Take these 5 powerful steps to begin living a mindful life. Practice and practice of these steps will get you there. Learning to return to the present moment, whatever you are feeling or experiencing, is the goal that you seek.
When I started writing my blog about my mental health, I realized that at some point, I was going to be writing while in the middle of an episode of depression. As I have been mentally well for such a long time, I thought that could take ages to be the case, and I may almost seem a fraud. Call it the law of attraction, but here I am a short time later in the midst of what seems to be one of the worst episodes I have had for some time.
There are a lot of times in your life where things do not go your way. Every person has different criteria and way of dealing with things. Some get out of trouble without having to even ask for help; while others may suffer so much that they start getting bouts of depression marked by periods of anxiety and inner turmoil. There are multiple ways to battle depression and live a healthy life, and even though depression affects all of us differently, it has its effects more on a creative person.
Being sensitive. What does that mean to you? What connotation does sensitivity have in your world?
A quick google search brings up, “easily offended or upset.” The example it gives is “I suppose I shouldn’t be so sensitive”. And if you’re anything like me, this perception of sensitivity is the one that screams the loudest in your life.
While everyone reacts to a situation in a different way, one thing stands out for some people; the amount of time they take to process and react to the situation. These emotionally sensitive individuals think and feel a lot more deeply than most people.
Too many times we hear the phrase “grounds for divorce” and think about its devastating impact. Instead, we should be thinking about grounds for marriage. What is it that you do, feel, and say that keeps your loved one close? While no universal practice or theory of marriage and relationships exists, we can sort out a few important tips that span all relationships.
Humans seem to always want that “something else” in order to make our lives just that much better. If only I were single. If only I were married. If only I lived there or had that job or habit or sanity.
Can't sleep? Thinking too much? If you’ve ever had insomnia you probably know how sleep problems can affect your wellbeing, in particular, your mood and anxiety levels. Thinking often plays a role in maintaining sleep problems, such as insomnia. Today, I’m going to walk you through what sleep problems or insomnia look like and then how to address problematic thinking styles that contribute to sleep problems.
We can't hope to truly move on without releasing the ties and anchors that hold us down. It can be hurtful to find out that we are the holders of the key to release our leg, but I can promise that once you open the lock and release your emotional baggage, you will see happiness manifest and know that you empowered yourself to take the step. You are stronger than you can ever imagine. Begin today with basic honesty.
If you have never experienced a mental health problem, how can you understand what it’s like, properly empathize, or offer support? We all know the vital importance of good health. So why does this all disappear when it comes to mental health?
The World is different these days. I am in an abundance of information and I have instant access to it at the drop of the hat. I am constantly bombarded with messages, day and night that drown out my inner voice. I’m in a state of emotional hypersensitivity and I am terrified about it. At best I am coping. Safeguarding, by locking out all depth of emotion so as not to show my true self, because I am different, I am the problem. Or so I believe.
As I stand up, acknowledge, and validate these emotions, something weird happens. They disappear. As though, they were never real in the first place, just an illusion created in my mind. A cloud dispersing into the mist. A reflection from a mirror which turns out to be a clear window instead...