Holiday Recovery Plan

We made it you guys! We got through the holidays and now it’s time to focus on our holiday recovery plan. There are six days until the New Year, till the end of the decade – so we’re in this weird in between place. I don’t know about you, but I am exhausted. If I had to give this holiday stars, it would be 2/5. I just wasn’t feeling the holiday season and I will shamelessly admit that I’m glad it’s over. Working in retail. Missing loved ones. Coping with your mental illness. Running out of spoons. Disappointment over your experience. We all have our reasons to recover. Here are some ideas for your holiday recovery plan. Bundle up and take a slow walk. Breathe deep. Notice your surroundings and the sounds. Release the tension in your shoulders. Enjoy the moment. Enjoy the gifts in your life – whether they’re…

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Evening Inventory Printables

Do you ever have those days where you just can’t sleep? Your mind is on overdrive – looping over and over on something that you wish would just leave you alone so that you could get some much needed zzz’s? Yeah, me too. I’ve always found journaling to be one of the best forms of self-driven therapy (Check out my Journaling Workbook!). The act of creating space to get into my head, take an account of it, and write it down has always been incredibly soothing to me. It allows me to take all of that mental baggage and “move” it into a different container – paper.  The Evening Inventory worksheet allows you to take stock of your day and release the negative while also reminding yourself of the positive. What was your overall feeling or mood and why? (It’s just paper – you’re allowed to drop all of the…

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Find Your Inner Safe Space

One thing that often happens when you don’t love yourself or when you have mental health issues is a constant yearning for a safe space. You want a place (often a person) where you feel loved. When you have anxiety or depression you want a place that makes you feel calm. So often we search for that outside of ourselves. Which isn’t always a bad thing – support systems are important. We want to surround ourselves with people who make us feel good and safe, but it is also so important to cultivate that sense of love and calm within yourself as well. The concept of an inner safe space has always been very important to me but it has also been a really huge struggle. In my early 20s I went through an intense period of depression and self-loathing and the concept of a safe space was alien to…

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5 Tips for Political Stress

Are you suffering from political stress? Studies say that over 60% of us are really letting it get to us. I don’t know about you, but I have seen so much hatred and vitriol brought out in the last few years. I am over the stress, the fear, and the actual heartbreak of everything that’s happened. The current political climate has been such an eye-opening and divisive experience, at least for me. No matter what your political associations I think we can all agree that the last few years have caused discomfort at the very least in all of our lives. Relationships have been strained and tested and just everyone has passionate opinions that have caused a rift in friendships. For some people, it’s worth it and for some, it’s not. At the very least, it’s showed us what we’re all willing to stand up for. As someone who is…

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