selfcare

The importance of self-care is paramount; enhance your health and wellbeing, manage your stress, and maintain control under pressure.

  • Adam Hayton
    Published 5 months ago
    Mental Health and Men

    Mental Health and Men

    Mental Health and Men
  • Mark Wesley Pritchard
    Published 5 months ago
    Hobbies That Improved My Mental Health

    Hobbies That Improved My Mental Health

    About two years ago, I had a mental breakdown during my shift at work. I worked at a call center six days a week: Monday through Friday and also Saturday. From November 2017 to the middle of February 2018, I had a job that was stressful and took a toll on me. The long hours and working on Saturdays was the start of my mental breakdown. I hardly had any time off and would work up to 10 hours on most days. I enjoyed it for a while, but it literally sucked me dry. So I ended up quitting a few days after Valentine’s Day of 2018, for the sake of my mental well-being. I was diagnosed with depression and anxiety in February 2012. For almost the last decade, I was on medications for my depression and anxiety, but it made me sleepy and didn’t help. Also, I also sought help for my mental illness. However, it didn’t solve any of my problems either. So I decided to do some hobbies that will benefit mentally and also physically. Things are well with me now, but I wanted to set aside some time for myself by doing hobbies I enjoy and I’m going to share a few of them with everyone.
  • Rev. Joshua Sidgwick
    Published 6 months ago
    Following Your Bliss

    Following Your Bliss

    ‘Follow your bliss,’ they said. ‘You can’t go wrong if you follow your dreams.’
  • Infinity Management
    Published 6 months ago
    You are Enough

    You are Enough

    In this age of social media, it can be more difficult than ever to truly get a grasp on what’s real and what’s fiction. We live in an age where there is a constant lens on image. Many of us feel pressured to live up to an ideal or picture that may or may not even exist. As social creatures we seek to fit in and be a part of society; and nowadays that means participating in the portrayal of real time “living”; that is living your life through a filtered lens that the public, at large, participates in.
  • Raven Wade
    Published 6 months ago
    5 Benefits of Meditation on the Brain

    5 Benefits of Meditation on the Brain

    Meditation is utilized all over the planet. The purpose is to clear your mind of all thoughts and focus on being still and calm. We live in an age where sitting still in a quiet room with no distractions or technology is unheard of. Yet, our bodies need the break from the chaos. To decompress and gain an understanding of how to control our own wandering thoughts. Meditation can lead to a multitude of benefits, including:
  • Joseph Crown
    Published 6 months ago
    Working with Hypnotic Regression, Progression, and Association

    Working with Hypnotic Regression, Progression, and Association

    What I am sharing with you all here today is a first draft on the chapter of Working with Hypnotic Regression, Progression, and Association for my new book. In sharing this I am opening up an invitation for other MCs and Hypnotists to share how you are practicing your art in these areas. Don't hold back share your goals for what you want to explore with your write up/transcript and what the results were if you performed it. You just might be offered the opportunity to have your work showcased in my next book. Enjoy the draft and I hope it inspires you.
  • Shana-Eve
    Published 6 months ago
     Dear Diary, Entry 001.

    Dear Diary, Entry 001.

