I did it. I finally did. But at what cost?
The 30-day challenges on Medium are very popular, I personally recommend participating. Although, this is not a post about how it went for me.
For me, August was not a 30-day challenge. It was actually May, and I already wrote about the results. I made a commitment to write 30 stories (minimum) each month, not as a fee, but as a habit.
The story you are reading right now is my 31st this month. You may think I’m exhausted, but while challenging, it was a very fluid month.
When I started on Medium I was a young writer full of energy, ambitions, and dreams. I remember those days as if they were only 10 months ago.
Wait… they WERE 10 months ago.
If you’ve been following us for a while and have read our bio, you know that Mindsmatter is a blog about psychology and mental health, that’s why we have such a cool name. I, personally, feel a great passion for this topic, not only because I love writing about it but because I feel that it has a positive impact on whoever reads it.
Anxiety disorders are the most prominent psychiatric disorder in the world, with which more than 264 million people live according to the Anxiety and Depression Association of America and the World Health Organization.
Anxiety is supposed to be our friend because it is an adaptive response that allows us to predict and deal with potential danger; however, it is still unknown precisely why it exceeds the intensity of our external stimuli and morphs into a pathological foe.
Five simple rules to get your articles to go supernova!
I’ll be honest, this isn’t my usual shtick. I’m a mental health nurse, and that’s what I mainly write about because it’s what I know, I’m good at it, and I want to share my knowledge and experience with others.
Starting Medium was more of a way to get eyes on my blog. You see, I am the editor of Mindsmatter a blog focusing on mental health, we want to end the nasty stigmatization people with mental illness are subjected to. So we thought (we here means me, and my…
For a few months now I’ve heard about dopamine detox and dopamine fasting. It seemed strange to me at first, but I didn’t want to rush into anything until I spoke to my doctor about it.
This concept was invented by Dr. Cameron Sepah, a Silicon Valley psychologist. He talked about the effects instant rewards have on our brain, and how we can make ourselves immune to that feeling of reward.
It’s as if we have an addiction problem, such as addiction to tobacco or alcohol. Only this time, it’s stimulus addiction. …
Although written over 2000 years ago, I find many useful lessons in The Meditations, Marcus Aurelius’ autobiographical compilation.
Not only was he one of the most notorious emperors of Rome, but Marcus was also a notable apprentice to the school of Stoicism. A Greek school of thought that stayed that happiness is in the knowledge and mastery of one’s own being.
If you’re struggling to build new habits and be more disciplined, let’s see what Marcus Aurelius has to say about it.
What is the purpose? Marcus Aurelius describes it in a very simple way: something you were created for…
Lately, I have written a few stories about my experience on Medium in the last few months.
I talked about how I gained almost 1,000 new followers in one month and how in August I posted 31 articles. All of this I have done to help any new writer who may need that info. A year ago, when I was just getting started here, the Medium meta articles helped me a lot.
I saw it as a way to return the favor.
In general, the posts were well received. I received a couple of comments congratulating me and wishing me…
I got tired of following hundreds of miracle diets that I found on the Internet and I decided to go with a professional.
I understood that losing weight is not a complex science, however, we make too many mistakes trying.
I went for a doctor’s consultation so I could fit into my old skinny jeans again. I ended with a lesson that completely opened my mind.
“Why don’t more people know this?!”
For everyone reading this, I will save you the doctor’s appointment and share all the wisdom I received.
Buckle up and prepare your mind to be blown up…
Can everyone shut up? For a minute?
I believe that when we are young children, our parents worry too much about teaching us to be expressive and talkative. Adults are fascinated by eloquent children. I think they should be concerned with teaching their children to know how to shut the hell up.
Maybe that’s why, when we grow up, we feel like we ALWAYS have to have opinions on everything, all the time.
And worst of all, we have to express them.
I don’t want to create controversy here, but I think this is the extroverts’ fault.
In the middle of 2020 and during a pandemic, I decided that I needed a second source of income. And no, I wasn’t thinking of a second job.
I decided that whatever this new job is, it must be mine. Later I learned that it was a thing: a side hustle.
So I started my blog, which you are reading right now. But I didn’t stay there, I started using Amazon affiliate links, I made my own ebook, and started a Google AdSense campaign.
Medium, my website, Vocal, Ko-fi. They are all sources of income for me. September 13 marked…