#ps, writing

It always seems impossible until it’s done

I was looking for something to post when I came across this quote and it made me stop and think. Every so often, I get anxious about not writing enough or writing fast enough (see my previous post and the lack of part two!). That, in turn, makes me think that I shouldn't bother anyway.… Continue reading It always seems impossible until it’s done

coronavirus, Mental Health, Public Health

the effect of COVID-19 on mental health

I wish it would just go away.  That is a common sentiment everyone's heard at least once this year thanks to the coronavirus, COVID-19, the global pandemic that's taken the world by storm since early February. COVID-19 has left a huge and unprecedented impact on modern society. An article in Brain, Behavior and Immunity states COVID-19 ‘threatens our basic need for… Continue reading the effect of COVID-19 on mental health

coronavirus, Mental Health, Uncategorised

Writing your way through your new normal

Journaling or keeping a diary (and more recently, blogging) has always been a useful tool in our daily lives. Journaling helps maintain control of our moods, thoughts and feelings by allowing us to focus on our concerns, problems and fears while providing us with a creative outlet.  It has been shown to improve mental health,… Continue reading Writing your way through your new normal

Mental Health

the impact of social media on young people

These days, anyone with a mobile phone can access almost anything on the internet. Particularly social media, which has fast become an effective tool for business and advertising. Everywhere we go, social media follows. For the current generations who have been born into this era, social media is all they know. It's easy to find… Continue reading the impact of social media on young people