Love Street Counselling's blog

Ramblings and side notes with the occasional foray into a mental health topic

Tag: mental health

  • What a few good days can do

    What a few good days can do

    Someone online once said there’s a thing called “the three sleeps rule”, meaning whatever ails you, 90% of the time it can be alleviated by three good nights’ sleep. I’m a believer. Now I’ll grant you this – it isn’t straightforward to get your good night’s sleep if you’re feeling anxious or depressed. So it…

  • Getting ready for the big move

    Getting ready for the big move

    Leaving my old life behind and starting completely anew in a new place is scary, but I’m trying to think of it as exciting as well. Neurologically they say fear and excitement are very similar, so maybe I can trick myself into being super excited about it instead of afraid? Might be worth a shot….

  • Is a takeaway self-care?

    Is a takeaway self-care?

    There’s been a bit of a mini discourse on Twitter, regarding takeaway foods in the last couple days. Some people are passionately of the opinion that it’s ableist to say people who aren’t able to cook for themselves deserve to have hot food delivered to their door, whereas others opt to make fun of people…

  • Accidental Cognitive-Behavioural exercise

    Accidental Cognitive-Behavioural exercise

    I thought I’d share a bit about an exercise that me and my wife came up with to help me with some challenging thoughts I have been struggling with. I think it’s sort of based in cognitive-behavioural therapy principles – maybe you could think about it as a simplified form of the ABC technique, useful…

  • The light at the end of the tunnel

    The light at the end of the tunnel

    Feels like there might be some light at the end of this tunnel after all. I’ve been not having as many dark and bad thoughts today. Today marks in fact the first day I’ve not broken down crying since last Thursday. The dark and gloomy mood has been replaced with something approaching nervous apprehension about…

  • Stress and dealing with it

    Stress and dealing with it

    Had quite the stressful end to last week, to say the least. Probably not going to post too actively on here for a bit, due to having to deal with a lot of things just now. Just need to re-focus and concentrate on myself right now. The NHS booklet “Steps to deal with Stress” likes…

  • Hello World

    Hello World

    I’m back online again