1. long hugs
2. rainy days
3. snow cones
4. your favorite band in concert
5. making babies smile
6. feeling beautiful
7. first kiss with that person you’ve wanted to kiss for so long
8. really good books
9. springs first flowers
10. carving pumpkins
12. taco belle
13. waking up on Christmas morning
14. getting letters in the mail
16. warm showers
18. catching fireflies in jars
19. laughing so hard you cry
20. traveling different places
23. soft blankets
25. recovery. ❤️
133611:56 PM May 23, 2018
To anyone that this may help. I massively recommend this book to anybody struggling, and for everyone else to understand the mind of someone suffering. #reasonstostayalive
214107:31 PM Jul 24, 2018
Buku Yang Dibaca Jiemi (Geser ke Kanan ➡️➡️➡️) Hari ini saya mau review buku #ReasonsToStayAlive dari Matt Haig. Buku ini berisi kisah nyata dari penulis dalam melawan depresi dan berdamai dengan diri sendiri.
Buku ini mengisahkan bagaimana depresi terjadi dengan cara cara yang tidak logis, tidak beralasan, dan membingungkan. Benar benar jauh dari perkiraan dan stigma yang melatar belakangi depresi.
Melalui buku ini, kita akan sedikit merasakan bagaimana rasanya depresi. Bagaimana rasanya terjebak dalam pikiran sendiri, terjebak dalam pola depresi. Kamu ingin memahami depresi? Coba baca buku ini deh. Bisa didapatkan di Gramedia terdekat
Heeeeeyyyyaaa!! Here’s a couple of pictures from our show last night in Amsterdam, by the legend that is Mr @hpvv thankyou so much to all who came along for being such great company, it was so nice to forget Brexit for a couple of hours. Thankyou thankyou 🙏🏻 big love x
329522 hours ago
So hi, i'm Dem.
And the reson for me doing this new page with a blog to follow (give me time i'm a perfectionist who is so busy atm) is because some people might know in May 2017 I tried to commit suiside, why?
Well kinda still trying to figure it all out as I am still having bad days where I hate myself and wish I wasn't here, but I've been lucky to have an amazing life and do amazing things but like everyone i've experienced some shit. And over the years and years I kept it all in and bottled everything untill one day the only way I can describe it is that I broke. I was 23 at the time and i'd not long just had another set of treatment for cervical cancer. After already having steriods and my body changing and putting on weight I didn't know how to cope. Also the fact because I have endometriosis i've been advised with all these other complications and that the area is damage it could result in never being able to have children. Even though I am no where ready for a baby yet even still and that "you never know", at the time it was so difficult to process. I felt as a woman it's part of who you are and having a baby is all part of the programme. Obviously I don't believe in this at the time I just couldn't get my head around it all. This was just ONE EXTRA factor and there was other reasons but it's so easy to fall and let yourself believe things that are NOT TRUE. From trying to commit suicide it complete opened up my eyes to having anxiety and depression. It took a few weeks to get a doctors appiontment and even when I did I was just so lost and confussed. This is why if I can just help one person before it's too late or support someone who is feeling or has experienced this before and needs after support then it's worth being completely honest. I may get an absolute hounding for saying this but i personally think "depression" and "anxiety" seem to be on a current trend and it seems to me when I have followed some profiles that it's all about advertising. I DO NOT WANT THIS AND I ONLY WANT TO SHARE WHAT HELPED ME! I totally understand everyone is different and what could help me may not help them so this is just all about trying and supporting. Thank you.
I heard this song for the first time today on the radio. For those of you who, like me, struggle with depression everyday, or if you struggle with addiction or anxiety, just know you are not alone, and there is hope if only you choose to fight, to move past the pain, to open the next door. Anyone who is struggling and needs an ear to vent to, a shoulder to cry on, a hand to help you up, or just someone to sit with you in silence, don't hesitate to reach out. To me, or to someone you trust. I lost my best friend two months ago, I don't ever want to lose someone else to a darkness that can be penetrated through hope, love, friendship, and moments of joy. Even in those darkest moments, especially then, keep that mantra going: you are not alone. Keep going ; #keepgoing#live#depression#addiction#anxiety#hope#love#melancholia#youarenotalone#twloha#semicolonproject#dontgiveup#fight#reasonstostayalive#reasontofight#mentalhealth
since it's the start of 2019, my goals are to better myself, try to love myself, help more people, and make it to 2020
finding love for yourself is hard and takes time, but you will be there i promise
“The price for being intelligent enough to be the first species to be fully aware of the cosmos might just be a capacity to feel a whole universe’s worth of darkness.”
