Thursday, 31 January 2019

How I'm Getting My Mind Right




I thought that for today’s blog post I would do something a little different and share with you guys some of the ways that I am trying to get my mind back on track and to start feeling like myself again. As I am sure you guys will know if you have been following my blog for a while, it has been a hectic old time for me recently and if I am being completely honest with you, I haven’t really been coping all that well. Most of the changes in my life have been pretty negative, which I know makes me sound like a negative nelly, but it is the sad truth. There have been wonderful moments, but all in all, it has been challenging to say the least.

I am from a family that sadly does struggle with mental health issues, so I am always very dedicated to the different ways that I can stay on the right track with my head in a positive space. When I feel like my mindset is changing and I am unable to cope with the day to day goings on, I make a change so that I don’t go too far into the wrong direction. So, I thought that in this blog post I would share with you guys some of the ways that I am helping to get my mind back in the right space so that I can carry on my day with a smile on my face…

Taking Time Away from The Internet
Sometimes I feel like I have been so lucky to be born into a generation where the internet is readily available, but then I question if it really does us any favours. The first and probably most important thing that I do is distance myself from the internet. I stop focusing on what is happening in other people’s live and I think purely about me and what I need at that time. It can be hard, but after a couple of days, I lose all appeal to go back online because I enjoy it that much. Don’t get me wrong, if I need to Google something, I will do it straight away, but I will not scroll up social media for hours on end!

Spending More Time with Family
At the moment, I have hell of a lot going on, whether it be with my family, friends and planning a wedding in the midst of everything else. Things can very quickly become too much and that is why I love to distance myself from everything and just spend time with my family. We tend to have a lovely meal, the woman folk cook and gossip in the kitchen and the men sit down and watch football. We then sit around the table, drink too much and get louder as the evening goes on and it is just exactly what I need. I love spending time with my loved ones and I feel so lucky that I can have my family around me!

Keeping A Journal
This is something that I started doing around a year back and I felt silly at first, but it has helped me out so much. When my councillor first suggested that I do this, I kind of felt like small child and I was nervous that I would look insane writing in a journal at the end of the day, but it is how I use it that really helps me. I don’t document my day in my journal, but I write how I am feeling. If I want to scream, I write it down. If I am staying strong for other people and I don’t want to let my true emotions show, I write it in my journal. I keep it very personal and I hide it from the people in my house, it is my journal and it helps me in leaps and bounds!

Speak Openly About What Is Bothering Me
Sometimes, I find that a really healthy thing to do is share how I am feeling with the people around me. Obviously my family and close friends know what is happening in my life, but sometimes they don’t really know how I am feeling because of that. I am quite a strong person and I can handle hell of a lot before I break, but sometimes I need to let it all pour out and I am so glad that I have an amazing network around me that allow me to do that. I tend to just speak to the people that I know I am going to affect with my mood so that is normally people at home and at work.

See My Councillor
If all else fails, I make an appointment to go and see my councillor. At the end of the day, these people are trained to deal with the thoughts that I have running through my mind and if anybody can help me out, it is these guys. I have been seeing the same councillor for around 5 years now and I am completely at ease with them and I kind of look forward to going. Sometimes there are things that I don’t want to burden my family with and that is what I love going to my councillor for. I know that some people are too proud to go into a room and open up to a professional, but if you do struggle with your mental health, it is a healthy thing to do!

I hope that you guys liked this blog post and if from time to time you find things pretty overwhelming, this can help you out. I always try and be the positive person in the room, but it can get hard sometimes and I do need to take a moment, put things into perspective and focus on the things that really matter. Make sure to leave me a comment down below and let me know some of the things that you do in order to help your mind!
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  1. Very nice post with useful tips. I hope you are feeling better!

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  2. I'm sorry to hear that you're not in the best place right now! I really hope you feel brighter very soon. I suffer with mental health issues as well so I can completely understand where you are coming from. These are such great ideas and ones I know work well for myself in times of need too. I've also been seeing the same counsellor for just over two years now and it has benefited me so much. It's so good to talk to someone who just gets it and can help you put into words how you're feeling! Fab post lovely xx

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    1. Aww thank you for reading sweetie, it can be hard to talk about but refreshing at the same time!

      Danielle xx

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  3. I started following your blog fairly recently so I am unsure of what may be causing any distress. I hope that things get better for you soon. Wishing you the best. Thank you for the tips. (Not sure if this helps, but IG has a timer function. I will send you a reminder if you surpass your allotted time.)

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    1. I am sure with a little relaxation time I will be back to feeling the best!

      Danielle xx

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  4. Lovely post Hun, I hope everything gets better for you! Thank you for such the lovely tips too it was a gorgeous read xx

    Grace Louise || www.gracelouiseofficial.blogspot.co.uk/

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    1. Thank you for reading sweetie, I know these posts aren't for everybody!

      Danielle xx

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  5. Keeping a journal has always helped me too . It's just good to let it all out without feeling like you are wasting someones time and get them to listen to you. It's just good to write stuff down, get rid of all the feelings and leave it all behind.

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    1. It is something that is simple yet effective!

      Danielle xx
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  6. Great tips lovely. I'm definitely trying to stay off social media more this year, and it's definitely helping me. Especially away from Instagram and it's made such a difference xx

    Gemma Etc. ❤️

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    1. It is strange how toxic they can be to your everyday life!

      Danielle xx

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  7. This was so interesting! I would definitely agree that keeping a journal is so helpful xx

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  8. Sorry to hear youre not in the right place at the moment, I've been feeling the same too tbh. Some fab tips in here babe, I always try speak about how I'm feeling!

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    1. I hope that you feel better soon sweetie!

      Danielle xx

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  9. Hi Danielle, it was really nice to read about how you are doing, I am sorry for the challenges you are facing but proud of you for how you are handling it and sharing with others. Hope things continue to improve and you have honestly inspired me to at least try and be more honest and open with what is happening in my life. Thank you, hope you are enjoying your weekend xxx

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    1. Thank you lovely, it was certainly a relaxing weekend!

      Danielle xx

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  10. I always feel so weird pouring my thoughts into a journal! And even weirder to read it at a later time hahaa. I've said some really cringey stuff when I was a teenager. But yes, a break from the internet works wonders! :)

    Anna
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    1. I agree, but I don't write a journal like I did when I was 12. It isn't me talking about boys and school, its about feelings, worries and accomplishments.

      Danielle x

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  11. Love this post and I agree with every single one of these tips - especially stepping away from the internet! I sincerely hope things improve for you lovely and that you're able to use these tips to feel in a more positive place <3 x

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  12. Very nice and honest post! I've been thinking about keeping a journal again. For many years I sweared by them and maybe a couple of times a year even glimpse back on things. A great way to express and explore your emotions...and maybe even think things through a bit.

    I too am doing my best to spend time with family. 2018 was a tough year for me, but I learned that I really want to spend more time with my family because I'm very lucky to have them. This week I'm heading down to Florida for a solo visit with my 83-year-old grandma and I just can't wait. She's my last living grandparent and I'm so lucky to have her.

    Anywhoooo. Love this post!

    xoxo - Kelly
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    1. Well I hope that 2019 is an easier year for you sweetie!

      Danielle xx

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