    I have never really believed in a New year's resolution to be honest. It isn't something i thought that would be full-filled? I always thought when you set these goals that by the end of the year, eventually one or more of them would be reached right? In good faith, i am going to say i sure hope so. Not going to lie, i have set these goals in the past and i have had them go way off the planet. I'm not the only one i'm sure, life gets in the way and physical and metal issues arise of course. You see, long ago i was a great organiser, in fact i still am but on a more messy level. You could say i am an expert in organised chaos now. Anyways, i was a perfectionist and always put work first over just about anything. I lost hobbies, i only cared about controlling my life to be absolutely perfect to the best of my ability. I am going to admit that i absolutely hate failure. Back then, i hated failure with a passion! In my opinion it was unacceptable. I'm not going to blame anyone for that way of thinking that was pushed onto me but it really messed with my mental health when failing actually became something of a common occurrence. Around that time, i had a pretty good life and everything was in order, or so it seemed to me. I had a 9-5 office job, which in Sydney back then was super important to have. I was 21, i was in a long term relationship, i was happy, saving for a place to move out into with my partner, i had money and i could get whatever i wanted in my boundaries. My family and friends were great and i assumed i was happy. Well, somewhere in all of that "good life" i started to fail and became unhappy with my weight also. Before i realised my weight was a problem, i was content. Until a few close family members picked onto it, i started to think more and more about it of course, as a perfectionist thinks. As my mind kept thinking and thinking it evolved into more of a sickness. I quickly developed which i have been clinically diagnosed with and seems not cured from, Anorexia Nervosa. On top of that, i was diagnosed with depression and anxiety. So, in a way, i got lucky. All jokes aside, i did not ask for those three illnesses all at once, yet they work hand in hand. During the development, i had to quit my job, i pushed everyone away, and i started realising how imperfect i was. I was already so hard on myself as a perfectionist, but my illness only made it so much more personal and hurtful day in and day out. The best way i could distract myself from the horror of life, was staring mindlessly at tv. I used to be a bubbly, open, funny and witty person. I loved people. When i became sick, i hated the sight and presence of people. Even people closest to me, i wanted to be alone. I knew my family and friends were there for me and loved me dearly, and that is what put my suicidal thoughts at somewhat of a distance as i cared too much about them to ever hurt them in such a way. I tend to think too much, and in those thoughts, i for once wanted to think about myself and let me leave this god forsaken world where i continuously feel that i am not good enough for it. In the moments of my overflowing thoughts the main thing that pushed me to keep being here for others was that i absolutely hate letting people down and upsetting them. In my opinion that path that i thought of, that just wanted an escape from life, actual living was my caring nature. Damn me for caring too much about others, i refuse to be selfish and that is why i guess i will never recover if i don't change my views and thought processes. Before this diary entry turns into a book, which hey, i am not going to under-estimate that from occurring in the future, today i noticed one thing. I think it is okay to be selfish sometimes. Key word there is sometimes. I think i know when those moments are, well i think.
  • Mariam Pagava
    Published 7 months ago
    When Was The Last Time You Had Dialogue With Yourself?

    When Was The Last Time You Had Dialogue With Yourself?

    Have you ever thought of your own nature? What are your pure desires, or do you know yourself well enough? We always question ourselves for one or another thing. This happens because we are not sure of ourselves sometimes. Usually, this unsureness ends up in the conflict with our own selves. It is okay to come across yourself. It is okay to have the dialogue with yourself, because perhaps throughout the whole life you most likely will not able to find someone better than yourself to talk to.
  • Carmen Reynolds
    Published 7 months ago
    My Mental Health Experience

    My Mental Health Experience

    I hate that it’s called a mental health disorder. I feel like it springs on an instant belief that something is wrong with someone.. That’s not the case.
  • Brittany Valentine
    Published 7 months ago
    "Living Your Best Life" Doesn't Have to Be In the Future

    "Living Your Best Life" Doesn't Have to Be In the Future

    If you’ve been on Instagram or Twitter in the last few years, you’ve most likely seen the term “living your best life” thrown around quite. I actually enjoy the concept, but I do feel that it’s a bit exclusive. Who is allowed to “live their best life?” Typically, it’s people on vacation, or people who just landed their dream job, or people in a seemingly ideal romantic relationship. We flock towards all the picture-perfect snapshots of people’s lives, we say things like “Omg this is GOALS!” and quietly accept that one day, maybe we will have that same kind of happiness.
  • Merichel Sanchez
    Published 7 months ago
    Intentional Work

    Intentional Work

    I've been in situations where I didn't know how to get rid of the heavy feeling in my chest. I had no clue. There were times I was numb and couldn't feel or cry it out. There were also times where the heavy feeling spread through my body. I've had therapist always tell me; "you have to feel (it) before you can realise (it)". In the beginning, I thought what a ridiculous idea, that's one thing I've been avoiding why would I want to do that. Which then made me realise that healing has to be intentional. I have to want to heal because I had to feel those emotions to let them go. And that what I did. I confronted those intense emotions and there were times I wanted to end my life. Not because I was ungrateful of the life I had but I just didn't know how to deal with those emotions. It felt like I was going to be stuck there forever. I didn't know when it was going to end. At the time I didn't grasp the concept that emotions come and go and they are normal. But wanting to kill myself wasn't normal. I personally never been the type where I was able to let my guard down and express vulnerability, especially to the people close to me. So instead I sought outside support, from local services that specifically handles mental health issues. It takes a lot of courage to seek out help. It doesn't make me weak for seeking help. It is not a weakness wanting let go of those intense emotions.
  • Wendy
    Published 7 months ago
    What It's Like Living With BPD!