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I Kept A Mental Health Diary For A Week & The Results Were Revealing
Words by ANITA BHAGWANDAS
Photo by NADA MUDOU
Believe
I Kept A Mental Health Diary For A Week & The Results Were Revealing
Words by ANITA BHAGWANDAS
Photo by NADA MUDOU
We asked a beauty editor and brand consultant to track her mental health in a daily diary for one working week. Here she explores the emotional journey of being self-employed during lockdown and moving back to her parents’ place

Remember as kids when every summer there was a big new ride at one of the theme parks that had queues circling, scares galore and thrills aplenty? Well, that’s happening right now, except none of us signed up for it and the thrills veer closer to a dystopian nightmare than a thing of joy. Yes, that’s the lockdown mental-health rollercoaster – and none of us signed up for it. Even those who consider themselves to be fairly unflummoxed by life’s changeability would concede that this has been a pretty rubbish and scary few months. 

While I’ve reached a good place with the unpredictability each day presents, every week comes with new challenges and surges of emotion that I’ve tried to navigate, with – let’s say – mixed results. Here’s what life in lockdown looks like for me…

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