Going through life with mental health issues, mainly severe anxiety disorders and adhd, I was often misunderstood. I was deemed "not manly enough", told to constantly suck it up and other stigmatic comments. Why is this though?
I had a conversation with my mom yesterday wherein she told me she felt guilty just sitting around doing nothing. Knowing my mother, this makes sense. She’s constantly cleaning out a closet or grading papers or working out. She always needs to keep busy. I understood her anxiety; after all, I’m the same way.
When I signed up for an 8 session therapy package with my Life Coach/Therapist extraordinaire – I didn’t realize what I really needed was to stop circling my own insecurities. I didn’t even know what I was insecure about but I knew that they were there. A constant feeling of guilt and not being good enough. Good enough for what? I don't know. Now, 5 weeks in, I feel…okay. I don’t want to say normal because what is that? But I do feel a sense of self that I haven’t felt in a long time. I’m making time for things I forgot that I loved and most importantly, I’m motivated to improve my life in ways I’ve been putting off. Is this what self-love is actually about? I’m pursuing things that may not work out but doing it anyway because even if it doesn't work… at least I went for it. I’m grateful for my experience and am excited to see what the last 3 weeks have in store.
Today, we are continuing with the topic of stress. But, as we discussed in my previous post, stress isn't an innocuous feeling. Sure, it can be helpful to get by in a tricky situation. However, stress changes our brain (remember the hippocampus?) and it affects our capacity to think and remember things. And if it changes how we think, can it change who we are? This question is enough to start a philosophical discussion that can take us several posts. What really makes us who we are? Is our identity fluid or fixed? Can we change all our personality traits, or are there some that are fixed? Can external factors (like stress) change who we are? Can a psychiatric disorder change who we are? Now you have something to talk about with that intense friend of yours; you're welcome.
Everybody get angry occasionally. But if you are angry constantly, you need to work on it.
A good physical, as well as mental health, is a key to a happy and successful life. While you may be doing your bit to stay healthy physically, the mental aspect of health often gets overlooked. Both are equally essential in your life, because physical health may keep you fit to do various activities like martial arts training. Still, if you aren’t mentally healthy, then you won’t be able to enjoy life experiences. Please keep reading this blog until the end, as we share with you eight practical tips to improve your mental well-being.
It's been a while since my last article, and it might not be a good time to start a new one in light of all this current social delirium, but I thought why not try.
COVID-19 is causing people to stay indoors for their safety. Dreadful, right?!
Shoes laced up, sunglasses on. It’s all a go go. When I first saw about the Mind 27 27 challenge, I instantly signed up to help raise money for the charity, as mental health is something, I hold close to my heart. It’s a real thing. Being a university student myself, I fall into the category of the 27% of students reporting a mental health problem.
Mental health influences your life more than you think. Despite our hectic schedules and busy lives, we still manage to keep our body physically fit while taking good care of diet, doing exercises, gym, and whatnot. Unfortunately, during this, most of us forget to take care of our mental wellness.
Scrolling through instagram. All the beautiful bodies you see. Even though they probably are photoshoppend and fake, you still keep comparing your body to theirs. Asking yourself if you are beautiful. Are stretch marks pretty? My rolls? My acne? My cellulite? My wrinkles? My small boobies? My big boobies? My big thighs? My big butt? My small butt? Whatever it is, you should know that everyone has the same problems. everyone has it and everyone is insecure about something.
12 Monkeys... The world has a cold? Is it sick of us? Well maby we are sick of it? Fine screw everyone. The back and fourth is crazy. At first it was cool to have the day and night to yourself . Few people in the way of grabbing a bite to eat, very light traffic. Just clear runways everywhere. Then anger, confusion, frustration and a tidal wave of other random emotions. Now peace in solitude. All the things that were so important can not be reached. The moment of numbness...