I didn't use the word happy in my title like I was going to because I still have bad days but they weren't as bad as they were before and I can get over my anxieties quicker. Therapy has helped a lot and is continuing to help. It's online but it still helps for me … Continue reading On feeling happier
I was talking with my therapist the other day that I felt scared when doing new things so I usually avoid doing it because of the anxious feeling I get. She said that if it only causes me mild discomfort, I should still do it but if I genuinely am terrified, maybe lay off that … Continue reading Doing things that scare me
I've been unmotivated for a while to do things that mean that I might get better and be happier. That sounds weird, right? I guess it is but the truth is that I'm scared of doing new things. One example is applying for new jobs. It doesn't feel as daunting since most places I've applied to … Continue reading Fictional characters and mental health
Content warning: talk about body image and low self worth ----- Social media has both been positive and negative for me over the many years of using it. I got my first Facebook profile when I was 10 (I've remade my account three times since then) and I'm now 19 and have joined other social … Continue reading Deleting social media
Before I start this post, I'm not saying online friendships or relationships are bad or that real-life relationships are better for everyone. They can just be difficult for someone like me. When I left school, I didn't keep in touch with any of my old friends so the only friends I had were online. That was … Continue reading Online friendships and loneliness
I have wanted to be a writer - in general - for years now, I think. I've always wanted to write novels and, more recently, wanted to start a blog. But I keep putting off writing things, stories and blog posts, because if it's not perfect and if I don't absolutely love it then what's … Continue reading Being a perfectionist.