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  • Catch me starting to panic and telling the truth then realizing halfway in what I’m doing and switching the story around to a very unconvincing lie while sitting in a puddle of sweat meanwhile the doctors just like ‘ok then’ and checks no
  • Catch me starting to panic and telling the truth then realizing halfway in what I’m doing and switching the story around to a very unconvincing lie while sitting in a puddle of sweat meanwhile the doctors just like ‘ok then’ and checks no
  • 2,277 26 28 January, 2019
  • My take on all of this is that perfectionism is a subtype of anxiety. That’s why I sometimes use them interchangeably. Kind of like how all squares are rectangles but not all rectangles are squares 🤓🤓🤓⠀
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We want control and certainty so we create rules for ourselves that are extreme- either I’m absolutely 💯perfect, or I’m a total ❌failure. No grey area, aka a recipe for constant disappointment. ⠀
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My fellow 🤯anxious folks and recovering perfectionists, which of these ⬆️ resonate with you the most? ⠀
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What else would you add to the list?⠀
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(List courtesy of @sossafetymag)
  • My take on all of this is that perfectionism is a subtype of anxiety. That’s why I sometimes use them interchangeably. Kind of like how all squares are rectangles but not all rectangles are squares 🤓🤓🤓⠀

    We want control and certainty so we create rules for ourselves that are extreme- either I’m absolutely 💯perfect, or I’m a total ❌failure. No grey area, aka a recipe for constant disappointment. ⠀

    My fellow 🤯anxious folks and recovering perfectionists, which of these ⬆️ resonate with you the most? ⠀

    What else would you add to the list?⠀


    (List courtesy of @sossafetymag)
  • 4,063 128 9 February, 2019
  • I’ve done all of these (though typically the dark spirit summoning isn’t my style 😂 !)⠀
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⬆️This illustration⬆️ from @lizandmollie hits on ideas from all three of what I call “Coping Skills Buckets.” ⠀
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✅ GROUNDING (anything sensory that brings you back to the present, like taking deep breaths or going for a walk and feeling your body move and the air on your face)⠀
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✅ DISTRACTING (anything you can do to occupy your mental energy and focus in the moment, like a puzzle, calling a friend, hugging a dog, playing a game, watching a show, listening to a podcast, etc.)⠀
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✅ VISUALIZATION (meditation and mindfulness exercises that help you take a more curious, observational approach to thoughts and feelings and detach from them)⠀
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💫 What’s one of your favorite ways to respond to your anxiety? I’m always looking for new ideas!
  • I’ve done all of these (though typically the dark spirit summoning isn’t my style 😂 !)⠀

    ⬆️This illustration⬆️ from @lizandmollie hits on ideas from all three of what I call “Coping Skills Buckets.” ⠀

    ✅ GROUNDING (anything sensory that brings you back to the present, like taking deep breaths or going for a walk and feeling your body move and the air on your face)⠀

    ✅ DISTRACTING (anything you can do to occupy your mental energy and focus in the moment, like a puzzle, calling a friend, hugging a dog, playing a game, watching a show, listening to a podcast, etc.)⠀

    ✅ VISUALIZATION (meditation and mindfulness exercises that help you take a more curious, observational approach to thoughts and feelings and detach from them)⠀

