The Most Important Trait to Have

When it comes not only to improving your mental health, but changing your entire life for the better, one positive trait will get you further than almost any other. It’s not resilience, it’s not optimism, and it’s not spirituality. It’s bravery. That’s it. This is obviously just my opinion, but I’m going to try myContinue reading “The Most Important Trait to Have”

How to Create a Self-Care Routine

I wish it wasn’t the case, but we are all we have. When you learn how to take care of yourself, regardless of your thoughts, whatever that means for you, you will find that so many gaps, so many imperfections, are filled in automatically. If you can trick your mind into believing you’re worth time,Continue reading “How to Create a Self-Care Routine”

How to Stop Feeling Alone in Your Struggle

While loneliness is a ravaging symptom of Depression or untreated Anxiety, and feeling like you’re apart from everyone else can make you feel poorly, loneliness is also a symptom of being alive, and so we all feel it. This post is not particularly actionable, but I wanted to share a positive shift in attitude IContinue reading “How to Stop Feeling Alone in Your Struggle”

How to Know if You’re Using Your Time Correctly

Perfectionists know the question extremely well: Is what I’m doing right now good enough? Is it the best possible way I could be spending my time? When we ask ourselves this question, we shift our focus from performing the task at hand to thought. We begin worrying about whether the time we spend on anContinue reading “How to Know if You’re Using Your Time Correctly”

How to Deal with Anxiety as a Student

Many students take pride in their work and extract personal value from school. But sometimes, rather than taking the result of a test or project as an indicator of how well they did on the assignment, they take it further. As the teacher walks around handing students their graded papers, we feel elevated. It’s notContinue reading “How to Deal with Anxiety as a Student”

How to Regain a Sense of Control

While we are engaging them, thoughts feel productive because we release dopamine when we think we’re solving a problem. This allows us to remain hopeful for progress, despite the fact that the thoughts degrade into pointless rumination. I fell into a pattern indicative of this useless overthinking; let me know if it sounds like you.Continue reading “How to Regain a Sense of Control”