REBLOG: How Can I Support Those with Mental Health Struggles?

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Hello! Welcome back to my blog. Thank you so much for the topic suggestion, Miss Emma ❤

Like always, this topic is going to cover mental health, and mental health support.

“How can I support my friend that struggles with X?” Great question! Let me see if I can offer some help. It can be hard and confusing sometimes to know how to offer support to others in the way that they need. Often times I think we may reply with more simplistic terms or phrases in order to distract from getting to know our, or someone else’s deeper emotional needs.

The key to supporting others, especially when it comes to mental health, is simply by asking how you can be supportive to them. Some people may not know what they need, some people may have a list, some people may just want a hug. Asking how to be…

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REBLOG: Fantasy Escapism

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The arduous journey, the brave quest, the never-ending battle between the forces of good and evil, the “chosen hero” who against all odds rises above mediocraty and poverty to a place of acclaim and heroism – these are some of the most common clichés in fantasy, and I will not even try to say they are anything but clichés. However they also explore fantasy’s greatest contribution.

They explore the theme of escapism….

Fantasy, in its most basic definition is a genre of fiction set in a speculative fictional universe that differs from reality. Often these are based upon true world myth, religion and folklore. The various mediums range from film, novels, television, art, music, games and more and all provide the consumer with something different to their everyday reality.

Today we are able to enjoy the such a plethora of fantasy mediums that we are honestly spoilt for choice. From…

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REBLOG: 10 Questions: How To Know If You’re Over-thinking

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Overthinking has been a part of my life for a long time now, but some days it’s just plain exhausting to be so unsure about stuff, about life. The constant buzz around the sides of my brain get on my nerves at times and it makes me wish there was an off button; whereas on other instances I’ve found me trying to convince myself that this is not such a lost cause, right? But the more I think, the more peace I lose. And maybe, you do too.

If you are personally going through something like this, I suggest with all my heart that you accept the help that’s available to you – friends, family, therapy and all the other resources you need to get over this.

While problem-solving and self-evaluation are productive, over-thinking is not – it becomes really important to differentiate.

So, I’m going to take you through

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REBLOG: A Sense of Belonging

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When we don’t feel a sense of belonging we become empty, morass and despondent. Everybody wants to have a place to belong to, a family to belong to, and a sense of appreciation from their peers. Not knowing your identity and the origin of your ancestors is like falling from space without a parachute. Whichever way you fall you would implode. Before we judge someone we should immerse ourselves into their generational past,and after doing so ask of ourselves whether our misconceptions are still the same.

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REBLOG: Taking Care Of Your Mental Health In The Times Of COVID-19

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Breathe In. Breathe Out.

Hey, It’s normal to feel stressed, nervous, anxious, drained or worried right now.

COVID-19 has most likely changed every aspect of your life- your family dynamics, your eqaution with your friends, your social life, your schooling, your career, your interests, your habits and even you. As you deal with uncertainity and all the emotions that tag along, it’s crucial that along with your physical health, you take care of your mental health as well. Here are some things that I religiously follow and have worked for me. I hope they work for you as well!

You deserve patience, so be patient with yourself

  • Allow others to help you when you’re struggling. Don’t be shy to ask for help from those you trust and the ones who care about you. Asking for help is not a sign of weakness, it’s a sign of strength, strength in acknowledging…

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REBLOG: Anxiety’s Lock-down?

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I am so confused, I don’t know what I want, I don’t know how I actually feel or how I wanna feel about everything that’s been happening lately, I feel like the three months of quarantine were extremely extremely weird for me because I could feel myself going into depression every single night and then getting out of it in the morning it was like a vicious loop, I remember the days when I cried for hours, legit till the time it triggered my migraine or made me extremely anxious.
I have gotten so many anxiety attacks and I don’t know if I’ll ever be able to explain these things to people because people have a habit of invalidating emotions.
Humans are incapable of understanding other people’s feelings. Empathy is just a societal norm which people show that they follow but deep within everybody is selfish and self centered including…

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REBLOG: 3 Easy Ways to Prepare for Uncertainty

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This week I have been thinking a lot about new beginnings and fresh starts. If 2020 has shown us anything it’s that we do not have set schedules in our lives, nothing is always going to be there, and that a change of pace can happen at any moment. We create the routines in our heads and act them out in our days. We have been forced to change routines multiple times just in the last six months. For me, I went from working full time in the office to working full time from home, and now I am alternating two weeks in and two weeks out of the office. The thought of changing scenery every two weeks gives me anxiety. My routine when working from home and working in the office are completely different and I must constantly adapt to both.

Change is constantly happening, and it has really…

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REBLOG: A Reminder That Disability is Not a Weakness

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Write what you know”, has been uttered in encouragement ever since I started writing professionally. Ironically, the subject that I know all too well is the one which I find the most challenging to write about. The difficulty lies within its inexpressibility and resistance to language. However, in an attempt to look forward to life after lock-down, questions about my eligibility to land an interesting job in full-time employment, under my somewhat abnormal circumstances, have become more prevalent. In light of my search for career clarity, I thought it was about time to talk with radical sincerity, about the attributes that I have learnt by overcoming adversities.

I am one of the 28 million adults in the UK living with chronic pain – a silent epidemic during a global pandemic. Nationally recognised as a disability under the Equality Act 2010, my chronic pain makes…

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REBLOG: Happy Pride Month

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Good morning beautiful humans, happy Thursday! Thank you for taking the time to stop by my blog, you could be anywhere but you stopped by. Well, come on in……..

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To say I’m late is an understatement, lol! But as they say, better late than never. My goodness though, the month is almost over. I apologize for the delay. This has been quite the month but I haven’t forgotten. I am and have always been an ally for the LGBTQ community 💕💕💕

Love is love

I just wanted to show my support and spread love. Love is all we need but we need more of it. Love makes the world go round. I truly believe that.

Have a wonderful blessed day and always be kind. Follow me on Instagram http://www.instagram.comlifewithlane14 Continue to practice social distancing, wash your hands, and don’t forget about your neighbor! #onelove

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