I’m writing this down as a reference for days I’m feeling down and stressed and lethargic and bummed out about the world
Little things that make life slightly more magical and great (a vomit-inducing, sentimental list):
amirite or amirite
First time with scratch art which was very shitty. The assignment was to scratch an image of something else, whether it be art, an animal, or a logo. However, the original art is very beautiful and by the amazing Jenny Yu.
WHOAAAAAAAAaaaa no maaaaann THIS IS SUPER RAD ah ah
Our thoughts and prayers go out to those in Boston.
Here are some resources we’ve gathered so far.
- Looking for a runner? Use this form.
- If you’re trying to call someone in Boston, phone lines are jammed. SMS, Twitter, and Facebook might work better. [Lifehacker]
- Live news updates on The Verge and NPR
- Reconnect with loved ones in Boston on Red Cross Safe and Well
- Donate blood at the Boston American Red Cross
Anonymous asked: jenny I'm feeling so sad ): my social/general anxiety is making me feel constantly depressed. I'm even afraid to draw, because I feel I won't be any good at it.
Ahhhhhhh there’s no concrete blueprint as to how to eradicate all anxiety out of your life
But from what I’ve learned thus far is that you are your own worst enemy and 99% of all your anxieties are fabricated delusions in your mind
You’re human and you are in a constant process of growing and learning through trial and error and overcoming depression isn’t going to happen overnight. I think one simple rule that we can apply here is to just constantly care for yourself and care for others, physically and mentally. You’ll find that becoming more comfortable and confident in your persona is a lot easier once you start making more of the conscious effort to do so.
Another thing that that helps your mindset is to maintain just a healthy lifestyle overall. Jogging, doing yoga, eating well (Cut the fast food. You’ll feel 10x better once you do). It sounds lame, but really, a healthy body equates a healthy mind, as I’m learning myself! I’m constantly making lifestyle changes as a means of improvement
And draw anyways. Especially if you think you’re bad at it.
Also everyone should read this if you’re constantly battling anxiety/self-consciousness it’ll give you warm fuzzies
I’m not an expert and I don’t know if I helped but if you need a cyber ear talk to me off anon!! Good luck!
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