Sadness in times of Merry

Sadness in times of Merry
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Two months ago, someone really close to me tried to commit suicide. Two days ago, they tried again. It is said that you can’t die of a broken heart, but here’s the thing: your soul can. Especially if your heart isn’t broken, but smashed, shattered and then walked all over. It is said that more […]

Find the Calm in December

Find the Calm in December
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I love Christmas. That much should be obvious by now. But here’s the thing about the full-blown preparation: it’s stressy. There’s things to do constantly and everywhere. Either as a teacher or as a student, it’s constant crunch-time. And oh yeah, you’re supposed to buy presents and write cards and… So how on earth are […]

How to Survive Graduation: The Mental Bit

How to Survive Graduation: The Mental Bit
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Now, let’s be clear – graduation is absolutely mental. That’s not what I’m going to be talking about here, though. You see: for the longest time, being a student defined who I was. For a large majority, at least. And then, suddenly, I was graduating. And that mental framework, of who I was? Disappeared with it. […]

How to Survive Being Social

How to Survive Being Social
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So by now, I guess you lot already know that I have social anxiety. Unfortunately, that also means that when I’m pushed into a situation where I have to be social? I panic. Through the years, I’ve managed to get some “survival tips” that do tend to work for myself. And if any of you […]

How to survive anxiety

How to survive anxiety
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As I said in last weeks post, I was diagnosed with social anxiety and general anxiety during my last years of high school. That’s been about 7 years now, and although it’s still a bit of up and down, I can quite confidently say that I’ve somewhat figured out how to best deal with it. […]