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BURN OUT RECOVERY IS A SLOW RECOVERY

The past few months have been incredibly difficult and at times overwhelming. I’ve written about my burnout experience initially in February in my blog post entitled “Honestly I Am Exhausted“. I then disappeared for a little while and I shared the reason for this in “The Truth Behind My Unplanned Break” which ultimately culminated inContinue reading “BURN OUT RECOVERY IS A SLOW RECOVERY”

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THE TRUTH BEHIND MY UNPLANNED BREAK

Honestly I have no content planned for this week’s blog post. But in the back of my mind I knew I needed to discuss why I basically disappeared and posted very little everywhere. So this is a last minute, write as I think blog post. Bear with me. Originally I planned on taking a weekContinue reading “THE TRUTH BEHIND MY UNPLANNED BREAK”

HONESTLY, I AM EXHAUSTED

I’d be lying if I said I took a two-week break from blogging and posting new content and I came back refreshed, reenergized, and have lots of amazing new content to produce. The truth is every time I opened my WordPress account to write something, even two lines, I came up blank. I’ve rewritten thisContinue reading “HONESTLY, I AM EXHAUSTED”

SIMPLE SELF-CARE TIPS

In my last regular blog post entitled “I Took A Mental Health Day: Here’s Why” I said I would delve into simple self-care tips. In preparing and drafting this blog post, I initially was going to reference specific articles that speak on self-care. However I decided to reference some posts written by bloggers I followContinue reading “SIMPLE SELF-CARE TIPS”

I TOOK A MENTAL HEALTH DAY: HERE’S WHY

Do you know what a mental health day is? From my personal experience, I’ve found that mental health days are a lesser known fact in Trinidad and Tobago, especially within the work force. According to Elizabeth Scott in an article entitled “When Should You Take A Mental Health Day“, a mental health day is aContinue reading “I TOOK A MENTAL HEALTH DAY: HERE’S WHY”

“BUT YOU LOOK SO NORMAL”: A FOURTEEN YEAR JOURNEY – PART II

If this is the first time you’re coming across my blog, it means you missed part one of my journey. The link for part one is below and please be advised there is a trigger warning attached to the blog post: https://rachelramdhan.wordpress.com/2020/07/04/but-you-look-so-normal-a-fourteen-year-journey-part-i/ SHAPING OF MY STORY Now there is a crucial part of my journeyContinue reading ““BUT YOU LOOK SO NORMAL”: A FOURTEEN YEAR JOURNEY – PART II”

“BUT YOU LOOK SO NORMAL”: A FOURTEEN YEAR JOURNEY – PART I

Dedicated to the ones who fought and continue to fight battles that they do not yet know and to the ones who know. Stay strong; better days are ahead. ***TRIGGER WARNING*** Trigger warning: This blog post contains content which may cause emotional distress to the reader. In the event that any emotional distress occurs whileContinue reading ““BUT YOU LOOK SO NORMAL”: A FOURTEEN YEAR JOURNEY – PART I”

Pouring from an empty cup

Originally posted on The Penguin Therapist:
“I want to thank everyone for working so hard, on getting this big project done.” Do these words sound familiar to you? If you are used to working in intense environments, it may feel as though every day there is another task, another item, another big project that requires…