Why Should I “Earn” The Things That Are a Required Part of Life?

Why Should I “Earn” The Things That Are a Required Part of Life?

If you want to eat, eat. Your body needs food.

If you want to sleep, sleep. Your body needs sleep.

If you need to do something for your mental health? Do it, your mind needs care.

If you want to workout, workout. It’s good for you.

If you want to work hard on a project, work hard. The sense of accomplishment you get from hard work is great.

Do any of these things, it’s your choice. But don’t let your view of the things you need be altered by things you might want to do, and don’t let anyone else tell you how to earn those things. You don’t have to earn food and rest, they are a required part of being a human. You’re allowed to be human, no matter how hard you workout.

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Survivors and Stuff that Happens

Children who grew up with trauma and abuse often struggle with trying to explain it to themselves. When you’re a child, you don’t necessarily understand how large the world is, or your place in it. The world you know mostly seems to revolve around you. In fact, we normally associate understanding that the world doesn’t…

Social Media and Mental Health – Stop Comparing

Social Media and Mental Health – Stop Comparing

So much about social media is fake, yet we all make the mistake of comparing what we do privately to what other people post for public consumption. This book, while dark at times, is reminding me that everyone is fucked up and anxious about something. #mentalhealth #socialmedia #anxiety A post shared by Child Abuse Survivor…

Social Media and Mental Health – How the Stories You Read Are Impacting Your Perception
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Social Media and Mental Health – How the Stories You Read Are Impacting Your Perception

Over the weekend, I wrote a lengthy piece over on my professional site about how social media, and regular media, are designed to capture, and keep, your attention. In order to do that, they figure out what you like to see, and keep showing you more of it. The piece was inspired by this rather…