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Thoughtful Tuesday: Job Stress and Mental Health

I'm sure many people have wondered if job stress contributes to underlying factors of mental health issues. The answer is yes. Unfortunately, finding a job is an essential part of becoming an adult. Although some of us come out lucky with jobs that we love, it doesn't change the fact that every job has its stressors and these stressors can contribute to a declining mental health. Many of us have jobs that are not our first choice, but because the stress of bills are constant, sometimes we have to sacrifice a job we love to make the money needed to live our everyday lives. Especially when we first graduate high school, college, technical schools, trade schools, etc. it can be difficult to all

Motivational Monday: Achieving Your Goals

Sometimes when we look at goals we set for ourselves it seems like we could never accomplish something so extravagant. This type of thinking is what keeps people unmotivated to do amazing things with their abilities and opportunities. Here are a few things to think about when striving for your goals. Think about new ideas. Many times we find ourselves sticking to one way of doing things just because the one way we have found of doing something works. Even so, thinking of creative ways to solve problems or to complete the same tasks can make your life more interesting and get your creative mind flowing. This is extremely important to practice because it can help prepare you for future change.

Thoughtful Tuesday: Movies and Books about Mental Illness

There is tons of literature out there swarming with information and realistic fiction stories about individuals with mental illness. Since the stigma against mental illness unfortunately still exists, I thought it would be appropriate to share a few books and movies that portray characters with mental illness. Bleeding Violet by Dia Reeves is an astonishing book that discusses one woman's journey to feel loved. She struggles with hallucinations and morbid thoughts that all feel very real to the reader. It is a great representation of the life lived with psychosis. Elena Vanishing by Elena and Claire B. Dunkle is a great story with an even greater representation of how mental illness can evol

Motivational Monday: From Helplessness to Hopefulness

How do we overcome the anxiety and distaste for yourself that comes with feeling helpless? What do you do when you are tired of feeling purposeless? At any age, feeling hopeless is natural; as human beings, we will never be motivated and inspired 100% of our lives. Despite this, no one likes feeling this way, so let us address this issue by learning ways to feel more connected. Allow yourself to receive encouragement from others. We can be our own worst critics at times and this can seriously affect our self esteem. Your first reaction may be to deflect encouragement or let it roll off your shoulder; learn to embrace support from your peers. Find ways to relieve feelings of helplessness. Cop

Thoughtful Tuesday: Addressing Therapy Myths

With recent events in mind, more people are wondering if therapy is right for them. The answer to that question is simple, therapy can be for anyone. Since there is still a stigma against mental illnesses, seeking out therapy can be scary for some people. That is why I hope to address some misconceptions about going to therapy. One myth is that we think sometimes that our problems are insignificant, or aren't serious enough to see a therapist. The issue with this thought is that we tend to think of our problems as normal and that there are others that have it much worse from this. While this is true, you still shouldn't have to suffer for it. The important thing to remember is that anyone ca

Now You Can Blog from Everywhere!

We’ve made it quick and convenient for you to manage your blog from anywhere. In this blog post we’ll share the ways you can post to your Wix Blog. Blogging from Your Wix Blog Dashboard On the dashboard, you have everything you need to manage your blog in one place. You can create new posts, set categories and more. To head to your Dashboard, open the Wix Editor and click on Blog > Posts. Blogging from Your Published Site Did you know that you can blog right from your published website? After you publish your site, go to your website’s URL and login with your Wix account. There you can write and edit posts, manage comments, pin posts and more! Just click on the 3 dot icon ( ⠇) to see all the

Design a Stunning Blog

When it comes to design, the Wix blog has everything you need to create beautiful posts that will grab your reader's attention. Check out our essential design features. Choose from 8 stunning layouts Your Wix Blog comes with 8 beautiful layouts. From your blog's settings, choose the layout that’s right for you. For example, a tiled layout is popular for helping visitors discover more posts that interest them. Or, choose a classic single column layout that lets readers scroll down and see your post topics one by one. Every layout comes with the latest social features built in. Readers can easily share posts on social networks like Facebook and Twitter and view how many people have liked a pos

Grow Your Blog Community

With Wix Blog, you’re not only sharing your voice with the world, you can also grow an active online community. That’s why the Wix blog comes with a built-in members area - so that readers can easily sign easily up to become members of your blog. What can members do? Members can follow each other, write and reply to comments and receive blog notifications. Each member gets their own personal profile page that they can customize. Tip: You can make any member of your blog a writer so they can write posts for your blog. Adding multiple writers is a great way to grow your content and keep it fresh and diversified. Here’s how to do it: Head to your Member’s Page Search for the member you want to

Motivational Monday: Types of Motivation

When talking about motivation, many people don't realize that there are actually two different types. One is called intrinsic, while the other is called extrinsic. The difference between the two is based off of how the end goal will benefit a person. It is important to know this difference because with this information, you can learn to rethink your motivation for different things. Extrinsic motivation is when something motivates you for an external need or desire like approval or money. Because extrinsic motivation can be material or non, it can also negatively impact self esteem and personal worth. An example of someone being extrinsically motivated is when you are applying for a job becau

 

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