Talking about what I was grateful for had some surprising benefits.
Exercising when you have a mental illness is a workout of its own. Recently, I decided to find a way to conquer it.
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 bouncedContinue reading “The Guide to Recalibrating Your Priorities”
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”
This is me. You’ve seen me before. You know who I am. But I wonder if I know her anymore. I’m totally different from the person I was a year ago, two years ago–God forbid we go any further back than that. I fell into a vicious cycle of depression and anxiety around September ofContinue reading “[What I Did Today] It’s Just A List”
With the place I’ve been in lately (spoiler alert: a really bad one), I’ve been searching for answers. It hasn’t been a perfectly linear journey, but the things I have found have been eye-opening. Case in point: this wonderful, wonderful blog post from Therapy Beyond the Couch. It walks you through an exercise about your “deepestContinue reading “Who Am I Without All the Adjectives?”
Since my soul-baring post about depression, I knew I had to try something different. Anything. No matter how small or seemingly insignificant. My answer? Using this Pacifica app more regularly. I downloaded it when I was still employed and very stressed, thinking it could help me. It’s a very cool app that allows you to track yourContinue reading “One Tool in My Resource Toolbox”
I crave significance. Why I do isn’t very important. When I say crave significance, I mean, from a young age, I have wanted my life to matter in a profound way. I fear being insignificant or meaningless. Through the years, I have tried all kinds of ways to create meaning. When I was aContinue reading “Searching for Significance”
Exactly zero people have wondered where I’ve been. I’m not going to apologize and go into some lengthy explanation about my blog and my writing–because literally no one cares. I am making a “where I’ve been” post though because I think there are others out there who need to hear what I’m about to say. IContinue reading “If You’re Struggling, This is For You”