Reasons To Stay Alive by Matt Haig was the last book I read in 2018. It was also one of my favorites.
Despite the self-help title, that’s not really the idea here. In this book, Matt tells us about his own experience with depression and anxiety. Since the start, Matt makes it clear that this is his experience and, being his, it’s unique and not necessarily applicable to others. Depression and anxiety are not always uniform in how they affect people’s lives.
Still, the book is filled with realistic and relatable descriptions of depression and anxiety, which are not easily explained to those that don’t suffer from them. Matt never romanticizes them or simplifies them.
For anyone with mental health issues, this book might make you feel less misunderstood, less alone, less frustrated by finding ways to describe what you’ve been feeling. For anyone without mental health issues, this book might help you understand the ones who do, giving you new perspective and empathy to help the ones who do.
Reasons To Stay Alive do Matt Haig foi o último livro que eu li em 2018. Foi, também, um dos meus favoritos.
Apesar do título meio auto-ajuda, não é bem essa a proposta. Nesse livro, Matt nos conta sua própria experiência com depressão e ansiedade. Desde o início Matt deixa bem claro, essa é sua experiência e, sendo sua, é única e não necessariamente aplica-se a outras pessoas. Depressão e ansiedade não são sempre uniforme na forma como afetam a vida das pessoas.
Ainda assim, o livro é repleto de descrições extremamente realistas para situações não tão simples de traduzir em palavras. O autor nunca romantiza ou simplifica essas questões.
Para qualquer pessoa que sofra com problemas de saúde mental, esse livro pode fazer você se sentir menos incompreendido, menos sozinho, menos frustrado ao encontrar formas de descrever o que você tem sentido. Para aqueles que não sofrem, ele pode te ajudar a entender os que sofrem, trazendo nova perspectiva e empatia para ajudar aos que sofrem.-M
I've just finished this awesome book! Wow! So much I'll carry with me every day, especially a greater understanding of my self and others.
Thank you @mattzhaig#reasonstostayalive
4952 days ago
In April 2017 just before I hit my all time low I tried to jornal to just try some self help. It didn't really work but after it was the best thing I ever did. I took it everywhere and if anxiety started to build up i'd just get it out and start writing. Sadly this besutiful little journal is very dark deep and for most people they would find it hard to read as one page or two was deadicated to a best friend and it was all about how I wanted my funeral and who I wanted here. I have this big issue with how when someone dies it seems everyone takes to social media to then let everyone know how great and wonderful that person was but I could honestly bet everything I own that they didn't speak to that person before they died. But it really helped me it helped me because I didn't want to speak out ti anyone didn't want anyone to know what i was thinking but then at least I was getting it off my chest and it was less thing in my head. So to anyone who many just being having a bad few days, weeks, months, years. If you haven't started a journal maybe try to. It's your oen personal space where you can write what you like. There will be plenty more tips on journaling when I get my blog page but may end up uploading them on the story to put into highlights.
2512 days ago
Reasons to Stay Alive by Matt Haig - Book Review
An honest and very personal account of the author's battle with depression and how he came through to the other side, "Reasons to Stay Alive" helps us understand what it feels like to hit rock bottom with mental illness, but also how recovery is possible.
The book opens at Matt's lowest point in his life when he contemplated and was close to committing suicide and shows how he managed to fight and survive. It is written in a very accessible manner, with short chapters that make it easy to read. It is the sort of book that can be read by anyone quickly. What I really loved about it was the combination between statistics and the personal nature of his experience. A lot of books or articles about mental health can be so fact based, which doesn't help people understand the reality of it. But this is different because it comes from a point of experience, of being there and knowing what it is like.
Personally, I didn't find it groundbreaking because I have lived through so much of what Matt Haig describes. I have been there with the panic attacks, I've contemplated suicide, I felt that pain that he describes, that feels like it will never cease. That is the reason why I want to recommend this to all of you who have never experienced mental illness. I think it can really help you understand and empathise, especially if you're helping someone who is going through it. We need to be able to access this level of empathy when it comes to mental illness and this book does just that. 5/5 🌟
414322 days ago
This week I have been reading Matt Haig’s “Reasons to Stay Alive” and this is a subject he talked about repeatedly in his novel. He talks about how often men suffer in silence because they’re too afraid to talk about their mental health because they think it’s a sign of weakness. Suicide is the current leading cause of death for men between the ages of 15-39 in Canada, Men make up for 75% of all suicide deaths in Canada. Now is the time to speak up and end the stigma, now is the time to encourage conversations instead of muting them. Start talking about the things we find it so damn hard to talk about. It’s time to embrace our mental health instead of being embarrassed by it because no one deserves to suffer in silence. #endthesilence#endthestigma#breakthecycle#mentalhealth#letstalk#letstalkaboutit#suicide#suicideawareness#breakthesilence#reasonstostayalive
1702 days ago
i just started the dead zone by stephen king and it's so good :)
So like the bio I have made a new instagram account for those who maybe are confussed, lost, loney, or just trying to figure out what is life. As some of my friends know my lifes been pretty amazing and i've done the most amazing things but in 2017 I tried to take my own life. Why - well I thought I knew/understood but really I can't answer it still if i'm totally honest because I still have days where I hate myself and wish I wasn't here. I thought I'd mastered my depression and anxiety in 2018 with lots of strategies but I've found just the past few weeks I'm really struggling again. I truly realised this when I cancelled date night last friday because making sure I just eat right this year is so important (plus I wasn't feeling myself and going out seemed a big deal). But it made the sunday seem so much more rewardable plus who wants to do the washing up after a sunday roast? 🙄 not me.
