Turn off Netflix! I’m serious! I bet you’re watching it right now while reading this blog post and scrolling through Facebook. You are exhausting yourself. Sitting and multitasking is not self care. The noise and the overwhelming of your senses. It’s not providing you with real self care. So! Now, here are 52 ways you can actually care for yourself and relax.
I’ve been completely MIA from my site, and have tried to get back into the swing of things. But, I keep taking on too much. And it exhausts me. I am in a constant exhaustion. Between school, my part time paying job, working with Her Track and Way Up, and planning a wedding, it’s hard to keep up.
But I promise I am not leaving Sara Strives, I’m just swamped at the moment. And, I thought I would share my thoughts on exhaustion and what I plan on doing about it. Continue reading “Exhaustion and What to do About It”
“I wish I could got out to dinner tonight but I just have a lot of work”, I lied in a text to a friend and snuggled up even tighter in my blankets. The truth was, I didn’t have much work at all. In fact, I had finished it earlier that day. But, the thought of showering, blow drying my hair, putting on makeup and then going and socializing for hours seemed like the worst thing ever. In fact, in that moment, I couldn’t think of anything worse and just the thought of leaving my bed made me nauseous, a tight ball of anxiety wound up inside my chest. Continue reading “How I Navigate College With Anxiety”
Mental health is often a subject that is tip toed around. No one wants to discuss what it truly means. You make think it’d be easier if your entire family has some form of mental illness, but in fact the opposite is true. They all assume your anxiety is the same as theirs. They think the voices in your head say the same things as theirs.
You may feel reluctant to seek out help or medication because you feel your anxieties aren’t as bad as someone else’s. That’s actually a symptom of anxiety, and leads to the topic of high functioning anxiety. Continue reading “Behind the Scenes of High Functioning Anxiety”
I’m thrilled to introduce a new guest writer! This article, about comparing yourself in the arts, is by Lauren Norton of Glitter & Grandeur.
Have you ever watched a performance or seen a piece of art and thought: “I could do better than that.” – OR – thought: “I’ll never be that good”?
I have thought each of these things multiple times. I’m guilty. I’ll admit it.
As artists (of all art-forms), our work is personal – it is a part of us: an extension of our soul. We live in a highly competitive world where we constantly are told we aren’t good enough. I’ll agree: it’s hard -making it easy for us to fall into the soul-crushing trap of comparison. Continue reading “The Dream Killer: Comparison and How to Enjoy Your Craft”