That’s when I realized: I do not operate on autopilot. Ever. In fact I operate on the most manual of piloting, the learning-welding-and-engineering-in-order-to-physically-build-the-pieces-that’ll-make-up-the-plane-that-I’ll-drive type of piloting.
healthy #mentalhealth habits at work *new job* *MY experience*
https://youtu.be/pun55MIXmSc Today I wanted to share how I am establishing healthy habits EARLY at a new job and what these look like *FOR ME*. I am frankly SCARED that my mental health is going to decline and then mess up me job so i'm really trying to be intentional in the first few weeks for… Continue reading healthy #mentalhealth habits at work *new job* *MY experience*
VLOG #2: treatment update, saying bye to therapist & imposter syndrome
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hwzBfpsjwx4 On today's #mentalhealthSATURDAY, I answer: - what is UP - what is IMPOSTER SYNDROME - what's something i should look for when therapist shopping? - my job WORRIES – OCPD and anxiety related - who is the villain in the incredibles - job expectations - more worrying – yes i did start my worry… Continue reading VLOG #2: treatment update, saying bye to therapist & imposter syndrome
you can say No! saying No w/o guilt – the Year of No
Hello! I posted a brand new YSN video on YouTube, which you can find below. If you prefer to read content, then follow along with this blog! https://youtu.be/4IDFFw-Ln-U In this post, I will be discussing an introduction to THE YEAR OF NO. Doesn’t that just sound INVITING? Like a carefully curated year of things you… Continue reading you can say No! saying No w/o guilt – the Year of No
all or nothing thinking – MHM video analysis
Today I decided to film a day of my life video because this is a period of my life that I don’t think I’ll be in again (without a job and with little responsibilities). You’ll find that my Day in the Life was cut short when my mood swung from hopeful and productive and happy… Continue reading all or nothing thinking – MHM video analysis
a micro-idea about handling mood swings with a romantic partner – “it’s not you”
Hello! I posted a brand new YSN video on YouTube, which you can find below. If you prefer to read content, then follow along with this blog! https://youtu.be/nWbAzN21G_E While I was planning a video with several tidbits about dating with mental illness, I ended up narrowing my thoughts into a single idea: ‘It’s not you’… Continue reading a micro-idea about handling mood swings with a romantic partner – “it’s not you”
how i care for my basic needs when depressed
Did you know? I started a youseemnormal YouTube channel and this topic is my first video: https://youtu.be/QGhdbU-C0Ms Onto the blog post: Sometimes you have the drive to care for yourself. Sometimes you don’t. On a really really bad day or period, one way you can start to feel better – and I mean better, not… Continue reading how i care for my basic needs when depressed
reducing rumination – it’s not scary or difficult!
If you’re like me, when something really bothers you, you’ll ruminate on it for an unhealthy amount of time. You may even think to yourself “this isn’t normal.” This happens to me, too, and I’m working through refocusing my energy instead of ruminating with it.
my meds journey
I have been on my fair share of psychiatric medications for three years now. So, what has worked and what hasn't?
avoiding the weekend blues — how i schedule my time to avoid depressed moods
I tracked my mood diligently over the summer. When I switched to a monthly tracking view, I began to notice a pattern: the weekend blues. Read about how I combat these.