What I do when I’m {feeling} anxious or depressed {Mental Health Awareness Month} In Real Time #1

It’s the end of May and I couldn’t let the month go out without highlighting Mental Health Awareness Month. I’m a huge advocate for Mental health and everything that falls underneath that umbrella, so this post is something I felt compelled to write. I am very familiar with mental health issues and am so proud of the leaps that society has taken in terms of creating awareness, slowly squashing the stigma attached and supporting those coming from all different walks of life who need it.

I’ll mention this at the start of the post just in case you don’t make it all the way down to the end. If you are someone who battles with depression or anxiety please know that you’re not alone. Please seek guidance, find a support system and above all else be kind to yourself and stay strong. You are valued. You’re important and your existence is worth fighting for.

I’m starting a new series on this blog called “In real time”. Concept; I sit down, Streamline my mind, write emotively and hit publish. I will, of course, proofread my pros but other than that no tweaking. I love organic content in any form and feel as though in today’s society with social media heavily curating everything, I find myself asking “Where are the real people at?”. If you vibe with me on this one please send me a tweet ~ I could talk about this all day haha!

Just over a week ago I posted my first blog post in over a year and mentioned that I’ll be sharing with you parts of my story. I have several bases to cover so I’ve figured out that the best way to do that, is to let it all slowly unravel through my content. Let’s call this 1st base; Mental health. 

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How to get A Good Nights Sleep By An Insomniac┊Part II


Just so we’re all on the same page and everything lines up check out Part 1 of  How to get A Good Nights Sleep By An Insomniac’  before reading this. In part 1, I shared my favourite tried and tested techniques that incorporated into your evening routine can help give you the best nights sleep. Continuing on that same theme, today I’ll be going a little deeper and sharing helpful tips that ACTUALLY help. If you’re riddled with worry, anxiety, stress and insomnia I have amazing tips for you. I am very familiar with anxiety induced insomnia so I hope by me sharing what helps me, I could also help someone reading this. Ok, let’s dive in…. Continue reading “How to get A Good Nights Sleep By An Insomniac┊Part II”

How to get A Good Nights Sleep By An Insomniac┊Part I


Hi, My name is Henrietta and I’m an Insomniac.

I had a new mattress delivered yesterday and it spurred me to write this post as it was one of the best nights sleep I’ve had in a while. I’ve struggled with sleep for most of my life and over the years I’ve picked up some really helpful tips and tricks that have helped me come closer to my goal of nipping Insomnia in the bud. This is not going to be your usual “stay away from electronics before bed” spiel. That is a great tip but the tips and tricks I’ll be sharing in this post are methods that I trust and have used for many years. Hopefully you can take away something new from this and get that much deserved rest. Keep your eyes peeld for part 2 of this post where I’ll be sharing the not-so-common tricks and tips for getting a good nights sleep. 

-Routine –
Routine is everything. Long or short a good night routine can quickly get you into the habit of forming a consistent “putting the day to rest” routine. The small things that we do before bed has a huge impact on the amount of quality sleep we get. Creating a night time routine/regime is the perfect way to send a signal to your brain letting it know that it’s time to unwind and get ready for the land of nod. These are some of the things that I like to do to get the ball rolling. Continue reading “How to get A Good Nights Sleep By An Insomniac┊Part I”