You may have noticed that the title of the blog has changed. Over the past months, I have gradually begun to redefine my niche from lifestyle to happiness/personal development/mental health. That is why The Project Happiness Blog seemed like a better title than Mostly Michelle. It will take a few days, but the site address … Continue reading Some Upcoming Blog Changes
There's a powerful weapon available to fight all kinds of human problems. Materialism, greed, depression, anxiety, discontentment, and so on--all can be made better somehow when you put this weapon into action. And what is this mighty tool, this problem-solving instrument? Gratitude. It does so much. I've already written a post on how gratitude can … Continue reading “Should” We Be Grateful?
I love free time. Who doesn't? But when those happy periods come along, can you guess what happens? That's right! Anxiety jumps in and tears my rest and tranquility to shreds. Except sometimes. Once in a while comes that special day when the rest is real and not an hours-long battle with my anxious tendencies. … Continue reading Overcoming the Anxiety That Overcomes My Free Time
I feel like a failure. This happens to all of us at one time or another, and it's happening to me right now. In fact, it's a little voice that constantly nags at me behind every thought and feeling and that poisons everything I do: "You're a failure, Michelle. You can't do it. You're a … Continue reading Are You Actually a Failure?
We all have periods of depression. I'm not talking here about the mental illness of depression. I mean that we all have moments in which we are down or in which we feel that everything is bleak. These periods are very difficult to navigate, and oftentimes it seems that we cannot get out of them. … Continue reading My Method for Beating Periods of Depression
It happens over and over again. I sit down to write and...I can't. I can't think of anything to ask, I can't think of anything to say--sheesh, I can't even think about anything to think about. No, it's not writer's block. It's lack of motivation. So very often in my life this sort of thing … Continue reading How I Motivate Myself When I Am Unmotivated
It may seem strange, but depression in many ways can be a blessing. Of course it can be a very serious illness, and of course it makes life almost impossibly hard. However, when you have depression and you face it, there is so much that you can gain. As much as I hate my depression, … Continue reading 5 Ways Depression Has Actually Helped Me