Growing up, I was a bit of a problematic kid. I couldn’t sit still, and my eyes would water as soon as I had to focus on anything. I couldn’t grasp things that other people in my class were able to grasp. I would get extra help from the “other” teachers and could never really handle it—I wanted to be anywhere but in that situation. By the time I was in grade 10, I had certain teachers full on insult me for my inability to grasp math. I felt like I was inadequate, and I hated being different. It wasn’t only until the past 10 years that I grasped the fact that I had learning disabilities that held me back in this way.
If you suffer from stress and anxiety every day then you will know how debilitating this can be. You may feel as though you have so much to think about and that you are just unable to process everything too. If you want to give yourself some degree of relief then you will be glad to know that this is very easy to do, especially if you follow the below steps.
Welp, it's official. I'm on the spectrum. Apparently not everyone takes this information well... but I am really happy because this explains a lot. I don't want to be sorry anymore. I don't want to have to apologize to my sister anymore for being socially awkward. I don't want to be sorry to my parents because I don't have a 9-5 job. I don't want to be sorry that I don't like to go shopping with other people. Most of all, I am so sick of feeling bad for being different. It's not my fault that some people are intolerant to neuro-differences. It's true, I wasn't the cool kid in school... but I like to tell myself that's because I was cooler than average. I mean, whats the harm in decent self-esteem. Right?
Water flowing over pebbles in a stream, birds calling to each other in a forest, the wind blowing across a pasture, waves lapping at the beach, a waterfall thundering down… When feeling tired, stressed, or distracted, you’ve probably used nature sounds to soothe your nerves or help you focus. It’s a growing trend, especially among school-going children. The soothing sounds help relieve the stress of exams, and since they’re listening to these sounds, they don’t notice external disturbances and can, therefore, focus better. It’s like meditation, except easier to perform, and you already got the tools to get started
This will be like a journal for me as I really began my journey towards a new discovery into myself. I’m not sure if it’ll be accepted or even read by others, but that’s not going to make me stop.
Helpful Ideas for Coping with Stress
I went to see a new GP the other day. I had to change again after having to move home to my parents' spare room in the middle of nowhere after becoming seriously ill earlier in the year.
Having a good night's sleep is something that is very important when it comes to living a healthy lifestyle and being healthy overall. Sleep has a major impact on physical health as well as our mental health. It is important to understand and recognize the importance that having a good night sleep can have on our lifestyle over all. Here are some of the ways that getting a full night's sleep helps our mind.
I have been struggling with depression as far back as I can remember. I also have been clean and sober for nearly five years. The state of my mental health has been up and down for many of those years. I also have struggled with my weight since high school; I still have flashbacks of my high school baseball coach calling me fat in front of the whole team. Since then I have obsessed about my weight and health constantly, it takes up most of the thinking throughout my day. It makes this new journey I have been taking recently even sweeter and is something I want everyone with the same struggles I have/had to experience.
The Importance of Mental Health
Regular workouts are proven to be beneficial to the body. But did you know that they have an equally fascinating impact on the brain as well? As per Dr. Erin Reynolds, the Clinical Director of the Baylor Scott & White Sports Concussion Program at The Star in Frisco, Texas, exercising helps in regulating hormones and chemicals within the brain. As an outcome, the person experiences a better mood and higher quality of sleep, thus leading to overall brain health.
We all have memories that we wish we could forget. Memories of experiences in life that still hurt and are so painful it affects our lives to this very day.