Posted in Lists

Moments In Video Games That Made Me Emotional!

I’m an emotional person. You should see my reactions to classic Disney movies! After a conversation about Red Dead Redemption 2, I decided to write this piece!

There was no way around spoilers on this occasion, so spoiler warning for the following games!

  • Red Dead Redemption 2.
  • Destiny 2.
  • Batman: Arkham City.
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Posted in Mental Health

Let’s Talk Seasonal Depression!

Christmas is edging closer and closer by the day.
Yet “the most wonderful time of the year” can leave some of us feeling defeated.
I can imagine that the ongoing pandemic is going to make it even more difficult now, even for those who weren’t affected by it before.

You don’t have to feel happy over the Christmas period, I wish that I had accepted sooner.
I’ve lost count of how many times I have been called names such as Scrooge, Grinch or just plain miserable by people.
This really used to bother me and added the need to force myself to “enjoy” the festivities.

It’s important that you take care of your needs during this time.
Please do not feel obligated to do anything that’ll make you feel uneasy.
You do not know anybody anything.

Below are some helpful links to help you!

I’ll be updating my previous advice piece next week, so look out for that.
You’re worthy of happiness.

Photo by Cristian Dina on

Thank you for your time, I appreciate you being here!

Stay safe and stay hydrated!

Posted in Mental Health

Living with Seasonal Affective Disorder (Seasonal Depression)

Unfortunately, Christmas isn’t the most wonderful time of the year for some people. For differing reasons, it can be one of the hardest times of the year for people to live through.
I for one struggle the most with Christmas,  a few years ago I lost my grandmother to cancer. This wasn’t around Christmas specifically but that on top of struggling with depression in general, it hasn’t helped my case in regards to this.

SAD itself isn’t exclusive to the winter period, it can affect others during a particular time of year or season.
Regardless of when it affects you, it is of the utmost importance that you realise that you are not alone in this.

What I am going to be suggesting here is just that, suggestions. I am basing this on my own experiences.
What works for me, might not work for you, and that is fine.
This isn’t a one size fits all deal, I share my experiences in the hopes that I can make a difference in at least one person’s life and let them know that there is someone out there who can relate to their struggles.
For a more general look at the subject, here is a link to a fantastic PDF by Mind.

These are some things that help me deal with low spells:

  • Talk to someone: Bottling up your feelings is never a good thing. It all just builds up and then erupts at once. Reach out to anybody you can who will listen to you, family, friends, there are even services you can call to vent. A quick Google search will show you what’s available in your area code. There are also websites like 7cups linked here that provide a free service for those struggling or a paid one if you feel the need to talk to a therapist quickly,  there is also an app for it.  I am not affiliated with this website/app, I have just used it before and found it helpful!
  • Make a hot drink: When I am feeling low, I find making a cup of tea helps me feel a little better, I’m a big fan of herbal teas and a nice, calming cup of peppermint tea usually perks me up a little bit.
  • Go for a walk: Weather permitting here, obviously. Getting active is a good way to curb a low mood. I know that you won’t feel like doing so all the time, that is fine but it is all too easy to get trapped in a rut. Natural light will do wonders for SAD.
    I am a big fan and player of the mobile game Pokémon Go, that app has helped my mood a fair bit over the past year. It gave me something else to focus on while I was walking.
  • Keep yourself busy/Take up a new hobby: Keeping your mind occupied is a very important part of keeping low moods at bay. This can literally be anything. As mentioned in previous posts of mine, I started this blog as a distraction during the summer and I took up playing Pokémon Go again. If there’s something that has taken your interest that you’ve been putting off, now’s a better time than any to get started.
  • Take care of yourself: Talking from experience here, when I’ve had low moods, I’ve let myself go physically. Ate the wrong foods, let myself get dehydrated, barely slept, all that bad stuff. Small things like drinking more water, snacking on fruit instead of processed snack foods and taking a shower will do wonders for your mood.

If you are struggling to the point it is affecting your life and relationships, please seek the guidance of a professional.
You are not alone.
You got this.