Minimalism and Anxiety
Anxiety is a term used so loosely in the 21st century. Not only has it been “trending” amongst today’s millennials but it’s rapidly evolved into a full blown epidemic! Every other person I meet is suffering from some form of anxiety whether it’s generalized, social, or trauma induced. We’ve become nervous, worried, and stressed out beyond repair. To be honest I’m surprised so many of us are even functioning at all while trying to cope with the increased societal pressure and never-ending demands of day to day life. It’s just too much.
Practicing Self-Love to Cope with Depression
Recently I’ve been battling a period of depression which has consisted of more days laying around in bed binge watching Grey’s Anatomy than I am proud of. My productivity levels have tanked and the gym currently resembles a long lost friend. I wake up completely and utterly exhausted most of the time. Whether my feeling tired derives from waking up at 3am unable to go back to sleep and stressing about finances, or simply because I’ve been in and out of sleep for hours I am unsure. What I do know is this. It is imperative that I channel what little energy I do have into practicing self-love! Self-love means something vastly different to everyone which is why I’ve narrowed it down to a few key steps to help clear up any confusion. You don’t need to drain your savings account and splurge on a dozen LUSH bath bombs in order to show yourself some TLC. So how can we practice self-love when we can hardly get out of bed in the morning?
Preparing for a Shift in Seasons
Fall has arrived! I don’t know about you but I’m ready to throw on my biggest grandma sweater and snuggle up on the couch with a hot cup of chai, my fur babies, and a good old fashioned Hallmark movie. October is officially among us and I’m into it! Despite my basic white girl mentality this time of year, I’m faced with additional stress revolving around my Bipolar and the very real consequences of my actions. What is it about the leaves changing colour and all of summers beauty fading away that we find ourselves battling such an intense mental shift? Can anyone else relate to the immense power struggle with your mind during a change in seasons? Over the years I’ve developed many coping strategies to assist me during my cycles. Being self aware allows me to prepare as best as I possibly can to avoid spiraling into a full blown manic break down.
Interview with my ex Boo
Somewhere along my journey while starting BTW I began to realize that there have been extremely life altering events that have allowed me to become the person I am today. Events that have taught me valuable life lessons, pushed me outside of my comfort zone, and allowed me to see the bigger picture for what it really is. I sat and thought to myself, “who are some of the major influencers I’ve met along the way?”, and “who has positively impacted my life and inspired me to grow into the best possible version of myself?”. Then it hit me. My ex! I’m sure some of you reading this are a bit perplexed; “how could your ex leave such a lasting impression? If this is the case, why would you break up in the first place?”.
5 Healthy Morning Habits to Kick-Start your Day
Let’s get one thing straight. There are two types of people in this world. Those who wake up every morning full of abundant energy and enthusiasm, and those who hit snooze 10 times before dreadfully pulling themselves out of their warm, cozy bed. Sound familiar? If you’re anything like me and you’ve struggled to rise at an early hour and join the rest of the functioning world, I feel your pain. It’s taken me a very long time to adjust to this societal expectation and I can proudly say I’ve finally found a routine that makes me want to jump out of bed in the morning!
4 Ways I Cope with my Bipolar Naturally
I can only imagine what you must be thinking as you scrolled past the topic of today’s post. How is this even possible? Who would dare try and manage their mental health issues without prescription medication? Is this person a lunatic? I’ve experienced this reaction from the vast majority of my friends, family, and psychologists over the years. Some of which have even gone to the extent of labeling me “irresponsible” or “misguided” (which I let upset me for far too long). So how exactly have I managed to stay sane, healthy, and functional to this day without the use of prescription medication? Let me tell you.