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  • My children won’t remember the way I felt when I baked cupcakes or went on a walk or took them to the zoo. They will just remember that I did it. That I showed up. Period. Even if on the inside I felt like I was dying. Since I began my recovery journey, I realized I can choose to spend the rest of my life finding ways to really like who I am instead of being at war with myself. #wildacceptance #OCD #intrusivethoughts #parenting #mentalillness
  • My children won’t remember the way I felt when I baked cupcakes or went on a walk or took them to the zoo. They will just remember that I did it. That I showed up. Period. Even if on the inside I felt like I was dying. Since I began my recovery journey, I realized I can choose to spend the rest of my life finding ways to really like who I am instead of being at war with myself. #wildacceptance #OCD #intrusivethoughts #parenting #mentalillness
  • 5 0 20 minutes ago
  • How do we stop fighting our intrusive thoughts? By giving ourselves permission to think these thoughts willingly as Dr. Claire Weekes would so often say.⠀
If spending your entire time trying to escape from them hasn’t worked, then what harm is there in trying a completely different approach? After all, what do you really have to lose at this point?⠀Another concept of the acceptance approach/model is learning to stop arguing with our thoughts that we perceive to be unwelcome. Every time we retaliate/argue with whatever is going on inside our minds, we are pouring more petrol on the fire. Now of course, arguing back at our unwanted thoughts is a natural and habituated response. However, just because it’s a natural reaction, does not mean it’s helpful for us. Also, because it’s habitual, it’s going to take a bit of unlearning to stop arguing with our intrusive thoughts. How can we do this?⠀The next time you experience a thought which you perceive as intrusive, let the thought play out but make the conscious choice to not add anything extra to the thought. Choose your response to be one of silence.  The more we can get into the habit of refraining from arguing, the less impact these kinds of thoughts will have in our lives. Being intentional with our time. The next thing I want to talk about is living with intention. What I mean by this is we structure out our lives so we have less and less time to really sit and dwell on these anxious unwanted thoughts. When we are intentional with our time, we are naturally going to have less time dwelling on our unwanted thoughts. Make no mistake about it, this isn’t about distracting ourselves from our thoughts. It’s about a change in our daily routines which helps us to redirect our attention and energy.⠀
If you think about it, when we are caught up in the behaviours which are innocently keeping us stuck in this cycle of anxiety, it then becomes a lot easier to get caught up in our intrusive thoughts simply because we are carrying out anxious behaviours which encourages the type of thoughts we wouldn’t consciously choose to think about. #anxietydisorders #intrusivethoughts #anxietyreliever #anxietylife
  • How do we stop fighting our intrusive thoughts? By giving ourselves permission to think these thoughts willingly as Dr. Claire Weekes would so often say.⠀
    If spending your entire time trying to escape from them hasn’t worked, then what harm is there in trying a completely different approach? After all, what do you really have to lose at this point?⠀Another concept of the acceptance approach/model is learning to stop arguing with our thoughts that we perceive to be unwelcome. Every time we retaliate/argue with whatever is going on inside our minds, we are pouring more petrol on the fire. Now of course, arguing back at our unwanted thoughts is a natural and habituated response. However, just because it’s a natural reaction, does not mean it’s helpful for us. Also, because it’s habitual, it’s going to take a bit of unlearning to stop arguing with our intrusive thoughts. How can we do this?⠀The next time you experience a thought which you perceive as intrusive, let the thought play out but make the conscious choice to not add anything extra to the thought. Choose your response to be one of silence. The more we can get into the habit of refraining from arguing, the less impact these kinds of thoughts will have in our lives. Being intentional with our time. The next thing I want to talk about is living with intention. What I mean by this is we structure out our lives so we have less and less time to really sit and dwell on these anxious unwanted thoughts. When we are intentional with our time, we are naturally going to have less time dwelling on our unwanted thoughts. Make no mistake about it, this isn’t about distracting ourselves from our thoughts. It’s about a change in our daily routines which helps us to redirect our attention and energy.⠀
    If you think about it, when we are caught up in the behaviours which are innocently keeping us stuck in this cycle of anxiety, it then becomes a lot easier to get caught up in our intrusive thoughts simply because we are carrying out anxious behaviours which encourages the type of thoughts we wouldn’t consciously choose to think about. #anxietydisorders #intrusivethoughts #anxietyreliever #anxietylife
  • 6 0 1 hour ago
  • ☆BLOCKING INTRUSIVE BODY THOUGHTS☆
