Tag: unhappy

What to do when you feel depressed

What to do when you feel depressed

When you feel depressed it feels like nothing is going right. I’ve experienced depression in the past and I know the warning signs. Self-criticism increases and my thinking takes on a negative hue. Withdrawing from others and hunker down for the ‘storm’ ahead is another…

7 tips for coping with modern day stress

7 tips for coping with modern day stress

    7 tips for coping with modern day stress Stress is unavoidable in today’s world. There are bills to pay, debt, traffic jams. difficult people, relationship issues – the list is infinite. Finding ways to cope with modern day stress will put you ahead…

Life Hasn’t Turned Out As I Expected

Life Hasn’t Turned Out As I Expected

Has life turned out as you expected? Life hasn’t turned out as I expected. I thought I would be happily married with a 4×4 in the double garage and a house full of people and dogs. My reality is completely different, although I am not…

Common signs of a mental breakdown

Common signs of a mental breakdown

Sliding towards a mental breakdown can occur quite gradually and subtly. A mental breakdown usually occurs after an accummulation of mental stress and rarely occurs out of the blue. As a rule, many of us try for a long time to cope alone and some…

The loneliness of depression

The loneliness of depression

The loneliness of depression is partly what exacerbates the isolation of being depressed. Unfortunately, no one really wants to be around a depressed person. We all want to be around upbeat, happy people. Many of my clients tell me how lonely and isolated they feel…

Do you feel stuck in a rut?

Do you feel stuck in a rut?

Are you in a rut? We all go through phases in life where we wonder what our next step is. We want to move forward but just don’t know how. It makes us crazy with frustration and a little bit mad at ourselves when weeks…

How to get over a breakup fast

How to get over a breakup fast

  Breakups suck, pure and simple. That gut wrenching sick feeling…the world can feel like it’s at an end and you may wonder if you will ever mend. If you want to get over a breakup fast, you’re in the right place. How to get…

The mountain of should

The mountain of should

Are you climbing the ‘mountain of should’? How many “shoulds” do you have in your life? “Musts” and “shoulds” create anxiety and place unnecessary strains and stresses on us. Replace “should” with “could” and always challenge your “musts and shoulds”. Why must you? Why should…

Feeling trapped

Feeling trapped

There are ways to stop feeling trapped. It takes a bit of bravery but it’s doable. Let me explain. Often when we are feeling trapped, the perceptions comes from the way we are thinking about the situation rather than the situation itself. This is when…

Why am I depressed?

Why am I depressed?

When we feel down and ask ourselves, “Why am I depressed?”, there unfortunately isn’t always a clear answer. Depression is different to sadness. When we feel sad we can often pinpoint why we feel sad. It could be due to losing something we love dearly…

Common reasons for unhappiness

Common reasons for unhappiness

Evolutionary Psychologists say that our default mode is to be on the lookout for danger. As cave men running around many years ago, we had to be tuned in to threat around us. Being complacent could lead to death very easily. These days, modern threats…

The best ways to fight depression

The best ways to fight depression

Depression isn’t the same as feeling sad or unhappy. It’s more akin to living in a dark black hole where there is no light and no chance of light either. Everything seems hopeless to a depressed person. They feel useless and worthless and they often…