You may here a great deal from mental health and emotional well being services that support networks are vital in keeping well. The NHS definitely recommend that we need a good support circle to maintain our well being.
In my experiences of working with others professionally and my own personally, i hear and see that having people who are supportive around us helps us cope with the challenges and slumps in life.
People who feel they have people to talk to often will cope much better than if we don't.
With the new year approaching, I felt the welcome urge to write a new blog. I haven't wrote for a while, writing is one of my passions, sometimes I loose connection with passions, I am determined to make space for the writing more often.
Which leads me onto the fabulous New Year, what does this look like for you? First of all, i think it is helpful before we do this to spend some valuable time reflecting on this year, take a look back and process what has been your happiest, saddest and most enjoyable moments.
cannot buy life’
Christmas can be an incredibly joyous time for some, or an
incredibly difficult, sad or stressful time for others. It is good to consider
what stresses we can not avoid and ones we place on ourselves that could be
avoided. Such as spending too much money or over committing to please everyone.
I have a series of blogs of one woman's journey of her emotional attachment with food. The woman would like to remain anonymous. For this purpose I will refer to her with a pseudonym, Anna.
Chapter 1. Anna wrote.
I have a problem with food, do you?
It is not in the eating but refraining from doing so.
When food is used to "fix a hole'', that maybe is caused by the loss of a loved, it can turn evil.
I am not thinking of how unhealthy my relationship is when stufffing my face with food!
How do we know when we are burning the candle at both ends?
Are there signs we can notice in ourselves? Or do we notice them in others easier?
For me it took some years to notice my signs. Now I tend to notice early on. Signs such as the way my mind is racing and I am unable to switch off. I notice I may be more forgetful, late or start to feel generally run down. I may feel more tearful at times. I may spend less time with people close to me.
Do any of these resound for you in the way you feel?