I am proud to report that my current bullet journal is still fully functional and I use it nearly every day.
Over the last decade, I have struggled with depression, anxiety, executive dysfunction, suicidal ideation, extreme sensitivity, and a deep-seated sense of self-loathing, and if you think I survived all that on my own, you are deeply mistaken.
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This is our first foray into healthy eating, and we are both very nervous about failing miserably. So we’ve decided to take things slow. Read on to know more about our motivation for change, what we’re actually doing differently, and how it’s going so far (AKA, as of Day 1).
I outlined a few of my favorite distraction and self-soothing tools in my latest HealthyPlace article "How I Use Distress Tolerance Coping Skills When Everything Is Too Much."
Before I started bullet journaling, I missed meetings regularly, racked up several late payment fees, and constantly felt like I was playing catch-up. Now, things aren't perfect, but I make it to most of my appointments and pay, like, 90% of my bills on time.
Just like how the lack of sunshine in the winter can mess with circadian rhythms and send people into a depression, the extra long days of summer can do the exact same thing.
I have trouble conceptualizing self-validation, and this was a lovely, weird little breakthrough.
Adult Fantasy reads like a series of letters from your smartest friend, which is just objectively enjoyable to read.
I'm so excited to make this post because I FINALLY found a way to move forward in recovery.