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Silly Willy

So what, I like to be silly willy
Sometimes life can be hilly
There are ups and downs, but don’t you fret
Yes, sometimes life can make you sweat
But it’s ok, it’s alright
Just remember to hang on tight
Grab life by the handle bars!
Go, Go, Go. Fast as cars
Keep it moving right along
Sometimes you need a different song
To get that pep in your step
Left, Left, Left, Right, Left
March, even when everything is Effed
Keep it up, don’t get furious
All you can do is get a little curious

Growth Upward Toward the Light Sparkle with Sara Values Poetry

Prevail

I’m paralyzed
Inwardly criticized
Desperate for change
This place is strange
It will be missed
but I need a catalyst
Will you be the one
to help me come undone
Drop the disguise
open my eyes
Inhale, exhale
I will prevail

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Fire Goddess

Within you there is a fire, a burning desire
A fire so hot, it cannot be fought
With every fiber it burns, insatiable it yearns
A spark you cannot hide, it won’t be denied
This growing flame, unable to tame
Give into the heat, feel the power so sweet
Harness the fire, rise out of the mire
Don’t be modest, you are a Fire Goddess

Poem by SparklewithSara

Fire Goddess

I started creating shirt designs that inspired me. This shirt is one of my favorites because I’m a Goddess and I got this. I’m a Fire Goddess, especially in the red version of this shirt! Check out my shop for more designs 🙂

 

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Days & Nights

Great days are filled with many faces
and exciting new places
Outside the birds are singing
In the breeze, the trees are swinging
Silence is filled with talk and laughter
Smiling so much it hurts after
Good friends, good food
Will keep you in a good mood
All the way into the night
Go way up, take flight
Get wild, get weird
Nothing to be feared
It’s just friends here
and there’s beer near

Poem by sparklewithsara

Days and Nights

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Anxious Love

Anxious love, please be still
Open your heart and let it fill
Anxious love, Just be here
Don’t be clouded by your fear
Anxious love, be in this moment
Don’t you know, life is not your opponent
Anxious love, think of all you’ll gain
When you let go of all the past pain
With your soul weightless and free
It will feel so good to just… be

poem by sparklewithsara

Anxious Love

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Ta-Done!

How I manage my Anxiety & Depression with Ta-Done Lists

I know you have heard of To-Do Lists, but have you ever heard of a Ta-Done List? You should read that like this, TAA – DONNNNNNEEE!!!! This is a play on words, like when a child proudly presents their handiwork, “Ta-Da!!”. It’s like that, but the adult version, because you’re actually getting shit DONE.

 

What is a Ta-Done List?

It’s like a to-do list but instead of writing things the things to do, you write the things you have ALREADY DONE. You keep adding to the list throughout the day as you complete tasks or you write down everything you accomplished that day at the end. Pay special attention to the little things you do that aren’t on your “official” to-do list. Why is this important? Because there a many small things you do throughout the day that help make your world function, and you have to give credit where credit is due.

 

How does the Ta-Done List help anxiety and depression?

For me, the original to-do list helps me stay focused on the tasks at hand – instead of the tsunami of tasks that await me in the future. The Ta-Done list takes it further by allowing me to give myself credit for ALL the work I do, even those little things that aren’t on my to-do list. This helps my anxiety when I start to obsess with my productivity and I start to ask myself “WHAT DID YOU EVEN DO TODAY!????” I can point to my Ta-Done List and say, “THIS, TAAA-DONNNNE”. Mic Drop. My Brain: Speechless.

This helps me from spiraling into negative thoughts and full blown depression. Sometimes I still get bogged down with anxiety and depression. Somedays I can’t even fight the tsunami of tasks in my mind to do my lists, I just have to do the things. Somedays I keep working on yesterday’s list or maybe I work on one day’s list for the entire week (usually because I add way too many large tasks to one day). And you know what? THAT’S OKAY! This is meant to help me, I’m not going to beat myself up about the exact usage or frequency (or at least I’m trying not to).

 

When it comes to managing my mental health sometimes I have to get creative with solutions. Try different things. It’s important to be your own cheerleader. For me, being positive when your own brain is telling you something else can be really hard at times. I try to treat myself like I would a close friend. If I’m honest, I say things to myself that I would never say to another person, ever. So why the eff would I do that to myself? This was a game changer in managing my mental health. I can comfort myself with encouragement and kind words. I am my own friend. And take joy in the baby steps! Every. Single. Time.