Happy New Year!!

Hey all,

I know I say this a lot but I want to thank you all again for making my first year of blogging fantastic. I have made some great connections on here and had some amazing support since opening up to this world. You all have listened to some moaning and ranting from this crazy little mind and still stuck around! I wasn’t sure when I started that I would keep it up but it had turned into something I enjoy doing. I love even more reading everyone else’s. So happy new year to you lovely lot let’s get ready to kick some mental illnesses ass!

Take care all

Lots of love

Vixxy Rose

Xxx

What is wrong with the old you?

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Hey everyone

How is everyone doing? I hope you all are feeling ok and if you are not remember it is ok not to be ok. It has been a good few days since I last posted, sorry about that but I thought I would take a few days to just chill out and enjoy my days off work and recharge the batteries as they say. Hasn’t it gone quickly though we are 2 days from a brand new year. I could spend hours reflecting on this year but I don’t want to bore you. All I know is that this year has had its amazing ups and devastating downs, but from all that has happened it has shown me one thing. I am stronger then what I give myself credit for, so instead of being my own worse enemy I am going to give myself a pat on the back for getting through this year.

So I thought I would end this year on a tip of the day – What is wrong with the old you?

So many people out there will be starting the new year with “new year new me”. Well, I am not judging you but it is not my cup of tea. As what is wrong with the old? For me, it is going to be “new year new improvements”. I don’t believe we should try and change ourselves, as we are what we are the good the bad the ugly, but that doesn’t mean we can’t improve instead.
So instead of I want to change how much I weigh how about I want to improve my quality of life and try new foods and exercise. The word change comes with such severe consciences if you feel like you haven’t achieved that change. Sometimes you can set yourself up for a fall. Sometimes we can end up going backward instead of forward.
How about think of things you would like to try and improve as you are just adding more positive things to your life instead of taking away. As I think the old you is fucking fantastic!

Take care all

Vixxy rose
Xxx

Eat,Drink And Be Merry!

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Hey everyone

How is everyone doing? I hope you all are feeling ok and if you are not remember it is ok not to be ok. I really hope everyone has had a great Christmas if not well at least you got through it. I had a peaceful Christmas I made sure not to overstretch myself and not worried things weren’t perfect so I could enjoy it the best I can. I got lots of new things for our new house I am looking forward to now making this house a home.

Well I am going to exploring new things next year with the blog hopefully, but please if there is anything you would like to see on my blog next year please drop me a message. Whether it is more posts in general, certain topics you would like me to cover I would love your input.

So just a short post today and I thought I would do a tip of a day – eat, drink and be merry!

Speaks for itself really, just remember this holiday is about enjoying yourself. Don’t start worrying about the whole “New Year new you” concept as at the moment the current you is still doing ok so fuck it! At the moment the anxiety is starting to whisper in your ear and the depression is starting to stomp around in your mind, as if trying to say how dare you have fun, you are not allowed. The guilt people go through this time of year is crazy, for just letting go a little.
So tell those nosey irritating twats of anxiety and depression to shut up by carrying on doing you. It is so easy to get caught up in the vicious circle right now, as you are vulnerable, you mind is not concentrating on your self care and warning signs so much. Remember you still have the tools to get through it!

Take care all

Vixxy rose
Xxx

Blogmas day 24 – my last blogmas post :(

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How is everyone doing? I hope you all are feeling ok and if you are not remember it is ok not to be ok. Well, it is Christmas Eve night, so I will keep today’s post very short. I am so thankful to you all for joining me for my first blog mas. I will definitely be doing this again. You all have given me the best Christmas presents; with your support, kind words and constant encouragement.
So this is I signing off my blog for a few days to enjoy the festivities with my loved ones. Keep safe everyone and remember self care is still important over the next few days. Big love to you all!!

Merry Christmas everyone 🎄

Vixxy rose

Xxx

Blogmas Day 23 – step away from the wrapping paper and relax

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Hey everyone

How is everyone doing? I hope you all are feeling ok and if you are not remember it is ok not to be ok. ‘Deck the halls with boughs of holly’ the Christmas spirit has finally arrived, rather late than never. I am even treated myself to a new Christmas jumper for Christmas day because that’s the crazy life I lead. Today I went and did my family rounds, for most people that are a joyful occasion for me it brings on anxiety. But I survived it and that it the main thing, now I can sit back relax and focus on enjoying my Christmas.

