Hey tumblr! Did you know that if you suffer from depression / anxiety or any other mental illness, you can register your dog as an emotional support animal, making it illegal for a landlord to refuse to rent to you? That’s right. No breed restrictions, no weight restrictions, no matter what, they are not allowed to refuse.
I’m not sure this is the case in the UK, there are some things we’re really behind on, like having a variety of different talking therapies available or considering that people with non physical disabilities might also need a support animal. I do regularly look into this and I think there are people trying to make this happen but I’m just not 100% sure whether it has yet or not.
Does anybody else in the UK know?
I’d love to not have to restrict my property searches by whether they take pets, because I think having an animal to look after would really help with my motivation and I already have to ignore over half of the ads because they won’t accept tenants on benefits.
(how the hell am I supposed to find somewhere to live if most of the affordable property refuses to accept benefits and the waiting list for council housing is yeeeaaars long? I’m thinking of stopping spending any money so that I can eventually afford to just put down 6 months rent in advance. They don’t seem to care who you are if you give them a buttload of cash.)
I’m not sure if it’s the healthiest meal, but it’s definitely delicious!
I do love it when my mum and Gerry go out to the seaside on Sundays and they bring back fish & chips for me :)
Today’s mindfulness challenge.
The app is called Conscious and it is available from android and apple stores for free. I am not paid to promote this app, I just like to share the challenges sometimes.
If you reblog this please dont delete the info about where to find the app.
This is interesting, what do you consider an addiction? I say I’m addicted to bed as a joke but then actually I do think I have a problem feeling comfortable in places that aren’t my bed and I often start thinking about when I’ll be able to get back to it and when I do get back to it I feel immense relief…
Although it’s been over a year since I’ve used self harming behaviours (besides hair-pulling and skin picking) I still get periods of time when I feel urges to hurt myself or I’ll have intrusive thoughts and images of me acting on those urges. It can be quite scary but the longer I go without doing it the more I trust myself not to act on those thoughts. Those thoughts are usually a good sign that there’s something wrong, so I can try to self soothe and work out what is actually wrong and use my healthy skills to try to cope with distress and solve problems.
Maybe my urges to return to bed or my aversion to leaving my bed are actually signals that something is wrong and it’s not really about the bed, that’s just my way of coping with certain thoughts and emotions.
Mental illness is not romantic.
Fun little trick I learned in therapy: validation. When someone is upset, don’t try to fix the problem, point out the cause, or tell them it could be worse. Just validate their emotions. Be like, ‘shit yeah man, that sucks. I’m sorry you’re going through that. I’m here for you.’ That’s literally all you have to do to make them feel better. Thank you and goodnight.
I love the tumblr recovery community so much but it upsets me to read that some of you are struggling so much.
So I’m sending a virtual hug to all you beautiful people (yes that does include you!), and a reminder that you’re not alone in your struggles.
Things will get better, maybe not today but someday! xxx
Hello, hello, sorry for the lack of me book pages. I have spent three days sulking but I think maybe I’m over it now. But I’ve got other things prioritised above doing me book pages so it might be a few days before you get any more. I’m slightly procrastinating still but at least I’ve finally started the penultimate stage of my secret project. I’ve shot past my deadline, which was Friday, but I figure there’s no use telling myself off. I’ll just see how long it takes to finish and if it takes about 3 days then I’ll decide that had I not been too unwell to cope the past few days then I’d probably have got it done on time - so my schedule planning was hopefully not too unrealistic.
I was hoping to get it to you all by this weekend, but I’m pushing the deadline forward another week so I can make it as perf as possible.
In other news I’m wondering which new handset I want to get to replace my current one as the contract has finished and I’m getting tired of its shit.
cut for rambling about technology…
Sitting down for dinner and wondering why my seat was really warm, I realised I was sitting on a couple of chips.
I did a really bad job of dishing up!
The stuff I bought for my Halloween costume has all arrived and I’ve added the finishing touches to it (I glued a paper star to a headband…) This year’s costume is a super low tech, almost disneybound style, costume design because I’m preserving my costume-making-energy for creating something for the London Comic con in May next year. I’m thinking maybe I’ll go as a Kyoshi warrior… but that means making something that resembles samurai armour, so yeah… that’ll be where my high-tech costume creating skills will be used.
Anyway, unless there’s something going on very locally I won’t actually be wearing my costume until the weekend after Halloween when I go to a friend’s house for a costume party and we’ll watch a couple of old Halloweeny films and hopefully we’ll order pizza from a pizza place I discovered which has a sassy and fun menu (also it looks delicious) and they even do a vegan option so I think that’s pretty cool. I’m not vegan but I appreciate when other carnivores respect that some people do not eat meat or other animal products.