Quite randomly I have recently been reading up on how what you eat can impact your mental health, or so called Good Mood Food. I wasn’t looking for this information but just stumbled upon it and I have found some interesting things that I thought was worth sharing with you. So here we go.
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A couple of weeks ago I attended the Ultimate Leadership Program of Ed J C Smith for the second time. It is a 4 day full-on seminar where you learn coaching techniques that you can then use on yourself and others to improve yours and their lives. It is all about becoming the best version of yourself.
I have spoken about this before; this is a place where I have learnt some amazing techniques that have helped me fight depression. This is why I wanted to share this experience with you in the hope that it might help you too.
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Whether or not you should take antidepressants should be your choice. Antidepressants are drugs and they will have effects on your physical and mental wellbeing. This should not be a treatment that you agree to lightly. However it is difficult to know how medication will affect you if you haven’t taken any before.
I have been on antidepressants for 18 months. Actually I can now proudly say that I was on antidepressants for 15 months as at the time of writing I have been off medication for 7 days J. Getting off the meds need to be handled carefully, ideally with the support of the doctor who subscribed them to you in the first place. This turned out not to be as easy as I thought, which gave me the idea of writing this post, but this is getting ahead of ourselves. Continue reading “Let’s talk about antidepressants…”
If you are battling with depression I strongly recommend that you track 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. Continue reading “Why you should record your progress in a diary”
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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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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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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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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