Every year, around this time, I like to take stock of the year I had. I wish I did this in a more formal way, but I don’t. It’s mostly thought and reflection, but it’s very important for me to think back on the year I’ve experienced. It helps me process things I might have otherwise missed, and I think it plays a big role in helping me move through certain things and prepare for the year ahead. So today, I’d like to take a brief look back at the year that was on My Brain’s Not Broken!

Sometimes I get a little too involved with keeping up with My Brain’s Not Broken, and I forget about how much I’ve been able to accomplish on this blog. I feel like there’s always something new to write about or say when it comes to anxiety, depression and mental health in general. But in an effort to slow down, I’d like to give some shoutouts and spotlights to some very good bits of content this year on the blog:

Thank You to My Guest Writers!

I was fortunate to have multiple people write guest posts about their experiences surrounding mental illness and mental health. These included:

Taylor Blanchard’s post about toxic shame and how you can handle it

Rachael Kearney’s post about burnout, shame and the sticking point of our words

Thank you to Taylor and Rachael for sharing your experiences on My Brain’s Not Broken!

My Most Popular Posts

I’ve been writing posts for five years now, and I can’t always predict what the most popular posts will be. Here were the five most popular posts I wrote in 2022, based on my stats!

What Does Depression Look Like? More Than You Think

Breaking Down Mental Health Terms: What is Self-Stigma?

Breaking Down Mental Health Terms: What Are Automatic Negative Thoughts?

The Value of Taking Baby Steps Toward Mental Wellness

Not Seasonal, Just Depression

My Favorite Posts

Some of my favorite posts aren’t always the ones that get the most views, likes or comments. Here are five of my most favorite posts I wrote this year

Why We Need More Than Checking In On Your Friends

Finding the Rhythm of Life

Do I Know How to Rest? Probably Not.

Receiving Permission to Feel Tired

Writing Through Sadness

New Projects!

I love writing about mental health, but sometimes I want to explore other ideas, topics and interests I enjoy. That’s why I decided to start my own email newsletter, Negative Thoughts, Positive Person! Through this new project, I’m hoping to share my own thoughts in a more personal way, sharing a perspective that doesn’t always come through on My Brain’s Not Broken. You’ll also get personal recommendations about music, books, movies, food or even puzzles – anything and everything I’m loving at the moment. I’m very excited for this project – click here to learn more!

Thank You for Reading!!

For the fifth year in a row, MBNB has broken its own record for views in a calendar year. Thank you to all of my readers and subscribers for continuing to visit the blog and read my posts! I am truly grateful for the space I’ve been able to build these past five years, and I’m so excited to see what comes next!

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