Comforting activities vs pleasurable ones and how they help our mental health
Self-improvement means addressing the ugliness within sometimes.
Anxiety's mantra: already afraid, so you don't have to be.
I'm already looking forward to 2019. By that, I don't mean I'm eagerly anticipating it. I have my sights set on the future. In 2019, I will be in a new apartment with new goals. A sudden change in my life forced me to change my perspective. It shattered me at first, but I bounced … Continue reading The Guide to Recalibrating Your Priorities
I have stumbled upon a mental crisis. I'm talking deep, dark place, code red, talk me off the ledge crisis. Thankfully, I didn't do anything destructive or harmful, aside from some yelling. What pulled me back down to earth a little from my downward spiral was the thought that if someone else were in this … Continue reading A Guide to a Crisis
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.
I drove through my hometown recently. The Black Crowes' new album was playing. I had just got done running an errand in the neighboring town. I was still in my work clothes. I hadn't expected my GPS to route me through the small town of 1,500 people, and I didn't expect the feelings I had … Continue reading Can I Learn Anything from Nostalgia?
My personal journey of growth and self-improvement has been bumpy, to say the least. Everything I post on here is about that journey to find happiness, stability, and a healthy mind. It's not been a linear journey, either. I've concentrated my efforts lately not on doing some specific CBT worksheet or DBT skill, but instead … Continue reading Do What Gives You Joy
In my journey of self-help and trauma recovery, one constant has remained: my incredibly low self-esteem. I often use other coping mechanisms to mask this fault, or I ride the highs when I am falsely full of self-confidence. Neither or healthy. So I've been trying to build up my self-esteem. I found this worksheet online, … Continue reading Work(sheet) Your Way to a New You
You can't be on top of the world all the time. Me personally? I spend half of my life at the bottom, trying to climb back up. Somewhere in between are those pestering phases that keep us from being completely happy and fulfilled, while also not relegating us entirely to rock bottom. This is what … Continue reading Step One to Pulling Yourself Out of a Rut