Procrastination vs. Energy Budgeting: What’s the Difference?

Energy budgeting and procrastination both involve putting tasks off until later, but one is healthy and the other isn’t. So what’s the difference? That’s what we’ll explore in this post. What is procrastination? I like Wikipedia‘s definition of procrastination – it is “the action of unnecessarily and voluntarily delaying or postponing something despite knowing that …

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Learn to Do More Online: Marketing, Design, WordPress & More

I like learning new things; it helps to keep life interesting, and it’s good exercise for the brain. There are a lot of great free courses out there online, and I thought I would pull together a collection of links to some of the ones I’ve come across that relate to somewhat blog-ish activities. Coding: …

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Mental Health @ Home book review: Everything You Need to Know About OCD

Book Review: Everything You Need to Know About OCD

Everything You Need to Know About OCD by Dr. Lynne M. Drummond with Laura J. Edwards is, as the title suggests, a comprehensive book covering OCD and its treatment. The lead author clearly has considerable clinical expertise working with clients with hard-to-treat OCD. The book looks at the processes involved in OCD, including distressing thoughts …

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Impostor Syndrome, Masking, Inadequacy, & Social Belonging

Impostor syndrome, masking, social belonging, and inadequacy – that’s a lot of things crammed into one title! The comments on a post I did a while back (Do You Experience Impostor Syndrome?) got me wondering where the lines are between impostor syndrome and some of the things that it overlaps with. I don’t have answers, …

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Wrapup: laptop and wrapping paper

Weekend Wrap-Up

Here’s what happened in my life over the past week: I dislike blogging right now, because I dislike pretty much everything. Colouring has been the most tolerable way of passing the time. The woman who was supposedly going to be my new GP called the mental health team to get them to harass me, even …

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Mental Health @ Home book review: Stop Overthinking Your Relationship by Alicia Muñoz

Book Review: Stop Overthinking Your Relationship

Stop Overthinking Your Relationship by Alicia Muñoz addresses ruminative thinking patterns that can damage relationships. The author describes rumination as a pattern of passive rather than active thinking, and she describes different kinds of rumination cycles such as blame or control-based rumination. These each relate to a shortage of “some important psychological nutrient.” There was …

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Mental Health @ Home book review: The Panic Attack Relief Workbook by Mayra Diaz

Book Review: The Panic Attack Relief Workbook

The Panic Attack Relief Workbook by Mayra Diaz lays out a seven-week plan for people to be able to better manage panic. It incorporates cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT), acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT), and exposure therapy. As the title indicates, it’s a workbook with exercises to fill out. The book begins with background information about …

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Mental Health @ Home book review: Are We There Yet? by Elizabeth Jones

Book Review: Are We There Yet?

Are We There Yet? is a memoir by my lovely blogging friend Elizabeth Jones about her recovery from depression. I like how she conceptualizes recovery: “Recovery is a lifelong journey, not the destination. Recovery is the wrong word. There’s no going back to my former state. If I did, that wouldn’t be progress.” Liz’s journey …

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