Comforting activities vs pleasurable ones and how they help our mental health
Not that I would know from personal experience or anything…
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 shift my perspective. It shattered me at first, but I bouncedContinue 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 thisContinue 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. I had just gotten done running an errand in the neighboring town, one I have rarely visited since leaving the area. I had the Black Crowes’ new album playing. I was still in my work clothes, ready to be done and back home, which was over an hour away.Continue reading “Can I Learn Anything from Nostalgia?”
When it comes to being happier, go toward the light.
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 whatContinue reading “Step One to Pulling Yourself Out of a Rut”