This month I have decided I need to force myself out of my comfort zone; so I’m going to do something that usually scares the shit out of me: hang out with myself more – in public.
I’m not too sure what it is about being alone in public that makes me nervous, but it makes me pretty anxious. Hell, I couldn’t even go Christmas shopping alone until a few years ago, which gets a bit tricky/awkward when your friends aren’t around and you need to buy presents for your family… Continue reading →
The title of this blog post is reference to one of the best books I’ve read on depression: I Had A Black Dog; it’s short, to the point, and pretty much sums up exactly how I’ve felt when I’ve been depressed: It is exactly like having a Black Dog you wish would just piss off, but continues to linger around.
Depression. You either get it or you don’t – not literally get it – just understand it.
People who don’t ‘get it’ are constantly saying things like “it’s all in your head” and “everyone feels a bit down sometimes, it’s just how life is”, and while both statements are true neither are helpful. Continue reading →
I’ve spent a lot of time today reading articles on the Oprah website (don’t judge me), and something that really stood out for me was the ‘I’m Making It‘ challenge, which I have decided to take on. So far there are 18 weeks worth of daily activities (I haven’t read them all yet), and instead of doing the challenges day by day I am going to try do them throughout October (I know that I have set personal challenges before and then nothing about it, but there is something about this one. I also think it will be incredibly helpful in my mission to be happier and more loving toward myself). Anyway, here is a list of what I have so far Continue reading →
I thought I’d share a little thought of the day to remind myself that I am more than enough (I hope that it reminds you that you’re good enough too).
It’s no secret that I have struggled with self confidence and self love for a while. I just have this underlying feeling that I’m not good enough, which is bullshit, because I’m more than enough. As away to remind myself of how worthy I am, I thought I would share some practical ways I’m going to be using to remind myself of just how worthy I am. Continue reading →