I’ve been quite busy these past few weeks. I’ve started creative content full-time again and planning out new life goals. Feels like the perfect month to have done so. If you didn’t know May is Mental Health Awareness month. Depression is something that I’ve dealt with for most of my life. With some anxiety thrown in there every now and then. I’ve had to make SEVERAL changes to improve my mental health. Life looks different for all of us, it’s just how we live it. I’m here to share some things that have assisted me. Hopefully you find some peace within these words.
In no particular order these are some simple things I’ve done to improve my mental health. Some of these things are still a work in progress, and THAT’S OKAY.
Found myself a solid therapist. I found my therapist through therapyforblackgirls.com. It was important for me to find a Black woman as a therapist. She’s a good person, I look forward to her feedback each time that we meet. She’s introduced me to resources, further assistance with coping mechanisms, and gives me the space to discuss what I need to.
Started a consistent workout challenge. I was supposed to start a challenge with my girlfriend at the beginning of the month. That first week? I feel as though I flopped. I realized that I needed to make things fun and tailored to what I was looking to improve about my body. So I put together the KANROJI CHALLENGE. I used the workouts from SuperHeroJacked.com as a base and then tailored it to my needs. I had been checking out this website for a while, and had been meaning to pick a character with a workout plan to follow. I was SO EXCITED to see that they finally added Mitsuri Kanroji. It’s her flexibility and strength that I admire. Perfect for pole dancing. Ever since I put that workout together I’ve been exercising 5 times a week with 1 day for an hour of yoga.
Pole Dancing. I love playing music. I love listening to music. Pole dancing takes my mind out of anything stressing me. I get to vibe out to the music and move my body. I do get caught up in not being able to achieve some moves sometimes. I do get caught up in the fact that I’m not as flexible as I want to be. But I know it can all be achieved. That’s the thing about pole dancing or anything really. You don’t see how good you’re already getting if you’re focused on what you can’t do. I’ve learned to revel in my mistakes and the moves that I hit. Both are learning experiences.
Spending time with friends and being real with them. With Covid all my people took precautions. When the pandemic hit I wasn’t seeing anyone and I’ve really been slowly having friends over and hanging out. I enjoy all of my friendships. I enjoy getting to know people. I enjoy seeing my friends succeed. I love being able to help them out if I can. I’ve been working on getting real loose with the “I love you”‘s. I want my friends to know that I’m there for them and that I appreciate them. I enjoy being around them and I’ve really missed it.
Getting a new schedule. A new schedule for work, balancing out personal and social time. That shit feels hard sometimes. But organization feels even better. I got a new planner, whiteboard, notebooks, and some other supplies for the office. I do well with writing things down and having reminders.
Setting goals. Doesn’t matter how big or small, goals are always needed. I set the goal to stop drinking and I did. I say that because sometimes we don’t think our goals are accomplishable.
Letting the creativity fly. Don’t overthink it. Just do it. Whether it be for you or social media. Take that photo. Shoot that video. Do your makeup. Get dressed up in cosplay. Do whatever makes you feel free. I’ve been putting my new camera to use on the daily. Planned projects and others I may shoot for the hell of it.
BLASTING MUSIC. Simple, no need for explanation. I’m a huge fan of Fall Out Boy, classical music, rap, whatever. If I can vibe to it, I’m playing it. I’ve been blasting anime openers out of my car like nobody’s business. Cause it really aint anybody’s business. Them jawns hit and I deserve to fly down the highway blasting Kaikai Kitan by Eve.
Thank you so much for reading my writing! With the weather getting warmer I most definitely want to be outside. It’s the pollen that’s fucking with me though. I’ve been dealing with allergies ever since I was a kid. Forgot I had em during the winter months. These frequent showers of pollen surely reminded me and have been kicking my ass.
I’m going to be honest with you. I want to switch up my blog. STILL GIVING YOU REVIEWS. I just want a focus on the words instead of always worrying about what pic I’m going to make the featured image. It’s not that deep, but it’s been nagging at me. I’m busy with fetish work so I’ll probably have some time to finesse this over the weekend. I at least want to get it SOLID. Solid so that I don’t feel the need for any layout changes and I can keep giving you content.
Yeah, I’ve really been focusing on myself these past few weeks. I LOVE all of the support everyone has given me with this blog and I can’t wait to be writing and what not regularly for you all!