It’s been a while since I’ve shared my favorite links with you. Below, you’ll find pieces on everything from what to do when you’re overwhelmed to how much to push yourself when you have depression to what your self-care minimums are. You’ll also find pieces from my creativity blog and others for Psych Central’s main blog, which include so much great wisdom from different therapists I interviewed.
5 tips for navigating overwhelm.
What to do when you’re in the middle of a shame storm.
5 ways to manage stress at work.
Do you have a life of your own?
“So, when you are feeling harried and hurried stick to the three things that matter most. Do those first.”
10 ways to fight off the winter blues.
“Self-care is not, as I thought before, a matter of minding my health in order to prevent myself from burning out; it is the very axis around which my whole creative life revolves. Through radical self-care, I fill up and overflow. My light, my work, my words, my love depend on that well to be full. So I commit to it fiercely these days.”
Being kind to ourselves when we’re creating.
“And when we give a powerfully, positive meaning to our moments, we change how we experience the world for the better.”
Unravelling the Year Ahead workbook and calendar — a beautiful way to map out 2016.
On boundaries: “’No, I’m sorry I can’t make it.’ — That’s all you need to say — you don’t need to give an explanation.”
3 tips to make saying no a whole lot easier.
Making time for self-care when you have a super demanding job.
The different ways our insecurity can manifest.
How much should you push yourself when you have depression? This is an important read for people who don’t have depression, too.
How to forgive ourselves — and why it’s important.
“Now is what I have today. There really is no ‘later.’ I mean, there could be a later, but I don’t have it in writing.”
4 ways to be kind to yourself when you’re anxious.
What are your “bare-assed minimums“?
Write the words you need to read.
On letting ourselves be seen: “Jabe sees something in me that I didn’t see in myself and so I have to ask myself, ‘What else might I be capable of?’”
I hope you’re having a nice and nourishing Sunday!!