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Reawaken Your Creativity #creativity #MentalHealth

Through some self-reflection something occurred to me. I miss doing and making things. Over the years I’ve learned carpentry, metal work, worked in heating and air conditioning, and electronics. Some of my past college courses included education classes for grade school children. I worked as a YMCA program director developing daily schedules for working with children. I developed activities for exercise, swimming, arts and crafts and more.
Those experiences were invaluable professionally and interpersonally.
Lately, in my daily walk with depression, anxiety, bipolar, adhd, ptsd something was missing. A friend recently retired as a police officer after 35 years. I wanted to recognize his accomplishments.
I then started exploring something to make for him. The answer came after digging into some projects. This led me to discover knife making. My friend enjoys the outdoors, fishing, camping, hunting. I also decided to embark upon leather craft. The intent is to make a sturdy leather sheath for this knife.
I still have some work to do on this. It’s not a job but a joy to work on a project for someone else. I do a little at a time and rest or wait for epoxy to dry and cure. But then I return to it.
If I may take a little time to explain all of us have friends, family that care about us. Friendships should be built on trust and appreciation. Turning our thoughts outside ourselves is a start. Devoting your hobby (ies) to make something for them shows a personal effort and talent that may be something your friend of family member did not know about you. It can be anything: macrame, quilting, calligraphy, a painting or drawing, a special photo you took. The choices are innumerable and unique to you. But it allows some bonding with loved ones. In our personal struggles isolation is counter productive. Sure it’s good to meditate or journal but retreating into our “cave” can become our habit or routine. Try to take in the bigger picture by utilizing your talents and creativity. Creativity excites the imagination. As we work to feel and do better realize you are special. Take an art class, or learn something new.
There is a bible scripture, “Iron sharpens iron.” Encouraging others is a way to make someone’s day better and it has the benefit knowing you made their day.
Find your creativity. Give yourself space to explore your imagination. You have talents.

#creativity #Talent #Hobby #Imagination #encourage #ADHD

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Sewing #Hobby #ChronicPain

The best distraction for my MS pain is teaching my grandchildren how to do things. It’s true what they say laughter is the best medicine ! We bought a sewing machine to sew masks ! ( before we knew we needed better masks lol ) Now we sew all sorts of projects ! #sew #Grandchildren #ChronicPain

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You can do it #MightyMusic #Hobby #Admire #Guitar

During the pandemic I had a revelation why not buy a guitar and go from admiring guitar #Music 🎶 to playing #Guitar #Music 🎸🎶 ?! There are videos on you tube that can help you learn using simplest chords. Love my new #Hobby !

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Quick Tip Thursday: Your Favorite Hobby Can Help Improve Blood Sugar Levels

Focusing on a hobby can help improve blood sugar Levels. Participating in your favorite hobby regularly can help you stay focused on a task, which can help maintain better blood sugar levels. This is because when you are focusing on a task, your body is less likely to be distracted by sugar cravings or other unhealthy habits.

#Diabetes #DiabetesType2 #prediabetes #Lifestyle #Tips #Support #SupportGroups #MightyTogether #Hobby #Health

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I started an Anxiety Journey YouTube Channel. Would mean a lot to get a little support! I’m so nervous !

Hi there I usually post quotes on a mental health friendly supportive Instagram account, occasionally I journal or blog very rarely on blogs I’ve tried before, but I’ve never ever been brave enough to show my face and actually try a YouTube account D: and not be more anonymous behind the screen supporting. I would really appreciate any love or opinions before I risk getting hate comments or trolls with mental health stigma haha > mental health advocate than 😅😂🤣 people actually see it. But I would love to be able to help someone out there not feel so alone in their struggles or offer hope if they are just beginning their journey or could use some kind words/ experiences

If anyone could give me a bit of a boost 😂 so I don’t freak out or overthink the fact I actually did this and made it public and it could actually become something meaningful, I appreciate it! But if not :) I’ll do my best to do it myself, thanks! I tried to be brave and just do it instead of only think about it as a new hobby/ outlet.

My YouTube channel is:

My Anxiety Journey

Or was thinking

Inside My Anxiety Journey, since it’ll be pretty personal ^^ and genuine/ raw :p at times telling my experiences or what it’s like struggling with an invisible illness, physical/ mental.


Appreciate any love
I feel so nervous and embarassed. But actually proud I had the guts to do it D: though I was so back and forth about it.

Hope I’ll stick to it whether I receive good feedback or not, to actually make a meaningful difference and get more courage to do other things like this with advocacy groups or opportunities.


