trustme-im-a-pirate:

As someone who lives with rather major mental health issues on a day-to-day basis, I thought it’d be useful to compile a list of links that I personally find helpful, in the hope that maybe some of my followers can get something out of it. I know there are a lot of similar posts like this but these are mostly links I myself have used in the past so yeah I hope this helps :).

Things to Cheer You Up:

Things to Calm You Down:

Things to distract your brain:

Places to Get Help:


People to talk to / Safe Spaces:

The Quiet Place project spaces

Mental Health Subreddits

~If there’s any problem at all with any of these links, feel free to inbox me.  I’ve tested each of them at the time of writing but if there are any breaks let me know. And again, I hope some of these are helpful to others like they have been to me :) ~ Jen (trustme-im-a-pirate)

aviilikesbubbletea:

Studio Ghibli Films

Castle in the Sky (1986)

Grave of the Fireflies (1988)

My Neighbor Totoro (1988)

Kiki’s Delivery Service(1989)

Only Yesterday (1991) *

Porco Rosso (1992)

Ocean Waves (1993)

Pom Poko (1994)

Whisper of the Heart (1995)

Princess Mononoke (1997)

My Neighbors the Yamadas (1999)

Spirited Away (2001)

The Cat Returns (2002)

Howl’s Moving Castle (2004)

Tales of EarthSea (2006)  [x]

Ponyo (2008)

The Secret World of Arrietty (2010) [x]*

Pre-Ghibli, shorts and other work.

Horus: Prince of the Sun (1968) *

Lupin III: Castle of Caglio (1979)

Nausicaa of the Valley of the Wind (1984)

Sky Colored Seeds (1992) Short*

On Your Mark (1995) Japanese Music Video

Delicious Tea (2001) Japanese Commercial

House Foods - Summer (2003) Japanese Commercial

Iblard Jikan (2007) Short

Nisshin Seifun (2010) Japanese Commercials [x] [x]

Mr. Dough and the Egg Princess (2010) Shown in Ghibli Museum

*Japanese with English subs

If any links are broken, feel free to leave a message in my ask.  I just kinda look for things and add on randomly too. So if you’d like to see anything else I’ll do my best to find it!

"if
the ocean
can calm itself,
so can you.
we
are both
salt water
mixed with
air."
- meditation, nayyirah waheed. (via h-o-r-n-g-r-y)

emma-elsworthy:

1. push yourself to get up before the rest of the world - start with 7am, then 6am, then 5:30am. go to the nearest hill with a big coat and a scarf and watch the sun rise.



2. push yourself to fall asleep earlier - start with 11pm, then 10pm, then 9pm. wake up in the morning feeling re-energized and comfortable.



3. erase processed food from your diet. start with no lollies, chips, biscuits, then erase pasta, rice, cereal, then bread. use the rule that if a child couldn’t identify what was in it, you don’t eat it.



4. get into the habit of cooking yourself a beautiful breakfast. fry tomatoes and mushrooms in real butter and garlic, fry an egg, slice up a fresh avocado and squirt way too much lemon on it. sit and eat it and do nothing else.



5. stretch. start by reaching for the sky as hard as you can, then trying to touch your toes. roll your head. stretch your fingers. stretch everything. 



6. buy a 1L water bottle. start with pushing yourself to drink the whole thing in a day, then try drinking it twice.



7. buy a beautiful diary and a beautiful black pen. write down everything you do, including dinner dates, appointments, assignments, coffees, what you need to do that day. no detail is too small. 



8. strip your bed of your sheets and empty your underwear draw into the washing machine. put a massive scoop of scented fabric softener in there and wash. make your bed in full.



9. organise your room. fold all your clothes (and bag what you don’t want), clean your mirror, your laptop, vacuum the floor. light a beautiful candle.



10. have a luxurious shower with your favourite music playing. wash your hair, scrub your body, brush your teeth. lather your whole body in moisturiser, get familiar with the part between your toes, your inner thighs, the back of your neck.



11. push yourself to go for a walk. take your headphones, go to the beach and walk. smile at strangers walking the other way and be surprised how many smile back. bring your dog and observe the dog’s behaviour. realise you can learn from your dog.



12. message old friends with personal jokes. reminisce. suggest a catch up soon, even if you don’t follow through. push yourself to follow through.



14. think long and hard about what interests you. crime? sex? boarding school? long-forgotten romance etiquette? find a book about it and read it. there is a book about literally everything. 



15. become the person you would ideally fall in love with. let cars merge into your lane when driving. pay double for parking tickets and leave a second one in the machine. stick your tongue out at babies. compliment people on their cute clothes. challenge yourself to not ridicule anyone for a whole day. then two. then a week. walk with a straight posture. look people in the eye. ask people about their story. talk to acquaintances so they become friends.



16. lie in the sunshine. daydream about the life you would lead if failure wasn’t a thing. open your eyes. take small steps to make it happen for you. 

emma-elsworthy:

1. push yourself to get up before the rest of the world - start with 7am, then 6am, then 5:30am. go to the nearest hill with a big coat and a scarf and watch the sun rise.



2. push yourself to fall asleep earlier - start with 11pm, then 10pm, then 9pm. wake up in the…