I’d Rather Be In Bed

I’d Rather Be In Bed

Feeling lethargic is an awful symptom of depression, and often accompanies most antidepressants as a side effect, so sometimes it feels like I can never escape it. It kills my productivity, motivation, and mood. I describe it as feeling ‘heavy’, it feels like my limbs are made of lead, and I have to fight to [...]

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My Mental Illness Does Not Define Me

My Mental Illness Does Not Define Me

“But what I struggle with…” I’d often say, to cautiously steer a conversation towards mental health, as if navigating a social minefield, scared of saying the wrong thing. I was always worried that once I’d used a hideous taboo word, like ‘anxiety’ or ‘antidepressants’ that it’d all be over for me. Nobody can go back [...]

Failure Is An Option

Failure Is An Option

The uncertainty of the future can be a scary thing, it’s why I mostly hold back from going after what I really want because it’s ‘too risky’, but if we always held back, we’d never reach our full potential. There’s lots of thing I’d love to do; when I daydream (which is often) I’ll imagine [...]