I thought breaking my phone addiction would be as easy as deleting social media apps. I was wrong.
Category Archives: Unplug
Breaking Phone Addiction: My Plan to Stop Mindless Scrolling
I was in denial about my cell phone addiction and the negative effects of social media. Until now.
Step Two to Pulling Yourself Out of a Rut
It’s all about the next step. Actually, it’s all bout doing the next step because the idea is that taking a step toward your goal will help you feel more accomplished, fulfilled, and overall happier.
[Re-Plug] Learning Basic Domestic Skills On My Own
Normally I would pay to have clothing alterations done for me–or better yet, throw out the old, crappy ones and replace them with newer and better ones. As expensive and stupid as that may be, it’s always been far easier and palatable to me than learning to make basic amendments to my clothing. Lately though, inContinue reading “[Re-Plug] Learning Basic Domestic Skills On My Own”
[Re-Plug] How I’m Contributing Instead of Hashtagging
What are the documents and letters in the header picture? Probably not what you think. After the Orlando shooting, I was distraught at how such menacing, loathsome hatred could turn into a slaughtering of the LGBTQ+ community. I was shocked, outraged, and helpless. Unsatisfied with merely being a voice online to support the cause, I searched forContinue reading “[Re-Plug] How I’m Contributing Instead of Hashtagging”
Breathing Exercises from Dr. Weil
Another link I found with three common breathing exercises. They can be used to combat anxiety or stress. You’ve probably heard of these exercises, if not utilized them, like myself, but it never hurts to take a refresher course. Breathing: Three Exercises Three Breathing Exercises “Practicing regular, mindful breathing can be calming and energizing andContinue reading “Breathing Exercises from Dr. Weil”
Five-Finger Relaxation Technique
I came across this awesome relaxation technique from the University of Chicago’s counseling services (of all places). That’s it. There’s no further instruction or dissecting of this technique. I found similar descriptions online, but nothing about how this is supposed to affect the mind or help you. Close your eyes. Touch your thumb to yourContinue reading “Five-Finger Relaxation Technique”
Putting Up Walls Isn’t Always Bad
You’ve most certainly heard people talk about the “walls” around someone’s heart, often their own. From romantics to poets to those who have been hurt and those who have been shut out, “putting up walls” seems to be a negative and gloomy concept. But putting up walls doesn’t have to be bad (unless you’re DonaldContinue reading “Putting Up Walls Isn’t Always Bad”
[Re-Plug] A Giant Confidence Booster in an Unlikely Place
Allow me a moment to be proud of myself for a second: I fixed my boyfriend’s computer. And I FREAKING rocked it! While not exactly a computer programming genius, I, like most people of my generation, know my way around a computer and its basic fixes (also, they’re so damn intuitive, it’s hard not to).Continue reading “[Re-Plug] A Giant Confidence Booster in an Unlikely Place”
[Re-Plug] What I’ve Done Today…A List
Okay, so this list is stupid, right? WRONG. Well, you might still think it’s stupid, but the reason I would argue it’s not is that this a list I made on a bad mental health day. Instead of making a to-do list to accomplish, I did the opposite: I made a list of all the stuffContinue reading “[Re-Plug] What I’ve Done Today…A List”