Roundup: My Most Popular Mental Health Posts!

The Balanced Belles was established in December 2017 and I've had multiple posts do really, really well. This is a short & simple piece, but I wanted to share my most popular mental health-related posts in one neat little package for my newest readers! I hope you enjoy! 8 things to do when depression hits…

The Best Advice I’ve Received For My Anxiety!

My anxiety can make it hard for me to release control, even over other people. I think a lot of people can relate to that in my situation because anxiety is a need for control. Having control over everything would make anxiety really, really fade, if not disappear, but that's not realistic, it's not possible,…

How I’m Bringing My Dreams to Reality Using the Law of Attraction

Last week, I wrote a blog that was supposed to be a recap, but it turned into a post about my first experience practicing the law of attraction.  I've promised twice now that I would write a post about exactly what I'm putting into practice daily to bring positivity and joy into my life through…

5 Tips for Squashing Your Morning Anxiety

Some of my anxiety comes at me in the middle of a project, while I'm driving, or while I'm trying to sleep, but the majority of my anxiety starts even before I wake up in the morning. A lot of times, it wakes me in the middle of the night, and other times, I can…

How Mantras Ease My Anxiety + 17 Examples That You Can Try!

In one of my last recap posts, I mentioned that for the first time ever I actually used a mantra to get me through a day of tension, fear, and anxiety.  For anyone that doesn't know, a mantra is a word, phrase, or even a sound (like in meditation) that is frequently repeated to bring…

Anxiety & Depression: What To Do When You Just Can’t…

I wrote a post back at the end of January about 8 Things To Do When Depression Hits Hard. That post is for the times that you're struggling to get through the day as a normal, functioning adult. It's for the times that you actually have the tiny bit of energy you need to overcome…

The Benefits of Practicing Self-Love in a Relationship

Relationships are tough. Period. They take a lot of work, commitment, and dedication. And that's just an average relationship. When you throw anxiety and depression into the mix, maintaining a healthy relationship can be one of the hardest things to do, but it is possible.  Over the past couple of years, I have learned a…

4 Things To Do When You’re Feeling Burnt Out!

Burnout is really awful. It means exhaustion, lack of motivation, and just an overwhelming feeling of just being done. As much as I love writing and blogging, I found myself getting super burnt out about a month ago. If I wasn't at my "normal" job, I was at home trying to edit my next book…

How Counseling Improved My Mental Health & Why You Should Try It Too

My first experience with counseling was not pleasant. I was about 15, and due to a long string of personal and family issues, I was required to attend therapy. I dreaded going each week. It was awkward, uncomfortable, and I did a LOT of faking that I was okay just so I wouldn't have to…