    💫 What’s one of your favorite ways to respond to your anxiety? I’m always looking for new ideas!
  • 3,262 83 25 February, 2019
  • Who actually enjoys eating kiwis (the fruit) they are disgusting
  • Who actually enjoys eating kiwis (the fruit) they are disgusting
  • 1,908 58 8 February, 2019
  • Wtf mom I’m sitting right next to you I can hear what you’re saying stop telling everyone about my mental health problems hello
  • Wtf mom I’m sitting right next to you I can hear what you’re saying stop telling everyone about my mental health problems hello
  • 1,340 11 30 January, 2019
  • Do you recognize any of these symptoms when you become anxious?
✨ Anxiety can present itself in many different ways!
✨The mind and the body are connected so...
✨ It is common that you may experience some physical symptoms when you become anxious!
✨ It’s important to remind yourself that anxiety can look different for everyone!
✨ What symptoms do you experience when you become anxious?
✨ COMMENT BELOW!
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 @health_anxiety
  • Do you recognize any of these symptoms when you become anxious?
    ✨ Anxiety can present itself in many different ways!
    ✨The mind and the body are connected so...
    ✨ It is common that you may experience some physical symptoms when you become anxious!
    ✨ It’s important to remind yourself that anxiety can look different for everyone!
    ✨ What symptoms do you experience when you become anxious?
    ✨ COMMENT BELOW!
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    @health_anxiety
  • 2,068 116 19 February, 2019
  • Leon and Claire i love you both but please stop being so horny in the midst of a zombie virus outbreak people are dying
  • Leon and Claire i love you both but please stop being so horny in the midst of a zombie virus outbreak people are dying
  • 1,234 5 26 January, 2019
  • Me online: wow I love talking to new people and making friends 
Me irl as soon as someone is being friendly to me: sorry but I already have one (1) friend
  • Me online: wow I love talking to new people and making friends
    Me irl as soon as someone is being friendly to me: sorry but I already have one (1) friend
  • 1,402 7 27 January, 2019
  • “He’s mad at you,” my brain told me for the 579th time that morning. Five seconds later, my husband smiled a genuine smile 😊 and asked, “what do you wanna do for breakfast?” That thought my brain loves to cycle on repeat was 💥shattered💥 by cold hard reality, once again.⠀
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💫We see other people through our own lens, but that lens is tinted. Everything gets filtered through our belief systems, histories, moods, and perceptions. We distort reality, especially when it comes to interpreting others’ inner experiences. ⠀
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➡️ For example, sometimes, people are quiet because they’re tired. Sometimes they’re quiet because they just have nothing to say. Sometimes they’re quiet because they’re mad. ⠀
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YOU DON’T KNOW WHAT SOMEONE IS FEELING unless they explicitly communicate it to you.⠀
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✨ Over the years, my brain has told me the “they’re mad at you” story so many times with so many people and situations, that I’ve stopped buying in. I see the thought for what it really is— just an old insecurity. When I do occasionally think there could be validity to the thought, though, I have a tool handy: communicating! ⠀
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🤷🏽‍♀️ Because yes, though it doesn’t happen NEARLY as often as my brain might tell me, sometimes a person actually IS mad at me. And sometimes I know because they tell me. And sometimes they don’t tell me, but I’m still suspicious, and I see other signs indicating it could be true, so the only course of action is to ASK (wild 😜, I know).⠀
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When do 🌟you🌟 misinterpret how you think someone is feeling? How has that gotten you in trouble?⠀
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(image credit: @positivelypresent )
  • “He’s mad at you,” my brain told me for the 579th time that morning. Five seconds later, my husband smiled a genuine smile 😊 and asked, “what do you wanna do for breakfast?” That thought my brain loves to cycle on repeat was 💥shattered💥 by cold hard reality, once again.⠀

    💫We see other people through our own lens, but that lens is tinted. Everything gets filtered through our belief systems, histories, moods, and perceptions. We distort reality, especially when it comes to interpreting others’ inner experiences. ⠀

    ➡️ For example, sometimes, people are quiet because they’re tired. Sometimes they’re quiet because they just have nothing to say. Sometimes they’re quiet because they’re mad. ⠀

    YOU DON’T KNOW WHAT SOMEONE IS FEELING unless they explicitly communicate it to you.⠀

    ✨ Over the years, my brain has told me the “they’re mad at you” story so many times with so many people and situations, that I’ve stopped buying in. I see the thought for what it really is— just an old insecurity. When I do occasionally think there could be validity to the thought, though, I have a tool handy: communicating! ⠀

    🤷🏽‍♀️ Because yes, though it doesn’t happen NEARLY as often as my brain might tell me, sometimes a person actually IS mad at me. And sometimes I know because they tell me. And sometimes they don’t tell me, but I’m still suspicious, and I see other signs indicating it could be true, so the only course of action is to ASK (wild 😜, I know).⠀

    When do 🌟you🌟 misinterpret how you think someone is feeling? How has that gotten you in trouble?⠀

    (image credit: @positivelypresent )
  • 4,096 72 22 February, 2019

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  • Have you guys done your affirmations today????
Well.... Have ya😁

Everytime I find my mind slipping off into the past traumatic thoughts, OR ANY THOUGHTS THAT ARE simply NOT serving me for my good.. .

