I did a rough calculation of how I spend my time and I found out a few things. I sleep about 6-7 hours a day. I am at work for about 40 hours a week… and sometimes I spend another 6 hours thinking about work. For 45 minutes a day I am actually eating but … More Hermoine Granger: Book Loving Rule-Keeper and Badass Hero-Girl!
It’s true: Taking little risks, every day, will help you to feel more alive. We cannot control happiness, but when we can live more by our values, we will feel more alive. So will coffee, being outside in sub-zero weather, seeing the latest Star Wars movie, or having a near-death experience, buying a new house … More Taking Little Risks Every Day Will Help You to Feel More Alive
What can we do about our stuff? The answer to this question is not easy, nor is it quick. And sometimes there is no answer. There is no prescription for handling all of the stuff that you will face in your recovery or your life. I have found that it is helpful to invest more of my … More Here is What You Can Do If You Feel Bad Because You Are Stuck on Trying to Feel Good
I want to feel it all of the time. So I exercise. I communicate. I work hard. I set goals. I strive to be healthy. I practice acceptance, awareness and openness to what is. But I can’t seem to avoid the pull back to my addiction to feeling good. For full article, “When is Feeling … More I Am Addicted to Feeling Good
“Accomplishing goals when in the midst of mental illness is very different than when my mood’s stable for some time or you’ve never wrestled with psychiatric disorder period.” Victoria Maxwell For article, “Four Questions that will set Your Recovery Direction for 2018” click on photo. Photo by Jim Sher
One danger of sitting with our stuff is to get caught inside your head, thinking all of the time instead of doing what you need to do. But realize this one thing: the act of thinking IS action. Action always begins inside. But sometimes we don’t take the time to reflect, we react on impulse. … More If You Are Addicted to the Need to Feel Good, This is What You Can Do About It – Part 2
I grew up living with eyes shut, turned away, turned off, tuned out. The hard stuff does not make me feel good. Being willing to see whatever is there is the hard stuff for me. It means keeping my eyes open. It’s way easier retreating into not seeing stuff. But then the depression hits me, the anxiety, the attention and … More If You Are Addicted to the Need to Feel Good, This is What You Can Do About It – Part 1
“In between the birth and death dates, you’re going to find a dash. And that dash is your life. It matters not if your dash is only 9 weeks or 90 years. The question is the same either way. How are you filling your dash?” Ryan Hall For article, “Four Questions that will set Your Recovery … More How to Make Your Recovery a Part of a Much Bigger Life
When is feeling good a guarantee that you will feel bad? ___ In yesterday’s post, we talked about how feeling good can put you on the fast track to feeling bad. I know, sounds contradictory. If you haven’t read it yet, click here and you can read it. “I want to feel it all of … More 4 Things You Can Do When You Are Stuck Trying to Feel Good
I try to feel good every day. Call it happiness, peace, contentment. I just want to feel good. For a few hours and maybe even a few days, I feel good. But. Then. Life. Happens. I want to feel it all of the time. So I exercise. I communicate. I work hard. I set goals. … More When is Feeling Good a Guarantee that You will Feel Bad?