Photo by Jon Butterworth on Unsplash Do you ever find yourself thinking in absolutes? Believing that you either have to be perfect or not try at all? This all-or-nothing thinking can be a slippery slope to anxiety and self-doubt. It's a vicious cycle that keeps you stuck and prevents you from reaching your full potential. In this article, we'll explore the sneaky ways in … [Read more...] about The Sneaky Ways All-or-Nothing Thinking Keeps You Stuck
Photo by Dan Cook on Unsplash And I am not laughing about not laughing. I just read an article that listed 16 Things People Don't Realize You Are Doing Because You Are Emotionally Numb. And of those 16, 3 jumped out to me as things I am doing a lot. Well, I have been doing them a lot lately. And these issues appear to have their roots in my depression. Click below to … [Read more...] about I Don’t Laugh Out Loud Anymore Because of My Depression
Photo by Mika Baumeister on Unsplash I began 2023 by updating my list of Coping Statements. After 4 years, it seemed time to make sure my list was up to date. I wanted to see what I am using and what coping statements I have passed over. With a collection of 101 coping statements, I can use for my depression and anxiety, knowing which ones seem to help is … [Read more...] about My Updated 2023 Coping Statements for Depression and Anxiety
Photo by Kaysha on Unsplash My checklist has items on it I did not complete. I have only checked off three. But I also policed the front and back yards for dog poo and then mowed the backyard inside of the fence. Neither of these was on my list. And did I mention I also trimmed the winter grass from around the blueberry bushes? This was not on the list, either. What … [Read more...] about I Feel So Guilty for Not Doing More Today
Photo by Total Shape on Unsplash 172.5 pounds is where I bottomed out after returning from Africa. And if I had let the scale finish this morning, it would have read 185 and something. But as soon as I saw the 185, I jumped off the scale and did not let it finish and lock in a weight. After all, if it’s not in writing, it's not official. Yet my body can tell that it’s … [Read more...] about I’m Gaining Weight – Can I Blame My Depression?