"I know I can trust myself" is my newly adopted life mantra. Because of this, I feel calm. It doesn't mean that I need to trust in God, or the universe, or time, or something else out of my control. Instead, it means that no matter what happens, I trust myself to deal with it.… Continue reading My New Life Mantra
Remember the social pressures that we all face: Will I be liked? Will I be accepted? Will I be understood? Am I funny enough? Smart enough? Interesting enough? - and then times that by like ten for someone with social anxiety...it's not a nice feeling to deal with regularly.
Since the start of summer, I've been writing seasonal "bucket lists". I've only completed two, but I really love the idea. It follows the strategy of intentional living; trying to do things, instead of just living life by chance. Instead, you have a list of fun or challenging or season-specific activities. This ensures you're excited… Continue reading My Autumn Bucket List!
Of course, the first reason I write about mental health and self-development is to help people. No, not because I am some expert or because my life is so great and my MH is in tiptop condition. But because I believe that sharing any advice and tips can really help someone to make changes. If what I say gives someone an idea that then helps make their lives or their MH a little better, then job well done.
The stages of our lives can be very important to who we are or who we can become. I know that I've gone through many stages of life that have changed without my realising it - until I looked back and saw the transition. But what's so important about this? Why do they matter? Well,… Continue reading Stages of Life
I don't know about you, but I am rubbish at decision making! I nearly always second-guess myself and give myself a headache with all the overthinking *sigh*. Aside from pros and cons lists, decision making can be tough. And there's been times when a pros and cons list just hasn't been enough to help me… Continue reading How to Make Better Life Decisions
I will be honest, this post comes from a place of upset and is emotionally driven - but I felt it would be important to share. I look around my living room at home and you know what I see? Pictures of my brother's graduation, my mother's graduation, my sister's trampolining and gymnastics competition photos,… Continue reading Cheer for Yourself