Apps and Websites for Mental Health

7 Cups Of Tea (website and app)

A personal growth path which gives you daily activities, such as, listing some things you are grateful for, a 5 minute meditation, motivational videos, and self-help guides that give you information on how to deal with whatever you are going through.

There are also forums where you can help people and share your progress, a 1-on-1 chat with a volunteer listener (kind of like an online helpline), and group discussions where you can talk to people in similar situations.

Headspace (website and app)

Guided meditation. Features include: 2 10-day meditation programmes. More is available with subscription.

Subscription fees: 1 Month = £9.99 ($12.95), 1 Year = £5.99 ($7.99) p/m, 2 years = £4.99 ($6.24) p/m, forever = £299.99 ($419.95)

Included in subscription: Specific meditation techniques for whatever issue you are dealing with.

What’s Up? – Mental Health App

Helpful for dealing with depression, anxiety, and stress. Features include: grounding techniques, breathing techniques, forums, and information about anger, anxiety, depression, self esteem, and stress.

This list will keep being edited and expanded as I find new apps and websites, so be sure to comment anything that works for you.

Goals for 2018

New year, fresh start. The slate is clean. That means it’s time for some new goals. I may add some more at a later date but as of today these are my goals for the year:

Lose Weight

It’s my goal every year. It is a very difficult task. I will not let myself fail this time. As the year progresses, I will post about my progress and any tips and tricks I pick up along the way.

6 Books Read

Every year I promise myself that I will read one book every month but I never actually complete that. I seem to never find time to read. So this year, I’ve made the goal a little easier – one book every 2 months. That way, there is plenty of time to squeeze a few chapters here and there.

10 Projects Completed

Last year, I had a sudden burst of creativity and I realised just how much I missed making things. That was actually the reason I created this blog. To track any projects I do and to motivate myself to be more productive. I didn’t want the type of project to be specific so I don’t feel limited on what to do. But whether it is drawing, painting, knitting, sewing, crafts, whatever, I want to create more.

Make Progress On Story

Last month, I started writing a short story, which turned into a long story, then I took a break for an indefinite amount of time. This year, I may not finish it, but I at least want to get a first rough draft written.

Start Selling On Etsy

I have wanted to sell on etsy for years now but I never knew what I was doing. I hope to get my shop up by the end of the month. Everything is nearly ready

100 Followers On This Blog

Of course I want this blog to grow. I want to spread my message of staying productive and positive to as many people as possible. My aim for this year is 100 followers. As things are going to get more interesting with me this year, I will have plenty to talk about.

Start Education Blog

This one is at my fingertips. I have wanted to do this for so so long. I was originally going to do videos instead (and I still may do) but I decided a blog would be easier for me to get my message across, at least for now. I want to teach people anything and everything because I know how badly the public school system failed me. I want to try to give some knowledge so people can learn what they didn’t learn in school. Leave a comment if you have anything specific that you would like to learn about.

That is all the goals so far.

I will go into more detail about how I’m going to achieve each goal in the next few posts to come. I will also update this post if I complete anything or add something new. Here’s to a new year and I look forward to spending it with all of you who decide to read my blogs. It is much appreciated.

QOTD: What are your goals for this year?

 

Artistic Ventures

Happy new year!

First off, I have been busy. I felt I owed it to this blog to work hard so that I would have something to talk about when I got back from my break.

Something unfortunate has happened to me recently. I don’t want to talk about this too much as I want to keep this blog as a positive environment but somebody that I liked (an acquaintance rather than a friend) said something really insensitive about my mental health and it has caused quite an important change to occur in my life. A positive change.

I got upset but then I realised, somebody who has no problem saying something hurtful for no reason, is not worth getting upset over. I am now feeling uplifted and determined to be the best version of me. Gone are the days where I would hide who I really was just to make other people happy. I realised that I will have critics no matter what I do.

I made a new set of goals for this year (which I will talk about in tomorrow’s blog). Today I’ve been focusing on drawing. I’m such a perfectionist so all my efforts to draw and make art, have always ended with me giving up. Not this time.

This time, I picked up my pencil, I picked up a piece of scrap paper and designed my very own chibi style. But I decided that it would look better in pencil. I did myself proud. I believed in myself and it paid off.

Way more art will be coming in the future. Keep an eye on instagram.

Most importantly of all, do not ever let somebody knock you down. Rise above them even stronger than you were before.

QOTD: What is your favourite art medium (if you don’t create art, what is your favourite to view)?

AOTD: I think my favourite is regular graphite pencil art. It is so simple, yet so amazing what you could do with one pencil. I also like coloured pencil art.