I hear this all the time: “If I could just SOLVE my thoughts or figure out how to prove them wrong, I’ll feel better”. This is another huge OCD lie. OCD doesn’t respond to logic. You can preach to your OCD until you’re blue in the face, bring all the evidence forth and present the best case ever. OCD doesn’t care. It will always want more. Solving your thoughts will not work long term. This is a hard truth to swallow because it goes directly against what your instinct (your fight, flight and freeze) is telling you to do. This is hard, hard work. Please be gentle with yourselves. Be compassionate and kind. You can tolerate discomfort and you can do hard things! ❤️
Alcohol humor is a huge reason I quit drinking. It’s so basic. The first quote is a real post from a popular wine humor account and I’m not saying this to be snarky or an ass, I think they would benefit from therapy.
Please take the time to read this awesome post. #Repost@seanj_1987 with @make_repost
We never look to see what positives can come out of mental illness.
This photo looks like everyone is so happy but it couldn’t be further from the truth. I had literally started to think about and plan my suicide sitting by the pool just to the rear of this photo.
I was doing it as if it was a normal thing to do, I was falling to pieces in my head and I didn’t even really know it I just thought I was doing the rite things.
I thought if I took myself out of everyone’s lives then they would all be so much happier and again I was thinking this was normal.
Now this was nearly 2 years ago now and so much has happened since then, some good some bad.
What I want people to take away from this post is that whilst I got so down and so low with the rite input from professionals and loved ones and the rite output from me ie actually engaging in the help and trying to find the rite wellness techniques then you can create an improved you and a happy you.
I’m happier now than iv been for a long time and whilst I do have down times still I know the warning signs and how to manage it all and that’s the difference.
I don’t think I will ever shake the mental illness but I do know how to manage it now.
As this becomes more and more of an issue in life please please remember that help is out there for you it may take time to access but it’s there.
Please make sure you ask those people around you if they’re ok even a stranger because you could change the outcome for them with just a simple are you ok.
Evening You Lovely Bunch!! Firstly thank you so much for all your msgs 😘 means the world ❤️ The reson for my little break was to gather my thoughts have sometime out and egg the house work off without feeling guilty..
Your mind matters so much more then some off you think always ALWAYS allow yourself to put yourself first 💛💛 Its okay to struggle, its okay to ask for help.. its okay to not be okay 😘💛💛 #mentalhealthawareness#happy#mind#anxiety#family#first#love#kind#itsokay
One of the most important thing in my self care is proper sleep and sleep preparation rituals.
Today after active day with my baby I pampered myself with @lush bath and watermelon face mask from @primark.beauty
My #lemonlacender#waxmelts are perfect to keep me in my comfort zone during a day.
Tell me is it just the rain I see or it was my tears stinging freely pouring from eyes depreciating how I see the world in me.
Could it be possible that the water would evaporate even with the absence of the sun and our dead body buried under the ground will decay without the presence of the bacteria to decompose it? -
Not even a single time I didn't ask myself about life and I know that things happen for a reason.
You take my breath away, you make my heart beat faster. I can’t eat, can’t sleep. You consume every thought. I’m different when you’re around.
This isn’t a post about love. This is anxiety. Even the most well put together people you know have it. The one who has the cute kids, the picture perfect house, all the nice things, a Husband who loves her... she has it. Or more realistically, anxiety has her. Anxiety steals your joy, your creative thinking, it makes up stories and fears in your head, you become distant to friends and family, you don’t smile anymore- not because you don’t want to, but because you physically can’t.
I am a victim of anxiety. I am also a survivor. Those two statements can go hand in hand on a daily basis. So when people all over social media tell you to stop “just surviving” don’t listen. Do your best and survive this day ❤️ #anxiety#breakthestigma#anxietyawareness
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99% of things you worry about never happen.
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Moving house this week, somewhere temporary before a holiday and another move. I’m not very good at being displaced, feelings of anxiety and fear rise up... thankfully I have my yoga, meditation & pranayama practice to keep me grounded. So grateful for my regular practice at @bodymindlife and the reminder that flow is our natural state, and that we are always home, wherever we are 🖤
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Let me start this off by saying with all my heart — 🙌🏻FED. Is. Best. 🙌🏻
Our breastfeeding journey hasn’t been a linear path, where everything just changes one day and gets “easy.” There have always been ebbs and flows, and learning curves... as always with motherhood, amiright?
And I went into it saying: “I want to breastfeed, but of course I’m prepared for whatever!” I said this, knowing that things didn’t come easily to me; pregnancy, delivery, etc. It wasn’t until we recorded our latest episode that I fully admitted to myself I felt a little defeated when I first gave Oliver formula.
