Most K-Pop isn’t open about mental health, mental illness, or personal struggles, and that’s where BTS is different. One of the biggest reasons I love BTS is their incredible lyrics that touch on aspects of mental health and mental illness. Their music videos speak volumes even with a language barrier. Their canon Webtoon, The Most Beautiful Moment in Life Pt.0: Save Me, dives into the mental health of their alter egos as well and lends a hand to their narrative of healing, loving yourself, and moving forward.
Today I wanted to share some of my favorite lyrics from BTS’s songs that have been healing for me. Whether I was deep in depression on these days or just needing a little reminder that I’m going to be okay, BTS was able to touch my heart, and I hope that some of these songs and lyrics can help you as well.
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Hello again readers and fellow bloggers!
If you are unaware, I took off from blogging for the month of May to focus on my mental health and get my life in order now that I am working from home indefinitely which still seems to be the case, fortunately and unfortunately. COVID-19 has taken a massive toll on me, my family, and my mental health. Taking a break felt like the best course of action, and I was right! I am back from my break and feeling more comfortable, refreshed, and organized. So let’s chat about what I did on my break and what’s next for A Geeky Gal & Megan Marie YT!
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Hello readers and fellow bloggers!
I’ve made the executive decision to take the month of May off.
Like everyone else, I’ve been struggling with self isolating. With the news that I may be working from home until the end of summer, I’d like to use my personal time to get my things in order to make a more permanent place to work more comfortably. I also need to focus on some self care and get my new schedule settled so I can be my best self for my family and all of you.
I do have good news though. I will continue to post videos to YouTube every Friday and every other Wednesday as my mental health permits. My patrons recently voted on a new video idea that will be going up some time this month so keep those YouTube notifications on! I also still have a lot of awards and tags to do, and I will get to them when I come back in June!
Thank you all for understanding. In order to be my best self, I have to take a break. See y’all in June.
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Most, if not all, of our lives have been turned upside down the past few weeks. I will be honest with y’all: I haven’t been dealing with the lock down all that well. It’s been a difficult three weeks, as I’m sure it has been for everyone else. I’ve been avoiding talking about the COVID19 pandemic, the lock down, and working from home on the blog. I’ve scattered a few thoughts in some recent YouTube videos, but I haven’t really sat with all of these changes and dealt with where my head and heart are until the weekend of April 4-5th.
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I want to begin by saying escapism itself isn’t unhealthy. It’s actually completely normal, and we all do it. It helps us from burning out more quickly than we would without it. It allows us to come back to an initially overwhelming problem with a better attitude about it. Escapism can allow us to reconnect with ourselves and things we care about as well like games, comics, and TV shows.
So when does escapism become a “bad” thing? If you find yourself ignoring or avoiding issues in your life, then you are on teetering on the edge of escapism becoming unhealthy. You are using your hobbies, interests, and creative outlets as a way to not deal with whatever issues are going on in your life in that moment. Escapism is meant to be temporary. When is becomes a constant part of your life, escapism is no longer considered an escape.
Last year, I was inspired by Erin from Girly Geek Blog’s article on denial to write about my experience with escapism and how it isn’t always good for our mental health. People use escapism every day though books, music, television, games, comics, fandoms, etc. to distract ourselves from the stress and hardships of every day life. It’s a way to relax after a long day. It’s a way to escape into something else for just a little while. The real trick is how to come back after escaping for so long.
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