Monday, 14 October 2019

When You're Struggling

 

I'm currently working on a couple of other posts but since I've been going through a bit of a hard time lately, I thought I'd start with one on the subject of feeling better when you're struggling.

Disclaimer: I'm not a doctor, so if you're having mental/physical issues please seek medical help in addition to reading this. :)

I've been up and down this year, but been feeling quite depressed for much of the time. I have depression and anxiety and have times when one or the other is worse. In late summer my boy cat died which made things worse. I'd lost his sister two years before. :( I also become a bit more depressed transitioning into autumn, because I'm a summer person and have a bit of  Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) during the winter.

Since last year I've been attending courses and classes at my local mental health resource centre and it does help. I also look for ways to manage the depression and anxiety. But sometimes I feel at a low ebb and struggle to see the point in anything. If you're feeling the same, I hope that some resources I share here can help you. :)


Important: If you are feeling suicidal here are some links to where you can find people qualified to help you right now:

http://lostallhope.com/help-me


UK/UK and Ireland specific:

Samaritans: https://www.samaritans.org/how-we-can-help-you/contact-us

NHS links (UK based): https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/suicide/ 

Childline (for children and young people): https://www.childline.org.uk/info-advice/your-feelings/mental-health/suicide/


Australia and New Zealand:  https://www.blackdoginstitute.org.au/getting-help/emergency

US and UK: https://psychcentral.com/lib/telephone-hotlines-and-help-lines/


International:

http://ibpf.org/resource/list-international-suicide-hotlines

https://www.befrienders.org/other-helpline-organisations

https://www.nowmattersnow.org/help-line

https://metanoia.org/suicide/


Monday, 30 September 2019

Gratitude List

Things I'm grateful for this month:

Meetups
Having afternoon tea at The Grand (I've wanted to visit for ages)
New show Teen Mom: Young and Pregnant UK starting and new series/season of Teen Mom 2
Madron/the Autumn Equinox
The start of autumn
The leaves starting to turn on the trees

A year ago I wrote an extra gratitude list because Madron, also known as Mabon and the Autumn Equinox, is a time of thanksgiving. I've been struggling a bit these past couple of months, but gratitude is supposed to help. I do like writing these monthly gratitude lists. :) So here are 10 extra things I'm grateful for:

1. That I live in a country where you get a variety of seasons
2. Discovering new music
3. Having had cats in my life <3
4. The sky and clouds
5. Summer- my favourite season
6. Parks
7. Belly dance
8. My family and friends
9. Lovely people I've met online
10. Technology that makes life easier

Also here's a recent photo I took at the park just after Madron:


Buckingham Park, Shoreham-by-sea.


What are you grateful for? :)

Sunday, 15 September 2019

Manifestation Story- The Grand

Note: This is a post about the Law of Attraction (LOA). For a background on LOA click here. :)


Back in 2016 I wrote a post about manifesting some perfume I liked which had felt "felt out of reach" for me before. You can read that here: https://fallingpetalsuk.blogspot.com/2016/01/manifestation-story.html

Today I thought I'd share another "manifestation story". This time it's about The Grand Hotel in Brighton. :)

The Grand Brighton is a luxury hotel on the seafront. I've wanted to visit it for years but never had a chance to go, I couldn't afford to stay there or anything. (I did once know someone who worked there, so I suppose there was a slight link!). I put it on my Life List (like a bucket list) about 10 years ago! Last year I looked up afternoon tea there but it was quite expensive for me and I couldn't afford it at the time.

Saturday, 31 August 2019

Gratitude List

Missed posting last weekend (due to a difficult time), so since today is the last day of the month, I'm posting on Saturday instead. :)

Things I'm grateful for this month:

Lammas
Last full month of summer
Hot weather
Action for Happiness "Happy Cafe"- went today.
Getting new flip flops
Having been a "cat mummy"
Going on the train
Buying some Peter Rabbit stickers from Paperchase!

Monday, 12 August 2019

Manifesting and Mental Health- Part 1


Note: This is a post about the Law of Attraction (LOA). For a background on LOA click here. :)

Disclaimer: I'm not a doctor, so if you're having mental/physical issues please seek medical help in addition to reading this. :)

In my LOA Round-up post I mentioned how I was planning to write about manifesting and mental health. You can read that post here: https://fallingpetalsuk.blogspot.com/2019/04/loa-round-up.html

So here is Part 1. I've decided to do it in a couple of parts because I feel like I can't cover everything in one post. :)

You'll often come across Law of Attraction articles, books and videos giving you a specific formula to follow and stories of the wonderful transformations that people have made. The problem is that a certain formula or way of doing things isn't going to work for everyone, because we're all different. We all have different life circumstances. I know you're supposed to be able to overcome all that by "raising your vibration" aka feeling better and changing your energy and beliefs, but what if it's not that simple? Sometimes can try all these techniques but you just appear to be really STUCK. And what if you are going through a hard time and/or have a mental illness?

Monday, 29 July 2019

Gratitude List

Things I'm grateful for this month:

Going to Worthing Beach
Summer
Ice cream
BANKS' new album coming out
New series of Teen Mom UK starting
Hot weather and sunshine
Free chakra course from The Diary of an Empath that I've been taking
More Meetup events- it's nice to socialise more and meet new people.


Sunday, 7 July 2019

Feeling Your Emotions- Neutral

 

This is the next post in the Feeling Your Emotions series. You can read the introduction here:
https://fallingpetalsuk.blogspot.com/2017/11/feeling-your-emotions-introduction.html

Disclaimer: I'm not a doctor, so if you're having mental/physical issues please seek medical help in addition to reading this. :)

I started this series in late 2017. So far I've covered what are deemed more "negative" emotions-  anger, sadness and depression, fear and anxiety and shame. The last post was in February, so it's been a while! As I said in the post Feeling Like a "Loser" (not part of the FYE series but kind of related), I feel that the next post should be a "neutral" one, so it's a sort of halfway point between the previous emotions, before moving onto the more "positive" ones such as happiness and love. I also mentioned the Abraham Hicks Emotional Guidance Scale, which you may have heard of if you follow the Law of Attraction (LOA). In LOA circles it's believed that it's not very easy to just "jump the scale" from something like discouragement further down on the scale) to contentment (higher up). Kelsey Aida has a good introduction to the concept which you can see here: https://kelseyaida.com/theinspirationalblog/the-abraham-hicks-emotional-guidance-scale