MENTAL MUTHA MEETS KATE MARLER
MENTAL MUTHA MEETS KATE MARLER
Are you a mental Mum or a Mum that’s mental?
Probably a bit of both!
What do you do when you feel overwhelmed? Meditate? Talk? Hide?
Depends on the situation. Sometimes I'm a talker but a lot of the time I just glaze over and disappear in to my own thoughts.
Do you discuss your mental health with your mum mates?
Yes, definitely. Particularly my closests, I think it's important to have people who you know won't judge me and know I won't judge them.
How do you tackle mental health chats with your kids?
My daughters are currently 18 months old and don't particularly understand more than "where are your shoes?". However their mental health and wellbeing is really important to me and as they get older I will definitely be chatting to them more as they get older. One thing I have already started to do (or not do!) is not talk negatively about myself/ my body around my daughters and never make comments about other people around them. I want them to feel extremely happy and confident in themselves as they grow up and see me as a role model. I had an eating disorder and have suffered with anxiety and low moods throughout my life so I hope that my experience will help my daughters as they grow up!
Who helps you in the dark? (In your pits, your mental rock bottom - who is your hero?)
God. As a Christian I always find prayer helps calm my soul and help me focus. My husband is also an amazing support, he is so understanding and caring and never makes me feel stupid. I become very insular in the dark times so it's always appreciated when a friendly message pops up from one of my chums.
What helps you in the light? (Meditation? Procrastination? Perspiration? People?)
Getting OUT THE HOUSE. I live in Cornwall and absolutely love going out to the beach or for walks and getting some fresh air. I also enjoy time away from the girls and just having much needed girl time or date night!
Is it hard to talk about your mental health?
I've posted on my blog and my Instagram quite a lot about mental health. I definitely think the stigma is lifting however there is still a way to go! I try to be as honest as possible and I actually regularly get messages from people telling me I'm "real" which I actually find really amazing! The best way to lift the stigma is for all of us to keep over sharing! I've always worried that I come across as an attention seeker and shyed away from posting too much about my own issue but gradually I'm feeling better about sharing!
Where’s your head at?
I'm feeling pretty good in general, I moved to Cornwall back in July and it's been a really good move for us. However, I'm someone who's mood can plummet very quickly so I have to be careful to keep a check on my thoughts.
Soft Play or Rehab?
Could we merge the two?!
Jacobs Creek or a Jacobs Cracker?
Nut Job or Nut Allergy?
Self Care or Self Sabotage?
Self care all the way
Journal or jog?
Big fan of both!
Ask for help or happy to hermit?
Hermit all the way
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