Something I mentioned in my last post was the concept of thought blocking. Thought blocking in E.D. recovery means choosing to reject intrusive negative body and food thoughts by refocusing your attention. 
Thought blocking isn't an easy skill, and it takes plenty of time and practice to get down. I still haven't mastered it yet, but I can explain how and where you might want to start. 
When an intrusive & negative food or body thought pops into your brain, there are a few simple steps you can take:
1. The first step is to acknowledge that the intrusive thought for exactly what it is: just a thought. Label it "intrusive thought."
2. Next, affirm that the thought brings nothing positive to your day or your life- it can only impact you negatively. 
3. Recognize that the thought is unproductive, and serves you no useful or meaningful purpose.
4. Make the conscious decision that you want to have a positive and enriched life, and that you won't be held down by negative thoughts.
5. Redirect your attention to something you are doing, something you like, an activity, a loved one, etc., etc.
While this may seem like a lengthy thought process, it really is quite simple, and I put it to the test every day. Committment to engaging in thought blocking will train your mind to do it quite naturally. 
In my experience, this simple technique has worked wonders in rejecting negative body thoughts and in helping me to mend my relationship with my body in general. 
Give it a try, and see where it takes you in your own recovery. 🦋💫 #edrecovery #edwarrior #bodyneutrality #bodygratitude #recoverywarrior #eatingdisorderrecovery #recovery #bodyacceptance #selfacceptance #bodyneutral #thoughtblocking #intrusivethoughts #positivity
  • ☆BLOCKING INTRUSIVE BODY THOUGHTS☆
    Something I mentioned in my last post was the concept of thought blocking. Thought blocking in E.D. recovery means choosing to reject intrusive negative body and food thoughts by refocusing your attention.
    Thought blocking isn't an easy skill, and it takes plenty of time and practice to get down. I still haven't mastered it yet, but I can explain how and where you might want to start.
    When an intrusive & negative food or body thought pops into your brain, there are a few simple steps you can take:
    1. The first step is to acknowledge that the intrusive thought for exactly what it is: just a thought. Label it "intrusive thought."
    2. Next, affirm that the thought brings nothing positive to your day or your life- it can only impact you negatively.
    3. Recognize that the thought is unproductive, and serves you no useful or meaningful purpose.
    4. Make the conscious decision that you want to have a positive and enriched life, and that you won't be held down by negative thoughts.
    5. Redirect your attention to something you are doing, something you like, an activity, a loved one, etc., etc.
    While this may seem like a lengthy thought process, it really is quite simple, and I put it to the test every day. Committment to engaging in thought blocking will train your mind to do it quite naturally.
    In my experience, this simple technique has worked wonders in rejecting negative body thoughts and in helping me to mend my relationship with my body in general.
    Give it a try, and see where it takes you in your own recovery. 🦋💫 #edrecovery #edwarrior #bodyneutrality #bodygratitude #recoverywarrior #eatingdisorderrecovery #recovery #bodyacceptance #selfacceptance #bodyneutral #thoughtblocking #intrusivethoughts #positivity
  • 30 1 5 hours ago
  • Hey insta, remember me? I used to post daily. But it started to feel like maintaining a social media presence was directly conflicting with my values, so I took a step back.⠀
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I love sharing mental health tips and offering support. But I found that the more I posted, the more pressure I felt to continue creating new content and interacting with everyone, and the less I felt present in my ACTUAL life.⠀
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I’ve learned that there’s a fine line between using social media in a way that enhances my quality of life, and using it in a way that detracts from it. ⠀
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It’s a slippery slope from learning, sharing, and engaging, to having my attention stolen.⠀
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I recognize it’s a touch ironic to rant about this ON social media but I can’t be the only one who feels it. ⠀
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What do you think? Is your attention a valuable commodity, or is it up for grabs to the highest bidder? ⠀
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After all, advertisers and influencers are paying big 💰to get in front of a mindless click-happy audience whose time, attention, and money they can steal.⠀
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That time we spend consuming content is time we can’t get back. Life is fleeting. Every moment is precious. It’s okay to be protective of your time and attention.⠀
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If you’ve read this far, let’s take this chance to share a peek into our off-screen lives. Tell me, if you looked up from your phone right now, what would you see?  #mindfulmondays #digitalminimalism
  • Hey insta, remember me? I used to post daily. But it started to feel like maintaining a social media presence was directly conflicting with my values, so I took a step back.⠀

