I never understood the impact that blogs had until I was sitting in my office, struck with anxiety.
I needed answers and was seeking validation for my insecurities from career, life, family and relationships. I couldn’t turn to my friends because I had already exhausted their ears and shoulders for the day.
My voices were getting louder and louder; telling me I wasn’t good enough, that I was a fraud, and kept leading to want to self sabotage myself & my relationships.
I kept fighting these voices and finally googled “Why am I feeling like this? What is wrong with me?”
There were an array of articles that popped up and I started to frantically click away. There were so many different blogs and articles, I didn’t know know where to begin. At the very least, I was able to find solace learning that I wasn’t the only one going struggling with self-doubt.
Of those, I found that these particular blogs have personally helped me make sense of my emotions and thoughts the most:
As a late bloomer struggling to navigate the learning curves of dating and relationships, I found Thought Catalog. Catering to the younger generation and millenials, they write about topics that are not only limited to: love, toxic relationships, trauma, unrequited love, self-improvement, healing, and etc. Some articles are written in story-telling mode with deeply emotional and authentic moments that can help you when feeling vulnerable.
2. Tiny Buddha
Growing up is tough especially, when you are faced with the harsh truths of reality. During my search for wisdom and the ability to see beyond my personal lens of life, I came across Tiny Buddha. Their slogan, Simple Wisdom for Complex Lives, simply stood out. Their main topics include: change & challenges, happiness & fun, healthy habits, letting go, love & relationships, mental health, mindfulness & peace, and purpose & passion. They definitely provide for rich content.
3. Life Hack
Productivity and growth are two things I constantly strive for. I am always looking for more ways to be more motivated and focused. Why wouldn’t you want to make your life easier and more fulfilling anyway? Lifehack aims to provide content that can help people more effectively and to provide people with life hacks that will help you get things done more efficiently.
Trying to be healthy and stay in shape is a lifelong process. Taking care of your physical health has been proven to be one of the life hacks for productivity. This blog not only provides content for mental and motional health, but also focuses on healthy diets and skincare. Topics include but are not limited to: Mindfulness, health, food, movement, beauty, home, and parenting. This blog helped to keep me motivated with new ideas and ways to take care of myself.
Minimalism has been a movement that people have been partaking in to make their lives more focused. Through simplicity and having less wants in life, it is supposed to teach you how to focus on what’s really important. Run by Joshua Fields Millburn & Ryan Nicodemus, they try to help people achieve freedom through minimalism, clear the clutter to free space and make room for more.
6. Zen Habits
For the past few years, I have been focused on trying to learn how to listen to my intuition. The little inner voice that gets lost with all the other voices. This page not only helps you to sharpen the ways to hone that voice but also helps you to find mindfulness and simplicity in the daily chaos of our lives.