I start repeating in my HEAD, OVER AND OVER. The following ;

EVERYTHING IS WORKING OUT FOR MY HIGHEST GOOD! 
All IS WELL AND WE ARE SAFE.
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WE ARE HEALTHY, WEALTHY AND WISE.. . 
I AM STRONG, RESILIENT.
I AM A Goddess of gods of godesses👀😁 .

I AM DESERVING OF WHAT I'M SEEKING. .

I AM WORTHY OF RECEIVING IT.
(this list is not exhaustive) . 
I'VE ALSO BEEN ROLE PLAYING OUT THE FUTURE IN MY PRESENT LIFE💯
.  I'VE BEEN LOOKING AT ALL THE THINGS I USED TOO BE MAD ABOUT OR STRESSED ABOUT !
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.  AND APPRECIATING THEM FOR WORKING OUT FOR THE GREATER GOOD.. 💆‍♀️
  • Have you guys done your affirmations today????
    Well.... Have ya😁

    Everytime I find my mind slipping off into the past traumatic thoughts, OR ANY THOUGHTS THAT ARE simply NOT serving me for my good.. .

    I start repeating in my HEAD, OVER AND OVER. The following ;

    EVERYTHING IS WORKING OUT FOR MY HIGHEST GOOD!
    All IS WELL AND WE ARE SAFE.
    .

    WE ARE HEALTHY, WEALTHY AND WISE.. .
    I AM STRONG, RESILIENT.
    I AM A Goddess of gods of godesses👀😁 .

    I AM DESERVING OF WHAT I'M SEEKING. .

    I AM WORTHY OF RECEIVING IT.
    (this list is not exhaustive) .
    I'VE ALSO BEEN ROLE PLAYING OUT THE FUTURE IN MY PRESENT LIFE💯
    . I'VE BEEN LOOKING AT ALL THE THINGS I USED TOO BE MAD ABOUT OR STRESSED ABOUT !
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    . AND APPRECIATING THEM FOR WORKING OUT FOR THE GREATER GOOD.. 💆‍♀️
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  • I wasn’t going to post today as my headspace at the moment isn’t the best and I feel like a fraud when I post positives things when I’m not. However I thought more often than not people just upload positive days in their life which I totally understand I do the same. But I started this insta with the intention of being honest and showing that I am more than my perfectly curated page. It’s not something I have ever mentioned on here but I actually have inflammatory bowel disease that was undiagnosed for a long time. Through the diagnosis process I developed anxiety and OCD. I know ‘developing’ a mental health illness sounds strange but I guess to put it in better terms it brought it to the forefront of my brain. Due to all the horrible media at the moment it has had a big effect on my thoughts. This is something that I never really thought I would get the guts to discuss because I fear it would put people off me (sounds daft I know). However it is important to talk about these things and show that we are all human. I hope in the future i will have more confidence to open up about issues I face as I have found comfort in others opening up about theirs. I know I say it a lot but if anyone wants someone to chat to about anything (and I mean anything) please don’t hesitate to message me ☺️ Anyway these Superdrug’s skin care products are lifesavers, I highly recommend giving them a try if you are looking for some affordable skin care products 🙌
  • I wasn’t going to post today as my headspace at the moment isn’t the best and I feel like a fraud when I post positives things when I’m not. However I thought more often than not people just upload positive days in their life which I totally understand I do the same. But I started this insta with the intention of being honest and showing that I am more than my perfectly curated page. It’s not something I have ever mentioned on here but I actually have inflammatory bowel disease that was undiagnosed for a long time. Through the diagnosis process I developed anxiety and OCD. I know ‘developing’ a mental health illness sounds strange but I guess to put it in better terms it brought it to the forefront of my brain. Due to all the horrible media at the moment it has had a big effect on my thoughts. This is something that I never really thought I would get the guts to discuss because I fear it would put people off me (sounds daft I know). However it is important to talk about these things and show that we are all human. I hope in the future i will have more confidence to open up about issues I face as I have found comfort in others opening up about theirs. I know I say it a lot but if anyone wants someone to chat to about anything (and I mean anything) please don’t hesitate to message me ☺️ Anyway these Superdrug’s skin care products are lifesavers, I highly recommend giving them a try if you are looking for some affordable skin care products 🙌
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  • Have I ever told you I want to  ᐐ change ᐖ the world?⠀
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Do you honestly believe one person can? ⠀
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𝙄 𝘿𝙊.⠀
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It all starts with one person. Followed by one action.⠀
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ᐂ  ᐑ  ᐍ  ᐙ  ᐐ  ᐇ ⠀
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One action that is replicated and duplicated by one other person. ⠀
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Until that action is carried out exponentially. ⠀
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▶︎ So let’s start 𝙧𝙞𝙜𝙝𝙩 𝙣𝙤𝙬. ⠀
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Start telling yourself you are ▴𝕤𝕥𝕣𝕠𝕟𝕘▴⠀
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Start proving to yourself you are ▴𝕤𝕥𝕣𝕠𝕟𝕘▴⠀
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Start reminding yourself you are ▴𝕤𝕥𝕣𝕠𝕟𝕘▴⠀
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▸ Over and over. ⠀
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Until you have no choice but to believe it is true and then, and only then, can you show someone else the same. ⠀
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I need your help ◄ ⠀
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How do you prove to yourself every day that you are strong? Let me know below 🖤⠀
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Me, I push boundaries by continuing to surpass my own limits. Some people call it exercise, lifting, the gym. For me it’s a sport of resiliency, just me - vs - me.⠀
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If we can share this idea of resiliency, maybe one day the entire world will understand the importance of that small phrase “me - vs - me”⠀
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"𝚃𝚑𝚎 𝚘𝚗𝚕𝚢 𝚙𝚎𝚘𝚙𝚕𝚎 𝚌𝚛𝚊𝚣𝚢 𝚎𝚗𝚘𝚞𝚐𝚑 𝚝𝚘 𝚌𝚑𝚊𝚗𝚐𝚎 𝚝𝚑𝚎 𝚠𝚘𝚛𝚕𝚍 𝚊𝚛𝚎 𝚝𝚑𝚎 𝚘𝚗𝚎𝚜 𝚠𝚑𝚘 𝚋𝚎𝚕𝚒𝚎𝚟𝚎 𝚝𝚑𝚎𝚢 𝚌𝚊𝚗" 𝚂𝙹⠀
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#mindhealthdpt
  • Have I ever told you I want to ᐐ change ᐖ the world?⠀