But, why? That confession alone even made me feel guilty to admit. The thing is, Ollie needed to eat. He needed to NOT have jaundice. Or low blood sugar. And, he needed to gain weight. Also, I needed to recover. Physically and emotionally.
Why do we put so much on ourselves when all that matters at the end of the day is that our babies are well-nourished, and just as importantly, we, as the mothers, are well-nourished, mentally?
Learning to feed our babies isn’t as simple as they tell you in the breastfeeding basics class at our local hospital. But, as with everything in motherhood, I believe there’s a reason why we are meant to navigate things a certain way, and I thank my lucky stars I’ve been on this journey - if not, I would have never met my Boob Broads!
Tune in Tuesday to hear more of our breastfeeding discussion!
In the meantime, regardless of how you fed your babe, chances are you binge watched something mindlessly in those early days; please share below!!! I had a LOT, but my fave was Grace & Frankie!
with love and clogs,
Those voices in my head ‘I’m useless,’ ‘I’m no good,’ they used to fill my head. Occasionally now they come up when I allow other people to value my worth. But I see it is them holding insecurities that they project onto me. There is so much learning in life 💗🙏💗
This is from our new book. It is called Aroha's Way and is a children's picture book about emotions associated with anxiety and Aroha shows us how to manage them. I could have seriously done with learning these as a child. My anxieties grew and developed into much bigger mental health issues. I am lucky to be alive today and to have gained access to the amazing team at the Taylor Centre who taught me some of these tools as a young adult. It's time to give children these tools early on so they don't end up as I did. We also have a FREE A2 poster download of Aroha's Belly Breathing for any schools, kindies or parents that want one on the website too. Link in bio 🙏
Thank you so much for the overwhelming support so far for this book. Due to arrive next month you can preorder and get free shipping for Nz and Australia 💗
316 minutes ago
What does your pamper routine look like?
316 minutes ago
I was reading this article on a mother who lost one of her twin babies.
Her words really resonated with me.
When I lost Myles it was such a bodily, physical pain as well as emotional.
It is excruciatingly painful to exist in your body after loosing your baby.
Your whole physical body is your son as well as your emotional body.
There is no separation between you and your baby as they were inside of you.
All my kids are a piece of me and one piece will always be missing.
Heading into the bank holiday weekend reflecting, feeling grateful and ready for some self-care. Since just before this photo was taken I’ve had some serious struggles. From feeling calm and in control one day to crippling panic attacks the next. The doctor reported I was suffering from burnout and anxiety. I’ve never experienced anything like those feelings before and would not wish them on my worst enemy. I’m not sharing this for sympathy or attention but I have realised that the more people I have spoken to about this the more people I am aware have been affected similarly- especially vets. It’s a tough profession and takes a lot from us. But I take comfort knowing these feelings won’t last forever but I hope friends who have supported me will. Be kind to yourself and others around you. I hope you all have a truly wonderful, relaxing, calm and content Easter 🐣🙏🏻🌸🌈 #mentalhealthawareness#mentalhealth#mind#selfcare#bestme#vet#vetlife#bekind#bankholiday#anxietyhelp#anxiety#positivevibes#positivity#livewell
When you hold onto fear and anxiety your desired intentions will be blocked. They are the obstacles standing in the way between what you want and what is really happening. Let them go and your mind and body will relax. This allows the infinite intelligence of the universe to flow effortlessly through you. Everything you want will be seen once you let go of the obstacles within you. #affirmation
I want to get real for a minute...A few nights ago I had a really bad night, like really bad. My husband had to call my sister to come over because I had a bad panic attack that lead to some not so great thoughts. I felt like nothing would pull me out of that darkness I was feeling. It scared me so bad and then my son woke up crying & in that moment THAT was the most important thing...HIM. Everything I was feeling didn’t matter because HE needed me. People don’t talk about it enough..life isn’t always perfect. Sometimes it’s really fucking hard! It’s okay not to be okay sometimes, BUT how you handle it is what matters. YOU matter and someone else needs you. Always remember that.
Gym anxiety? Ever feel like everyone is looking at you?
