For instructions on how to participate in this week's prompt see Beckie's post here! 1. Were there signs of your self-care routine lacking before you were officially diagnosed with a mental illness/disorders? Definitely. My self-care was entirely absent. I never knew how to take care of myself and I'm still learning. Did you (or) do [...]
8 Tips for managing social anxiety
In honour of this week's mental health prompt from Beckie's Mental Mess, I'm introducing you to my furry companion - Tash. She's the closest thing to an emotional support animal I've ever had. I inherited her from my grandma a couple years ago so she's actually quite old. Fortunately, that only means she's incredibly cuddly [...]
Exposures offer a safe environment to build confident in our ability to navigate situations we once found frightening.
Just because something doesn't show up the way you'd expect, doesn't mean it's not worth welcoming.
Simply by opening the door to a new perspective you can begin to give yourself an opportunity to take your power back from self-defeating automatic thoughts.
Cognitive distortions often go hand-in-hand with depression and anxiety, but the good news is that we can develop skills to correct these patterns and even lessen mental illness symptoms.