But whats truly made me want to do this is that I had a wonderful lady reach out to me to ask me for help. They new someone who had tried to try to commit suiside and they came to me to ask what helped me. Made me think if I could just help one person feel that tiny bit better, that they new someone else had been there and that no matter what it's okay not to be okay well it makes sense to stay around.
Just remember to be kind to anyone and everyone the struggle is real and also we may seem "okay" as soon as we get back to our comfort zone (mines home) we can crumble. Keep making your goals count. (Kind hope this makes sense had a complete melt down and cry before writing this). #2019 #newyear#newgoals#newroutine#goodhabits#reading#goals#food#healthyeating#eating#depression#breakthestigm#love#happiness#support#reasonstostayalive#mentalhealthawareness#mentalhealthmatters#help#selfhelp#love#beautifulmess
I am chaos. I am stars breaking order. I am eternal summer and eternal winter. I am rivers run backwards. I am voids made of lakes. I am eyes turned black, I am eyes turned white. I am witching-hour visions. I am exorcism and possession. I am churchyards and unholy grounds. I am waking dreams. I am the most ancient of taboos.
(written by someone on tumblr, credits to them)
Hallo ihr Lieben 🥰 ich hoffe ihr seit schon gut in den Montag gekommen. Ich hasse sie ja ohne Ende aber ändern kann ich es auch nicht also gehts so gut es geht in den Tag.
➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖ Gestern war ich mit Freunden Schlittschuh laufen. Was soll ich sagen ich stand glaub ich 10 Jahre mindestens nicht mehr auf dem Eis 😂 Bisschen verkrampft sah’s aus aber es hat auch echt viel Spaß gemacht. Allein Zeit mit Freunden zu verbringen ist wichtig und es war ne super Übung für mich unter so vielen Menschen zu sein. Das auszuhalten ist immer noch sehr schwer aber es hat super geklappt dieses Mal 💪🏻☺️ So langsam geht es mir auch wieder etwas besser. Darüber bin ich auch ganz froh. Ich hoffe das bleibt jetzt auch mal so🤦🏻♀️😂 ➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖
Gleich geht es für mich noch zur Therapie und danach arbeiten. Am Ende gehe ich noch zum Pony ich hoffe das bis dahin das Wetter sich etwas zum besseren wendet 😂
“One cliché attached to bookish people is that they are lonely, but for me books were my way out of being lonely. If you are the type of person who thinks too much about stuff then there is nothing lonelier in the world than being surrounded by a load of people on a different wavelength.” - Matt Haig
Intentional |(adjective)|: purposeful; deliberate; conscious; meditated; studied.•
• I am an introvert. By definition, I don’t have a lot of mental or emotional energy for people, entertainment, readings, or projects that I feel are a waste of my mental energy. Since I’ve gotten pregnant, I have even less time and energy for those things as I am allowing myself to bask in the fullness of my body and this foreign being taking up even more space in my head and my heart. I vowed to myself that I would not have any big goals outside of thriving and rolling with the punches this year. Luckily, about a year ago, I signed up for the Intentionalist box from @commonplaceokc which always consists of the most perfect hand-selected books and a note from the box’s curator which never fails inspire. This quarter, Ben at Commonplace reminded me of the Zora Neale Hurston quote, “There are years that ask questions and years that answer.” I definitely think this year is one that answers.•
• I just started Reasons to Stay Alive by Matt Haig this morning, and it is already a phenomenal memoir about Haig’s struggle with anxiety and depression. It’s a text I didn’t know I needed to read but has already provided me with comfort. I don’t know how Commonplace sees their customers so well, but I can tell you they have a gift.•
• Have you read any of the books in this stack or have any others to suggest that will aid in my year of intention?•