    I love sharing mental health tips and offering support. But I found that the more I posted, the more pressure I felt to continue creating new content and interacting with everyone, and the less I felt present in my ACTUAL life.⠀

    I’ve learned that there’s a fine line between using social media in a way that enhances my quality of life, and using it in a way that detracts from it. ⠀

    It’s a slippery slope from learning, sharing, and engaging, to having my attention stolen.⠀

    I recognize it’s a touch ironic to rant about this ON social media but I can’t be the only one who feels it. ⠀

    What do you think? Is your attention a valuable commodity, or is it up for grabs to the highest bidder? ⠀

    After all, advertisers and influencers are paying big 💰to get in front of a mindless click-happy audience whose time, attention, and money they can steal.⠀

    That time we spend consuming content is time we can’t get back. Life is fleeting. Every moment is precious. It’s okay to be protective of your time and attention.⠀

    If you’ve read this far, let’s take this chance to share a peek into our off-screen lives. Tell me, if you looked up from your phone right now, what would you see? #mindfulmondays #digitalminimalism
  • 74 14 7 hours ago
  • Obsessively, she 
runs through your mind all day long, 
your boyfriend’s exes.
  • Obsessively, she
    runs through your mind all day long,
    your boyfriend’s exes.
  • 5 2 8 hours ago
  • Living with mental illness can often making you feel awkward af. Social situations can make you feel uncomfortable, especially if you’re trying to hide what makes you “abnormal” in order to fit in. Embracing your awkwardness isn’t always easy, but when you’re finally able to it makes life so much freer. Just like vocalizing your mental illnesses, speaking out about feeling awkward and just rolling with it shows people that it’s ok to be their natural self and stop pretending. And honestly, doing so helps you find truer, more real friends that love you for who you are, regardless. ♥️
  • Living with mental illness can often making you feel awkward af. Social situations can make you feel uncomfortable, especially if you’re trying to hide what makes you “abnormal” in order to fit in. Embracing your awkwardness isn’t always easy, but when you’re finally able to it makes life so much freer. Just like vocalizing your mental illnesses, speaking out about feeling awkward and just rolling with it shows people that it’s ok to be their natural self and stop pretending. And honestly, doing so helps you find truer, more real friends that love you for who you are, regardless. ♥️
  • 82 5 9 hours ago
  • It’s beyond time to pull back the curtain on all the mamahood, papahood, parenthood stuff we don’t talk about. Our goal with these “from a mama” posts is to 1. help other parents to know they are not alone and 2. to foster understanding among non-parent people, whether they see children in their future or not. 💛
Thanks to the anonymous mama who shared this one!
  • It’s beyond time to pull back the curtain on all the mamahood, papahood, parenthood stuff we don’t talk about. Our goal with these “from a mama” posts is to 1. help other parents to know they are not alone and 2. to foster understanding among non-parent people, whether they see children in their future or not. 💛
    Thanks to the anonymous mama who shared this one!
  • 63 4 10 hours ago
  • Rationalizing with OCD is completely irrational.

It doesn’t care about facts.
It doesn’t care about reason.

When we try to talk to our children’s OCD and “reason” with it - we are the ones being unreasonable.

Talking to OCD is like OCD food. The more you talk to it, the bigger it grows.

Don’t feed OCD, even when it is hungry.

To learn more about how to not complete the OCD loop listen to this episode of the AT Parenting Survival Podcast: https://www.anxioustoddlers.com/psp-027-children-with-anxiety/ (link in bio)
  • Rationalizing with OCD is completely irrational.

