We all have days when we feel down in the dumps, frustrated, or angry. Most of us don't have the luxury of taking mental health days and calling out of work or canceling all of our plans when we have days like that. There are small things you can do in the moment to make… Continue reading 10 Small Things You Can Do To Make Yourself Feel Instantly Happier
The first few days of 2020 have been... interesting. Not quite what I was expecting. I received a book from a publisher that made me realize that the reason I often feel burned out is due to overstretching what I'm actually capable of, both mentally and physically. I received a copy of Fuel Your Fire: 200… Continue reading Weekend Update – 4 Jan 2020
It's hard to believe that November has already come and gone. I know that everyone says this, but it really does feel as though 2019 is flying by. This past month, my reading was pretty disorganized. I struggled with depression and anxiety more than I have been recently, and as a result, I missed a lot of… Continue reading November 2019 Wrap-Up
Note: This is a repost of an article from May 2019. I'm sharing it again because this is an important topic and something that I even need to remind myself of time and time again. Feeling burned out at work is something that many of us will feel at one point or another. Our society… Continue reading Do You Have Job-Related Burnout?
At least as far back as high school, I've dealt with severe depression, anxiety, and mood changes, but it wasn't until this past year that I was finally diagnosed with bipolar disorder. The diagnosis didn't lead to a cure for the disorder since there isn't one, but it's allowed me to notice the symptoms and… Continue reading An Example of What Bipolar Disorder is Like
Meditation is a relatively easy and completely free activity that has an incredible effect on your moods, anxiety, and stress levels. I discovered this about a decade ago, during a challenging summer when I was really depressed and randomly picked up a few books on Buddhism and meditation to read. A few years later, I… Continue reading A Brief Guide to Mindfulness Meditation
Now that it's officially autumn, it's getting close to the time of year when many people, approximately 10 million of them, are going to start feeling more depressed. Seasonal affective disorder, commonly known as SAD, is a form of depression that affects people based on seasons. The majority of people with SAD become depressed in… Continue reading Everything You Need to Know About Seasonal Affective Disorder
In today's society, it feels like we're expected to be on top of everything - from the best new bands to current events to all the new book releases coming out. There's so much going on around us, however, that it's easy to get lost in all of the digital noise. The first time I… Continue reading Why You Should Declutter Your Digital Life
The month of May went by extraordinarily fast! I can't believe it's already June. I didn't read as much as I would have liked this month, as you can see below. Out of the books I read, the worst was definitely Stephen King's Elevation. I was so disappointed with that book, and it's the worst Stephen King… Continue reading May 2019 Wrap-Up
We all have days when we feel down in the dumps, or frustrated, or angry. Most of us don't have the luxury of taking mental health days and calling out of work or canceling all of our plans when we have days like that. There are small things you can do in the moment to… Continue reading 10 Small Things You Can Do To Make Yourself Feel Instantly Happier
Feeling burned out at work is something that many of us will feel at one point or another. Our society forces us to work, mostly in jobs that mean nothing to us, for long hours, low pay, and mediocre benefits. It's no wonder that people's mental health can begin to decline in those circumstances. According… Continue reading Do You Have Job-Related Burnout?
I read this amazing article on the blog Wit & Delight today, written by Jackie Saffert. It made me reflect on my past relationships and how I reacted to the failure of those relationships. Jackie Saffert writes about her own relationships and personal issues with anxiety, It wasn’t until a week later that I understood… Continue reading Is Your Anxiety Harming Your Relationships?
At the beginning of the month, I announced that I would be going sugar-free for the month of January in an attempt to detox a bit from all the sugar I'd starting eating. Last week, I shared my thoughts at the end of the first week, which can basically be summed up with: I noticed… Continue reading Sugar-Free January – Week Two
Last week, I shared that I was participating in Sugar-Free January and that I would be posting weekly updates about my progress. To sum the first week up, I'm craving all the sugar. I had expected to have sugar cravings the first few days, but I wasn't expecting to literally be dreaming about sugar. The third night… Continue reading Sugar-Free January – Week One