Being A Carer

So I currently work as night care lead in a residential care home. We look after residents with differing care needs, ranging from advanced dementia to broken hips. Now a lot of people see my job as glorified ass wiping, and being paid to sit and drink cups of tea with the old folk. ThisContinue reading “Being A Carer”

A Weekend Getaway

Do you ever feel like you need to escape reality sometimes? Just run away from it all and leave it all behind. Well I haven’t blogged for a few days as I’ve been away in Cornwall. I had the best time and came back feeling refreshed after spending time with some of my nearest andContinue reading “A Weekend Getaway”

Be Kind

In 2018, 6507 deaths were registered with the cause of suicide in the UK. Very sadly we are seeing an increase each year to the amount of suicides, alongside an all time high number of suicides in young people under the age of 25. The saddest thing about all of these statistics is that allContinue reading “Be Kind”

A Day In The Life Of The Mania Phase Of Bipolar Disorder

The mania phase of Bipolar Disorder is the opposite end of the spectrum to the depressive phase that I recently wrote about. Its the happy phase as some know it! Here is a day in the life of the mania phase. It is based on a real day that I recently experienced, not ideal IContinue reading “A Day In The Life Of The Mania Phase Of Bipolar Disorder”

A Day In The Life Of The Depressive Phase Of Bipolar Disorder

Ever wondered what it’s like living with Bipolar Disorder? Here is a typical day for myself when I’m experiencing highly depressive thoughts and feelings whilst in this phase of Bipolar. It can be so hard dealing with these thoughts, and I hope this may help just one person realise what becomes a daily struggle forContinue reading “A Day In The Life Of The Depressive Phase Of Bipolar Disorder”

What Is Bipolar Disorder?

Bipolar disorder is a mental health condition, characterised by extreme mood swings from one extreme to the other. People with bipolar experience periods of depression (feeling very low and lethargic), and mania (feeling very high and overactive). These phases can last for a substantial amount of time. Here are some of the symptoms you mayContinue reading “What Is Bipolar Disorder?”

Balancing Work Based Stress

I think its fair to say most people have experienced some sort of work related stress in their career, some more than others. The average Briton will spend 3,507 days at work including 204 days overtime in their lifetime. This is a lot of our life spent working. Im a great believer in being selfless,Continue reading “Balancing Work Based Stress”

How Many Calories Are You Burning?

When it comes to exercise, a lot of people religiously check how many calories they are burning with each exercise. Some have goals of how many calories they want to burn in a day, some want to run enough to be able to counterbalance the chocolate bar they want to eat after. No matter whatContinue reading “How Many Calories Are You Burning?”

Exercising and Its Effects On Your Mental Health

A lot of doctors today will recommend anyone struggling with their mental health should start some sort of exercise. Why is this and what impact does exercising have on our mental health? Exercise is scientifically proven to boost mood and decrease symptoms of depression and anxiety. Exercising picks up endorphin levels, the “feel good” chemicalContinue reading “Exercising and Its Effects On Your Mental Health”