In this post, I’ll be offering advice on how to navigate college while also dealing with a mental illness.
The most basic tasks can feel like excruciating activities when there are days, when you can’t even get out of bed. There exists a need for self-care suggestions that take into account our daily struggles.
“Loving yourself is the greatest revolution.” We’re told all the time that it’s important to love ourselves. What people don’t realize is that it can be hard to have self confidence when you’re dealing with a mental illness. The feeling of not doing anything right is hard to shake. Feeling like a burden to others […]
Day 9 of my 30-Day Self Care Challenge was to make a list of the things that make you happy. I stuck that in there because it can be hard to consider the positives when life can be so difficult for us. Sometimes, it feels like those positive things don’t even exist. When every day […]
An anxiety tool kit is a collection of objects and/or resources that you can use to calm yourself down during stressful times. It can be portable (in the form of a wristlet or section of your bag), virtual (in the form of bookmarked links and images), or in a box at home. I made a portable tool kit in therapy last summer, and it was helpful for those summer parties where I felt socially awkward and nervous to meet new people.
Stepping into a therapist’s office for the first time can be nerve-racking. You might not know what to expect from a therapy session in general, but you certainly don’t know if the therapist you’re about to see will be a good match for you. It’s scary to think about, but it’s true: not every therapist […]
This post contains affiliate links for which I receive monetary compensation when a code is used. It’s December! That means it’s officially holiday season. It also marks the beginning of a financially stressful period for anyone who’s tight on money. It can feel like it’s impossible to give generously without breaking the bank. Even if you […]
Many Americans are frustrated with the results of the presidential election- I know I am. For many of us, it feels as though the next 4 years will be a constant fight to preserve our rights. It’s hard to put a positive spin on the election outcome, and honestly, I’m not going to try to. […]
Whether you’re studying for your midterms this week, you have work to prepare, or your finals are looming over your head, most college students can relate to the feeling of needing a break. After working your butt off, you deserve to take some time to yourself! If you want to take a short break before […]
How often do you evaluate your well being? When other people ask us how we are, the typical response is usually, “I’m doing great! How about you?” Of course, we sometimes only give that response because it’s the socially acceptable answer. Even though we sometimes put on a fake smile for others, we don’t have […]