Focus is needed in times of doubt. Leave a blue 💙 in the comments if you or anyone you know is nervous about big gyms💙💙💙
Many of us are very nervous when entering the gym environment. It is a field of aesthetics, beauty and physical prowess. -
When walking in, do you feel everyone is judging you? I have been there. I trained this morning and the guy next to me was wearing a tank top, basketball sneakers (he called them that, not me) and he had a f*cking head band on. He pushed 110kg above his head for a couple of reps. I struggled on 50kg. Felt like a beaut. -
His muscles literally looked liked perfectly shaped chicken breasts. He sweated out @kfc gravy. Every time he burled it smelt like like Arnold Schwarzenegger's armpit. The guy was "jacked". He was actually really nice too, which pissed me off even more. However, I felt uncomfortable, I forced myself to workout next to him. In the midst of the dozens of selfies he took, he spoke to me. He told me he loves Bruce Springsteen, he can't get enough of @nbcbrooklyn99 , the film #logan was pure filth and his favourite restaurant was @officialtgifridays . We became best friends. -
Point is - we all fear something we can't control. However, we can control our actions towards it. Take the leap. Find yourself somewhere that makes you feel at home💙 it's ok to be nervous. Everyone was at one point 💪💪 #anxiety#nerves#gym#mentalhealth
638 minutes ago
Sooo this is a cover I edited for Anxiety by Julia Michaels and Selena Gomez. Should I do more of these? Btw... who else has really bad anxiety? •
when you’re going through tough times taking a moment to close your eyes, feel the sun on your skin, and the nature around you can give you a moment of happiness and give you hopeful reminder that one day everything will be completely okay💛
Today I meal prepped!! 🥑
I am in the process of creating a new schedule and I think I’m going to make Thursday’s meal prepping and/or recipe creating days.
My meal prepping is mainly with lunch. I have my dinners down, but sometimes during the day I get too busy to cook lunch.
So with meal prepping, my food is already cooked, I just need to heat it up (which I do on the stove top or oven, because I haven’t owned a microwave in about 3 years). Saves time!!
So today I cooked up brussel sprouts, asparagus, zucchini, yellow/summer squash, onion and chicken.
If you have been following me for awhile, you may be thinking “wait....chicken??? I thought you were vegetarian?”. I was for 3 years. I was experiencing some things that made me feel like I need to bring some meat into my diet. I am still going to be eating a ton of veggies though.
This may be temporary or it may be permanent, we will just have to see. I can only eat poultry and fish. Beef and pork make me feel horrible!!
Anyways, do you meal prep?
529 minutes ago
Good morning beautiful world! 🙏🏽💙✌🏽
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This is what living with anxiety is like, even from a young age. Eventually, it can lead to a loss of control. What’s important to remember is that your emotions exist for a reason and we need to learn to handle them instead of trying to suppress them. Let yourself feel and experience everything, knowing it’ll eventually pass. #YourStoryMatters
It all begins with the thoughts: "I'm not enough" "Nobody cares about me" "I'm too sad to move" "I'm not going anywhere with my life" "I'm unlovable" "There's something inherently broken about me" "I'm too much" ✨
You begin beat yourself up about not doing a good enough job. You try to numb that feeling of inadequacy with bad habits: overeating, oversleeping, alcohol, etc. Then, when that doesn't work, you turn to other people for support and reassurance that you are worthy and doing a good job. When they don't give you that sense of relief--because it's impossible for other people to make you feel worthy, it's all how you are treating yourself--you feel completely hopeless and unlovable. ✨
This all comes from the inherent belief that other peoples' opinions about yourself matter more than your own inner truths. It comes from being a kind, caring, sensitive person, but it is misguided. Those overwhelming feelings of inadequacy and sadness become so overwhelming because chances are you are "should"ing yourself, you are not living up to your own impossibly high standards because you can't, that's why they're IMPOSSIBLE.
Give yourself the grace to be a sweet human, with mistakes and imperfections and some weeks when you just don't quite feel up to everything. The key is to learn how to recognize when its happening, ask for help, and let go of the habits that do not serve you.
Want to learn more about how to banish that negative self talk and make your perfectionism WORK for you? Stay tuned, one on one Perfectionism Busting sessions are coming your way soon!
5111 minutes ago
LOST KEYS! Splashed down in 5 feet of green water! 😱💦
Swipe ⏪⏪ for conclusion.
10223 minutes ago
HHF behind the scenes -- Co-Founder Joshua Cisco surveying and using a transit level to determine the relative height of the grade for some landscaping we needed on the farm. --
-Happy Hemp Farmacy *
📸 by: @brian_holdenphoto
11253 minutes ago
Blue Apatite is the stone of healthy accountability. It helps us learn and integrate better habits to live a better life. It also helps us retrain our brains against negative habits that have done nothing for us but hold us back.
It is a stone of intellectual pursuits. Keep a piece with you when studying or reading to help retain more information and boost memory.
Blue Apatite is also considered an appetite suppressant and therefore is used in conjunction with a healthy diet and exercise program to help people lose weight and keep it off.
3012 hours ago
Use your personal power to look at every side of a situation before reacting. How can you give love in the face of difficulty? Are you the one that needs love? Compassion, empathy, and understanding get us much farther than closed-mindedness, fear, or hatred.