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”
You wouldn’t believe me if I told you that extreme anxiety actually makes you feel better.
How, when and why to do the very thing everyone tells you to avoid. I’m going to be talking a lot about failure in this post. To many of us, it’s a scary thing. We believe that it means more than it does on surface value. That it defines our abilities now and forever. I’mContinue reading “Give Up”
Visualizing emotions helps you laugh at them.
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”
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”
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”
“I can shake off everything if I write; my sorrows disappear. My courage is reborn.” —Anne Frank Out of each habit I perform daily, I believe writing in a journal is the single most beneficial to my mental health. It is also the habit I look most forward to, and I’d recommend it to anyoneContinue reading “How to Journal for Anxiety”
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”
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”