Graduation time is fast approaching many of us! It’s a time of celebration, but can also be a source of worry.Continue reading “Grappling graduation fears”
For this post I have welcomed my friend Sophie to write a guest post. In this piece, Sophie shares her personal experience of mental illness during her PhD studies, including receiving her diagnosis and learning how to work healthily. Sophie welcomes questions/discussions about her experience and is happy to respond to any questions left respectfully in the comments below.
Hi guys, so todays post is going to be a bit more personal and will be about my mental health progress.Continue reading “Mental health chat: Progress”
So this weeks post is of a few things that I do to try and turn a bad day round.
February 1st is Time to Talk Day. This is a day that aims at bringing us all together and talking about mental health problems- and breaking the silence.
I have debated about writing this post for some time now- partly because it is very personal, and partly because I have been worried that it could end up coming across as a ‘pity’ post- and I don’t want to.
This post will be about dating as a anxious PhD.
We all have days where we are feeling down, stressed or anxious. The problem is knowing when its not ‘normal’ anymore- the other problem is that when you notice its not normal its already a problem…
This week you get an extra post from me- I have started back at work, and my anxious brain is in overdrive. Why? I am not too sure- there is obviously something worrying me, but it’s buried somewhere I can’t get to at the moment. So I thought I would sit and have a bit of a write, which always seems to calm me and my thoughts.
Anxiety ebbs and flows. One week you can feel super chilled, and the next feel on the edge all of the time. This week I am on the edge.