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Month: November 2016

28 Mental Health Hacks + FREE Download

Ready to hack your mental health and get control? Here are some great tips to hack your mental health and start living again + FREE download.

I don’t know why but I just love talking about mental health. I’ve had some really great emails and comments from my lovely readers which keeps me going when I feel like giving up. I know now that my calling is to continue to do so, which is one thing for sure.

Because of this, I’m always on the look out for new ways to deal with mental health (especially anxiety as this is what I suffer from too). Lucky for you, I get excited about sharing them with you. Honestly, when there isn’t a blog post ready to promote in the morning when it’s scheduled, I feel lost!

So, I’ve been doing some more research. I’ve spent a good hour browsing the internet tonight to curate some of the best ideas for you right here. Not only this, but you’ll find some of my own links here. Believe it or not but this is my 107th blog post and I thought it a good idea to put them in one long post for you.

Let’s get started!

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Why Venting is Healthy and Why You Should Do More Of it + FREE Checklist

Do you ever feel like you could blow your top? Learn why it’s good for you and how to let out your frustrations in a healthy way.

Today is a shortish post compared to my usual ones but I felt the need to address this.

When I was younger, I wouldn’t ever let any of my feelings out (good or bad – it didn’t matter). I went along with whatever everyone else was doing and put myself last. I had serious issues with my self-confidence (or lack thereof) and was told I’d probably implode at some point by friends.

Who would’ve that that statement would come true? I didn’t. I thought at the time that I was normal and that everyone else was like me. I thought I was just shy and generally a nervous person who just kept things in a bit.

I got told I was cold-hearted and didn’t care. It wasn’t that I didn’t care, it was that I didn’t care enough to share my feelings. I felt that the last thing anyone ever wanted to do was listen to my stupid opinion.

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20 Quotes To Keep You Going When Everything Else Fails

When you’re struggling the most, here are some of the best quotes to inspire you. This includes anxiety, mental health, and well-being quotes to keep you going when the going gets tough.

At the darkest of moments, sometimes we need a little pick me up. I’ve found that some of the best lightbulb moments happen when looking at inspirational quotes and short stories. You know, some of the strongest people have little to say. But those people are the best people.

I’ve found that some of the best lightbulb moments happen when looking at inspirational quotes and short stories. They let you imagine and see the best from people and yourself. That’s hard when you have anxiety or another mental health issue.

You know, some of the strongest people have little to say. But those people are the best people. You know why? It’s because they and you are amazing. But you can’t always be amazing all of the time.

So, rather than telling you to keep it strong and keep plowing through, today I’m giving you an excuse to let it out. When emotions and feelings aren’t let out, they build up and that isn’t healthy.

To help you along the way, here are some of the best quotes/memes/inspirational stories I’ve found from across the web.

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Learning To Say No and Why Its Important For You and Your Anxiety

Not saying no when you wish you had can be poor for you and your anxiety. Learn why it’s important and how to say it when you want to.

Learning to say no is definitely a double-edged sword. On the one hand, you want to go out/be sociable/not look like you can’t handle extra work. But on the other hand, you give away your valuable time that could/should be spent relaxing/having time to yourself.

Making time for yourself is as important as curbing loneliness. Getting the balance right is much harder, though.

How do you balance your ability with saying no with the need to feel included and a part of things? It can be tough for some people. I know this as I used to be one of the worst for it! I just couldn’t say no to anyone. I didn’t want to let the other person down, and more importantly thought for some reason that I might offend them.

It’s important to realise that you aren’t going to missing anything by saying no.

Then, they’d end up hating me and accuse me of always letting them down.

True story – I lost a good friend for this very reason. They told me that I was always letting them down when all I was doing was changing the plan. This ate away at me for years, and developed a poor habit of not saying no because of it. There was much more to it than that – but it still sticks now. The conversation with her left me in tears that time.

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Why You Keep Saying Sorry So Much, and How To Stop It

Are you saying sorry too much and don’t know why? Think your anxiety is causing it? Learn how to stop it with these easy tips now!

I’ve got some pretty cool colleagues at my new work place. But I’ve noticed something about them. They are amazing people, inside and out and they’ve really helped me get into my new job well.

But the word “sorry” is being thrown around like wildfire. I’m saying sorry for the littlest of things. My colleagues keep apologising for things that aren’t their fault. It’s catchy, honestly.

It made me realise that if my colleagues are doing it, then so must some of you. But also, why are we doing it? It made me stop and think.

WHYYYY, Jess?

Sorry. I’m loving capitals at the moment…

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