Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD) was first included in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM) in the third edition which was released in 1980. However the term borderline was first used in the medical profession by a psychologist named Adolf Stern*.
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.
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.
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Mindfulness is a concept that has been around for a while but it’s only in recent years that it has really hit the mainstream. It has Buddhist origins but the benefits can definitely be accessed by anyone.
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.