Blogmas Day 23 is here; still amazes me how the time has flown over these 23 days. I am so proud of this blog and my blogmas posts I am giving myself pat on the back for my hard work. I think it has really helped me writing these posts daily while I have been struggling myself. I have been trying to take my own advice for a change. Well, gather round for the main event of the evening…

Blogmas Day 23 – step away from the wrapping paper and relax

Ok people time to chill out and relax now. If you end up stressing all the way up to Christmas day causing the holidays is going to fly by. Which means you will spend no time to enjoy your time do some things to boost your Christmas spirit and self care.
Most the time we are planning with mental health on keeping important things like taking medication and steps to take when your anxiety is increasing. We plan to keep us from going off the deep end and basically keep us going. So where is the fun in that?
So I want you to put down the wrapping paper and plan some things to do over the next few days over Christmas that are fun! It could be as simple as plan some Christmas movie time in your pajamas and a big bowl of popcorn or plan some baking time by planning to make some time to make some Christmas cookies.
You deserve some fun time over Christmas even if it something you need to plan in!

Until tomorrow people!
Take care all

Vixxy rose
Xxx

Blogmas Day 22 – don’t just put a bow on things!

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Hey everyone

How is everyone doing? I hope you all are feeling ok and if you are not remember it is ok not to be ok. Finally broke up from work and ready to push forward with celebrating the holidays! I am not going to lie came home after work and had a couple of gin and tonics, as why the hell not! So I am feeling a bit more after of the storm and I think I am over the worse of it now so fingers crossed things will only get better. Todays post is really late so sorry but went to get a few things from the supermarket and took longer then I thought it would.

Blogmas Day 22 – don’t just put a bow on things!

I am starting to feel my Christmas spirit rise a bit more today and no it is not down to the alcohol. I think now I have broken up from work I can now concentrate on things I couldn’t put 100% thought process into, so my self care is back on track a bit more.
So today I am doing another Christmas tip – don’t just put a bow on things

Sometimes we can just put a smile on or say we are ok when we are not for the sake of not upsetting other people, especially around this time of year. We just wrap ourselves up in Christmas paper and put on a bow on top and act like everything is ok.
Don’t push your need aside over the Christmas period it is important to remember you matter as much as someone else’s Christmas. It is easy to throw self care out the window as many distractions out there and then we can end up back to square one after Christmas and undo a lot of work and recovery. So remember yes enjoy yourself but don’t suffer for the sake of others. Christmas is about everyone including you.

Until tomorrow people!
Take care all

Vixxy rose
Xxx

Blogmas Day 21 – I Am Breaking My Christmas Wreath

 

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Hey everyone

How is everyone doing? I hope you all are feeling ok and if you are not remember it is ok not to be ok. Just one more day left at work then I break up for Christmas! Oh, I am looking forward to pajama days and Christmas movies with my DIY family. I am going to drink eat and be merry! Well hopefully, that’s if I am still not in the middle of the storm. The more we edge closer to Christmas the more I worry that I am going to ruin it for myself and others around me if I am still in the blasted funk! Well even though I am getting sick of my moaning so you poor things must be rolling you eyes now so I would just get on with the show!

Blogmas day 21 without my usual longwinded introduction, you lucky lot!

Blogmas Day 21 – I Am Breaking My Christmas Wreath

I hate this vicious cycle of feeling shit then feeling guilty for feeling shit and THEN feeling weak for not being able to do something about it around and around I go. Someone get me off this ride, please…
So I am going to pull out the big guns and sprinkle some glitter on it. I need to get this circle well and truly broken! As the battle isn’t over and it is time to get my mental health toolbox on the go and break my wreath of negativity to pieces.
The thing is that is can always feel too late to turn things around, that’s the negative holly speaking, use your tools this Christmas destroy those feelings. Don’t push them aside to come back bigger and worse as no one needs that.
I am going to add a few festive tools to my toolbox:
• The joy of being around people whom I want to spend time with not just because I have too.
• Christmas cry, what I spoke about yesterday is a big tool I will use to help me process my feelings.
• Fun! I am going to make sure I do one thing for myself at least over the Christmas period.

So anything can be a tool for your toolbox, as it is what helps you so maybe think about added a couple of extra things to get you through the holiday!

Until tomorrow people!
Take care all

Vixxy rose
xxx