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

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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

Why the Pro-Choice Movement is Convincing Me to Vote No

I’m totally aware of the sensitivity of this topic. Due to the title alone, I decided to not even send this to HeadStuff. because articles I’ve written in the past that have been ‘alternative-to-the-left’ have been rejected outright. Anyway, let’s get into it. It’s important to know beforehand, the definition of what Liberal political views… Continue reading Why the Pro-Choice Movement is Convincing Me to Vote No

I Talked To God About Suicide

Creator:         I imagine you have quite a a lot of questions. Me:                 Just a few, yeah. Creator:         Go ahead then. Me:                 You made us, right? Why? Creator:         I didn’t choose to create you, the same way you cannot choose whether to breathe or not. It just happens. It was an… Continue reading I Talked To God About Suicide

New Year, New Bullshit

Things Numpties say on January 1st: ‘New Year New Me’ ‘Absolutely smashed my goals in 2017 and am ready to take on 2018, bring it on!’ ‘2018 is my year, wait and see #Haters’ ‘I didn’t lose a lot of friends in 2017, I just found out who the real ones are, onwards and upwards… Continue reading New Year, New Bullshit

Homecoming Vibes

Up until last Tuesday, I hadn’t been home in about 2 and a half months. The last time was at the start of October. I’ve been staying busy, what’s a fella to do? It did get me thinking though about my favorite part of being away from home. You know that feeling you get, when… Continue reading Homecoming Vibes