Ben vs Relationships

There are many aspects of life in which anxiety can manifest and create difficulties. For me, romantic relationships have more often than not been a trigger. I used to think a few years ago that maybe I just hated relationships; maybe I wasn’t meant to settle down. But as I’ve grown up and learnt more…

How Do I Explain?

How do I explain that I need to stay in control? Or I will feel dread in the pit of my stomach; that I’ll start to unroll. How do I explain that I always need to be prepared? For all the outcomes, the possibilities; no ‘what if’ is spared. How do I explain why being…

Mental Health Awareness Week 2020

If you’re not already aware, this upcoming week is Mental Health Awareness Week; a time where we can put our focus on our own mental health and reflect upon how we are all coping in the current circumstances. It has become even more apparent over the last few weeks how vital it is to become…

Keeping It Real

It still surprises me how quickly I feel the urge to resort back to old habits, despite having become stronger and more in tune with my emotions over the last few years with Ben as my cohabitant. Maybe being so aware of how I feel can actually be a hindrance of mine in certain circumstances….

Challenge 4: Social Media Detox

Initially I thought this challenge was going to be incredibly difficult – especially during a lockdown – purely because of how often I use social media. Albeit as a habit more so than for anything productive but its still something that plays a part in my everyday life. Now, I’m not saying it was really…