Anxiety Is Not Me

Julia. 22 years old. Boston. 
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  • “ 1) Take a bubbly bath with scented candles.
    2) Read your favourite book.
    3) Do things that you love.
    4) Remind yourself that after every storm there is a rainbow.
    5) Go for a long peaceful walk.
    6) Bake yourself a cake.
    7) Go to the beach.
    8) Take a trip into town with friends.
    9) Talk to the person you trust the most.
    10) Pamper yourself.
    11) Treat yourself to something you’ve wanted for ages.
    12) Watch your favourite film.
    13) Pet an animal.
    14) Do something creative.
    15) Go to the movies.
    16) See a child laugh.
    17) Travel to somewhere you’ve never been before.
    18) Listen to fast beat songs.
    19) Remember there is always chocolate.
    20) Build a fort.
    21) Have a nap.
    22) Drink tea.
    23) Spend time with your best friend.
    24) Make a bucket-list.
    25) Have a picnic.
    26) Dress yourself up even if you’re not going anywhere.
    27) Get off social network sites and go outside.
    28) Smile.
    29) Have a sleepover at yours.
    30) Remind yourself that it is okay to be sad. ”

    —    Things to do when you are sad. (via stayhope-ful)

    (Source: str0ngtogether, via opalitee)

    “ If you are, yourself, depressed right now, send a signal to someone, anyone you trust. Say the words out loud. Words have power. You are not a freak. You are not icky. You are, simply, human and in great pain. You do not “deserve” that pain. You are not less than for feeling it, and you DO deserve love and care and relief from that pain. ”

    —    

    Miles and Miles of No-Man’s Land | Libba Bray (via machinery)

    A personal essay worth everyone’s time.

    (via beatonna)

    (via diet-humour)

    acheloi-s:

    You are allowed to grieve the years you lost to mental illness. You’re allowed to be mad that it happened to you. You’re allowed to pine after the person you might have been had it been different. But don’t let that get in the way of your growing into your new self and following a wholly new path for your life.

    (via laymyarmourdown)

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