Mental Floss Series

The Mental Floss Series provides resources for practicing good Mental Hygiene (daily activities that support your mental health).

Mental Floss: A Neurodivergent Approach to Practicing Mindfulness

Look, I get it – practicing mindfulness while dealing with mental illness or disability can be damn near impossible. And being told to do mindfulness by well meaning people is the literal *worst*. But what if I told you that we, as Neurodivergent folx can use mindfulness to our advantage? It’s true! By shifting our …

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Leaning Into The Unexpected – How To Deal With a Backslide

How To Deal With a Backslide: Have you experienced an unexpected and severe backslide in your mental health journey? I certainly have. In fact, I just recently felt like I’d stepped five years backwards in my mental health journey. Long story short, trauma reared its ugly head in a very bad and unexpected way. In …

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Infographic: How To Deal With An Overwhelming Task

Have you ever had to deal with an overwhelming task? If you’re anything like me and struggle with executive dysfunction, you’ve had to deal with A LOT of overwhelming tasks. That’s because those of us with ED often struggle with planning and memories of our past mistakes haunt us to the point we don’t even …

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Mental Floss: How to Create Healthy Habits

So you want to create healthy habits. Nothing wrong with that. More power to ya! But the problem is – these attempts often fail. Let’s consider New Year’s Resolutions. It’s staggering when you consider a whopping 80% of these resolutions go the way of the dinosaurs within a month. Why the heck is that? Because …

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Mental Floss: The Ultimate Guide to Personal Care and Mental Health

Have you ever had trouble maintaining personal care during low points in you mental illness? I know have. At my lowest and most anxious, I just stopped eating. Showering became such a chore I didn’t want to do it. I let my hair and skin get dull, fuzzy and stringy. It even began to fall …

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Mental Floss: 3 Steps to Make Social Media Mindful Again

*This article contains affiliate links, please check out our full affiliate and ad disclosure here!* Did you know you can make social media part of your mindfulness practice? That’s right – you can actually take the much maligned social media (and assorted devices) and make them work positively for your mental health. I know, I …

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Mental Floss: How to Get Moving – Exercise for Low Mental Health Days

We all know exercise is amazing for mental health. Indeed, movement is one of the very best tools we can have in our Mental Health Tool Box. But what happens when you’re flat out exhausted from battling mental illness to even think of working out? If you’re already low on spoons (check out Spoon Theory …

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Mental Floss: How to Take A Break

Have you ever looked up from your work only to realize you’ve neglected to take a break for the whole day? Ever wonder how it’s already 5 PM and you haven’t had anything but a candy bar and some after dinner mints all day? Do you sometimes find yourself cranky and hangry by the time …

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Mental Floss: Sleep Hygiene

We all know about personal hygiene, but have you ever heard of sleep hygiene!? Sleep hygiene is the collection of habits we preform before, during, and after we go to sleep for the night. These habits should be ones that balance your circadian rhythm – making sure you’re not too tired while at the same …

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Mental Floss: How to Create a Safe Space

Does your home have a safe space in it? You know, a place just for you. Where you can retreat when life gets overwhelming? If you do that’s awesome! If you don’t yet or don’t know what I’m talking about – that’s okay too. Because today I’ll be teaching you some simple ways to build …

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