Assessing Your Sleep Quality and Patterns

Sleep Quality Checklist Why assess your sleep? Through assessing your sleep patterns you may identify factors that are influencing the quality and quantity of sleep. You can also try using strategies and see how this helps your sleep patterns. In doing so you identify which is the most helpful strategy for you. Advertisements Continue reading Assessing Your Sleep Quality and Patterns

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Sleep and BPD

Sleep is a basic human need. It is a vital activity that sustains and restores our body. Although researchers do not fully understand the benefits of sleep, it is understood to help give rest to our brain, muscles and organs…Sleep is a basic human need. It is a vital activity that sustains and restores our body. Although researchers do not fully understand the benefits of sleep, it is understood to help give rest to our brain, muscles and organs. Continue reading Sleep and BPD

Strategies For Sleep

Creating a comfortable environment for sleeping is a key factor to improve sleep quality. Reduction of noise and lights were found to promote sleep at night. Make sure your bedroom environment is relaxing and soothing by setting a right temperature and keep it quiet and dark. Calming decoration, relaxing aroma and appropriate mattress may also help with your sleep Continue reading Strategies For Sleep

What can I do to help my recovery process?

There are many treatments, support options and professionals willing to help you. Before progressing to the other modules in the 2020 Grow Course is it important that you have people such as a doctor, a psychologist, and psychiatrist supporting you. There are also many other important health care professionals that you could speak to your GP about accessing such as occupational therapy, social work, nursing, nutrition and physiotherapy. Continue reading What can I do to help my recovery process?

11 steps towards accepting your Mental illness

I often get asked, “how did you accept that you have BPD?”. There is no simple answer to this as everyone’s life history and values are different. However, through reflecting there are some things that I know that has helped me accept that I have this chronic illness. The Past:When my doctor first suggested the term out depression I freaked. I thought no, he is … Continue reading 11 steps towards accepting your Mental illness

Helpful tips for exercising when depressed

During my low periods exercising, particularly in winter is exceptionally hard. If you are like me, my ideal exercise routine involves exercising inside where no one sees or hear me. Perhaps you are like me and you are experiencing back pain, or maybe another disability or added pressures of caring for another…lets be honest, exercising is hard.Unfortunately, lack of exercise places people with mental illness … Continue reading Helpful tips for exercising when depressed