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Whenever you encounter a difficulty in life, whatever the problem, somebody has been there before you. I’m not out to disillusion you, but however unique you feel in your struggles, thousands if not millions of people have passed that way before you.

That’s good because it means that, whatever it is that’s bothering you, if not commonplace it is at least familiar to someone somewhere.

If it’s an illness that means someone knows how to treat it, if its something less tangible, like existential angst, feeling unfulfilled, or wanting to know the ‘right’ thing to do… there are ways of getting information and advice to reduce the uncertainty, frustration, fear or whatever, because many people have already been there and lived through it.

Dramatising our concerns and worries just gives them more power over us. The opposite of this is normalising. If you haven’t already done so, try it.

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DIY Mental Health

A core idea driving this blog is that we reclaim our psychological and spiritual wellbeing.

To do this we normalise much of what has been seen as ‘mental health issues’, accepting that unhappiness and its derivatives are part of life, and relearn the tolerance and skills that will help us through them.

This is a big subject, and one which affects us all. There is much we can do for ourselves.

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The Guilt Trap

“Guilt is a largely redundant emotion”. There, I’ve said it, and I don’t feel to bad about it actually.

If it turns out I’ve done something wrong I can always apologise and make amends, in the meantime I’m letting guilt go, I can always worry about it later.

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The Sleep Well Plan Will Show You How to Break the Cycle of Insomnia

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The Sleep Well Plan will show you how to break the cycle of disrupted sleep and beat insomnia. However badly you think you sleep, you can start to feel immediate benefits by following the guidance here.

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How to be more Resilient

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Understand the steps to resilience and you can develop the ability to cope with problems and setbacks with less stress and more confidence.
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