We are already 11 days into 2021. And that nagging feeling of possible problems is still trailing behind me like Pig Pen's dust cloud in the Peanuts comic strip. Everywhere I go, I am anxious, and I cannot put my finger on it. Worse, I am lying about it to those that care about me. I AM FINE. Life is good. Things are going well. These are the stock answers I have when … [Read more...] about Over the next year, what 3 improvements would you like to make in your life?
There are only 16 more shopping days until Christmas. Hanukah is right around the corner, Kwanza is rapidly approaching. Yet Covid-19 marches on and wave two is sweeping across the country. As a group, we did not do so well with the staying at home for Thanksgiving idea. And the spike in new cases is bearing that out. Unless you don't believe in coronavirus, in which case … [Read more...] about No-nonsense Holiday Mental Health Awareness Tips to Overcome Triggers
I know coping statements work. I use them in my daily life. And positive affirmations are a form of coping statement that reinforces a belief or moves me in the direction of owning that belief or feeling. Some of my go-to coping statements are: Stop, and breathe, I can do thisThis will passI can be anxious/angry/sad and still deal with thisI have done this before, and … [Read more...] about Proven Coping Statements for Depression and Anxiety
I had in mind working on a Decision-Making Worksheet/Cost-Benefit Analysis this morning. My goal is to map out a plan for the coming year. My attitude towards events as they unfold is what I can control. So I am trying out different ideas to see what makes the most sense. However, I am not seeing this morning as a time to work on this. Instead, I am lost in my list of … [Read more...] about What Are You Doing Today?
And it’s my day off from my day job, a self-care day. Yet I once again did not get up early. I used the excuse that I got in just before midnight and didn’t get to bed until almost 1 AM. But I’ve used that excuse before, saying I need to make sure I get enough sleep. Now that I write this, I see that I have flipped the equation on its head. For months, I had been … [Read more...] about I’m Feeling Rushed Today