Mental Health · The Anxiety Chronicles

How having a cat has helped me deal with anxiety | Mental Health

I have been thinking about this for a good while and I have come to the conclusion that having a cat (two, to be precise) has been a great help for my fragile mental health. I know most people would think it would more easily be dogs to offer this kind of... emotional support, as… Continue reading How having a cat has helped me deal with anxiety | Mental Health

Diary

As of March 2019: what have I been up to?

The first few months of 2019 have been especially stressful and challenging for me. As I mentioned in my previous post, university gave me one of the worst anxiety crisis I have ever had, leaving me exhausted, scared and disappointed. During these weeks, I have been trying really hard to get back up on my… Continue reading As of March 2019: what have I been up to?

Diary · Mental Health · The Anxiety Chronicles

Sometimes it is okay to give up | The Anxiety Chronicles

Someone once told me to pick my battles carefully, because sometimes it's better to be at peace with yourself than to win. I have been thinking about these words a lot these days. The past month my mental health has been at an all time low. I honestly don't remember my anxiety ever being this… Continue reading Sometimes it is okay to give up | The Anxiety Chronicles

Diary · Rituals

Cloud hunting & December sunsets | Diary #05

Yesterday was magical. I won't write much, because I want to include in the post as many photos as possible. At 3.30PM my mom suddenly asked me if I wanted to climb up the hill next to our house and go see the sunset from up there. It was a beautiful sunny day and we… Continue reading Cloud hunting & December sunsets | Diary #05

Books and Reviews · Diary

December, alone time & tiny book fairs | Diary #04

December is here and it started in the best way for me. My parents were away for the weekend, and I was planning to just get a lot of sleep and lock myself up in my bedroom to study as much as I could while I was alone. However, I had a sort of breakdown… Continue reading December, alone time & tiny book fairs | Diary #04

Lifestyle · Mental Health

Winning the anxiety of living alone

I'll start by saying this: I still haven't moved out. I don't have my own place and I still live at home with my parents. However, they are always travelling so much that I do get to spend days, weeks actually, alone very often. Many people find having the entire house to themselves fun and… Continue reading Winning the anxiety of living alone

Diary · Lifestyle

Mid-Novermber days, flower shops and cafes | Diary #03

It's finally gotten colder and it feels like winter is right around the corner. This morning when I woke up the temperature barely reached 2ΒΊC. The sky is grey and it looks like it might even snow. This type of weather... it's weird, it makes me feel both lonely and very serene at the same… Continue reading Mid-Novermber days, flower shops and cafes | Diary #03

Diary · Lifestyle

Of feeling unmotivated, unproductive and unsatisfied | Diary #02

I have been feeling frustrated these past few days, and completely unmotivated. You know when there are so many things you want to do and you are aware of the fact that you'll never have enough time to do everything, so you end up doing nothing at all? That has been me for weeks. November… Continue reading Of feeling unmotivated, unproductive and unsatisfied | Diary #02

Diary · Lifestyle

Of teeny tiny local fairs and feeling of belonging | Diary #01

Sunday was an especially relaxing day. I wasn't feeling too well to be honest, and when I woke up I was sure I would end up spending the whole day in bed cuddling my cat. However, on the third Sunday of October my tiny little village always organizes a tiny little autumn fair, held in… Continue reading Of teeny tiny local fairs and feeling of belonging | Diary #01