Originally posted on Love, Geeky Girl By: Dani Kessel It has recently been called into question what makes me qualified to write about mental health topics. I am not a licensed or trained mental health professional. I am not an expert. I will never claim to be (unless I later pursue that and go through a … Continue reading WRITING ABOUT MENTAL HEALTH TOPICS
By: Dani Kessel
I am going through a really hard and emotional time right now. There are difficult things going on in my life. I feel like I am cracking inside. I had a really dark day recently. My anxiety was through the roof. Very irrational, destructive, and painful thoughts kept bouncing around in my skull. Unfortunately I cannot afford therapy right now, but I managed to use healthy coping mechanisms. I am doing mildly better, yet still struggling.
In order to be productive and helpful for others in my shoes, I want to share the things that help when I come upon my darkest moments.
1. Reach out to friends.
Sometimes my friends are the only people who can talk to me through the worst moments. They can reach me when I’m spiraling and all logic fails. They may not be capable of stopping my anxiety or PTSD or…
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By: Dani Kessel
Many people rarely go on vacation, so they constantly expend energy and keep on the move to enjoy it to the fullest. They plan every second of every minute of every day. This drive can be great for adventures. It can also result in mental burnout if left unchecked though. Ask yourself this: Will you really enjoy your vacation if by the end you are too exhausted to get back to your daily life? As an avid traveler and someone who has moved around my whole life, I’ve picked up tips to help maintain a healthy mental state while on your trip. Here are my best suggestions as you plan everything out.
Schedule breaks to rest and recuperate.
This may sound strange in reference to vacation, but give yourself some empty time slots within your busy schedule. When you work in rest time, you are less likely…
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