*This is a poem, of sorts, but also just a stream of consciousness about the fears and pressures I've faced lately...* We'll find a house and make it our home. Draped in cosy comforts that feel like ours. It'll be tiring and imperfect but we'll make it work. And I'll be fine, happy even, just… Continue reading And I’ll Be Fine, Happy Even (poem/journal entry)
The On Purpose podcast by Jay Shetty discussed how we go through "seasons" in life: Learn, Experiment, Perform, Struggle, Thrive. I also watched an episode of The Big Bang Theory where Leonard got a letter from his brother explaining all the great things that he had achieved. Leonard then started thinking about his own life… Continue reading The Truth About The Years Of Our Lives
Catastrophising is when you "view or present a situation as considerably worse than it actually is." I do this a lot! As someone with anxiety and who has been through depression many times, I've been told this term in my CBT sessions. That a common thing for us to do when low or anxious is to… Continue reading Catastrophising: What it is and how to stop
This is coming from a video I watched of Muchelle B on YouTube. She talked about a journal prompt where you detail what you could do to make yourself miserable in a year's time. What you could do to make yourself anxious and sad! And I liked that idea. It's a way of seeing what… Continue reading Think About It: What Could You Do to Make Yourself Miserable?
In times of struggle or indecision, ask yourself, what would the most important or influential person you know do in that situation? As in... What would Jesus do? What would Beyonce do? What would mom do? What would J.K. Rowling do? What would Oprah do? What would Brene Brown do? I've heard this… Continue reading Think About It: What Would Your Role Model Do?
As I'm writing this, I'm in a waiting stage in my life. Where I'm waiting to start a new chapter that hasn't yet begun. This new chapter is uncertain, though hopefully exciting. And it is the waiting that is the hard part, really. It is the waiting that is giving me anxiety. Now for me,… Continue reading Think About It: The Pain of Waiting
In life, in work, in love and everything else, it's not about quantity... The number of years you live. The amount of money you make or jobs you've worked or skills and qualifications and promotions you obtain. It's not about how many people you've loved or slept with. But it's not about quality, either… Continue reading Think About It: What Matters Most Isn’t Quantity or Quality