How I Stopped Overthinking

How I Stopped Overthinking

I’ve basically been the king of overthinking for as long as I can remember. Anybody close to me could tell you that I’ll take anything I see/hear and start writing a novel in my head on what it could mean.

Sometimes they’re fun little stories that don’t do anything to hurt me emotionally. However, most of the time these stories are about why somebody hates me, and my thoughts will spiral out of control until I believe them to be true.

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Why You Really Aren’t Helping, and What to Do About It

Why You Really Aren’t Helping, and What to Do About It

Something I’ve noticed is that, for the most part, people want to help those who they feel need assistance. Take some time when you have a minute, go to YouTube, and search “Faith in Humanity Restored”. There are plenty of examples of people showing kindness to those who need it.

It only makes sense that when somebody hears a friend is struggling with mental illness they want to help. But depression is a bit more complicated than paying for somebody’s groceries, or helping a cat out of a tree.

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I Was Scared to Talk About My Depression

I Was Scared to Talk About My Depression

One of the reasons I was hesitant at first to start this blog, and talk so much about things that are going on in my life, was the fear that my friends wouldn’t know how to act around me.

Anytime somebody says something about depression, anxiety, or mental illness in general it can be uncomfortable for those who either haven’t been through it themselves or who haven’t had a close relationship with somebody who has.

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I Don’t See Myself the Way My Mirror Does

I Don’t See Myself the Way My Mirror Does

People who have known me as a teenager could tell you that I wasn’t always the most “in shape” kid on the block. Sure I had a shape…kind of like a sphere. Not exactly what I wanted.

I was a junior in high school when I finally did something about it. I joined the cross country team, trained for a marathon, changed my diet, and ended up losing 50 pounds. I may write more posts in the future on fitness and how to make/achieve goals, but today I wanted to talk a little about my self image.

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