Coping Day to Day · OCD · OCD Awareness Week · Therapy Advice/Experiences

Finding the ‘Right’ Words #WorldMentalHealthDay

“Just tell someone how you feel“…maybe easier said than done. …sometimes, finding the words to say how you feel is tricky. What if you don’t know how you feel? What if you don’t understand how you feel? What if you feel nothing? I think there’s a misconception that you need to understand and be able… Continue reading Finding the ‘Right’ Words #WorldMentalHealthDay

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DBT Tips: Radical Acceptance

Radical acceptance is a concept that I use quite regularly in order to help me cope day to day and to challenge negative thoughts and feelings. It is a concept that you will most probably hear associated with DBT (dialectical behavioural therapy), as it falls under the module of distress tolerance within its framework. I myself… Continue reading DBT Tips: Radical Acceptance

Coping Day to Day · OCD · Personal

The Coffee Contradiction

A cup of confidence, of energy, a gulp of pure desperation. Waiting for that synthetic hit, to give me motivation. A simple substance, yet, with so much power. Will it finally make me shower? I drink too fast, it scorches my throat. My body screams ‘NO’, but it doesn’t get a vote. I get on with my… Continue reading The Coffee Contradiction

Coping Day to Day · OCD · Therapy Advice/Experiences

The Little Green Man with the Red Boots

The little green man with the red boots. That voice inside your head that cunningly infects the way you think, insisting you miss that snack, skip that class and do that compulsion just one more time. Just. One. More. Time. JUST. ONE. MORE. TIME… For a long time, I struggled to separate OCD, anorexia etc. from myself. This was particularly evident… Continue reading The Little Green Man with the Red Boots

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Level Up Achieved – Turning 18

Today I turned 18. This is a milestone for me. Not in the regular sense of becoming an adult and thus legally being able to fill my whole room with alcohol, but in the sense that I’ve somehow made it through my teenage years and I’m about to move onto the next stage of my… Continue reading Level Up Achieved – Turning 18

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Dear Stranger – You Deserve Happiness

You deserve happiness. This may seem a little outright coming from a stranger, but it’s true. However I won’t define happiness for you, that’s what is so special about it. Nobody’s happiness is identical. Maybe you’re happy because you got full marks on a test, or maybe you’re happy because you didn’t let an intrusive… Continue reading Dear Stranger – You Deserve Happiness