Let’s Talk About Ways to Ease Anxiety, Stress & Sleeping Problems.

Today I’m bringing back a topic which I haven’t spoken about on SimplyEm’sBlog for some time now, and that is the subject of Mental Health. There as a number of reasons as to why I’ve decided to discuss this again, these reasons being: – My own mental health hasn’t been great these days, – Given…

I’m Average – So what?

There’s Nothing Wrong With Being Average… For most of us, regardless of where we are settled in the world, there’s unwritten expectations of us in life. Some of us will go through the pressures of family members and dear ones chewing off our ears about ‘when are you going to do this?’, ‘when are you…

Diary 16 – A Week In Winter 🌧️❄️

Winter: The cosiest of seasons, bringing hot hearty dishes to the dining table, and plenty of reminiscing over previous festive seasons and reflecting of the soon to cease year. It’s all well to sit down at my desk to talk about the simple things I enjoy over the Winter period, listing all the novelties, activities,…

Diary 13 – Overcast.

Sometimes I like rainy days. The pitter-patter of rain drops falling and trickling down a window pain or umbrella is relaxing. Sometimes rainy days paint an overcast slate grey sky, that can make 2pm on a Summer Monday resemble a cozy September evening. Lately indoors has become more of a comfort once again: I’m regretful…

24 things I’ve learnt in 24 years.

Learning is a lifelong process: it doesn’t stop when we leave school or university, nor does it stop when we are married with children or when we retire. Tag style posts like this one have been circling around for some time now, and I always considered them to be pointless due to people not necessarily…

Diary #10 – Just go for it 🙌

For the past week and a half, I wouldn’t say I’ve experienced a sudden serge in confidence, yet I’ve certainly lived by the ‘just go for it’ motto. With this attitude in mind I have been able to speak-up a bit, sitting less in silence. I still think it will take some time to coax…

Diary #9 – My mind is muddled.

I’d say it’s possibly surpassed a week since I have felt like writing anything. I managed to type-up a product review sometime last week, but to be honest it felt forced; then again I feel pleased with myself that I was productive in some shape or form despite feeling ‘low’ (?) I thought it wouldn’t…

Shattered.

Winter’s snow chilled her hands until rosy pink. She walked the streets alone, gazing at the ashy grey beaten ground beneath her charcoal saude boots; while simultaneously trying to refrain from the negative thoughts which were accumulating in her mind. A tailored khaki coat paired with a monochrome checkered scarf provided a false sense of…

Think before you speak.

As we exit adolescence some may feel empowered to improve one’s attitude towards life and in general alter the way we behave in order to be the portrayed as a classy, sophisticated individual: this is deemed to be of up most importance, a requirement some may state. During early adulthood, what a large quantity of…

Mental Health Awareness Week 2018.

Today, Wednesday the 16th of May, marks the middle of Mental Health Awareness Week 2018 (14th-20th May). Truth be told I didn’t notice that this important week had already begun, nor did I have it catalogued in my brain during the lead-up to this informative week: I don’t feel guilty about my ignorance to this….

Life Update. Again?

I highly doubt that any of my regular readers noticed my absence for simplyemsblog; with this in mind a so called “life update” post isn’t essential but I shall proceed regardless. So… where have I been? Well thankfully this time round I haven’t spiraled into a seemingly never ceasing faze of depression or come to…

All that is wrong with Khloé Kardashian’s latest campaign.

Upon keeping informed of news topics via the BBC news app, Khloé Kardashian’s campaign regarding her Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) appeared to be a topic of concern among the ‘top stories’ section of the news application. First of all it has frustrated me that a matter like this has made so much of an impact…

Body Image – from the perspective of someone living in the East.

Without me stating it, it’s evident that each country from either side of the world has expectations of what they would consider as the ideal body image for men and women; these being upheld within societies. The reason why I’m writing this post is due to the fact that I have become more self-conscious of…

10 Little Things That Can Brighten My Day (#3).

‘HICHEW’ ice-cream | If you are familiar with Japanese sweets Hichew chewy sweets/taffy were quite possibly the first Japanese sugary treats you came across. Luckily in Korea, a selected convenience store franchise sell grape flavoured Hichew ice-creams or ice-bars as the name implies. The outside layer of the ice-cream is a vibrant purple grape ice…

‘Inspirational’ Words on Social Media.

