Life and all that jazz

New poster for my bedroom ☺️✌🏼🐯


I found this in the sale at Debenhams a few weeks back, but have had my eye on styles like this for a while – because I think it’s so important to remember how important your individuality is!! 

When I couldn’t find any others I liked quite as much, I decided to snatch it up after work one day for £12 so I’m very pleased with this purchase. It has a lot of my favourite colours (asides from purple) and I love the cursive handwriting print✔️

Please don’t forget to remind yourself daily of who you are, where you have been and of the person you want to grow to be for your future 😊

Love always,

Lottie x 

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Life and all that jazz

For those of you who have had a poop day

Some days are complete poop. Or poop with extra toppings just because. Other days there may be that same poop but with other reasons as to why it feels/ has gone like that eg you find out some bad news or may have forgotten a chunk of things on your to-do list that didn’t get sorted within your time-frame. This is okay, we are human after all we weren’t designed to be robots with no sense of anything. 

Some days we are full of beans. Or beans on toast with some luscious butter underneath to add extra softness and taste. These days may go amazingly well for no particular reason; just as a different day you may get the same ecstatic feeling of happiness from watching a child telling a favourite joke to their friend, or passing by a beautiful, scented flower on your way home. This too is human, to be able to understand joy expressed inwardly or outwardly through various parts of day to day life. 

However, what is not okay, is to feel as though you are having too much of the first days as we weren’t put on this amazing earth to spend it having a horrible time or feeling as though nothing is going right for you – day in day out.  Life is a balance of both of these days and although we can’t guess our future or sometimes try to control how our life will pan out, the only realistic thing we can do is decide to change our way of thinking about it.

What we have for certain is right now, so we need to focus more on the present but just don’t forget your past and your future. Of course those other two parts play a role in shaping your life, but you define your life daily, by the actions you take and the words you speak.

If you are personally struggling with persistently bad days and don’t feel you can cope, or if you possibly feel numb and unable to feel/express different types of feelings well  – I would strongly suggest that you should go to your GP or with someone you trust to see her/him to talk about your mental health.  With there being so much stigma around mental health, people tend to just try and get on with things or not go after the support they need and rightly deserve. There’s so many people I know who cannot always get the help they need; because they may feel judged by others, or that there isn’t a lot of help left in mental health due to cuts from the government anyway. This is why we need to talk about mental health more often, to allow people to feel they are not alone and that things will get better with time, support and strong set of shoulders to lean on and that they are not being looked upon as ‘weaker’ they are quite the opposite.

So here’s me saying I’m sending love and hugs to all!
I hope you have a fabulous weekend and you are welcome to message me,if you want any extra support or tips or where you can go to for some professional help.

For anyone’s poop day here is a virtual bear hug to you for being an amazing human and still being here today, you rock!!

Keep being your best self 🙂

Lottie x

 

Life and all that jazz

Mental health awareness week

So this year from 8th to 14th May, this week is given dedication to the increasing issues of mental health throughout our society and many other places in the world. The theme picked this year by https://www.mentalhealth.org.uk/podcasts-and-videos/mental-health-awareness-week-preview  is based on ‘thriving or surviving’ aimed to make people think about where they are standing with their mental health, or if they have concerns about other individuals they know.

As you will most likely be aware, there are plenty of different mental health conditions out there including; anxiety, bipolar disorder, body dysmorphic disorder, borderline personality disorder, depression, dissociative disorder, eating disorders, hypomania, PTSD, schizophrenia and more.

Yet, it’s such a shame that so many people feel they cannot say anything to others purely because of the stigma created around these ‘imaginary/time consuming’ issues as some people like to call it. The type of individuals who only see a broken leg or something similar as a ‘real’ injury or damaged area in the body because they can see it in front of their own eyes, that that specific part of the body is not fully functioning to it’s optimum level because it requires care to the wound  – surprisingly much like the organ our brain for people with a mental health condition would you guess ???  This type of ignorance and lack of involvement; or driving up the wrong street with a conclusion of their own on a contradictory level, will only  further lead to other symptoms of depression for individuals such as –  those people feeling unsupported, having no sense of direction or purpose, losing interest in things they usually like doing and acting differently around those they know, eating differently, sleeping less/more ( and plenty others ) .

mental health brain

Statistics from www.mentalhealth.org.uk  show us that only a shocking 13% of people reported good mental health this year, over a quarter of people having experienced panic attacks but feel free to go and look for more stats yourself.  Good mental health is absolutely vital for the wholeness of individuals and society as mentioned below ↓

mental health

 

This is very important that we most importantly understand, but also play a large role in our own mental health to help it flourish and grow, and to help others as much as we possibly can without impeding or giving too much of ourselves that we burn out and are unable to help either.  I myself am very familiar with different types of mental health disorders as many of my family and friends have been affected by a variety of these from milder to severe, so I do understand how different each type of condition can cause numerous symptoms you may not have recognised in someone else, I have also personally struggled with 2 of these conditions myself so I am not writing this from an outsider’s viewpoint. If you yourself are reading this and feel you don’t know what to do, or are worried about someone – send me a message and I’ll try to help as much as I can. Not getting the help you need and rightly deserve will only make things worse, make mental health your priority just like heading to your GP about any other problem that’s bothering you, make time to help your head, it will be worth it in the long run!

But for more professional help and medical support here are a few websites below you can check out for in depth info and tips on finding out about and dealing with mental health disorders, or taking some tests to see if you need to take a trip to your doctors, they are there to help support you with your health after all and will surely do what they can to try and find different types of treatment for you, whether that be a type of talking therapy, or a medicine to help you balance your day to day life a little easier .

Now for my extremely cheesy sentence I have just partly stolen……. don’t just survive, help yourself and others thrive! 

https://www.blurtitout.org/

https://www.mind.org.uk/

https://www.time-to-change.org.uk/mental-health-and-stigma/types-problems

http://www.nhs.uk/livewell/mentalhealth/Pages/Mentalhealthhome.aspx

http://www.samaritans.org/

Lots of love from Lottie x