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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If you pay attention to the news at all right now, you might be a little stressed out. It’s not even a partisan matter — political instability is affecting people across the American political spectrum and around the world. In November, the American Psychological Association (APA) polled the public and found that 52 percent of […]
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 […]
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 […]
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.
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.
http://thisishangingrockcomics.tumblr.com/post/114450083173/just-a-quick-sloppy-little-thing-cause-i-met-with Taylor-Ruth is an artist who shares her comics, poems and other work on Tumblr. Here, she offers us a good reminder that while health and happiness are both worth working toward, they are not always the same goal.
Film critic Tasha Robinson shares a delightful story over at The Verge this week, describing how she and her sister have turned their basic life maintenance — and through it, their mental health — into a competitive game. Achievement Club isn’t great for ongoing resolutions, like “eat more kale” or “learn to speak Spanish.” It […]
Youtuber bignoknow has been talking about his experiences with depression, anxiety and depersonalization on his YouTube channel for the past four years, documenting the ups and downs alongside workout tips and other health videos. In this video, he carves years of personal experience with depression down into five simple things you can do every day […]
January is here at last, and with it comes a new official Take This challenge for Habitica users. Not using Habitica? If you like the idea of turn task and habit tracking into an RPG, you may want to check it out. This month’s challenge is going to require a partner, because it’s a multiplayer […]