How Setting Goals Helps With My Anxiety

Ever since I was a little girl, I’ve always suffered from really bad anxiety. I didn’t know it was anxiety until after I graduated high school and took my first psychology class in college. After I became educated about anxiety, I’ve been open to suggestions on how to control it. For the longest time, I ran away from my anxiety and thought if I pretended it wasn’t there, then I wouldn’t have to deal with it. Photo Credit: ElleGraphic credit: Anne A lot of trial and error over the past few years has finally helped me to control my anxiety…

My Favorite Mental Health Podcasts

I never really listened to podcasts before I started my blogging journey but once I did I was introduced to the wonderful world of podcasting--another brand new way of content creation and sharing your message to a brand new audience. I have come across many podcasts since joining the blogging community, and I’d like to enlighten you about why I love to listen to them, and which ones are my favorites! Reasons to Listen to Mental Health Podcasts It Can Help People Understand Mental Illness Podcasts are a great way to help people understand what it’s like to have a…

10 Signs That You are Overwhelmed and How to Fix It

Each and every day we are faced with tasks, situations, and thoughts that can completely overwhelm us and we may not even realize that we are overwhelmed. This post is going to give you 10 signs that you’re overwhelmed and how you can fix it. I know you may feel tired, moody and unmotivated but I hope that this post will give you some tips and tricks to help you with the overwhelm you are feeling! 1. You Have Difficulty Sleeping Too Much or Too Little When you have so much going on it can be difficult to relax once…

Mental Health: How to Save Yourself

I’ve never been able to convince myself that people can save other people. And, to put it simply, that’s because, no matter what, you have to give consent in any instance that pertains to your physical self and what you do. (Okay, I guess that didn’t come out as simply as I had hoped.) Try to relate it to mental health if you can. For example, I’m sure many of you have heard someone say, “If I hadn’t met this person I probably wouldn’t be here today. They literally saved my life”. I mean, that’s sweet and all, but did…

Bad days: A Survival Guide

We all end up having bad days at some point in our lives and that’s normal! Sometimes it’s even worse when we can’t seem to get out of that bad mood. I’d like to help you get through those bad days by providing you with a survival guide you can come back and read on your particularly difficult days. Deep Breaths Having a bad day is so disappointing, especially when it comes to just waking up in a bad mood and having no idea why you feel that way. It sucks! When we become stressed our body releases stress hormones…

How Body Image Issues Can Affect Your Daily Life and How to Overcome It

Do you ever dread going shopping for clothes? The thought of trying on clothes and them not looking right on or not fitting the way you like? Well, you’re not the only one. Body Image issues can affect anyone. My Personal Experience In high school, I was never satisfied with the way I looked. From freshman year to senior year I wished that I could change my appearance daily. I was on the dance team, I worked out every day but I was still never satisfied.  I always gave myself high expectations on how I looked and if I couldn’t…

Learning to Love Your Mental Illness

There is a huge stigma towards mental illness. You’re seen as “sick” or “crazy”, but we both know this is not true. There are many people who don’t understand mental illness, and as a result, we tend to hide ours. We push our feelings deep inside of us, slap a smile on our face, and get on with life. I was afraid of talking about my diagnosis, but one day I came to the realization that my mental health was a part of me. I learned to love my mental illness and today I’m going to show you why you…

How I Am Able To Overcome My Anxiety Through Blogging: A Story of Growth Through Writing

I have suffered from anxiety for as long as I can remember. I switched medications numerous times thinking that was the problem, but after reaching a very low point in my life a couple of years ago and after many people telling me to start a blog, I decided to take the plunge and start blogging. Ever since I started blogging, I have been able to overcome my anxiety. Photo Credit: Jess Graphic Credit: Kayla I’ve always had a passion for writing but was too scared to let others read what I had written.  After watching all of my friends…

5 Ways Depression Affects You and How To Overcome Them

Hey guys! I’m back to give you some quick and easy solutions that will kick depression’s butt. We’ve all be there, tired, running on empty and waiting for the end and as miserable as we are, we aren’t willing to get up and do the harder things that help us because it just takes too much energy. It’s exhausting being exhausted and it’s frustrating to feel this way without any reprieve. Photo Credit: Briggy Graphic Credit: Natasha Depression isolates you, makes you think the world is against you, takes away your energy and motivation, steals the joy out of life…

“Give Me A Stick”| A Therapist’s Quote About the Strength of Those Suffering from Mental Illness

A few years back, I was struggling to stay alive. I was incredibly depressed, self-harming, and had even attempted suicide a few times. It felt to me like life was a never-ending maze intended for maximum human suffering. It sounds terribly dark and brooding to hear me talk about my past life like that, but unfortunately, that’s a nice way of putting how I felt at the time. Also during that time, I came across this poster that was going around social media platforms and I wouldn’t go as far to say that it saved my life, but it gave…