For as long as I can remember people have been sharing heartfelt quotes and motivating messages on social media. Most of these words take on a note formation: upholding a promoting positivity to anyone who maybe feeling a sense of depletion and negativity in general. The majority of these messages revolve around the themes of…

10 Little Things That Can Brighten My Day (#2).

Yoghurt Parfait|Currently, without me stating this, it’s evident that Acai bowls are the ‘new’ trend of social media particularly heightened in popularity over the course of Veganuary. As much as I love Acai bowls I prefer to keep things simplistic with a good old yoghurt parfait; usually I will just use some mixed frozen berries,…

An Inner Monologue.

Every negative and positive thought I had today, spilled out onto a page… I’m greedy, my physical form is unattractive; I shouldn’t have a proper meal today. I don’t deserve him. I’m useless. I’m happy here, with you. I’m not that bad of a cook after all, I keep making tasty pasta and chicken dishes….

OCD.

What is it like to have an Obsessive Compulsive Disorder? I first realised that I had OCD when I was around 8 or 9 years young. I began to notice that I was overly paying attention to organisation, keeping myself too hygienic and constantly cleaning my surroundings. I thought it was normal to be over…

You Failed To Teach Us. 

The Education System of the United Kingdom ranks as 6th best in the world. The statistics for reading, writing, Maths, Science and English are upheld to a reasonable standard; with less children and young adults finishing their education as illiterate than in previous decades. Not only do pupils continue to thrive in academic subjects, we…

[Mental Health]: Calm Kit. 

When reading about how people manage their mental health or how to cope with the general stresses of life I began to contemplate my own methods. When adopting these coping mechanisms I seemingly chose them subconsciously without neccassarily pondering why I did so; which I suppose is a good aspect a it means I didn’t…

[Poem]: In Hope.

It feels as if you’re gradually falling; as you ponder every detail, every moment all within in few minutes but repetitively. Your head whirls & aches from the tears or constant thoughts. You anticipate the ceasing of the sunlight, for the darkness can bring silence; yet knowing well that the night could also hinder the…

Book Wishlist.

When I return to the UK for my next visit I intend to bring back some of the unread books I have in my collection, until then I have several books in my mentally noted wishlist that I would much like to purchase if possible. I have attempted to get into the whole ebook way…

[Poem]: Night’s Silence.

Laying beside your loved one, tears welling in your eyes. Staying close, breaths and heartbeats insync. You are in utter happiness, yet internally pained by worries. Thoughts of the unknown days to come. Love can heal, unless there is night’s silence. The mind can speak louder than words. Reconnecting hands, mind’s brawl fades.

My experience of taking antidepressants.

Firstly I want to make it clear that I’m most definitely not the type of person to ‘fashionalise’ mental health illnesses or discuss depression in the hope of recieving sympathy. Infact to recieve sympathy would make me feel worse about myself, I’d feel horridly guilty of taking someone’s time and impacting them with such negative…

[Poem]: Conflicting.

Simultaneously pressured with restrictive emotions, alongside a mind fog of emptiness. A longing to be caressed to restore self-worth, held in the mould of their arms: symbolic that you’re their world. Eyes interlocked feeling whole for a fleeting moment before negatively pondering every aspect over lukewarm tea. Days wither by, the careness for them intensifies…

[Poem]: Finding strength.

Its pathetic. I miss you when you’re gone, no matter how brief the hours are. I want nothing more than for you to grow as a person, so I must find strength to let you fly. I mustn’t regard it as an involuntary act of being alone, rather the encouragement to let you fulrish; succeeding…

[FREE] apps that can help promote positive mental health.

It’s quite common thesedays to come across apps that claim to aid the recovery of stress and anxiety to help us sleep and relax. Each app isn’t going to work for everyone, and some could make our minds more alert rather than relaxed. After trying and testing a selection of apps, I found these to…

If depression was a person.

‘Dear’ depression, I thought I had defeated you. Somehow you dragged me back into the shadows of dispair. I distracted myself, keeping guarded, yet you repeatedly cast over me like a gloomy grey rain cloud that’s attracted to hover above me. You’re like chilling constricting chains wrapped around my mind, throwing conflicting emotions and thoughts…

[Poem]: To be loved.

I remember the first time you told me you loved me.  My heart melted & I felt compelled toward you.  My love for you then started to bloom.  It grew intensely, no matter how many thorns you had.  These feelings haven’t ceased; I’m sure they never will.  The promise I did make, can never break….