How To Love Someone With a Mental Health Illness

How To Love Someone With a Mental Health Illness

Loving someone selflessly no matter the circumstance isn’t something that comes easy. Friendships & relationships can become strained when theres a lack of communication & understanding of one another. When it comes to Mental illnesses it can become even harder to navigate relationships, especially if its not you but your friend or partner that has the mental illness.

Today I’ll be sharing my advice on how to love someone with a mental illness & how to understand them a little bit more. Please remember these are my own personal views, and this advice won’t be a one size fits all for all mental illnesses, as they all vary!

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How Self-Care Can Help With Weight Loss

How Self-Care Can Help With Weight Loss

[GUEST POST]

Hi, I’m Jan – the face behind Jan On The Blog. I’m a millennial working mom and aspiring blogger from the land down under in Melbourne, Australia. Reading and writing make up my happy place. Jan On The Blog is a lifestyle blog. It’s a mixed bag with a little bit of everything – posts on wellness, parenting, food, things to ponder, books, TV shows and nature – because variety is the spice of life! Have a read of this post, then please come visit Jan On The Blog and let me know what you think – like, comment and follow it if you think it’s any good. Thanks Olivia for having me over at Olivia Lucie Blake!

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How I’m Learning To Be More Grateful In Life

How I’m Learning To Be More Grateful In Life

It can be really hard when you suffer from a mental illness to see the brighter side of life. Your thoughts consume you and you feel hopeless. Whenever I feel this way, I try to remind myself of the good I have in this world. I remind myself of the things that bring me and joy and make me happy. I do this exercise as a reminder to my brain that things are better than I think they are.

I read a book that a therapist wrote a few years ago when I was at my lowest mentally, and it gave this really good learning technique. It was saying out loud to yourself that you acknowledge your feelings. This triggers something in your brain so that you recognise that it is just thoughts, it’s not real or present. Doing this exercise and saying out loud the good things you have in life can help in the same way. It’s like you’re talking to a friend or a family member, reminding them everything will be okay. But instead you are talking to yourself.

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What Equipment I Use For Blogging – 2015 vs 2020

What Equipment I Use For Blogging – 2015 vs 2020

So much has changed in the 5 years this site has been active. Back in 2015 WordPress was so much different, and the whole blogging world was seen as so much different too. AAlotlot has changed with the internet & so many other things surrounding blogging. Even my writing style and my blog content has changed so much since then.

In todays post I want to share the changes I have made to my blog, and even the changes in the equipment I use to run my blog, in the last 5 years.

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Learning About Toxic Relationships

Learning About Toxic Relationships

[Guest Post]

Hi everyone. I’m Lima, a Relationship and Lifestyle Blogger and I happen to love tasting the waters, so I have made a lot of mistakes as a Christian. I am not exactly proud of everything I have been through that’s why I teach people how to avoid them. You can read all about it here.

I remember sitting in my room and looking through the wedding invites I have for the remainder of this year, some I have to attend and others I can just watch from home. I was delighted at first about the union until I thought about the number of people that might end up rushing into relationships just because they have one or two friends that are about to say I do or are a happy couple. This still remains the major reason people try to tolerate a toxic relationship, and try to manage the hits.

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How to Stop Living For The Weekend and Start Living For Everyday

How to Stop Living For The Weekend and Start Living For Everyday

I have to admit that I once was that person that lived for the weekend. I felt stuck in a job that I hated and when Friday came around its like I became a new woman. This feeling slowly went away as Sunday crept in as I knew the doom and gloom awaiting me at work on Monday. It can be really hard to get out of this mind-set, believe me I know. But once you do its the best feeling in the world.

Today I’ll be sharing some tips and tricks on how you can stop living for weekends and start living for everyday instead!

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My Thoughts on Blogging

My Thoughts on Blogging

I’ve been wanting to write some sort of blogging post like this for a while but never felt I knew enough to give any advice on the matter. Then I realised, I probably wont ever get to a point where I feel like I know enough knowledge to share it. So thought I would share the advice I have now, in hopes it might help new (or old) bloggers out there.

Please know, I am no means and expert at blogging. I mess up and make mistakes just like everyone else. I probably don’t do a lot of things right with my blogs, but were all learning. I just want to share the little knowledge I have.

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Advice For Starting a New Job During Covid

Advice For Starting a New Job During Covid

I’ve been working from home now since the 17th March this year. Thats almost 7 months of my home being work, and work being at my home. It was a weird transition at first but one I have come to appreciate. I get an extra 2 hours in bed, I don’t have to do a commute, finishing work doesn’t involve a train journey home. There are so many benefits, but with anything there are downsides too. The lack of social interaction with colleagues, not having a break between home life and work life, feeling like I must be available 24/7. But please know I am so grateful. Grateful that I have been able to work all throughout this pandemic, and that my job is secure.

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My Journey to Self Acceptance

My Journey to Self Acceptance

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I’m mimie mailumo, I am a law student and an entrepreneur. I write about food, skincare and lifestyle on my blog posts. Please check out my blog here.

MY INSECURITIES

Looking smaller than my age has always been an insecurity of mine. Most of my friends are either taller than me or have bigger bodies than mine. But recently, I have come to notice that most people actually look smaller than their ages but the only reason this disturbed me was because the people I surrounded myself with, never stopped to remind me of my size. Of course this wasn’t said to me directly, it was rather an indirect reference. The funny part about it, is that they weren’t even my friends just acquaintances.

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