[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”

Using the Bare Minimum for Maximum Mental Health

When you suffer from a mental illness, every small thing in your path can feel like a gigantic obstacle. On the down days, your mind is chaos, everything inside you feels like clutter, and you don’t know what to do to feel better, much less be productive. But who says you have to be productive? DoingContinue reading “Using the Bare Minimum for Maximum Mental Health”

[Re-Plug] Letting It All Air Out

It’s hard to be productive when you’re tired, feeling down, dreading work, school, or assignments/projects. Being in a bad mental place can affect your ability to function. Lately, that’s been me somewhat. I don’t really like my current job (I’ve been there about 6 weeks). I don’t look forward to going in. I start feeling bummedContinue reading “[Re-Plug] Letting It All Air Out”

[Re-Plug] What I Do When I Don’t Know What to Do

I sometimes get frantic about what to post. “Oh, it’s been so long. I need to post something! Quick, find some good worksheets or effective mental health tips or something productive to share!!!” I was going to concoct something worth posting. Whether generated from my mind on the spot or inspired by something I found,Continue reading “[Re-Plug] What I Do When I Don’t Know What to Do”

What Do Drug Dealers, Corporate Professionals, and Aspiring Filmmakers Have in Common?

I marveled in “Sons of Anarchy”, and then later, “Breaking Bad”, how outlaws found themselves such great hookups. They had someone to talk to, someone to ask favors of, someone to get product from, or sell product to. Someone always knew a guy who knew a guy who could help them. It dawned on meContinue reading “What Do Drug Dealers, Corporate Professionals, and Aspiring Filmmakers Have in Common?”

Piece by Piece

I moved a few weeks ago, and it was quite the undertaking. Anyone who has ever moved (i.e. all of us), knows what a giant pain in-the-you-know-where it is. Seriously. Exhausting, time-consuming, expensive, and just plain annoying. I found unpacking for the second time in two years to be just as exciting as it wasContinue reading “Piece by Piece”

[Re-Plug] Cleaning Up My Computer Files Makes Me Feel Like I Have My Life Together

My room is in total disarray. Dust collects on every surface. Forgotten items lie strewn about. Piles of things with no home mock me in corners. Laundry remains unwashed and unfolded (though the latter has always and forever been true since I haven’t folded my laundry in roughly a year anyway). I’m moving in a fewContinue reading “[Re-Plug] Cleaning Up My Computer Files Makes Me Feel Like I Have My Life Together”

[Re-Plug] Things I Am Good At (Hint: Not Writing Lists Like This)

In the interest of building my self-esteem and developing the skill of self-validation, I made a list of things I’m good at. Ironically, it strongly brought to light one of my biggest flaws: perfectionism. Some entries are too wordy, while others aren’t descriptive enough. The answers are too erratic and span too broad of aContinue reading “[Re-Plug] Things I Am Good At (Hint: Not Writing Lists Like This)”

[Re-Plug] A Rough Guide to Nutrition

This hastily-written, not at all comprehensive guide to my nutrition is the groundwork for re-building my physical health and wellness. After poring over various meal tracker and recipe apps, I just decided to go old fashioned and write down foods and complementary items that I like. It’s not exhaustive, like I said, but it helped jumpstartContinue reading “[Re-Plug] A Rough Guide to Nutrition”