All posts tagged: Mental health

365 Days, Living In The Moment: Day 265

I was really hard on myself today for needing to take a break. I couldn’t figure out why. Logically I knew it was okay to need one, but because I think I have done more with less at other points in my life it seemed weird or wrong or like I was giving up too soon to throw in the towel now. Then as I lay here in a haze I saw this: I realized by giving myself a break now I was actually doing more for myself and then I ever was in the past. I care about myself now as a whole person and not as selective portions of people I feel like I should or could be. Being authentic has forced me to become more deliberate with my actions and choose more carefully how why and who I do things with. This has only benefitted me. Now I am able to look back and see the error of my ways in previous situations and make better choices the next go around. Though …

365 Days, Living In The Moment: Day 242

I haven’t been feeling great all weekend and for me, what comes with not feeling great and sometimes – dark thoughts. I saw this on Facebook today end it made me feel a little bit better. That and fuzzy slippers. (Check Instagram for my fuzzy slipper update) in the meantime: If you needed a reminder let me be the first to tell you. You are important. you matter. You are wonderful.

365 Days, Living In The Moment: Day 230

Today was the day I was trying to avoid, the day I was talking about where you push yourself I’m to the point that you find yourself over extended and really paying for it physically and mentally. That was my day today. I did end up feeling more like myself by the end of the day and through the evening which went way too quickly. I don’t really know what I’m doing about tomorrow yet but I’m going to take it as it comes and listen to my body instead of my brain. I really don’t want to end up in the position I was in today. It’s just going to make things worse going forward and injuries harder to heal from. And when I say things in this sense I feel the need to specify that these “things” are physical. I also feel the need to say mentally I was fine, I was just scattered and couldn’t tell you what I was doing, nor remember anything. If my day was any more complicated then …

355 Days, Living In The Moment: Day 228

I slept today! I am so happy I can’t even express it. I feel so good, I know I needed it because I was starting to get really forgetful and doing strange things. I was so happy to be able to lie on the couch all day. To be able to just be in my living room, instead of my bed room is a huge step for me, never mind to do it all day. Somehow I was also able to do my laundry, meal prep, because yes I am that person, and do all of my before Monday tasks. Thanks to good help. It always surprises me how well I am able to deal with life and the random thinks that pop In and out of it because I remember a time when I couldn’t deal with anything. Life now is so different, I can’t even fathom being the person that I was. So make all the growth, others may call it learning to deal with. Yet others may call it depression. I would …

365 Days, Living In The Moment: Day 175

As I continue on my journey of self discovery – oh wow that sounds really deep. Let’s break this down, it has taken me 28 years to make some of the realization that I have recently come to but at least I’ve made them. I am now starting to figure out what a real friend is, how they should act and treat you and how I as a person need and want to be treated. It’s not high maintenance or snobbishness it’s the willingness to put forwarded to the world clear boundaries that show the world you want take certain things you won’t stand for certain things and you can make your own decisions. The thing is though the closer I come to a version of an authentic self in the more I like myself, the more I understand who I am and am meant to be. I Short Story Long, I don’t want to be normal anymore I don’t want to blend in with the crowd I don’t want to be forgettable. I want …

365 Days, Living In The Moment: Day 173

OMG! OMG! OMG! I feel like me! And now that all the rhyming is done let’s get down to the nitty-gritty of this post shall we. I think the before and after says it all to me it’s more than just a colour cut and style though as is every part of my beauty regime. My hair especially though it has always been a part of me that I haven’t felt the best about. So, when I started to feel like my hair didn’t match my personality. I started a simple yet silence search for the person or place I wanted to change it. I was getting my nails done Shout out to my nail girl Nicole. She’s also a wizard with nails, I will leave her Instagram here coco_nicole and asked her if she had any recommendations, without skipping a beat she said go see Nikki. the.happy. hairstylists is her Instagram. she is awesome, I get my hair done by her. With the trust and girl puts into her manicurist, I sent an email. …

365 Days, Living In The Moment: Day 164

I can become easily obsessed with them but I never thought introducing one game to a friend would create such an fun atmosphere. It has now spread from one friend and Ani to a group of us and has become not only a competition fun fun way to take your mind off things. The hardest part I find him knowing when to stop. But if that is my only worry as of right now I’m doing pretty good in. Before anyone starts to worry about me the games that we play is called 4 Pics 1 Word do you may have heard of it basically it’s like Pictionary and scrabble combined. The answer will always be within the tiles below for pictures that have something to do with that answer. If you like riddles and brain teasers you will love this game. Somehow I happened to be really good at it and often know the answer before even looking at the letters that’s my favourite way to play actually. People have different strategies though and …

365 Days, Living In The Day 134

You know I realize now it’s OK and in many ways preferable for people to recognize when they are not feeling well. Today I got home with a bit of a scratchy throat and just feeling under the weather so instead of pushing through I instead took some men’s had some tea and slept for 13 hours straight. I feel much better thank you for asking. I wish more people would take on this attitude.