Why you should record your progress in a diary

Why you should record your progress in a diary

If you are battling with depression I strongly recommend that you record your progress in writing. Why? Because it will make you feel better.

Back in December 2015 I was at rock bottom. As in I was crying every day, for most of the day, and all I could think about was ending it all. With the support of my friends I made the first step to recovery; asking for help. Unfortunately for me it was December, a busy time of year for counsellors in Denmark where I was living at the time, and I was given an appointment at the hospital… for January!! Not ideal when you are in the state that I was in… Going private was the same. It was impossible to get an appointment for at least 2 months.

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Why you should get yourself a mini-trampoline

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As you guys should know by now, I am a fan of personal development and all things coaching related. I have even managed to get myself certified as a life coach recently – who would have thought!

Back in April I attended the Ultimate Leadership Programme from Ed J C Smith. In one of the Q&A Ed shared with us his morning routine and told us he was starting his day every day by bouncing on a trampoline for 10 minutes.

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How I quit smoking and why it has helped me fight depression

How I quit smoking and why it has helped me fight depression

Everybody knows smoking is bad for you. But apparently it’s even worse for you when you have depression.

Recent research suggests that smoking increases risk of depression because nicotine damages certain pathways in the brain that regulate mood. As a result, nicotine may trigger mood swings.

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Shut your negative inner voice up and be your own best friend instead

Shut up your negative inner voice

I’ve mentioned this before, depression comes with a critical inner voice. You are being very harsh with yourself all the time, you tell yourself off for something you have done or not done, you beat yourself up constantly.

Fighting this voice is one of the most difficult things to do, especially when you are feeling low.

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How to fight depression

People who do not know me very well might be hugely surprised to read this because they would only have seen me on the 95% of the time when I am absolutely fine and full of life. Until now I have kept the other 5% for close friends and family but that doesn’t help raising awareness which is why I have decided to go public with this.

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