Things People with Anxiety Should Do Alone

If you suffer from anxiety, you know how easy it is to just let others dictate the day/outings/etc. You want to please others because you want to make sure they want to hang out with you still. Well, first, let me just tell you, they’ll still love you and want to be around you even if you choose an activity or restaurant that they hadn’t initially thought of. Second, sometimes it’s important to do things alone so you don’t feel the burden of worrying about everyone else’s immediate happiness, sometimes at the sacrifice of your own.  Continue reading “Things People with Anxiety Should Do Alone”

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10 Ways to Enjoy Winter Even After the Holidays are Over

Now that the holidays are over, it’s easy to get in a rut or feel overwhelmed by seasonal depression. Between not getting off work until after the sun has already gone down, and it being too cold to enjoy time outside, winter can take its toll on your physical and mental health.

If you live in the south, you know that summer lasts more than half the year, especially here in Texas, so when those of us who hate the heat get actual winter weather, we want to be able to enjoy them. So, whether you need to get out of your rut or you want to make the most of the cold while we have it, here are some ideas for you.

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My Words for 2018

As I mentioned last year in this post, my mom used to encourage us every year to think of our word for the year that represents what we want to achieve, have more of, or focus on throughout the year. Even though my mother is gone now, I still want to keep the tradition alive, as I feel it’s important to have something as simple as a word to focus on especially when life gets overwhelming.

This year I’ve decided on two separate words that I feel really are important to me and describe what I want to focus on. Continue reading “My Words for 2018”

My Top 10 Halloween Songs

Nothing gets you in the holiday spirit quite like seasonal music. Every year, around the end of September I start playing my Halloween station on Pandora, but because I wasn’t paying for it, I wasn’t always hearing all the songs I wanted. That meant I was missing a lot of my favorites, and when you have a certain Halloween song stuck in your head, you have to listen to it to get it out. Continue reading “My Top 10 Halloween Songs”