7 Ways I Cope With Social Anxiety

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As a child, my parents would take my sisters and me to events or social outings. My sisters had no problem engaging with other people their age, even adults. But, for me, I would always look for a place I could retreat into myself without any intrusion or having to interact with anyone.

10 Ways To Support Your Partner Who Has Depression

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Mental health can be a tricky thing to get your head around, especially when you’re not the one suffering. Being in a relationship with someone who has depression can be draining. It can even cause you to deal with some mental health problems of your own. 

It’s important to understand what issues others are going through to help take care of ourselves. Here is a list of things you can do for your partner, and yourself, to help ease the pressure and stigma of mental health.

When The Guy You're Dating Is Just Using You

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When it comes to dating, it can be easy to forget about yourself and become obsessed with the chase and trying to get the guy of your dreams.  In pursuing a serious relationship, it is important that you continue to respect yourself and set boundaries, no matter how great of a catch he seems to be.  Learning to respect yourself will not only get his attention but will greatly increase your feelings of self-worth in the wonderful person that you are as an individual.

I Lost My Identity, This Is How I Found Myself

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Some people, like me, have struggled with their identity. We are constantly told by social media and our peers that we are supposed to be this and that. When in reality, we need to find ourselves and just be us. Imagine pretending to be someone else your entire life, unfortunate, right? Who wants to be someone else when you can be your unique incredible self? There is nobody like you, so start embracing it.

I Stayed In A Toxic Relationship Because I Was Scared of Being Alone

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For a long time I wanted to break up with my ex but I was scared of being alone. I knew he wasn't right for me, he didn't treat me well, he had narcissistic tendencies and I was completely unhappy. But could I break up with him? No, because I was scared of being completely alone and empty without him. I finally overcame the fear of being lonely and ended it for good.

7 Ways I Improved My Mental Health

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Mental health is something a lot of us struggle with and don't focus on improving. If something's not feeling right, we usually put it to the back of our minds and hope it goes away. Neglecting your mental health can worsen it and lead to long term issues such as anxiety and depression. I've started focusing on my mental health a lot more recently and decided to make changes in my life to improve my mental health.

11 Exercise Beginner Workout Routine

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Fitness is not only great for your overall health but having a healthy body leads to a healthy mind and exercising regularly can greatly improve your mental health. I became interested in going to the gym so I could feel happier in myself and more confident in my body. Going to the gym soon became a way to lift my mood and not only was I boosting my self-esteem by becoming fitter and healthier, but I was also improving my mental health and feeling much more positive.

5 Days In Fuerteventura | Best Things To Do

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The last of the winter blues were hitting me at the end of March and I decided to book a spontaneous trip to Fuerteventura, in the Canary Islands, for a few days in the sun. Fuerteventura has an all year round temperature of 20-22 degrees and with guaranteed sunshine, beaches, and beautiful coastlines, it seemed like the perfect spot to relax and unwind for a few days.

Can You Really Be Friends With Your Ex? 8 Rules To Follow

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Breakups happen. You lose the person you love, you either feel brilliant for the first few weeks or you wallow in despair and misery. Either way, at some point down the line, you're going to miss your ex, and more than likely, they miss you too. You'll crave the comfort of their company and miss seeing their name light up your phone screen. You wait to see if they'll text and you're holding yourself back from contacting them.

11 Ways To Heal After A Traumatic Breakup

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The healing process after a bad breakup can be a long and winding journey. Healing won't happen overnight and the road to recovery can be long but that doesn't mean it has to be painful. It will take time to return to a state of your former self and you won't, in fact, return to the person you were before, for you've undergone great hardship and hurt that you will heal and come back stronger than before. If you can get through this, you can get through anything.