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11 WAYS WE CAN PRACTICE SELF-KINDNESS

DECEMBER 20, 2018 | LIVING WITH DEPRESSION | BY BLURT TEAM |   We often talk about ‘being kind to ourselves’; but when depression has us in its grasp, it can feel hard to like ourselves enough to carry out basic self-care, never mind to show ourselves kindness. It’s even harder to practice self-kindness when we can’t think where we could start or

SELF-CARE ON A BUDGET: 10 THINGS TO TRY

MARCH 30, 2016 | MANAGING DEPRESSION | BY BLURT TEAM | Self-care is incredibly important in helping manage and prevent depression.However, as those of us who struggle with poor mental health are more likely to have financial problems – especially if we are unable to work –  there are often real limitations in the amount we can ‘budget’ to look after ourselves. But while spa days and shopping

9 NO-NONSENSE SELF-CARE IDEAS

APRIL 18, 2017 | LIVING WITH DEPRESSION, MANAGING DEPRESSION | BY BLURT TEAM |  Self-care is essential for our well-being, yet typically it’s something that those of us with depression find difficult to prioritise. We might not believe we’re worthy of self-care (we are!) or we might not know where to begin (we created our free self-care starter kit to help with that). There’s also a misconception that self-care isn’t

WHEN LONELINESS AND SOCIAL ANXIETY ARE AT ODDS WITH ONE ANOTHER

WHEN LONELINESS AND SOCIAL ANXIETY ARE AT ODDS WITH ONE ANOTHER DECEMBER 27, 2018 | LIVING WITH DEPRESSION, MANAGING DEPRESSION | BY BLURT TEAM | When we are living with social anxiety, it makes socialising really difficult. We might find ourselves feeling very isolated and lonely. Loneliness is damaging to our overall health. Feeling connected and having a sense of belonging are needs we

DEPRESSION: WHY SELF-CARE MATTERS

JANUARY 13, 2016 | MANAGING DEPRESSION | BY BLURT TEAM |   When you’re depressed, it’s difficult to care about anything – least of all ourselves. However, self-care is one of the key tools in our armoury for combating depression, so it’s important we make it a priority. WHAT IS SELF-CARE? Self-care is the actions we undertake to look after ourselves, physically, emotionally and mentally. It