Category Archives: Helping Yourself

Feel Like Game Development is Hard on Your Mental Health? This Panel Proves That You Aren’t Alone

It can be hard for people in the video game industry to acknowledge that mental health issues exist at all levels. Stigma hits hard, and when you’re a professional in the industry it’s natural to worry that opening up might have an impact on your career prospects. When you’re an employer or studio head, that […]

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The Sad Ghost Club Reminds Us to Go Easy on Ourselves

http://thesadghostclub.tumblr.com/post/157567055746/im-the-only-one-who-will-care-if-i-meet-them-so As this Sad Ghost Club comic suggests, lists and productivity aids can be great for remembering what needs doing, getting out of ruts, and staying focused — but they can also be fodder for self-recrimination. If you feel like your to-do list is crushing you, take a step back and make sure you’re not […]

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The Basics of Self-Care in Three Memorable Minutes

Some days, nothing seems to go right. On those days, even the basics of self-care might feel like a struggle — but of course, that’s also when they’re most important. Rather than waiting until those moments to find some way to help yourself, get ahead of the problem with a self-care checklist. ‘Everything’s Awful and […]

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Shine Text Is Like a Personal Cheerleader on Your Phone

Not to overstate the benefits of affirmations, but sometimes you just need a boost. It can feel good to have a powerful mantra for the day, a cheerleader in your texts, or a simple reminder that you have goals and are capable of achieving them — there’s nothing wrong with that. If no one in […]

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Need to Relocate Your Creativity? This Talk May Help

Many of us in the video game world are creative people — developers, writers, artists, and creators of all kinds. Many of us are also familiar with depression, anxiety, mental health issues and creative blocks. This talk from industry veteran Bob Bates may help if you’re dealing with the latter, even if it’s caused by […]

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Check Out This Clever DIY Mood Tracker

We’re big fans of mood tracking here at Take This. It’s a habit we encouraged thousands of Habitica users to take up last year, because knowing your moods is the first step in a journey to understanding and improving them. There are a lot of ways to keep track, including journals, apps and spreadsheets. But […]

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Rooster Teeth Gets Deep Into Mental Health

The folks on Rooster Teeth’s Always Open are willing to talk about just about anything, but in last week’s episode they got particularly personal as they dished about mental health. Barbara Dunkelman, Blaine Gibson and Mariel Salcedo brought therapist and YouTuber Kati Morton to answer questions and have a thorough chat about their own issues, […]

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In Order to Care for the World, You Have to Take Care of Yourself

Faye Sims, creator of The Foldings, shares this comic about caring for yourself in times of strife. Political engagement can be exhausting, particularly if you’re already coping with health issues, so take the time you need to take care of yourself while you fight for the causes you believe in.

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Turn Away from Isolation for February’s Habitica Challenge

For many of us, January was a tough month — and February’s off to a challenging start. It’s important that we do all we can to care for ourselves, but it’s just as important we care for each other. That’s what February’s Habitica challenge is all about. Notice Me Senpai! asks us to set aside […]

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Let This Comic Remind You to Be Kind to Future You

From comic artist Sophie Labelle, a good reminder: when we’re doing well, it’s important to prepare for the hard days. Be kind to your future self, if you can. You can find more of Labelle’s Assigned Male comics on Facebook. They’re also available for sale on Etsy.

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