Where do I start? I am trying to think of a way I can tell you about me without sounding boring hehe. I don’t want this to sound like a LinkedIn about me section or a Facebook profile, so let’s get going.
I’m Grace. People who are close to me call me Gracey and people who know me inside out call me crazy Gracey. …
It’s been four weeks since I’ve been in a mental clinic. During this time, I’ve managed to fall in love — don’t ask how! Ha! Now I know love can happen in the weirdest of places. When I first got in here, I didn’t feel any love. In fact, it was hard to feel anything at all. But now I have fallen in love with someone; I feel a lot of love that I’ve not felt in a long time.
So here are three things I learned about love in a mental clinic because:
“Happiness can be found even in…
Naps — what are they good for? Absolutely everything! Ok, but depending on how long and when you take a siesta. Recent research declares that afternoon napping is linked to better mental agility, so this article will focus on when you need to power nap as a writer and when it will be most helpful for your writing brain!
“I’ll read, and then I’ll take naps. When I feel sleep coming on, I give in and don’t fight it.” — Jacques Barzun
Falling in love is always exciting, even if it is in a mental clinic like me! I was falling for someone big time and didn’t know if they liked me back. What is harder is when you are an introvert and have no idea how to tell the difference between hey and hi.
I have come to realize the little things that make you notice how someone likes you. It may be hard to trust in the signs, but here’s how to know someone likes you.
“You like me not because I like you. I like you just because I…
Currently, I’m falling in love with someone… in a mental clinic. Something I thought would never happen in a million years is occurring right in front of my eyes, and I see that he has no idea how to make the first move.
We are very open with each other and can speak about anything, so I asked him why he isn’t making a move. …
I am on my third week of being in a mental clinic for the third time round in the past few months. What I’m doing here is a story for another day.
In the meantime, I’ve fallen in love. I knew the minute I saw this guy, and when telling my friend the other day about the crazy story, she replied,
“You never fail to attract everywhere you go”.
This got me thinking.
She’s right — I’ve fallen in love quite a few times now and found a good relationship each time. So I thought I’d share my tips on…
Recently being in a mental clinic and having my whole life tipped upside down with nowhere to live, no job to go to, has been tough not to feel all the negative emotions that creep in. I pray, and I trust. I know God has put me here for a reason, and I must rely on his guidance, but sometimes it gets tough to not feel worried, be afraid, and doubt.
However, these are three negative emotions God doesn’t want us to contend with alone. Here’s why and how we ought to let them go and follow his lead.
We all do it. Comparing is something natural to us all but can be burdensome on our self-belief and self-esteem. When I compare, I feel so bad about myself that I sometimes don’t see the point in living any more. Yes, I’ve been suffering from depression and suicidal thoughts, and yes, it’s a pit of self-loathing at times I hate.
However, when speaking to friends and family, I've noticed that it's not only me who commits this torturous act of self-hate, so here is some advice for young people who compare themselves.
“Stay in your lane. Comparison kills creativity and…
There are times, like today, where I don’t feel like writing. The demon of creativity comes in and tells me that I have nothing worthy to say, and nobody cares what I have to say (if I did have anything to say, haha). But today, I am not going to give up, instead I’ll get through.
These are the things to do when you don’t feel inspired to write because:
“Creativity is inventing, experimenting, growing, taking risks, breaking rules, making mistakes, and having fun.” — Mary Lou Cook
I’ve said this before many times in my writing — nature not…
Depression prevents self-improvement. According to Healthy Place, you can’t fix your way out of depression. Now I get it.
At the age of 26 and as a sufferer of depression, anxiety, and onset schizophrenia, I totally hate how self-improvement addicts tell me to wake up at 5 am, go for a jog, meditate for 10 minutes, write for hours, eat this, drink that… the list goes on. It causes me even more anxiety in the first place.
I’m currently in a mental clinic to heal— here’s self-improvement for the depressed from my perspective.
Being in a mental clinic is tough…