Hey you, here’s more about me.

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. …

#3 Stop listening to self-doubt

My boyfriend doesn't love himself. It’s a rocky road at times as I fall in love with him while he hopefully is falling in love with himself.

He doesn’t know how to. Sometimes loving yourself is a hard task at hand, not to mention accepting love from others on top of that. You feel undeserving, unworthy.

However, when you start to love yourself, the love from others is attracted to you. You become a magnet for love — and we all are these magnets, so let’s learn how to be!

“Self-love can provide contentment, streaming through like a rushing river.”…

We are making some changes — here are three updates that will explain everything you need to know.

We are excited to announce that we are rebranding How to do you to Brighter every day.

We are Brighter every day: a publication dedicated to brightening your day with articles focused on word of encouragement for daily nuances.

With Brighter every day, we now prioritise any stories that help people who are pursuing personal development in small steps.

Here’s everything you need to know:

1. We are moving away from “how-to” articles

Our publication on how to do you was dedicated to how-to articles on personal development, spirituality, etc. But now, we are open to all articles without the how-to mark.

We want to inspire people who…

Advice and writing

#2 Give the emotion to a character

I tend to write to process my emotions. When I feel anxious, stressed or overwhelmed, a good old paper and pen sort me out.

There are many ways writing can help engage with your feelings, but I have chosen three ways to process your emotions through writing. Writing, in essence, is therapy, don’t you agree? Let’s see.

“Writing is a form of therapy; sometimes I wonder how all those who do not write, compose, or paint can manage to escape the madness, melancholia, the panic and fear which is inherent in a human situation.” ― Graham Greene

1. Journal your emotions and flow with your subconscious

Journaling is the…

#4 Stop criticism

Getting your heart broken at any age sucks, but it can hurt horribly if it is your first time in love. I was heartbroken a year ago during the break of Corona; the break of my relationship happened too.

It was my first proper heartbreak as a young person, I would say. I thought I would spend the rest of my life with him, get married, have babies, but it didn't work out, so I was left all alone during the first lockdown (not to make you feel sorry for me!).

Nearly a year on, and I am learning more…

Mental Health

Pressure can be healthy, but it can cause a lot of problems when it's too much.

Pressure comes like waves. We either ride with the ebb and flow or get so caught up in it that it causes distress, trauma, or even psychosis, like mine.

In November, I suffered from a psychosis (in other words, a mental breakdown), and a lot of it came from a build-up of external and internal pressure. Pressure can be a killer.

So here are five questions to ask yourself when figuring the root of your pressure out, taken from my new self-help book.

1. What’s sustaining the pressure?

“It does not engage with our inner light, yet rather dismisses our right of speech and deters…

Advice and writing

Lessons I learned in the past month writing on Medium

Last month’s income on Medium for me was the highest it’s ever been since joining the plan about a year and a half ago. OK, so I’m not balling in any way, but I am pleased with the outcome, so to say. It is enough to be happy about — let’s put it that way!

So here are three unexpected ways my income on Medium tripled and how yours can too because we are in this together, right?!

“Individually we are one drop. Together we are an ocean.” — Ryunoske Satoro

1. Consistency is key

We all know this is the case with anything…

Advice and mental health

Lessons learned from being a sufferer of suicidal thoughts

One of the reasons I am in a mental clinic is that suicidal thoughts got too much for me. However, I am still alive to tell the story. Research shows in the UK alone 1 in 5 people have suicidal thoughts and mostly 20–30-year-olds suffer from them.

I know how hard it can be to battle with such tormenting feelings, so here’s how to know that you are not your suicidal thoughts.

Separate from the spiral

When being trapped in suicidal thoughts, the spiral of senseless emotions and trapped thoughts can go round and round. …

Advice and writing

Sometimes all it takes is a few questions that can lead you to flow with your writing

During a live interview the other day on my Instagram, I was asked how to journal when you don’t have anything to journal about? The student found it hard to journal at times and needed some advice.

I gave him my formula to flow with your subconscious.

So now I am sharing the three questions and prompts to make your journaling habit easier because writing your thoughts is powerful in many ways.

“Keeping a journal of what’s going on in your life is a good way to help you distill what’s important and what’s not.” — Martina Navratilova

1. How do I feel?

First and…

Romance and dating

Lessons from falling in love inside a mental clinic.

Love can happen anywhere. I have fallen in love in foreign countries, but never before in a mental clinic… until now. I realise love occurs where you are most vulnerable and not really ready for it.

It surprises you in serendipitous moments and makes you feel alive again — at least that’s how I feel after nearly six weeks. So here are seven lessons I learned about love in the most unusual place, the mental clinic, because:

“Love can happen anytime anywhere. Only true love happens somewhere once.” — Yugen Norbu

Side note: How I ended up in a mental clinic

After being a sufferer of suicidal thoughts and depression…


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