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I’m working on some thoughts about Skam, the latest episode and the clip/texts they released.

I’m having a lot of feelings, and as a person with bipolar disorder I am also feeling very… Overwhelmed? With the way that it is being depicted in the show, and with how Isak is handling the whole thing.

I am over a decade older than the characters in this show, and i have never seen myself reflected in media in such a thoughtful and honest way, and for Even to be accepted and defended by Isak (and by Isak’s friends) is such an incredible gift to every mentally ill person who has ever hidden themselves for fear of losing someone, or has been rejected by someone or pushed someone away because of their illness.

So, while I’m putting myself together and writing a slightly more in depth thing, I just want to take a moment to be grateful for this show and it’s incredible cast and writers.

best zodiac confessions
  • Aries: "When I get scolded or told to 'calm down' I get really hurt inside although I try not show it."
  • Taurus: "I don't get angry easily. I can manage to postpone an outburst for months. But accuse me of something I didn't do and I'm instantly livid."
  • Gemini: "I feel like I'm surrounded by idiots 99% of the time."
  • Cancer: "Im so afraid of expressing all these emotions! It's overwhelming."
  • Leo: "I'm very self conscious and in constant need of reassurance."
  • Virgo: "I can express myself better in writing then I can verbally."
  • Libra: "I never stop thinking about my physical appearance, whether it's positive or negative."
  • Scorpio: "I sometimes scare myself about how calm and casual I am about death."
  • Sagittarius: "My automatic reaction to feeling is 'no, stop' even though I am an emotional person."
  • Capricorn: "I freeze with the winter and shut down all emotions. I am cold and unrelenting. So realistic I feel as though I can see the future, good or bad."
  • Aquarius: "I feel like no one really knows how I am fully. They just see glimpses of me."
  • Pisces: "I'm so in love with the idea of love that I'm afraid I won't find anyone to actually fall in love with."

shoutout to everyone who has to sit through long religious ceremonies even though they are no longer religious.

shoutout to everyone who isn’t in a safe environment today and can’t express their opinions

shoutout to everyone who has to sit through homophonic and transphobic table talk.

shoutout to all my girls who have to hear endless stereotypes & sexism today.

shoutout to everyone who will hear “you look good without makeup though!!” and “but, you’re a boy, why are you wearing makeup??”

shoutout to everyone who is suffering through an eating disorder and still have to sit through dinner.

shoutout to all my boys or gender queer people who are wearing dresses today no matter what their families tell them. And also those who weren’t able to.

shoutout to everyone who has to hear the wrong name or pronouns today.

I’m sorry that today may be very overwhelming for you, please remember that you can always leave to go the bathroom for a few deep breaths. I love you, thank you for being alive.

It’s Okay.

Okay.


Okay.


I want everyone to take a deep breath, Lean away from your computer, put your phone down for a moment, and just breathe.

It’s really easy to go into a downhill spiral, especially on this website, because everything bad is filling up your dashboard, one post after another, and this is very, very overwhelming.

It’s okay. I promise it’s okay. We still have community, we still have each other, we still have reason and rightness. It’s okay. 

Take a deep breath. Exhale slowly. Text someone important to you, hug someone close to you, stretch, eat a snack, play a game. It’s okay. It’s okay. 

Be conservative about the amount of negativity you let yourself see. it’s all bad, but it all says the same thing. It’s okay. I’m here, you’re here, let your brain breathe for a second.

Many of us have got deadlines, final exams, and project due dates coming up. This time of year can be very stressful and overwhelming.  Below is a method I’ve started using recently and it helps a great deal! Most of the time, we procrastinate because we don’t know how to get started on a task. Hopefully, this method helps you start getting your shit together. 

What to do: 

  1. Create a brain dump of things that are on your mind. 

  2. On a separate sheet of paper, write the following: 
    1. What is on your mind
    2. What do I have to do / what is the solution
    3. How am I going to do it / what can i do right now to help
    4. How long it will take to complete the task or reach the solution.

  3. Color code based on time it takes or difficulty of the task. For example, highlight the task in green if it will take under 15 minutes, yellow if it will take between 15 minutes and an hour, and red/pink if it will take more than an hour. I have a post where I’ve done that here

  4. Start working your way through your to do list, starting with your green and making your way up to the red. 

You can do this!! Take a deep breath, and kick today in the ass. 

Other tips/masterposts by me

I am just. very overwhelmed. to have a young woman in one of the biggest girlbands in the world right now, who is a POC, a woman, and bisexual, and to have her be out and absolutely proud of who she is in every single sense of the word without making it her entire identity. she showed she’s eloquent and smart and outspoken and doesn’t back down for her beliefs. she’s proud of her identity, and being bisexual is just part of that identity.

I think that letter showed that perfectly and I have a lot of respect for her for writing this, to still be so brave and outspoken after being outed, which must have hurt her a lot.

I am so incredibly proud of Lauren.

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I had quite a difficult time a year and a half ago because I had worked so much and was very tired. I was overwhelmed by the changes that were happening, even though they were lovely and positive. One thing that is odd is that when you get a level of success and your life suddenly looks great, you can still feel crap.

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I never even managed to get out of bed today. I told my parents I was “sick,” but in actuality I just feel like something dark and unseen is trying to get into my head and eat me up alive. It’s not anyone’s fault or anything. Just a weird Ben thing, I guess…

Hopefully tomorrow will be better.

Also can we please give jay the recognition she deserves? She put her heart and soul into this event and to be able to share it with her son is probably a very unique and overwhelming experience for her. I’m very proud of the Tomlinson/Deakin family today.

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Kylo Ren searches The Falcon”      -(Star Wars: The Force Awakens Deleted Scenes)-

@ everyone spreading bts rumors: i was there (hi touch, not audience) and they seemed very happy and excited to me and other friends who were there! i think a lot of people are using the word uncomfortable when they should be using overwhelmed!!! i don’t think jhope would’ve danced and smiled if he wasn’t happy to be there. when i got on stage, jhope opened his eyes real wide and said “wowwww!!!” and everyone (including suga and v) smiled and seemed excited to see me. jimin smiled lots and answered questions including “what did you miss about the US” to which he answered “the fans!” also, v was a little nervous at first but really opened up at the end!!! we all know how taehyung is sometimes when he’s in an unfamiliar place.
i hope ARMY’s stop overanalyzing and realize that BTS was probably very overwhelmed at the amount of fans and the unfamiliar setting!!! please understand that their “standoff-ish” attitude is what idols are expected to act like, and in my opinion, i think the boys were just a little afraid. also PLEASE take into account 6/7 boys are NOT fluent in english so of course they’d look somewhat uncomfortable!!! please respect our boys and don’t look too much into this fan engagement…. please just try to look at the positives!!

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The thing that’s taken me the longest to learn is that I can’t please everybody. I just try to make everyone happy and i think by doing that, it hasn’t allowed me to understand what makes me happy. So it’s very overwhelming sometimes… I think I can take care of people and help them but I also can take care of myself. I need to learn how to love myself first.