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 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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How To De-Stress Your Stress

How To De-Stress Your Stress

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Hi everyone, I’m Shelly, an obsessive millennial that gets anxious with anything and everything. Ok that was a bit of an exaggeration, but it is how I feel at the moment. Most people have enjoyed the slowdown that came along with the COVID-19 pandemic and to be honest, I did too… Until I decided to take on blogging full time while working as an essential worker and raising a busy toddler. Don’t worry, this post isn’t a pity party- I’m very happy with everything I have chosen to do which you can read all about on GrowingWithSpawn.com. As overwhelming as it is, I do love my three jobs – yes, three, because that is what it feels like. I’ve spent the last few months searching for ways to make sure that I am able to dedicate enough time to each of my jobs without getting burnt out. So today, I’m here to share with you a few tips and tricks that I have learned to de-stress that stress. 

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How The Design Of Your Home Can Affect Your Mental Health

How The Design Of Your Home Can Affect Your Mental Health

Mental health is not black and white. There are so many different factors and things that effect different people. Some things that affect my mental health might not affect yours and vice vice versa. One thing that really has an effect on my mental health is my living space. I have spoken about this before in a previous post, where I talked about how to create a calm space in your home. To me, my living space is a reflection on how im feeling and doing mentally. If its a mess then usually my head is also a mess. Today were going to be talking about how the design of your home can affect your mental health and what we can do to combat this.

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3 At Home Remedies to Help Calm Anxiety

3 At Home Remedies to Help Calm Anxiety

Sometimes stress and anxiety just builds up and up and you feel like there’s no escape, I have been there before. It lead me down a path of research into natural at home remedies for helping reduce my anxiety and stress. And to my surprise there are so many various methods and products you can buy that can help to make you feel that little more calm. Today I’d thought I’d share some of my at home remedies that you can give a try whenever you are feeling stressed or anxious.

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4 Tips That Will Teach You To Stop Hating Mondays

4 Tips That Will Teach You To Stop Hating Mondays

It’s a known fact that most people in the world hate Mondays. Monday signifies the end of the weekend, the start of a new working week, and 5 more days till the weekend. This alone can be a really daunting fact to some people and can be a really scary feeling. Have you ever heard of the saying Monday blues? Typically when you say someone has the “blues” it’s referring to them feeling sad, or upset or just not themselves. Monday blues is the same thing, except its referred to as a feeling you get of being “blue” because its Monday.

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4 Tips For Dating Someone With Anxiety

4 Tips For Dating Someone With Anxiety

Dealing with any type of mental illness is hard, but add a relationship into it and it makes it even harder for some people. It can be hard especially when you yourself have never suffered with any sort of mental illness. I know the feeling of wanting to help people but not being sure what to do because I haven’t ever been through what they’re going through. So I wrote this from my perspective. I am an anxiety sufferer, I have been for many years. And these are the things that I would want the guy I’m dating to know.

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Why it’s Okay to Do Nothing Sometimes

Why it’s Okay to Do Nothing Sometimes

There is this stigma that if you want to get up late and not go out that you are “lazy” or “unmotivated”. I say forget that stigma. I’m here to tell you that it’s okay if you don’t want to do anything some days. I even encourage having days where you don’t do anything. We need to get out of the habit of expecting everybody to always be on, and ready to go at any given time. Life doesn’t work like that. Just because you might want to sleep in all day, or not get changed out of your PJs doesn’t mean you aren’t motivated or have any drive to be successful. Here are some reasons why it’s okay to do nothing sometimes.

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Holding a Grudge: How to Let Go of Hurt

Holding a Grudge: How to Let Go of Hurt

It’s not easy to forgive. I’m still learning on how to do that myself. It’s easy for me to sit here and say “let it go” but I don’t know what it is you’re holding onto. It might be big, it might be small. But all I know is that holding onto hurt only hurts you more. Join me as I go through some tips that help me when I feel like I need to let go of hurt.

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My Top 5 Stress Management Tips

My Top 5 Stress Management Tips

It’s no secret that 2020 has been a very stress filled year which has had such an effect on us not only physically but mentally too. I call it Coronavirus stress. It got me thinking, can stress kill you? So naturally I googled it and apparently it can lead to some pretty shocking effects on the body. We often forget how powerful the mind really is on our bodies. I think Stress management should be one of our top priorities to maintain good mental health. There are tonnes of articles on stress management online but I thought I’d put together some of the tips I use myself to help reduce my coronavirus stress.

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