Self-Criticism

We all face criticism in our lives, whether we are receiving criticism from friends, family or ourselves and the criticism we receive is usually easier for us to believe which can then lead to low self-esteem, negative thoughts/behaviours and mental illnesses. What is self-criticism? Self-criticism is when you refer or point out your own ‘flaws’ … Continue reading Self-Criticism

Self-Esteem

Self-esteem is basically your opinion about yourself. If you have a high self-esteem you will probably think very highly of yourself but if you have a low self-esteem you will probably be very critical and negative about yourself so ideally you want your self-esteem to sit somewhere nicely in the middle of the spectrum. What … Continue reading Self-Esteem

CBD & PTSD

CBD is a chemical compound found in the cannabis plant and it is now widely used for medical reasons as it can help treat skin problems, chronic pains/illnesses, heart disease, cancer, anxiety, depression and PTSD but for the time being I'm going to focus on how CBD can and does help those who suffer from … Continue reading CBD & PTSD

Anxious Predictions

We all make predictions, it’s a normal way of thinking but anxiety can cause us to make unnecessarily negative predictions which we believe could be true, resulting in us either avoiding/hiding or bringing ourselves down. Anxious predictions are usually unrealistic and/or negative, these predictions can be anything such as: I’m not going to win anyway … Continue reading Anxious Predictions

Mindful Meditation

Being mindful can sometimes sound like a challenging thing to do but it can actually be done just by training our attention. Our brains have tendencies to wander off (mine wanders off very often) however practising mindfulness helps us train our attention “muscle” to become mentally fitter. Research shows that when you train your brain … Continue reading Mindful Meditation