in my lounge. I have the cup,T-shirt, the CDs and even playlists of his work on Spotify. I cannot get through my week without a song or seeing him on television. So, what is it about this singer I love?
Don't Tell Me Who to Be!
People say that I am difficult. I have been told this ever since I was a child, and in every single relationship that I have. I find this interesting, because every time I have a bad mood, speak my mind, or get a little worked up, it is attributed to the mental health problems I was diagnosed with, or me being nasty. However, when others do this to me, then I am supposed to sit silently and accept it. If I speak out against it, then I am deemed "mentally ill." This has happened across most of my relationships, but how much of that is because we have been incompatible? And how much of it, is down to the fact that I attract all the wrong people.
We all get crushes on people we know, people we don't, be it celebrities or professionals, but is this okay? I think it depends on an individual opinion, values, and beliefs. The saying, "You can look but not touch," is true, especially if you're taken, but then if you're not, that depends on your views, morals, and beliefs.
Helping Someone with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder
Post Traumatic Stress Disorder is not an easy condition to live with, either for the sufferer or the family. When I have a Post Traumatic attack, the way in which I can react can be unpredictable, and this can be stressful for myself, my other half, and my entire family. I can go for days, months, and even years and feel well; however, out of the blue that can change quickly. During an attack, I am moody, anxious, depressed, afraid, my perception changes, and I can be very sensitive to certain events.