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mental health

Feeling overwhelmed

Ever feel overwhelmed? Yup, that’s exactly how I’m feeling right about now. I am a human being and I have feelings. I am choosing to honor this feeling now. I am not pushing it away. I am sitting with the discomfort. I know I’m not the only one who’s feeling this. I know that the feeling will pass. I will be okay. I am okay.

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mental health

A plan of action

As a human being, you are bound to feel frustrated. You may be getting frustrated on a regular basis, but do you realize the feeling? How can you prepare for it? Today I urge you to write down steps to take when you get frustrated. Writing down this list can make you feel better. Having a dog sit on your lap can also help. An example of a plan of action may look like this: 1. Take deep, controlled breaths. Really feel and follow each breath. 2. Take a drink of water. 3. Write down your  ...

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advocacy, mental health

Now

Now is the time to lean in. Now is more important than ever for you to get involved. Now is the time to get outside your comfort zone. Now is the time for you to show up and be heard. Even though you may feel small, inexperienced, or young, you are relevant and important. I know how it feels to be the only young person in the room. I take a deep breath and walk in with my face held high and a smile of confidence. I grab a seat at the table, fix the misspelling of my 13-letter last name, and  ...

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mental health, wellness

Support system

It’s truly hard to survive and thrive in this world alone. Identifying your support system/tribe/squad/community is super important. No one should ever have to feel alone. Life is already tough enough. Getting through each day is a challenge in itself. There are different forms of support system such as online, phone, and face-to-face. Consider who your support systems are. If you don’t have one, find one/make one. You can make that choice today. Your support system can life you  ...

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