An Insight Into My Anxiety

I always knew I was an anxious person, but nothing could have prepared me for being diagnosed with not one mental illness but TWO! In February of 2017, I was diagnosed with depression and anxiety, and I have struggled since then. It was a major blow, but a sense of relief washed over me knowing that I finally had an explanation for the way I have felt for years. Anxiety can be very different for those who suffer, and I wanted to give a deeper insight into my own anxiety and how knowing my triggers helps me overcome my struggles.…

How Keeping Different Journals Help Me in Different Ways

There are many benefits when it comes to putting your thoughts down on paper. Mental health improvement is one of the most common benefits of journal writing. This is my experience as well. It is a fantastic way to unleash your thoughts in whatever way you find helpful. There are so many options for types of journals and they all have their own special qualities that make them such great investments. There are many to choose from, including bullet journals, which have a little bit of everything.   If you need any reason to start journaling, maybe I can be…

5 Mental Health Apps to Help You Through the Day

There are many people who suffer from mental illness and not everyone can afford to pay for therapy or mental health services so I have a few helpful apps to help you deal with your mental illness in a free and interactive way using free apps. Therapy or counselling can be very expensive. While I was struggling really bad with my depression and anxiety I simply could not afford to visit my therapist so I began to search on free ways to help me manage my overwhelming thoughts and emotions and this is how I came across these apps. I…

What Happened When I Turned Off My Facebook Notifications

Let’s Start With A Story After my husband and I got married in 2016, I moved to Georgia to live with him. You know what? One day, I’ll have to write about our story. It’s definitely an interesting one. For now, though, I’ll just tell this little one. So, shortly after we wed, I found out I was pregnant! Yay!!! Right? But wait… I just moved away from all my family and friends. They won’t get to experience it with me. My mom won’t get to see the little moments. She won’t be there to teach me how to be…

How a Simple Skincare Routine Can Impact Your Mental Health

Did you know that washing your face can improve your mental health? Many people don’t know that there are many forms of self-care to help your mental health, such as a simple skincare routine. I personally have an intense skincare routine that I do every four days but on the other three days, I keep it more simple. Having a skincare routine is comforting and soothing. Whenever I do it, I am usually in my bathroom, alone, or in my room if the bathroom is occupied. This is the only time I have to myself where I am at peace…

Why You Literally Need To Go Outside

Hello and welcome back to my doctor/nutritionist/scientific approved blog where I tell you what to do based on very little research that I conduct to be trendy. NOT. Going outside has been a long debated topic about. It’s actually silly that I just made that statement. Shouldn’t it be simple? Shouldn’t we know the answer by now? Apparently not- the whole world still wants to be having this milked out discussion. I think the best way to figure this out is to look at it from different sides. On one hand, we have the very true reality of sun damage…

5 Things That Will Motivate You For Monday

Monday’s is the universal day for everything to suck. It’s right after the weekend, the fun weekend you just had. You know, the one where sleeping in exists? Monday’s are the days that our bodies are like ABSOLUTELY NOT but are minds are like, PLEASE get out of bed and get going. Monday’s do not always have to suck. They do not always have to be a drag. They most certainly do not have to be the worst day of every week. Here are 5 things that will motivate you for Monday: Use Sunday to Plan out your week I…

How I Learned to Take a Step Back and Focus on Myself

2018 = NIGHTMARE 2018 and into 2019 = REBIRTH 2018 Recap Going into 2018 I was super optimistic that it was going to be my year. My first full year living on my own, going to college, a wonderful new job, and new memories to be made. However, in my case, some things happened and some did not. The first couple months of 2018 went by pretty smoothly, but it also become excruciatingly hard for me as the days went on. I started slacking on every aspect of my life--from getting up and going to school to hanging out with…

Anxiety: How a Mental Illness Becomes Physical and How it Affects Everyone

Anxiety is a general feeling of unease, such as worry.  Everyone has feelings of anxiety at some point in their life. For example, you may feel worried and anxious about sitting for an exam. During these times, feeling anxious can be perfectly normal. However, there are people who find it hard to control their worries. Their feelings of anxiety are more constant and can often affect their daily lives. Anxiety can be presented in a lot of ways. It’s not just panicking or hyperventilating. There are many symptoms of anxiety that are not as commonly known that can actually affect…

An Open Letter to My High School Best Friend

Photo Cred: Courtney Jane It’s not every day that you meet someone who can drastically change who you are as a person and help you become a better one in the end. A best friend is someone you should never take for granted. The endless Friday night lights, the theatre plays you both performed in, the pep rallies, and the fact that you two are always together. You might as well become one because you are one. You’re one in a million and no one can ever replace your high school best friend. No matter where you two go after…
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