Category Archives: Mental Illness Information

5 ways to boost your mental health

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How to build a happier and healthier thought process with mindfulness.

According to Beyond Blue, it’s estimated that 45% of people will experience a mental health condition in their lifetime. From depression to anxiety, to feelings of worthlessness, self-harm and suicide; chances are you or someone close to you has been affected by mental health at one stage. read more

Mindfulness: More than meditation

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When I was first told about mindfulness I thought it was kind of wanky.  I also have the attention span of a small child so I spent most of the time trying to focus and getting frustrated that I was thinking about everything but what I *should* have been.  That was my first mistake.I don’t know if my aversion to mindfulness was a result of it being explained poorly, my aversion to anything that relied on attempting to wrangle my mind or a mixture of both, but I did know that I was hesitant to give it more than a half arsed go.  I felt uncomfortable closing my eyes in a session, and my need to doing something perfect meant that I constantly felt that I was failing.  I thought that the quiet, breath orientated meditation was the only way to practice mindfulness.  That was my second mistake. read more

5 More tips for better sleep

Sleep and the musings household has a bit of a love hate relationship.  We are very rarely in sync together but when we are, it’s magical.  A few weeks ago my sleep got completely turned on it’s head.  I was barely sleep at night, stealing a few hours during the day and starting the process all over again.  Nothing was getting done and something had to give. read more

6 Tips for creating a wellness plan

One of the joys of dealing with unhelpful thinking styles is that I tend to think things are all bad, all of the time, at least from the surface.  Due to this belief, my psychologist helped me to develop a wellness plan.  It is a simple list of things that I believe prove that I am doing well. read more