Celebrate all achievements, no matter how small.

Happy New Year everyone! I’ve been a bit slack on the ol’ posts. Getting into a routine again. I promise! I have a post coming about what 2014 taught me, this week sometime.

I wanted to share this first: Sometimes, when you’re making progress and increasingly moving “forward” it’s easy to forget how much progress you have in fact made.

I read a metaphor recently, comparing mental health battles to spiralling up a mountain (of course, I can’t find the reference now). You put a lot of effort into going that little bit further, getting closer to the top, but really you’re only 5m further toward it, because the journey around takes so much longer and there are no short-cuts.

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Crash Course.


Today I’ll keep things short. Just a quick update. Yesterday was a bad day, for a lot of reasons. But it turned into a good day. I had an emotional morning about the previous days escapades, and then pushed through a horrible panic attack with the help of my lovely psychologist and was able to have a really helpful session with her. I went for a walk on my own in the evening to look at a pretty sunset (see my Instagram for a snap of it). Then today, I walked around the entire block alone and didn’t freak out! Continue reading “Crash Course.”

Disappointment/Achievement.

This is another post about being kind to yourself, and how effing hard that is. An insight into my life at the mo.

I will start out by saying that yesterday was going well. I did my Headspace session in the morning for the first time; I’m onto the Anxiety pack now. I got up and did some invoicing, some work on my portfolio and some house things. Productive. I had arranged with a neighbour I’d never met (through Neighbourly, which I will post about in the future) to collect some flowers from her garden. Continue reading “Disappointment/Achievement.”