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Sometimes You Just Need To Push Yourself

When you’re feeling down and exhausted, you often find yourself with no motivation whatsoever and just want to curl up in a ball on the sofa and binge watch your favourite TV show. You will likely want to cancel all plans, hide away from the housework, and juts find ways to pass the time until… Continue reading Sometimes You Just Need To Push Yourself

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Self-Care Series: Free Download

This final instalment of the Self-Care Series is more of a round-up, with a free download at the end. What has been covered?   What is Self-Care? Understanding what self-care truly is, looking at both physical and emotional self-care. Understanding that it’s not selfish to take time for yourself.   Why is Self-Care Important? Self-Care is important… Continue reading Self-Care Series: Free Download

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Self-Care Series: Favourite Reads

I’d like to share with you some articles and blog entries on self-care which I’ve found helpful, insightful, and encouraging. They are packed with information and life experiences, and I strongly believe that it’s the combination of both that truly helps people to understand just how important self-care is. Give them a read, like, comment,… Continue reading Self-Care Series: Favourite Reads

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Self-Care Series: Sleep

Sleep! Something we all crave and yet never seem to get enough of. It is also something that has incredibly strong links with mental health. Did you know, for example, that studies have shown that 65-90% of adults with major depression have sleep problems? For some, it is the lack of sleep that leads to… Continue reading Self-Care Series: Sleep

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Self-Care Series: Healthy Eating

It can be hard to maintain a healthy diet on a daily basis. Or rather, it is all too easy to resort to sugary/salty snack foods and greasy takeaways when we are in a rush and want something quick to eat. When your mental health is suffering, it’s also all too common for us to… Continue reading Self-Care Series: Healthy Eating

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Self-Care Series: Exercise

When you’re feeling down and lethargic, exercise is probably the last thing you want to do. The thought of it alone can expel your last remaining smidgeon of energy, and make you just want to curl up in a ball and sleep. Exercise, however, is a fantastic way of beating the blues, especially when incorporated into… Continue reading Self-Care Series: Exercise

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Self-Care Series: 20 More Activities

Do you spend enough time looking after your mind, body and soul, or do you devote yourself entirely to the care of others? Do you let yourself get run down because it is ‘selfish’ to spend time relaxing and doing something you love to do? If you feel guilty about self-care, just remember: you need to… Continue reading Self-Care Series: 20 More Activities

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Self-Care Series: Peer Support

Peer support is a type of self-care that people often undertake without even realising. Do you ever turn to friends or family for social, practical or emotional support? Do you rely on friends, family, or other acquaintances for their knowledge of certain aspects of life and local living? Peer support is essentially turning to others… Continue reading Self-Care Series: Peer Support

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Self-Care Series: Ecotherapy

It is widely believed that the two most common treatments available for mental health issues are medication and talking therapy. Ecotherapy is something you don’t often hear about, but a form of self-care which has incredible outcomes. What is Ecotherapy? Ecotherapy is a type of programme that focuses on nature-based healing. It gets you out of… Continue reading Self-Care Series: Ecotherapy

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Self-Care Series: 20 Activities For Your Self-Care List

It can be difficult to think of new and interesting things to do in your free time, especially when you are trying really hard to do so. We get stuck doing the same things over and over because we like and enjoy them, and they end up being just another boring, predictable part of our… Continue reading Self-Care Series: 20 Activities For Your Self-Care List