Calm Me Maybe

A blog dedicated to the eternal pursuit of happiness through all-natural methods of rest and relaxation

International Happiness Day

Today is the International Day of Happiness, a day created by the United Nations to recognize the importance of happiness and well-being as universal goals.

The human soul is constantly searching for happiness.  Without it, life becomes bland and monotonous. The key to finding that happiness is ridding your life of negativity and self-neglect.

Happiness often comes with the decision to love yourself first.  Each week, I’ll be posting ways to work on your own self-acceptance.

Start today by removing all negativity from your own life; people, old habits, destructive thoughts or behaviors, etc. Replace them with something positive.

An optimistic outlook on the future will pave the way to genuine happiness, not just temporary bliss.  Make the decision to change your ways and be the reason behind your own smile.

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Reasons to Recover: Day 9

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Reasons to Recover: Day 8

Flaws are what distinguish us from one another.  Without them, our world would be so bland.

Embrace yours. Be you.

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Reasons to Recover – Day 7

Hello, loves –

I’ve been absent lately, and I apologize for that.  The holiday and my job have kept me busy.

I had the chance to go home last week, and I really, really enjoyed it.  A place that is often the source of anxiety for me became surprisingly therapeutic. There were no disagreements, arguments, or conflicts, only love.

Times like that are worth the recovery. My family is worth the fight.

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Reasons to Recover: Day 6

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The first snowfall of the year in Buffalo, NY. So calming.

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Reasons to Recover: Day 5

I go to a very small university in the middle of nowhere.

A student passed away today and we are all feeling the loss. It’s hard losing one of your own.

There have been times where I would give anything to stop existing. Today reminded me to cherish the life I’ve been given. It can be taken away so quickly.

Find the strength to get better. Find a way to enjoy existing. Life is too damn short to be sad all the time.

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Reasons to Recover: Day 4

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Reasons to Recover: Day 3

My daily, morning coffee.

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…in my roommate’s panda bear mug if I’m lucky.

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Reasons to Recover: Day 1

I’ve seen versions of this done by others, and I wanted to try it myself.

Each day for a month I’ll be posting a reason – big or small – why I’ll continue to keep fighting, think positively and better myself each day.  These reasons are why I refuse to let myself fall back into that dark place. I don’t want to go back to thinking of life as a burden anymore. I want to live. I want to be happy.

I’m encouraging each of you to do that same!

To start, I want, so badly, to hold the thing I’ve put myself through four years of hell for.  Moving away to school to study for my bachelor’s degree was by far the most difficult thing I’ve ever had to do. I had to grow up.  I’m a different person than I was nearly four years ago – a less-timid 21-year-old who is so eager to have a role in this world.  I love what I do – what I’ve been trained to do – and would love nothing more than to share my words for a living.

In May, when I finally finish my degree, I’ll be able to hold it as proof that pushing through something hard enough will get you there.  I can’t wait to prove everyone, including myself, wrong.

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Running on empty…

Hello lovelies,

First, I’d like to apologize for my lack of posts in the last week. I haven’t felt up to much.

Although I feel good most days, there are still some where I feel inexplicably sad. I refuse to fall back into the patterns I’ve grown so comfortable with though. Sleeping or self-medicating are only temporary reliefs.  Procrastinating only makes my to-do list and anxiety grow.

I started this blog just for that purpose.  I want to cut those habits from my life, and I plan to.

Again, I’m sorry for my absence and lack of focus.  Your patience is appreciated.

It’s time to get my shit together, keep calm, and carry on. 

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