Honestly, I feel a bit like a fake lately. Here I am sharing tips and skills, and I’m barely holding it together. At least, from my view I’m barely holding it together. A friend recently said, “You’re holding yourself to some crazy standards thinking that you aren’t enough.” Well, perhaps. I hold myself to the… Read More Freeform Friday: Taking my own advice
So often when something troubles us, we shove it aside and keep pushing forward. A broken heart, dissatisfaction with a job, stress from any source, anger, fear, all those emotions just get pushed into a corner together. We tell ourselves we’ll deal with it later and focus on things we feel have to be done.… Read More Top Skills Thursday: Recognize what hurts
I’ve been posting self-care ideas, but it occurred to me that not everyone will know what self-care is. According to the WHO, self-care is, “the ability of individuals, families, and communities to promote health, prevent disease, maintain health, and to cope with illness and disability with or without the support of a healthcare provider.” So,… Read More Self-Care Saturday: What IS self-care?
Well, it seems the depression and anxiety are just not really getting better. Awesome. I can’t count the times I’ve been here. Things just become so big and so overwhelming that my state of mind starts looking like “white girl can’t” from an infomercial. Top that off with a nasssty fatigue crash, and I’ve had… Read More Freeform Friday: Oh, I know this place
While I was having my “vacation” I had a terrifying few days. My daughter-in-law went in for a routine surgery, was sent home, and then was taken by life-flight to the hospital that night. She almost died. She’s out of immediate danger for the moment, though still in the hospital while they make sure she’s… Read More Motivational Monday: Be thankful for the day
Isn’t this the happiest tiger in the world? Look how good that stretch feels! As the days drag along, we carry so much stress in our bodies. It becomes almost a default posture to sit at a desk and hunch over. Then, we get home and find everything from our shoulders up is hard as… Read More Soothing Sunday: Stretch!
Sometimes, when I look around at my life and my current state of mind I get frustrated, but also encouraged. That sense of encouragement is really important right now, as I fight the depression. It’s all about knowing that while I feel like a ship left behind on a dried up lake… I know that… Read More Freeform Friday: Looking at reality
Instead of giving a new self-care idea today, I’m going to target a group of people who are notorious for not taking care of themselves: Men.
I’ve had a frustrating realization, and I decided to share it with everyone here. My reason for it isn’t to garner sympathy, but to show how I use the skills I write about. This post may be long, and I’ll put a TRIGGER WARNING here that I’m going to be discussing the ways depression and… Read More Freeform Friday: My battle with depression
Not right this instant, of course. No, wait, come back here! I have more to explain! I mean, yes, wash your face, especially if you haven’t yet. But, why would I label that as self-care or think it’s enough to make a post about? Because some days just getting out of bed is a challenge.… Read More Self-Care Saturday: Wash your face