“What Are You Doing With Yourself??

Do you ever do that thing where you see someone you know coming towards you on the street, but you pretend you’re busy texting or looking for some restaurant/cafe so that you don’t have to stop and talk? I do that all the time. I’ve heard people say (and I’ve even thought it myself) that… Continue reading “What Are You Doing With Yourself??

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The Difference Between Self-Pity and Mental Illness

I’ve talked before about getting anxiety. I get anxious sometimes. I’m not saying I’ve an anxiety disorder, that’s different. I’m saying I get anxiety. I get a normal human emotion. So do you, no doubt. Sometimes it can be excessive and debilitating, but that doesn’t mean it’s a diagnosed disorder. I feel like people forget… Continue reading The Difference Between Self-Pity and Mental Illness

The Cost of Words and Self-Perception

We all talk about other people. When people aren’t around, we talk about them. It’s gossip. It’s not necessarily negative, a lot of this talk can be positive. A lot of it is also negative though. It’s almost therapeutic I suppose. It makes us feel good to bad mouth someone else. Putting down other people… Continue reading The Cost of Words and Self-Perception

There’s a thousand ‘yous’ (There’s only one of me)

You have an idea of who you are. It’s the most intimate version of who you are, the most detailed one. It has all the micro-details, good and bad, that make up you. All the flaws that are hidden from everyone else. All the strange idiosyncrasies, all the glitches and gestures that make you, you.… Continue reading There’s a thousand ‘yous’ (There’s only one of me)

A Light in the Dark: Talk About Suicide

I write about suicide a lot. You’ve probably noticed this. I purposely bring it up. I talk about it a lot, I write about it. I make it a topic to talk about. There’s a reason. I kinda want it to become the case that you read about it so much that, it becomes less… Continue reading A Light in the Dark: Talk About Suicide

‘You’re Allowed To Be Sad’

If there’s any chance you find yourself reading this, and you don’t feel well, or you don’t see a future or you can’t find any hope to grasp onto, message me. Get in touch. I can’t guarantee you’ll be fixed, but I do know you’ll feel better having shared whatever is going on. Most of… Continue reading ‘You’re Allowed To Be Sad’

‘I Don’t Want A Relationship’

I always say I don’t want a relationship. I don’t want a relationship. I don’t want one. I’m too young. There’s no point. Yeah, cool. I’ve been saying that since I was 17, it doesn’t cut it anymore. There’s a common reason for why people choose to be on their own, whether they admit it… Continue reading ‘I Don’t Want A Relationship’

Being Social with Social Anxiety

I’m sat here watchimg the first Avengers movie and I was wondering what I’d write about. There’s a few abstract ideas floating around but I’m gonna talk about something that affects me daily, and no doubt affects most people at some point; good old-fashioned social anxiety. It’s something that’s so normal in my life I… Continue reading Being Social with Social Anxiety

The #VillainTheory and Emotional Intelligence

There’s been a few thoughts floating around my head the last week or so. At first I thought they were completely independent but I realized pretty quickly that they’re connected. I’ll explain both of them briefly anyway and we’ll go from there. If you follow me on Twitter (@DaraghFleming) you might have noticed that I… Continue reading The #VillainTheory and Emotional Intelligence