Why don’t we talk about mental health in men more? I’ve noticed a fairly sizable cultural shift in my circle of female friends and relatives lately. When I make a post on social media about anxiety or depression, the support I get from females going through the same thing is ever increasing. “YES!” “Same here.” …
Are you in the market for some easy meal planning ideas? Planning out your food choices is one of the best tools for your mental health! Why? Well, not because you need to look a certain way, or way a certain amount. But because eating healthy foods can help you manage your anxiety or depression …
Raise your hand if you could use the power of positive thinking! I know that millions of you have been searching for answers lately. How can I be more positive? Why is positive thinking so damn hard? What makes me think negative thoughts in the first place? I’ve been right there with you. Every day is a constant positivity exercise for me, as I work to challenge the negative thoughts that pop up in my head. Gee, thanks, anxiety and grief! But there is someone who needs positive thinking even more than we do. Someone you might have assumed sees the world through rose colored glasses. Do you know who I’m talking about? Your child!
Do you use positive affirmations on a daily basis? I refused to try them until I was in my 30s. Well, I had a brief tryst with them in middle school when I was dealing with a lot of school-related anxiety. My mom would sit by my bed and sing the “It’s Gonna Be a Great Day” song. (An original creation) As I grew up, I started to see a lot of personal development stuff as woo, and it took until I was 30 or so until I really started to see the benefits. What happened? I hit rock bottom.
Looking for ways to stop worrying so much? Then keep reading! This has been a really tricky year, and if I could guess, people are more worried than ever. All of your feelings are very valid, but it is important to focus on things you can control. That can be really challenging, so I want to share some simple ways to do that
I’m going to go out on a limb and say you could use some help with positive thinking.
There is nothing to be ashamed of if your positive thinking is a little off. I am right there with you. 2020 has been one disaster after another for millions of people around the world.
This has been a really challenging year for me too. I am pregnant after some issues earlier in the year. We are overjoyed, but our struggles are always in the back of our mind. We’re also struggling with disappointment that our oldest is not going to have the normal kindergarten experience she was so excited for. We miss friends we haven’t seen in months.
So, like I said, I totally get it. I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again: If you aren’t a little worried or stressed right now, you’re probably not paying attention.
If you’re not feeling a little bit of negative energy right now, I have some bad news. You are a Westworld Host and need an update. But seriously, we are living in a maelstrom of negative emotions. From the health anxiety many people have, to fearing for sick loved ones, to political tension… I keep …
Did you know that 1 in 3 adults get inadequate sleep? It could be that their night routine is not effective enough. The CDC shares that statistic, and says that it could lead to numerous health conditions. Are you one of the 1 in 3? Chances are that many people reading this identify that way. …
Are you trying to figure out how to stop negative thoughts? I’m sure that’s true for more people than you realize. We are in an unprecedented time of worry, overwhelm, and change, and we are desperate to figure out how to think more positively. People are dying from an illness we know little about. Schools closed early, leaving many families with no option but to totally change their routine. People are losing their jobs left and right. Negative thoughts are to be expected in a time like this. Still, chronic negative thinking has a lot of bad effects on your heart and mind. So, it’s important to do what you can to attempt to be more positive.
Are you drowning in negative thoughts?
I was for way too long. I spent all of my adolescence in a state of nearly crippling low self-esteem. My early adulthood saw me feeling like a failure for not being like everybody else. I still deal with it, but it has taken until my early to mid 30s to really step into my identity, and wear it with pride. Much of my success there has to do with working on my positive thinking.