How I’m Learning to Stay Calm in Difficult Situations

How I’m Learning to Stay Calm in Difficult Situations

You’ve probably faced your fair share of difficult situations in 2020, perhaps more than any other year. It’s been a tough time for alot of us, not being able to see loved ones, some facing job loss or pay cuts, people around us getting sick, just to name a few. It can be hard to not react to different things that come our way in life, but one thing I try my best to do is stay calm.

When something unexpected or something unfair happens in our lives, we all have various coping mechanisms and ways we approach those situations. It can be really easy to get angry and overwhelmed when we find ourselves in those situations. But today I’m sharing some tips on how we can be better at staying calm in difficult situations.

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How to Cope With Loneliness During The Pandemic

How to Cope With Loneliness During The Pandemic

If we can all agree on one thing during 2020, and thats how over this pandemic we are. The whole of 2020 has been filled with separation from our loved ones, negative news and so many other difficult situations. I often remind myself of the good that has come from this year when I feel like I’m on a downward spiral in my own thoughts. It’s not hard for us to feel lonely this year, even if you have been locked in your home with other people.

I’ve often battled loneliness during this pandemic and I live with my parents. The lack of social interaction from my peers and the lack of leaving the house can make anyone feel down. I can’t even imagine what it’s like for people who live alone at this time, it must be so difficult. It’s important that we do various things to stop this feeling, and in todays post I hope to share some tips that I’ve been doing to help battle the feeling of loneliness.

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My Best Friends Funeral Was The First I Have Ever Attended

My Best Friends Funeral Was The First I Have Ever Attended

For a long time now I have debated sharing this post I originally wrote in 2017, as you can tell by the title I lost my best friend. I went a whole 22 years of my life avoiding death and funerals, until the moment I stepped through those doors where we celebrated her life.

My intention behind posting this is to really share the story and share how my mental health suffered through this. But its also a story of hope and how I healed from this loss. It was a rough time in my life, I struggled and you’ll read that in the post shortly. I really want this to give people hope that things do get better after something traumatic happens in your life, I am an example of that. I hope you learn that healing takes time, and just like any wound it takes time to heal from it.

It’s hard for me to share something so personal, but I need to practice what I preach. I tell my readers all the time that being a good blogger means you need to be vulnerable, and you do. Which is why I’m choosing to share this with you. I hope it helps you and brings you hope that you can heal from whatever it is you’re going through, whether its a loss of a loved one, a funeral, or a tough situation.

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4 Effective Ways to Develop a Better State of Mind

4 Effective Ways to Develop a Better State of Mind

[GUEST POST]

As 2020 closes, I want to share a gift to all of you. This gift is to be remembered at all times especially when dealing with dilemmas beyond your control. Your state of mind is everything. Develop it. Protect it. Value it. It’s a small gift from me to you; a reminder as you reach your dreams in 2021!

Hi, everybody! I’m Monique, a 20-year-old college student and blogger based on the Philippines. I talk about my struggles and experiences as an aspiring writer who just finished writing my very first novel last October. Aside from that, I also spread motivation and advice to young adults my age. I talk about all of this in my blog called www.lifebeginsattwenty.com. I’d appreciate it if you spare a few minutes of your time to visit it and read one or two articles. 

I’m honoured to be partnered with Olivia on this and to be given an opportunity to showcase my ability to talk and write about my passions to an even larger audience. Also, I did an interview with Olivia on my blog! If you want to see it, click here.

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10 Things I have Learnt From Difficult Situations

10 Things I have Learnt From Difficult Situations

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Hi, I’m Niraj from Niraj’s blogs and I am excited to be taking over Olivia’s blog today and we’ll be talking about 10 things we have both learn from facing difficult situations. !

I have faced difficult situations in the past, but I have learnt something from all of these situations, and I want to share this in this post. I am aware that everyone’s situation is different, but I hope you can relate to some of the things I talk about.

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10 Tips on Maintaining Good Mental Health During The Pandemic

10 Tips on Maintaining Good Mental Health During The Pandemic

I’m so excited for todays guest post from Arcane Lost. We decided to speak on this important topic surrounding Mental Health and the Pandemic as its something a-lot of people are suffering with at the moment. Its so important that you remember if you are struggling then please talk with someone about it. its okay to admit that you aren’t coping well. Speak to someone and dont suffer in silence.

We hope you enjoy the tips we share and hope it can be of help to you if you are struggling.

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How To Love Someone With a Mental Health Illness

How To Love Someone With a Mental Health Illness

Loving someone selflessly no matter the circumstance isn’t something that comes easy. Friendships & relationships can become strained when theres a lack of communication & understanding of one another. When it comes to Mental illnesses it can become even harder to navigate relationships, especially if its not you but your friend or partner that has the mental illness.

Today I’ll be sharing my advice on how to love someone with a mental illness & how to understand them a little bit more. Please remember these are my own personal views, and this advice won’t be a one size fits all for all mental illnesses, as they all vary!

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How To De-Stress Your Stress

How To De-Stress Your Stress

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Hi everyone, I’m Shelly, an obsessive millennial that gets anxious with anything and everything. Ok that was a bit of an exaggeration, but it is how I feel at the moment. Most people have enjoyed the slowdown that came along with the COVID-19 pandemic and to be honest, I did too… Until I decided to take on blogging full time while working as an essential worker and raising a busy toddler. Don’t worry, this post isn’t a pity party- I’m very happy with everything I have chosen to do which you can read all about on GrowingWithSpawn.com. As overwhelming as it is, I do love my three jobs – yes, three, because that is what it feels like. I’ve spent the last few months searching for ways to make sure that I am able to dedicate enough time to each of my jobs without getting burnt out. So today, I’m here to share with you a few tips and tricks that I have learned to de-stress that stress. 

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How The Design Of Your Home Can Affect Your Mental Health

How The Design Of Your Home Can Affect Your Mental Health

Mental health is not black and white. There are so many different factors and things that effect different people. Some things that affect my mental health might not affect yours and vice vice versa. One thing that really has an effect on my mental health is my living space. I have spoken about this before in a previous post, where I talked about how to create a calm space in your home. To me, my living space is a reflection on how im feeling and doing mentally. If its a mess then usually my head is also a mess. Today were going to be talking about how the design of your home can affect your mental health and what we can do to combat this.

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3 At Home Remedies to Help Calm Anxiety

3 At Home Remedies to Help Calm Anxiety

Sometimes stress and anxiety just builds up and up and you feel like there’s no escape, I have been there before. It lead me down a path of research into natural at home remedies for helping reduce my anxiety and stress. And to my surprise there are so many various methods and products you can buy that can help to make you feel that little more calm. Today I’d thought I’d share some of my at home remedies that you can give a try whenever you are feeling stressed or anxious.

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