“It turns out procrastination is not typically a function of laziness, apathy or work ethic as it is often regarded to be. It’s a neurotic self-defense behavior that develops to protect a person’s sense of self-worth.

You see, procrastinators tend to be people who have, for whatever reason, developed to perceive an unusually strong association between their performance and their value as a person. This makes failure or criticism disproportionately painful, which leads naturally to hesitancy when it comes to the prospect of doing anything that reflects their ability — which is pretty much everything.”

Procrastination Is Not Laziness | Thought Catalog

Stop The Glorification of Busy

“Eventually, I realized that I had to be patient and compassionate with myself – two traits I will forever be in the process of learning.”

Stop the Glorification of busy, it’s literally sucking the life out of us!

10 ways you can help someone you love if they suffer from depression

A great starter list for anyone struggling over how to help a loves one suffering from depression. The author writes from a very personal narrative so please excuse the gendered advice, but I appreciate the sentiment and ideas. What has helped YOU combat depression and/or support a loved one who is suffering?

loving someone with depression

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“Not all toxic people are cruel and uncaring. Some of them love us dearly. Many of them have good intentions. Most are toxic to our being simply because their needs and way of existing in the world force us to compromise ourselves and our happiness. They aren’t inherently bad people, but they aren’t the right people for us. And as hard as it is, we have to let them go. Life is hard enough without being around people who bring you down, and as much as you care, you can’t destroy yourself for the sake of someone else. You have to make your wellbeing a priority. Whether that means breaking up with someone you care about, loving a family member from a distance, letting go of a friend, or removing yourself from a situation that feels painful — you have every right to leave and create a safer space for yourself.”
— Daniell Koepke