4 Ways The Sims Helps My Mental Health Tremendously

4 Ways The Sims Helps My Mental Health Tremendously

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CONTENT WARNING: This post mentions self-harm and suicidal thoughts.

For some reason there is still a huge misconception that video games are bad for you. They make you violent. You’re irresponsible and lazy if you play them. For me, that is the complete opposite.

Playing video games makes me forget my problems associated with my mental health. They calm my anxiety. They distract me from my depression. You can read more about how they help me here.

I got my first computer when I was 7 or 8. Ever since then, I’ve played The Sims. And even though I’ve played many games in my life, I’ll always consider Sims to be one of my favorite games of all time.

I own The Sims: Complete Collection, every Sims 2 expansion pack and 4 stuff packs, and the first Sims 3 game. I also have all The Sims games for PlayStation 2.

I’m looking to eventually get all the stuff packs from Sims 2 to complete the collection, as well as The Sims 3 and Sims 4 games and the other spin-offs in the future. Even though the first two series will always be my favorites!

As I’ve recently picked back up playing Sims, I found these 4 ways The Sims helps my mental health.

Book Review: Sad Perfect by Stephanie Elliot

Book Review: Sad Perfect by Stephanie Elliot

CONTENT WARNING: This post mentions eating disorders, self-harm, and suicide.

This is a spoiler-free review.

For my second book review on my blog, I wanted to read Sad Perfect by Stephanie Elliot. I read so many mixed reviews about, but I wanted to give it a shot. I wanted to form my own opinion based on the content and the portrayal of mental illness.

Sad Perfect is a moving story about Avoidant/Restrictive Food Intake Disorder. It’s informative, yet relatable. It’s heartbreaking, yet hopeful.

I do want to make a trigger warning before continuing with my review. I imagine this book can be incredibly triggering for those struggling with an eating disorder, especially ARFID. There were very descriptive passages of self-harm that triggered me greatly. I had to ground myself before reading on.

So to start my review, I say read this book at your own discretion. If you want to gain insight on less known mental illnesses, please read on.

5 Simple Ideas to Practice Being More Mindful

5 Simple Ideas to Practice Being More Mindful

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When I first started to dive into the idea of mindfulness, it brought a lot of anxiety. I thought I wasn’t doing it right. I thought way too hard on being mindful that I wasn’t actually being mindful at all.

First things first…to learn more about mindfulness, check out Excel at Life’s audios. You should also check out my post here for amazing apps you can download to help get you stared.

Once you become acquainted with the concept of mindfulness, you can try these 5 simple ideas to practice being more mindful:

My Top 10 Favorite Albums I Listen to On My Bad Days

My Top 10 Favorite Albums I Listen to On My Bad Days

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If you don’t know me, music is a huge passion of mine. I’m always listening to it, dancing to it, or making up my own. Plus, my boyfriend makes his own music, so I get to become accustomed to so many new styles and techniques in music.

I’ve talked quite a bit about music and particular songs that help my different mental illnesses on my blog. I wrote out my depression playlist, as well as my anxiety playlist. I’ve even wrote about 15 songs to listen to if you’re in a relationship with someone who has troubles with their mental health.

Today, I’ll be giving you my favorite albums that center around mental health. They’re not in any particular order, because how could I choose? I can’t even begin to tell you how many times I have turned to these albums in my life.