Motivation, What I Mean When I Say

“I Don’t Want To”

Recently, I was making a pros and cons list. On this list, the very first con of a long list of cons was "I don't want to". Now, this is a phrase I've heard myself say for years. This is a phrase other people have heard me say for years. And I did jot it down.… Continue reading “I Don’t Want To”

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Mental Health Monday

Non-Religious Words Of Comfort

There are a lot of different people out there, religious and not. There are those who believe in prayer but many who don't. Sometimes, the "I'm praying for you" is meant as a kind gesture but I've found that it's a religious write-off. It's the "I'm helping you without helping you" approach. But it's not… Continue reading Non-Religious Words Of Comfort

Mental Health Monday

Respecting Boundaries

I might not want a hug today. But I might want one tomorrow. I might not want to talk about one thing, but am eager to talk about something else. I might not want to visit every week, or call every day, or even hear about certain things. And that's okay, those are my boundaries… Continue reading Respecting Boundaries

Mental Health Monday, Motivation

Wake Up

To your life, to your decisions, to your attitudes. Wake up. Do you think that you have endless time to be miserable? To putz around doing nothing at all? Do you think that you have time let goal after goal slip away? Do you think you can get away with putting no effort into your… Continue reading Wake Up

Mental Health Monday

Post-Holiday Blues

The holidays are over...ish. Or six days from now they will be finished in full. Unless you have a January birthday like me...but that doesn't count. It's not a holiday. Holidays are stressful. We all know that holidays cause stress. It's not even all negative stress. There's a lot of activity, socialization, laughter, etc. But we all… Continue reading Post-Holiday Blues

Mental Health Monday, Yoga

Learn To Journal

All right, I'll admit it. I'm not the best journaler. In fact,  I don't use quite as often as I probably should but I use it when I need it and when I feel comfortable using it. I think most of us could find some form of relaxation, stress relief, and/or help processing emotions because of journals.… Continue reading Learn To Journal

Mental Health Monday

People Don’t Care That Much

Let's be honest, we care what people think. I know, we try not to. But we really, really care what people think. That's fine, well it's not really. But it's fine in that we are social creatures and we have relied on and do rely on the acceptance of society for survival and for mating purposes. That's… Continue reading People Don’t Care That Much

Yoga

Find A Challenge in Basics

Once we progress past the basics, we seem to believe that we're done with them. I've seen this countless times in various areas of my own life. Writing, Aikido, yoga, running, etc. We assume that because we have dealt with the basics and understand them that we are finished learning from them. We assume that we cannot squeeze any… Continue reading Find A Challenge in Basics

Mental Health Monday, Motivation

Enjoy Your Life

Everything you need to know is going to be in this very first paragraph. Enjoy your life. Not because life is short. Not because you're supposed to. Not because your religion, a book, or any motivational speaker tells you. Enjoy your life because you are worthy of being happy. If you're interested in why we might not enjoy our life… Continue reading Enjoy Your Life