Focus on your own happiness first, and the rest will follow.

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As we go through life, we encounter people with whom we become friends or more. We enter into relationships with people and manoeuvre our way through the world together.

We sometimes, wrongly, assume that our happiness is linked to others. We focus our attention on what others are doing, and…

Sometimes what you see isn’t always the truth.

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High functioning anxiety is not something that doctors diagnose — there is little research into this particular branch of anxiety. However, people with high functioning anxiety would describe themselves are having anxiety, but functioning well in their day to day lives.

I am in this camp. I have anxiety, but…

Hold on, before you accuse someone of laziness, take a look at what else could be going on.

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They struggle to get out of bed

At first glance this could appear to be a super lazy thing to do. It’s easy to associate being in bed for a long time as lazy. But, for someone with depression, the battle to get out of bed is more to do with fatigue.

Don’t underestimate mental fatigue.



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