    Do you honestly believe one person can? ⠀

    𝙄 𝘿𝙊.⠀

    It all starts with one person. Followed by one action.⠀

    ᐂ ᐑ ᐍ ᐙ ᐐ ᐇ ⠀

    One action that is replicated and duplicated by one other person. ⠀

    Until that action is carried out exponentially. ⠀

    ▶︎ So let’s start 𝙧𝙞𝙜𝙝𝙩 𝙣𝙤𝙬. ⠀

    Start telling yourself you are ▴𝕤𝕥𝕣𝕠𝕟𝕘▴⠀

    Start proving to yourself you are ▴𝕤𝕥𝕣𝕠𝕟𝕘▴⠀

    Start reminding yourself you are ▴𝕤𝕥𝕣𝕠𝕟𝕘▴⠀

    ▸ Over and over. ⠀

    Until you have no choice but to believe it is true and then, and only then, can you show someone else the same. ⠀

    I need your help ◄ ⠀

    How do you prove to yourself every day that you are strong? Let me know below 🖤⠀

    Me, I push boundaries by continuing to surpass my own limits. Some people call it exercise, lifting, the gym. For me it’s a sport of resiliency, just me - vs - me.⠀

    If we can share this idea of resiliency, maybe one day the entire world will understand the importance of that small phrase “me - vs - me”⠀

    "𝚃𝚑𝚎 𝚘𝚗𝚕𝚢 𝚙𝚎𝚘𝚙𝚕𝚎 𝚌𝚛𝚊𝚣𝚢 𝚎𝚗𝚘𝚞𝚐𝚑 𝚝𝚘 𝚌𝚑𝚊𝚗𝚐𝚎 𝚝𝚑𝚎 𝚠𝚘𝚛𝚕𝚍 𝚊𝚛𝚎 𝚝𝚑𝚎 𝚘𝚗𝚎𝚜 𝚠𝚑𝚘 𝚋𝚎𝚕𝚒𝚎𝚟𝚎 𝚝𝚑𝚎𝚢 𝚌𝚊𝚗" 𝚂𝙹⠀

    #mindhealthdpt
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