Mental Health Awareness week – how I handle the depression that comes with Lyme disease and Fibromyalgia

What an amazingly inspiring and informative week this #MentalHealthAwareness week is!

I thought I would share how I handle the crushing depression, general anxiety and crippling brain fog that I get (or used to get) with my Lyme Disease and Fibromyalgia.

Watch this video for a much more detailed description of what it feels like and how I handle it, but here is a quick summary ….

  • Crushing depression – is Vitamin B – get your Dr to check your vitamin and minerals if yours feels like the one I describe.
  • Anxiety – get moving – my local beginners dance class is key to handling this
  • Brain fog – Omega 3, 6 & 9 oils and Circulation are key to improving this.  Plus tap dancing or playing the piano to improve the synapses in my brain.

But most of all it’s about accepting who I am and working with it, instead of against myself – I am who I am, and that is someone who will always need to look after myself, even once I am symptom free.

I have created my own system to deal with the ups and downs of life called ‘Heal your life’ which incorporates journalling, affirmations and meditation – very simple, but deeply powerful and empowering.  I incorporate it in my 6 month membership program ‘Be healthy, fit and slim’ because I believe that health is the priority and self-care and emotional health are key to that.  Remember, if you support your body, it can then support you in the ups and downs of life.

Any questions, please feel free to to pop into my facebook group #MUMMYWHISPERER Tips – I’m always happy to help.