Being able to trust yourself is a struggle for all of us. Most of the time, we are taught to do the opposite of our first reaction – waiting three extra days to text that person you actually kind of like, or second-guessing your career choice, or putting your passions away for something more practical.
We can lose days, hours of sleep, and precious energy mulling over the issues and choosing not to forgive ourselves. Or we can cultivate our self-compassion practice so that when we do feel let down or make a mistake, we can be patient with ourselves, learn from our mistakes, and give ourselves the space to grow.
Is it possible for Communities of Color to balance their cultural history without normalizing suffering?
I get a call from someone impersonating an officer, with all my information, concerned about missing a court appearance for jury duty. Not only have I never even been called in to jury duty, but I have also never had any experience with missing a court date. I fell into the trap of listening toContinue reading “What You Can Learn From My Scam Story”
I’m one of those people who frequently looks for ways to have my mind blown. For the first time ever, I was introduced to Plutchik’s Wheel of Emotions, and I feel like I have been reunited with a long-lost friend. By looking at this graph, you can easily identify the “regions” in which we are allowingContinue reading “Managing Emotions: Plutchik’s Wheel of Emotions”
Is there truly a reason why life shouldn’t be delicious all the time?
We forget to focus on the third part of our self-care trinity: the soul.
I created a video on my YouTube channel, BetiGrewUp about mastering habit trackers and organizing activities of self-love into your daily or weekly routines. Subscribe to my channel for more videos on self-discovery, self-care, and mental-health-related topics. My upcoming video series is focused on what contributes to our sense of self and how we canContinue reading “Scheduling Time for Self-Care, Creativity + Managing Anxiety (video)”
I’m currently 23, and spend half of my time being productive and determined to achieve a set of goals, while the rest of my time is spent wondering what exactly I’m doing, where else I should be living, the other lives I could be leading, etc. etc. It get’s damn tiring, to say the least.Continue reading “Finding Flow + Self-Sustaining Happiness”
Being able to determine when you are listening to your Self or your Ego can help you get to the root of more of your issues and allow you to gain access into what you truly what from life. How frustrating is it to go from one place to another, one job to another, one relationship to another, all the while not ever expecting yourself to be fully happy?