Pandemic work stress

The pandemic has impacted us all in one way or another. For some people the impact has been huge, for others its been more of a tweak to their life style. We are all unique, therefore how it has affected us is also unique. For me I’ve been working at home since late February 2020,…

Blog: Control

I am writing this from a bench on the banks of the river Humber. I have just walked from Hessle foreshore over the Humber Bridge. I am taking a break from walking and taking in the view from the other side in Barton on Humber. This weekend away has been very timely. Its been a…

Therapist-Approved Tips To Tackle Nighttime Anxiety

From ‘polyvagal’ exercises to tricking your brain into tiredness – try these practical tips from Huffington Post. Tossing and turning in bed, anxious thoughts fill your mind: you think about all the things you haven’t done, the demands of the next day, an encounter with a colleague. Inevitably, those feelings of not being good enough…

Anxiety And Mood Disorders More Common After Covid-19 Infection

This article covers some key points relating to one in three Covid-19 patients diagnosed with neurological or psychiatric condition within six months. One in three Covid-19 survivors has gone on to be diagnosed with a neurological or psychiatric condition within six months of infection, a major study has found. The largest study of its kind…

Blog: The Grand Re-Opening

Here in England, the lockdown has been eased as of today. England has been in a strict lockdown since 5 January 2021, which was proceeded by regional restrictions. Many parts of England have been essentially closed since October 2020. From today, gyms, pubs, all shops, zoos and the beauty industry can reopen. Its great to…

Blog: Just the way I am feeling

Hello I hope you are all having a great weekend.  I have had a better weekend, focusing on stuff that makes me happy. I’ve felt a little stressed out of late, a little bit too much uncertainty on a few points in life has spiked my anxiety.  A little time away this weekend was good,…

Better days blog: Knowledge

Hello I hope you had a great weekend. It was a nice change of pace for me this weekend. I ventured just a little further away from my village to a local country park where I have not been for a run previously. There was so much sunshine, spring flowers and a beautiful lake to…

Better Days Blog: Give Sunday night blues the boot

Hello Everyone I hope you have had a great weekend. I am ending the weekend with my Sunday film might in bed. This weeks film is Malevolent. This is a regular Sunday night occurrence for me. It helps me to relax at the end of the weekend. For many of my us, anxiety and dread…

Sleep Sabotage

Are you getting enough sleep? It seems to be a constant question in life. Knowing how much sleep you need seems to be a major learning curve for us too. For me its about 7.5 hours, which took me several months of practice and analysis in 2020 to figure out. Late nights can be a…

Better Days Blog: KitKat

Meet KitKat. She is nine years old and has been my cat since September 2015.  She is a special needs cat and requires a lot of careful attention.  She also has anxiety, which can exacerbate the situation too.  That is something we have in common. Caring for KitKat can be very challenging at times, but…