Things That Have Helped me Deal with Mental Health

This will probably be the most personal post on this blog, granted. But before I start, let me put a disclaimer out there by saying that this list will in no way be of an influence to others, but rather to help a little. This is a personal list, so things that helped me, and no one else.

  1. My Psychologist

Dr G. was the first step towards realising I had a problem. Mastering my courage to actually call a professional for help is one thing, but to actually talk about it was a whole different scenario. I’d meet him every week for about two months. Currently I’m not visiting him anymore because I feel like I’m in a good place, and this doctor will always have a special place in my heart.

  1. Pokémon Go

I know what you’re probably thinking… really, Claire? A mobile app? At first I was a bit meh about the game as I wasn’t a huge Pokémon fan (I just watched it when I was younger and that was it), but then I started reading that the game has actually helped people with depression get out of their house. And boy did it work. I go out almost every day for an hour or two just walking to find the godforsaken Pokémons and the stops. … It sounds ridiculous, but it’s helped me get out of my house, so it’s on the list.

  1. Yoga & Exercising

This is a good one. Not only did they help with weight loss and flexibility, but also cleared my mind off of my problems and focus on working out. That simple. Working out also releases endorphins, which are the “happy hormones”, so there’s that too.

  1. My Boyfriend

We haven’t been together very long, but Chris has really opened my eyes on a lot of things in life. Social skills, love, friendship and many other things. He’s really supportive of me and I’ve never met such an awesome person.

  1. Going Old School

This may seem a bit weird to say. In my last relationship, I changed. I was becoming the worst version of me, somebody I wasn’t, and this caused a lot of arguments with my family, especially my mother, whom I love with all my heart (Love you… again). My boyfriend (refer to #4) has helped me go back to my roots: listening to old music like Zeppelin and The Beatles (again), dressing up the way I wanted, styling my hair the way I loved it (always up) et cetera.

I hope you all liked this very personal post. Now it’s your turn to let me know what’s helped you get over your battles with mental health? Let me know in the comments’ section below! And with that, I will see you on the flip side.

Collective Haul // eBay, Beautifulhalo.com, Asos

This month I decided to indulge myself with some items which I bought online. Because, you know… I wanted to. And these are the items I bought:

From eBay, I got this marble print cover for my phone. It’s made of plastic and so can be bended. I wanted the cover to be hard, plus the print is a little faded… like it was printed on, but I’m still happy with this.

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I also bought a knock=off Ted Baker bag for less than £20… WHAAAAAAT!!!! Yes, really y’all. Less than £20, so less than EUR20. I haven’t received it yet, but it looks something like this:

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Moving on… from Asos I got this really amazing book called ‘Map my Style’. It helps with creating or improving your style, and also helps with designing your own outfits.

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Another thing I got from Asos is this floral halter dress. I got it in a size 12 and it’s still a little big (good news for me!). The rib part is all elasticated and the halter straps are thin.image3xxlimage2xxl

And last but certainly not least, the items I got from Beautifulhalo.com. I got this amazing watch. It has no numbers, but instead has the different moons, which I love a lot.

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I also got this cute silk top. Despite being a size XL it was a bit too tight round the chest area (which means someone’s got to lay off the crisps!),and the colour I got is completely different from the one I ordered, but I still like it.

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Last item is a black gem necklace. I chuckled at the sight of the packaging, thinking it was something big, but turned out to be this.1463055839227

Bag Essentials

I’ve been slacking on posts, I know. I have no excuses apart from procrastination. Big time procrastination. So as my comeback, I decided to write about my bag essentials. As a disclaimer, I’d like to point out that these are things I have in my bag; this is not an essentials bible.

Nail Files

Broken or chipped nail? No problemo! These printed emery board by Dirty Works are the perfect fix for better looking nails!

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Pen & Notepad

I’m a writer, and get inspired everywhere I go. So a notebook and pen are always carried around with me. The ones I’m using are by Gorjuss, and they actually are gorgeous!

Magazine

Whenever I’m stuck on the bus in traffic, a good read is always a good company. I’m currently reading Glamour Magazine with Reese Witherspoon on the cover.

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Sunglasses

Where I live is sunny sunny sunny, so a pair is always in my bag. I’m currently obsessed with these cat-eye sunglasses from River Island!

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Tweezers

I carry these with me because… well, you can never know when you need an eyebrow fix. The ones I use are these slanted ones by Dirty WOrk (can you tell I’m obsessed with this brand?)

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Nail Clipper

Because my nails suck, and if one is chipped or broken, then off they all go! I use Ms Manicure’s nail clipper with the grip so it’s slippery-free.

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Lip Balm

Since the weather here is humid and very dry, lips often get dry and chipped in a blink of an eye. Pearly Shine by Nivea is the perfect lip balm for those dry lips, so pucker up ladies!

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Hand Cream

Yas, ma’am! Like I said, with this weather we’re having, your skin is bound to get dry, so I use this hand cream with shea butter, which I got from H&M, and I haven’t used anything since.

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Compact Mirror

Obviously, you need to check yourself before you wreck yourself (sorry, got carried away there). I use this cute one from Katty Miyoko

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Boohoo & New Look Mini Haul

Greeting earthlings!

It’s been a while since my last post, so I decided to treat you all with a mini Boohoo and New Look haul. Let’s start off with Boohoo!

First thing I got was this beautiful dress with bell sleeves. I actually thought the colour in the picture looked more grey than khaki, but when I received the dress and tried it on I thought it looked gorgeous in khaki

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Another thing which I got from Boohoo is this drop-dead gorgeous short sleeved playsuit which I got in berry. it has pockets and came with a belt. Despite being a size too big, it was a little smug on the sides, but I absolutely love it.

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Next up are the items I got from New Look.

First thing I got is this cute clutch bag which I will be wearing for a wedding very soon. It took me a while to find the perfect clutch bag… until I saw this one and fell completely in love with it.

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I also got something I’d been looking for for AGES, which are these shorts that go down to the kneecaps.

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My ~star buy~ were these cute butterfly fairy lights which looks stunning and magical when lit up. I wanted to change up my room and got these fairy lights to decorate a little.

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So that was my mini haul for today. Stay tuned for more hauls similar to this, and hope to see you again very very soon. Bye!