Self-Care Tips for your Mental Heath

I have struggled for years with anxiety and depression, and one of the things I’ve learned along the journey is just how important self-care truly is. When you hear “self-care” you may have a negative view or you may not. This has become a hot topic phrase and over time has led to some negative stigmas about what it actually means.

Self-care is defined as “the practice of taking action to preserve or improve one’s own health; the practice of taking an active role in protecting one’s own well-being and happiness, in particular during periods of stress”. It does not just mean pedicures and spa days, although these are great forms of self-care for some people. When you have any sort of mental illness, day to day self-care is important in both maintaining and improving your overall well-being. For me, this means less anxiety (or responding to it more proactively) and decreased risk of a depressive episode.

4 Free Things To Do In New York

Believe it or not, but this British girl has been to New York 5 times in her lifetime. Yes, you heard that correctly. Each year for mine and my mom’s birthday we spend it in New York. Of course, due to the pandemic, we haven’t been able to do it this year but for the last 4 years we have made it a tradition for us. Because of being an annual New York visitor, I have learnt the ins and outs of New York. What to do, and what not to do. And most importantly, the free stuff you can do in NY! Who doesn’t love free?!