Being present. Being present can be hard. It’s a skill that takes time to learn and requires constant vigilance to maintain. However, it is one that is… Read more “The Here and Now”
Balance is difficult to achieve but a necessity for the everyday. It surfaces in relationships, mental health, diet, exercise and much more. Without it, we either become… Read more “The Balance Point”
Talk is cheap, if you truly mean something, do something to show it. Everyone does this, it’s impossible not to. Regardless though, people need to start to… Read more “Talk Is Cheap”
Many people struggle with the end goal, they survive the day to day but don’t necessarily picture their end go. I’m one of them. For many years… Read more “My End Game:Practically Non Existent”
I keep on trying to write, to express this one particular feeling but every time I try, it becomes ugly. Not ugly from bad writing or incorrect… Read more “Taken for Granted”
Remember: Check Yourself
Reflection is an imperative facet of managing mental health. I once was offered the advice to take a self-inventory. Reflect on your past actions, both the good and the bad, admit when you have done wrong immediately and frankly then, learn and move forward. The following is my evening’s reflection.
Managing Mental Illness
With a specific focus on bipolar disorder.
After living with bipolar on medication since I was diagnosed, I came off my medication and have been self managing for two months. Now at the two month mark with no real research done before it (only the laid foundation for successful mental health from a previous psychologist), I have now begun to conduct research and believe I should be reviewing my findings.
Let Us Revisit:
I am unapologetically myself. For me, this means I accept who I am with my faults and strengths and reflect on myself to reach the person I want to be. In the past, I have relied on many things to shape myself. These have included friends, family, boyfriends, mental illness and medicating. At present, I now rely on the instincts within me to shape who I am today. While this is based off of the teachings throughout my eighteen years, it is now predominantly self reflection that guides me.
I Am Who I Am I define myself. People inspire me. But, I am who I am. It is dangerous to place people on pedestals. Both for… Read more “I Am Who I Am”
A letter to someone who deserves the best.Its time to snap out of it now. Since turning eighteen and experiencing the seemingly bright, new adult world you have become caught in a swirling whirlwind.