PS the 3 views are probably me 😅😂 overthinking and analyzing it too much but trying not too haha 😛 😆. I’m a work in progress lmfao 🤣 lol.

A really big deal to me, because I’m perfectly fine being open about my experiences and trying to help or relate to others and support them too, but not used to putting it on the internet like that with my face D: and fear the stigma or openness about it it’s so risky hehe but worth it :) in a way. So I hope it’ll be the start of something new and good. Feel free to share if you have any blogs, YouTube accounts or any fun hobbies/ outlets too ! :)

Also** I’m not posting to promote it, hope it’s allowed here, just needed a little love or support so I don’t back out on my idea 😅😅🥺😭😿💡💖😊😛😆😆😆 because I feel so alone in my experiences sometimes, and don’t want others to feel like that too.

And be alone struggling.

#Anxiety #Support #help #nervous # anxiousbuthappy #anyfeedback #Youtube #New #youtubeaccount #Vlog #Blog #Trying #MentalHealth #Love #Support #supportneeded #ThankYou ! #tryingtobebrave #TheMighty #Community #thanks #appreciateit #Depression #OCD #physicalhealth #MentalHealth #Hobby #Outlet #tryingtofacefears #Phobia #PublicSpeaking #post #Posting #courage #shy #tryingtobebrave #somethingnew #newaccount #youtubeaccount #youtubechannel

My Anxiety Journey

Hi I struggle with anxiety, and mental health/ depression, I know what it’s like to face struggles and stigma, I’m not perfect I feel alone, guilt and shame, I am a work in progress. I get better, and then I get worse, life rotates it’s normal. But if you need any source of hope, inspiration to reach out for help or anything you could find helpful here. I’m more than happy to. I’m not a professional I am just trying a new hobby and outlet hoping to help others like me feel less alone with invisible illness it be physically, mental health/ emotional or so on forth. Even if you don’t struggle I hope I can be a reminder that things do get better, and it’s okay to not always have everything put together. Life can be hard but it can be wonderful too. I wish you all the best on your journey, but this channel is about my anxiety Journey so far, so it’ll be quite deep and personal, but I hope if anyone ever sees this it may be of help. You are not alone. You matter too. Love - Laura O
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the day suddenly turned into a funny beginning

I came back from the city to spend the weekend at home.
Today everyone has stuff to do, so I'm alone.
Coming back from my alone life in the city to be alone again kinda felt a bit disappointing, for a while; at the beginning.

I was rehearsing my to do list and checking my surrounding, ackowledging the presence of my pets, when I said to myself:
"Ce, you have spent two years like this, alone at home. Don't you dare telling me you don't know how to engage in self-time".
Eheh, it suddently has become funny.
I may be laughing in tiny.


I'm preparing a 1l kettle of tea, I'm gonna take a shower (when I'll feel ready to, though), fix my hair, I'm gonna try and reply to my penpal's letter, study a bit, take a walk, maybe with my dog, try and take some autumn pictures again, listen to some music and sing along; I have two biscuits and a little bunch of chestnuts to eat and my cats. Plus, I could come up with many more activities, so, yep, I'm finding it funny that for a moment I have been feeling sad at the idea of spending the majority of this day alone.
Now I can't wait to do all of these stuff while being alone.
[I'm so used to be alone that this is obviously the reason why I was feeling sad. But between this and stating that I don't know what to do alone there's a huge gap; I wasn't paying attention ^^]

I'm gonna enjoy myself and any thing I'll have around.



#alone #Loneliness #Metime #ME #Pets #Hobby #Selfcare #Alonetime

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I was told I collect cool stuff so I’m sharing what I’ve collected and hung up in my art room. Such as hologram posters, autographs, anime cels and other nick nacks. #Hobby #anime

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What's your #Hobby ?

This weekend I sang with Sweet Charity Choir for the first time.
Singing has always been a big part of my life. When I was in Junior school I was the quiet girl who never spoke, until I found my voice through singing in a talent shower. Then I didn't feel invisible anymore.

Secondary school came and I lost that voice again. I lost it for years.

During the first lockdown I found Sweet Charity Choir Online. Even though it was online I felt immediately welcome and part of the singing family. It felt amazing to perform with them last Saturday and I'm thankful for them, they've help me recover part of myself from before #FunctionalNeurologicalDisorder that I didn't think I'd find again.

So tell me, what are your hobbies?!

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Hobby and Therapy

I started to make candles recently, just for fun but it turned out that it has been a great therapy... I feel less anxious. I guess the waiting for the wax to cool and making some brain storming on the decoration for each candle has given me some patience! #Hobby #candles #anxietyrelief