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25 year old with a lot of thoughts
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I’ve seen a lot of content online today discussing mental health and specific disorders. There seems to be a wave of toxic positivity rising as well as the trivialisation of legitimate mental health conditions/disorders as people are using some of these symptoms to jump on a ‘trend’ and I want to clear a few things up.

I want to clarify that I am diagnosed with combined ADHD, depression and anxiety. I am fighting heavily with seasonal depression right now and having to work from home the past 10 months is having a severe impact on the attention deficit of my…

I’m sat here at the beginning of another year, wondering what on earth to make of the 365 days ahead of me and the decade that now sits behind me. I’m not ok and I don’t know what to do. My moods are up, down and all over the place. I’m sat here in the dark wondering if this will ever really change.

I feel like I’m always making out to be some creative, artisanal type that whimsically stares out the window of cafe’s writing about all the profound views I have to share as if I know better than…

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I live in central London and 8/10 people I meet either have a gym membership or have at least had one at some point. Working in an office doesn’t really provide adequate opportunities to get your blood pumping and break a sweat (except for when a deadline hits you out of nowhere, that will definitely increase your heart rate), so in a lot of cases the easiest way to combat this is to join a gym and hope the membership fees give you the motivation you need to go at least 3 times a week.

Most of us acknowledge the…

From a young age, I’ve always been very pedantic. My pens had to be in colour order, things had to be put back exactly how they were found and every paint stroke had to be exactly within the lines. I’ve always been a perfectionist. As I’ve grown up this has manifested into a mindset I apply to every area of myself; from the way I look to the things I achieve — I always need to be perfect.

I was also a very anxious kid. When I was around 6 years old I started to develop tics which have never…

It’s been a year of compartmentalising, processing, accepting and healing. It’s been pretty exhausting at times, but now I’m a year on I’ve had the opportunity to reflect and learn from my experiences and I think there may be quite a few people out there who’ve gone through a pretty similar thing.

I’ve spent a long time deciding whether or not I wanted to share this, but I feel it has brought a lot of things into light and I’m hoping other people might be able to benefit from my experience. If doing that helps at least one person then…

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