Prayer can be as easy as just talking to God, the Universe, or your higher power, and saying what’s on your mind. That can be easy, especially when you are at the end of your rope and really need help. But as a standard practice when life isn’t so bad,Continue Reading

Doing a search of the web for the “benefits of prayers” brought up a lot of religious websites. However, I found some credible non-religious websites had something to say about it also. From the Psychological Science website, according to some studies prayer “can calm your “nervous system, shutting down yourContinue Reading

Pomodoro is a simple time management technique. When you are working on something, at work, at home or wherever, set a timer for 25 minutes. When the timer rings, take a break for 5 minutes. After four 25-minute sessions, take a 20-minute break. Pretty simple. Pomodoro means tomato in Italian.Continue Reading

‘What is the purpose of our lives?’ ‘Abdu’l-Bahá. — ‘To acquire virtues. (Paris Talks) “As to thy question, doth every soul without exception achieve life everlasting? Know thou that immortality belongeth to those souls in whom hath been breathed the spirit of life from God. All save these are lifelessContinue Reading

Chronic mental health challenges create a lot of stress, and finding healthy ways of relaxing is very important. In Edmund Bourne’s book, Anxiety and Phobia Workbook, he recommends progressive muscle relaxation, passive muscle relaxation, and deep breathing.  A percussion massager is an alternative to the muscle relaxation exercises. I use my Thumper Sport dual-head percussionContinue Reading

Yoga is a practice that originated from ancient India and has several schools. I started to use yoga to heal lower back pain with this YouTube video from Hasfit. Since, I have discovered Yoga is just as useful to help me with emotional and mental distress as with helping me outContinue Reading

Learn how to keep track of your monthly finances with a Microsoft Excel or LibreOffice LibreCalc spreadsheet on your computer. Reducing or eliminating unnecessary stress and struggles is, in my opinion, mandatory for coping better with chronic mental illness. Mental illness can be very stressful, completely deplete your energy, andContinue Reading

A book worth looking at in time management is the 7 Habits of Highly Effective People by Stephen Covey. He takes a holistic approach to the subject. One of the interesting parts of the book for me is where he talks about different centers people have for their lives: work,Continue Reading

An important issue is to make sure things don’t fall through the cracks, like paying the rent or bills. I write down everything I should or want to do. In Getting Things Done, David Allen suggests taking a weekend where this is all you do, and make sure you haveContinue Reading

A problem for people in general, but perhaps more acutely with people with mental health challenges, is getting things done. This post is titled after the popular book Getting Things Done by David Allen (shortened to GTD for “followers”), where some of the ideas of this blog come from. IContinue Reading