Mental Health and the Menopause

So I’m 27. I’ve got a great boyfriend. I’ve got a cat. I’ve got a great job. But..I’ve got Endometriosis. I’ve got anxiety. I’ve got depression.

And I’m going through the menopause.

Yes, you read that right. I’m going through the menopause. Induced, not natural. Its temporary, but man is it tough. I never expected this to happen but after 2 years of no Read More »

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Uncertain times call for uncertain measures…

Those of you who know me in real life know that I can be pretty wild. I know I’m considered an extrovert, like a drink or two, and have always been one of the last ones standing on a night out. I pretty much lived by ‘Go Hard or Go Home’. That is, until recently.

As some of you may know, I used to work in a restaurant. Scratch that, I used to live, breath and work a restaurant. I was there at least 5 days a week for a minimum of 52 hours a week, and said restaurant was 45 mins away from Cheltenham. On top of that I would go clubbing at least once a week (normally twice), see my friends at the pub at least once a Read More »

Immobile self care

Hey guys,

So I wanted to talk to you about all the things you can do to make yourself feel awesome! More often than not, when you’re feeling down, having a bad mental health day, not feeling 100% and all in all are in a bad place, then your doctors, magazines, friends, family will give you tips on self care. Number 1 tip – EXERCISE. Now if you can exercise, do it, it honestly will make you feel heaps better. But, if like me, you have episodes where something gets in the way that you have zero control over i.e. a chronic illness, then there are plenty of other things you can do to improve your mood. Its just finding the right balance!

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Alcohol Free November

Ok so now its time for me to write a post I really don’t want to write, but think I better had. Its more of a pledge, if you will! In the recent months, I’ve discovered my hangovers are getting worse (2 day long at best), my endometriosis has been playing up and my mental health has been all over the place. I’ve also recently started passing out when I’ve drunk ‘too much’, but ‘too much’ is no where near the amount I could drink when I was 18 or 21. I am also constantly fueled by ‘the beer fear’ – that irrational fear you get the day after a heavy night out when you are unsure of who you saw or what you said to people, although its normally nothing at all.

Now I love a good wine, a pint of cider or a bottle of beer. I’m not too keen on spirits but a cocktail is always good. But for November, I’m deciding to give it all a miss. The intention is to have a completely clean month, and take a long hard look at the amount I can and should consume. Its not that I have a problem, I don’t drink every day or anything, and I could quite easily have a night out without booze. But I just feel for my own personal well-being, it’d be a really interesting experiment. Who knows? I might end up straight edge!

Any non-alcoholic drinks you can recommend me, send them my way!

Abbie xx