• psychology

    5 Ways To Remain Positive

    With everything going on in the world right now plus being stuck at home it’s easy to start to feel more negative. It can also feel a lot worse if you already suffer from mental health problems like anxiety and depression. Here are some ways  to stay positive:  Pamper yourself- Take a day or even a few hours/minutes out of your day/week to pamper yourself. When you’re stuck at home it’s easy to let yourself go and stop pampering yourself but it’s important to set some “me time” aside for yourself. It can be as simple as putting on some lotion and lipstick or taking a nice hot bath. It really…

  • Life

    A Quick Life Update

    Hey everyone! I hope everyone is doing well and staying safe. Just thought I would do a little life update about what’s going on with me at the moment. So my university has stopped all in-school classes till further notice so I’m having online classes and have to do write ups instead of seminar cofacilitations. It’s a bit frustrating as it’s a lot of work but I don’t mind. I’m also avoiding crowded areas and I’m trying not to go out unless I need to. I’m also just trying to stay positive by meditating and things. I’m also seeing that a lot of people are really panicking about the situation…

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    Anxiety And Some Changes To Lifesfinewhine

    Due to multiple comments about my awards posts and how they were apparently offensive this blog is now awards free. What was once one of the most fun posts to do have now become a constant trigger for my anxiety. This comment was the first thing I read when I woke up on Sunday and was so taken aback by how someone could misconstrue my words that I had a panic attack after almost four years without them. I have already been stressed and anxious and this felt like the last straw. Now whenever I think of this post or any of my awards posts I feel extremely anxious. Due…

  • psychology

    5 Ways To Prioritize Your Mental Health

    Life can get overwhelming but your mental health should be one of your priorities. Here are 5 ways that will help you prioritize your mental health in 2020: Be selfish- when it comes to your mental health it’s okay to be selfish. It’s okay to take some time out to work on your mental health. So if you ever feel overwhelmed or like your mental health may be deteriorating just remember it’s okay to take some time to work on it even though it may seem selfish. Make “me” time- make sure you are taking some time out every day for some “me” time. It’s important to take some time…

  • psychology

    5 Ways To Beat Your Anxiety

    Relaxation techniques– Learning relaxation techniques that work for your is important when it comes to anxiety. Not going to lie not everything that works for others will work for you but some things will so keep trying and you’ll eventually find out what works for you. Don’t overwhelm yourself– Make sure not to overwhelm yourself because it’s easy to do that sometimes. Take some “me” time and spend some time relaxing so that you don’t end up burning out. Be prepared- Anxiety sometimes strikes you when you least expect it and it’s good to be prepared. Like I said earlier having a relaxation technique that works for you helps. Knowing…

  • Guest Posts,  psychology

    My Journey From Depression To Happiness

    By Andreas Cvetkovic Destounis I’ve been struggling with mental illness for a large part of my life. Both depression and anxiety have been a part of my life for as long as I can remember. During my worse periods I’ve self-harmed and been suicidal. Today I can say that I’m happy for the first time in a very long time. I don’t want to say I’m completely free from anxiety, because I would be lying. But I’m happier than before, and even though I still today get anxious, I am free from depression and anxiety is not nearly at the extant it used to be. But how did I get…

  • psychology

    5 Ways To Reduce Your Anxiety

    Be open to change- even though change sucks when you have anxiety you need to know that change is an inevitable part of life and that you can’t do anything without things changing. You just need to learn ways that help you cope with these changes. And honestly once you really accept that change is a way of life it really does help reduce you anxiety. Accept your anxiety- your anxiety is there and I can tell you it’s not going anywhere. Sure at times you’ll feel much better and at times you’ll feel much worse but it will always be there to some degree lurking in the background. The…

  • psychology

    Reasons You Shouldn't Let Your Anxiety Win

    I know from personal experience that anxiety and having a mental illness in general can be exhausting and sometimes you just want to give up however here are some reasons you shouldn’t. Because you deserve the best life- Even though when you have anxiety it may feel like you don’t want to do anything you have to remember that this is just your anxiety talking. Don’t let it stop you from doing what you want and living the best life possible because you deserve it! You’re bigger than your anxiety– When you have anxiety it feels like it’s taking over your life but always remember you are bigger than your…

  • psychology

    How To Socialize When You Have Social Anxiety

    It’s hard to socialize when you have social anxiety. It doesn’t mean you don’t want to socialize at all though. Here are some tips to help you socialize more comfortably: Go to events- don’t feel pressured to go clubing or to parties if you’re not comfortable in those sort of social events. Instead go to places like book clubs, poetry readings or any place that is of interest to you where you can meet people. If you’re in university going to those special lectures that are held or joining a club will help you find people with similar interests who are more relaxed/less extroverted which can be a lot less…