Ways I’m Trying to Get Rid of Poor Mental Habits

I live in my head a lot – I overthink; freak myself out; get angry, then tired. With Borderline Personality Disorder, I can easily say that most of my problems are created in my head. Perceived slights and being my own toughest critic has ruined many days of mine and it’s time that I stop

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Things I’ll Regret in 5 Years If I Keep Doing Them

Wearing a Mask If I keep showing the world my mask instead of who I really am, one day there won’t be anything left under the mask. Always trying to keep up with others’ perceptions of who they want me to be is not only incredibly draining, one day I will forget who I am.

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Today I Woke Up and Felt Down…

I’ve been waking up at 5am everyday these past few weeks, whether I go to bed at 10pm or 2am, and it’s really annoying. The good thing is suddenly, for the first time in my life I’m a morning person; the bad thing is, it’s not by choice. I have a feeling the meds I’m

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Ways I Try to Simplify My Life

Life can become hectic pretty quickly. Between work and personal obligations, there’s a lot of stuff going on at once. I was getting overwhelmed and stressed and realized I needed to make my life a little easier, so I decided to work on it by doing a few things like: Starting My Day With Peace

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5 Things I’m Doing to Stress Less

Stress is different for everyone and in my case, it comes from over thinking. I get caught up in analyzing my decisions so much that sometimes, I just end up doing nothing and feel worse. I’ve realized I have to dive right in and take action, so here are 5 things that I’m working on

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How I Manage My Anxiety

Most of the time I feel anxious, and what’s worse is that there’s no clear reason behind it. Nothing especially terrible has happened to me – it’s just a persistent, feeling of dread and restlessness. I finally realized I needed to do something about my anxiety outside of medicine, and this is what I did:

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How I’m Learning to Be Happier

These days, I have to practise being happier because I don’t think I’m so good at it anymore. Going through depression has been pretty tough but I learned early on that I have to develop my own “tool box” of sorts; skills and other things I need to be doing to get out of my

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How I’m Learning to Be More Confident

Along with being introverted, I’m shy as well. Introversion and shyness don’t always come hand in hand but in my case, they do and one of my main struggles is with is my confidence. This affects me in many ways in my life – from just approaching strangers when doing daily errands to attending large social

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8 Things I Need to Start Doing Stat!

Having Borderline Personality Disorder means I get the “feels” x10. I deal with intense emotions with BPD, depression and anxiety and I know that I need to become more mentally tough. Mental strength needs to be developed just the same way we develop our bodies by working out; no one is just born with it. Although

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6 Things I Do Every Morning to Get a Head Start

I was one of those people who was constantly late everywhere I went. Appointments, work – I was always barely on time. Being late all the time is very stressful and over time, it took a toll on me. I never felt rested or calm and I was always tired. Not a great way to live. One

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