“Adulting” can often leave us feeling pessimistic, jealous, uninspired and even depressed. These issues may seem like generalisations, but if you also take into account the struggles minorities face with race, sexuality, gender and disability, it can all seem too much and many of us burn out as a result.
That is what happened to me a few years ago. I suffered a mental breakdown and had no idea how to look after myself. After I was diagnosed with anxiety and depression, I made a conscious decision to go on a personal ‘self-care journey’.
I quickly learned that it is not selfish to focus on your wellbeing and a key part of ending the stigma around mental health is finding ways to encourage self-care practices, which can help open up a healthy discussion about our minds, emotions and feelings. This book shares my tips and techniques on your self-care journey.