I have lived with anxiety and panic attacks since I was 13 years old, and it only took me 20 years to figure out a way to manage them in a healthy way! SELF-CARE is the biggest and most important thing in my battle against anxiety, and I can’t wait to share my routine with … Continue reading Daily self-care habits and how they help me with my anxiety
What is a Panic Attack? Having a panic attack is scary, can feel uncontrollable, and sometimes do not have a direct cause. Explaining a panic attack can be difficult. Panic and duration of panic look different depending on each person and because of this can be a bit tricky to pull from. When I experienced … Continue reading How to Manage and Pull Yourself Out of a Panic Attack
Difficulties Reaching Out When Experiencing Depression Experiencing the symptoms of depression are draining and exhausting. It takes courage, strength, and stamina to constantly push through the days where even getting out of bed is a hassle. Because depression is different for everyone, self-care, self-help, and support also vary depending on each individual's needs. What is … Continue reading Venturing the Communication Barrier When It Comes To Helping Someone with Depression
Contrary to popular belief there is a difference between stress and anxiety. Stress is usually used to describe feelings that people experience when demands made on them are greater. Stress can be looked at in terms of external and internal stressors. External stressors include traumas, life experience, or daily hassles. Internal stressors are feelings inside … Continue reading What’s the difference between stress and anxiety?
Building an online business sounds easy, but it can be so difficult in so many ways. Self-motivation plays a huge part in working for yourself. Especially when you’re working from home 100% of the time! Yeah, maybe you get to work in your pajamas eating all kinds of junky snacks but you still have to … Continue reading How to increase focus and minimize distractions in work and life
How often do you stop to think about your mental health? Has your mental health ever/always been a priority? For me, my mental health wasn't always a priority. The phrase "mental health" entered my vocabulary only three and a half years ago when I developed anxiety. It forcibly became a priority because I constantly felt … Continue reading What I Learned After Neglecting My Mental Health
Another new year is upon us and for once in my life, I feel motivated and excited for the new year. I usually feel a little down after Christmas and feel worried about what the new year will bring. Does anyone else feel that way? It’s like my generalized anxiety gets the best of me … Continue reading How 2019 will be my BEST YEAR YET!
As many people are writing at the beginning of their articles now, the holidays are here again. With this information, it can create a great amount of joy. After all, we are all familiar with the “Christmas spirit.” However, when you have mental health issues, there are many, many other things to worry about. In … Continue reading Making It Through The Get-Togethers During The Holidays
The holiday season is a bad time for me because nearly three years ago my mum died just after Christmas. Since this time if I am honest, I have not celebrated it like I used to. It has left a massive void in my heart. But this year although I feel sad, I am going … Continue reading How do I deal and manage my mental health during the holidays?
The holidays can be a trying time of the year for some more than others. While some are jolly, admiring the lights, sales, and get-together, others are dreading the thought of the season even approaching. The end of the year holiday season with its shorter days, cooler weather, and past traumas trigger an uncomfortable reality … Continue reading Surviving the Holidays: Questions and Tactics to Navigating Your Mental Wellness