A Little Explanation...

by - 10:00

These last few weeks I haven't been posting anything on my blog, I even promised to post yesterday and didn't, so I think you deserve a little explanation...

My mental health has gone into a downward spiral in the last month or so. My anxiety and depression are probably at the worst they have ever been before, and they have been heading this way for quite some time now. 

If you understand the complexities of having a mental illness, then you'll understand that it can take away all forms of motivation and pleasure of doing certain activities that you once loved. What some people don't understand is that anxiety and depression can make you unable to carry out activities, whether they are for fun or for necessity. Even simple things like cleaning, showering (as disgusting as it may sound), even getting out of bed can be a struggle.

This is why I haven't been posting. As much as I love blogging and writing, I'm finding it extremely difficult to find the motivation recently. I don't want to use my mental health issues as an excuse, but this is genuinely the reason. And I won't go into full details about what my days are usually like, but let's just say that they don't involve much getting out of the house, or even getting out of bed to be honest. 

So the truth is, I need to take some time for myself and not put any extra pressure on myself, and that means trying to stay away from blogging until I feel ready. I don't know when this is going to be, I could feel ready next week, the week after that or maybe even 2 months from now, but either way it will be very useful to me if you can understand that I need this break. 

As soon as I am ready to post again, I will let you know on my social media so feel free to follow me on there, if you aren't already. I'm sorry, and thank you.

Caitlin x

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