19 August 2018

TAKING BACK CONTROL OF MY MIND


Mental health is something that I am quite open about online and the idea of bringing more mental health related posts to my blog is something I am quite interested in doing, as you may have seen on Sister Of The Moon lately! I thought I'd share with you the process I've been going through to take back control of my mind and get help with the problems I have been facing.


Todays post is inspired by ADEXE, a watch company based in London, who kindly sent me a product of theirs to promote the new campaign. The campaign is called Your Time Is Now and is about taking ownership which has sparked a fire in me to tell you what I have been doing to take back ownership of my mind, and my mental health.


First of all, lets talk about the watch. When ADEXE say they only create quality goods, they aren't lying! Looking through their 'For Her' section at all the amazing pieces which are designed so well, even down to the finer details, it was hard to choose. They offer a variety of different styled watch faces and straps but I have always had a love for a rose gold mesh strap and this is why I chose the Rose Gold Grande Meek*, which is utterly gorgeous. It arrived neatly wrapped in a very simple but stylish box, and inside it is accompanied by a little envelope that contains all the details about the watch. I am very impressed! It is so well made and good quality that I firmly believe it will be a well loved, long-lasting item that will feature in so many of my outfits!


Seeking help for my mental health is something I have already done years ago and it wasn't a good experience, I was palmed off because I was "too young" so off I went to deal with it all by myself. Fast forward a few years and I started to feel the same way and it was really effecting my day to day life, I kept thinking over and over about what I was going to do about it, if anything at all.

I think the first step for me was opening up to the people closest to me. I tend to talk to my boyfriend about these things as he's very supportive, however some people closest to me don't know what I'm going through but that is only because I know they don't understand in the same way other people do. Opening up to people you already know is a big step and a good place to start. Which then lead me to the next step, talking to a few of my closest peers wasn't really doing much for me, so someone suggested paying my doctor a visit, I was anxious to do so but over and over I kept saying "this is only for the best" to myself.

For the first time ever, I saw a supportive doctor! She helped me narrow down the feelings I was having and the next steps that I could take to get help. The next step she suggested firstly was to try medication, which isn't some peoples cup of tea but at this point I was willing to try anything. So I tried medication, but I couldn't tell you whether or not it's making any difference as I am still battling mental health issues. However, after around 6 months of medication and regular check ups my doctor suggested CBT, which stands for cognitive behavioural therapy, which is a talking therapy that helps you manage your mental health problems by looking at and changing the way you think and behave.

After around 3 months of CBT I am now being referred for more intense therapy, which does make me feel like I am failing to feel better, however I have the determination to take back control of my mind and if it means trying anything to do so, then I will! I have been putting myself first more often, including small 'self care' moments to make myself feel a little bit better about the day.


Do you ever have a cute outfit idea in mind and when you order the item and it arrives, your idea doesn't work out? Well this is what inspired todays posts' impromptu look, which is something I've never worn before! I have been living in cheap midi dresses that I have bought from eBay and I decided to order one in white with black polka dots, pictured it in my head with chunky boots and a baggy faux leather jacket, which yeah sounds good until the dress arrives and it's completely see through on the top half. Therefore cancelling the outfit plan I had! I didn't want to waste it (it was only like £7 but still) so I decided to throw a band t-shirt on top and knot it to create a layered look. Then keeping it simple with my Dr Marten sandals and a red lip!


ROSE GOLD MESH WATCH, ADEXE* / POLKA DOT DRESS, EBAY / BAND TEE, H&M / SANDALS, DR MARTENS

* Items were sent to me in exchange for a blog post, all views are my own.

Images by the super talented www.rwalkerphoto.blogspot.co.uk

2 comments

  1. I love this outfit :) and good to hear you're looking after yourself with cbt and putting yourself first more often.

    Hannah x

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  2. Love how open you are about mental health, it's great seeing that people and the media are talking about it more:) I wish you all the best with your cbt sessions! Love how you styled the dress and the story behind it haha! That watch truly looks amazing too!

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