02/28/2017

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Anxiety at Bedtime: 20 Simple Ways to Defeat It

Contains an affiliate link. I swear, going to bed can feel like a job when you have anxiety. Your body just wants to sleep, but your mind–oh, no! Your anxious mind is like the boogeyman. When head meets pillow, it creeps from out of the darkness. Because it’s 3am, and, HELLO! It’s time to think about all of the horrible, no-good things you’ve ever said in your whole ENTIRE life. What if I didn’t lock the door? What if someone...

A Playlist of Sad Songs When You’re Battling Depression

Music can be a fun coping outlet when you’re faced with depression. But what about those days when you just don’t want to listen to Beyonce’s Formation? Sometimes, we just want to dwell in our sorrows, and have a good cry. That’s why I created this playlist of sad songs. Whether you’re going through depression, or maybe it’s just a bad day, you will find some sad songs that will tear the flood gates open. Let it all out! I’ve included a...

Psych Ward: What It’s Really Like (My Personal Story)

The media tends to show a very unrealistic idea of what a psych ward look like. Movies and television shows glamorize it into something that it’s not. In season four of my favorite show, Bates Motel, they portrayed an unlikely scene of what mental hospitals are really like. In most cases, if you ever find yourself in a psych ward, you’re most likely not going to have a fancy room, extravagant meals, or activity rooms where you can play games or get...

Mental Illness: How to Help Your Spouse

When you married the love of your life, you vowed to love and support them even in sickness and in health, for better or for worse. It’s guaranteed that you’ll endure troubling times, but when your spouse is diagnosed with a mental illness, you may not understand what he or she is going through. You may have difficulties in not knowing how to support or care for your wife or husband. Mental illness is very complex, and it’s almost impossible...

Stop Smoking: Forty Things to Do Instead of Smoking a Cigarette

Cigarettes. The nasty life-sucking tormentors. We all know the impact that cigarettes have on our health and bank account.We know we need to stop smoking. If you’re like me, you probably smoke a lot when you’re depressed or stressed. Or driving. Are you ready to stop smoking? I have made the decision to quit, and, although, it may be difficult, I know my health will thank me for it. Do you really want lung cancer? Probably not. That’s why we...

Depression Survival Kit: 50 Things to Help You Conquer

Hello, darling! I don’t know about you, but I’m very much ready for spring and all of it’s beauty. The winter blues has a way of really knocking you down, and it’s worse when you have depression. Even with the promise of brighter, warmer days, you may still find it difficult to get out of that depressive rut. That’s why I wanted to share with you my depression survival kit. In this depression survival kit, you’ll find fifty easy things to...

Five Reasons Why Blogging Helps Depression

Today, I want to share with you five reasons why blogging helps depression. It’s so important that you find a coping outlet that will help heal you in times of depression. If you’re passionate about writing, then blogging could be your calling! Maybe you express your feelings better through writing, if so, this is the perfect opportunity to do that. Here’s why! Five Reasons Why Blogging Helps Depression Blogging is the best platform for expressing yourself. You get to share...

My Secret Tool for Fighting Depression and Anxiety

Fighting depression and getting a grip on anxiety is a difficult, never-ending task. Even with medication, it can be hard to manage. That’s why it is so important that you develop positive coping skills. If you want to get better, you just have to change the way you handle your emotions and stressful situations. Easier said than done, right? One of the most valuable tools you’ll receive in therapy, is learning proper coping mechanisms when you’re depressed, stressed, or anxious....

An Insomniac’s Guide to Better Sleep Tonight

You look at the time, and what do ya’ know-it’s already after one in the morning! Dreadfully making your way to bed, you find yourself in the same situation every night. Or morning. No matter how hard you try, you just can’t get or stay asleep. Having dealt with insomnia myself, I want to share with you my tips on getting better sleep TONIGHT! Grab your teddy, and let’s begin!   An Insomniac’s Guide to Better Sleep Tonight Although, sleeping...