Posts in the ‘Recovery’ Category

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

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

ABOUT SELF-CARE

WHAT IS SELF-CARE? At Blurt, we’re always harping on about self-care. We understand how important it is, but also how bloomin’ tricky it can be. Self-care is far from easy. When our self-worth is on the floor, making time to nurture ourselves feels like an unnecessary effort.  We tell ourselves we don’t need it, and we

SELF-CARE FOR WHEN WE’RE EMPTY AND HAVE NOTHING LEFT TO GIVE – another great article by the Blurt team.

When the tank is empty… JUNE 21, 2018 | MANAGING DEPRESSION | BY BLURT TEAM |  PRINT THIS POST Sometimes we find ourselves on our knees; our motivation has deserted us, our energy tanks are depleted, we feel everything and nothing, all at once. We’re empty. Bone dry.This often brings with it a sense of frustration – ‘Why can’t I be more like [insert name