    It doesn’t care about facts.
    It doesn’t care about reason.

    When we try to talk to our children’s OCD and “reason” with it - we are the ones being unreasonable.

    Talking to OCD is like OCD food. The more you talk to it, the bigger it grows.

    Don’t feed OCD, even when it is hungry.

    To learn more about how to not complete the OCD loop listen to this episode of the AT Parenting Survival Podcast: https://www.anxioustoddlers.com/psp-027-children-with-anxiety/ (link in bio)
  • 58 1 11 hours ago
  • #repost @maleanxietydepression
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So I was casually browsing Insta looking for inspiration and come across this post from @holisticsquid and it’s just #awesome 😎 I can’t believe there is a hashtag called #fridgegoals with 17k posts 🤣
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Straight away I knew that this was a sign to make my first post for #ocdawarenessweek -
@ocdaction  a UK based charity that supports people effected by Obsessive Compulsive Disorder state ‘One of the greatest challenges that people with OCD face is the need to fight both the all pervasive stigma of mental health disorders and the widely held belief that OCD is a mild or even "quirky" problem’😜
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Many would label the owner of this fridge with being a bit ‘ocd-ish’ when in fact they probably just have an attention to tidiness, symmetry or order. 📐
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One of the reasons I didn’t get help for 20 years and lived in a state I call the ‘suicide limbo’ (not wanting to die because the love I had for my family , but not wanting to live because I couldn’t stop my intrusive thoughts ) , was because I had no idea about the disorder and feel victim to the stigma & misinformation out there. 🤦‍♂️
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So in closing I encourage you to read up on the disorder during this week of awareness and educate people when they use the term loosely. A simple thing to say is this ‘you can be a little bit OTT but you can’t be a little OCD.’
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If you are a person who is effected by OCD then my heart goes out to you. Please take it from me that you can turn the tables on your disorder and there is hope. Take action by following @ocdaction @theocdstories @madeofmillions_  @ocdkidsmovie -
Dan @maleanxietydepression 
#ocdawarenessweek2020 #intrusivethoughts #pureocd
  • #repost @maleanxietydepression
    ・・・
    So I was casually browsing Insta looking for inspiration and come across this post from @holisticsquid and it’s just #awesome 😎 I can’t believe there is a hashtag called #fridgegoals with 17k posts 🤣
    -
    Straight away I knew that this was a sign to make my first post for #ocdawarenessweek -
    @ocdaction a UK based charity that supports people effected by Obsessive Compulsive Disorder state ‘One of the greatest challenges that people with OCD face is the need to fight both the all pervasive stigma of mental health disorders and the widely held belief that OCD is a mild or even "quirky" problem’😜
    -
    Many would label the owner of this fridge with being a bit ‘ocd-ish’ when in fact they probably just have an attention to tidiness, symmetry or order. 📐
    -
    One of the reasons I didn’t get help for 20 years and lived in a state I call the ‘suicide limbo’ (not wanting to die because the love I had for my family , but not wanting to live because I couldn’t stop my intrusive thoughts ) , was because I had no idea about the disorder and feel victim to the stigma & misinformation out there. 🤦‍♂️
    -
    So in closing I encourage you to read up on the disorder during this week of awareness and educate people when they use the term loosely. A simple thing to say is this ‘you can be a little bit OTT but you can’t be a little OCD.’
    -
    If you are a person who is effected by OCD then my heart goes out to you. Please take it from me that you can turn the tables on your disorder and there is hope. Take action by following @ocdaction @theocdstories @madeofmillions_ @ocdkidsmovie -
    Dan @maleanxietydepression
    #ocdawarenessweek2020 #intrusivethoughts #pureocd
  • 21 0 11 hours ago
  • So I was casually browsing Insta looking for inspiration and come across this post from @holisticsquid and it’s just #awesome 😎 I can’t believe there is a hashtag called #fridgegoals with 17k posts 🤣
-
Straight away I knew that this was a sign to make my first post for #ocdwoa (week of ACTION)
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@ocdaction  a UK based charity that supports people effected by Obsessive Compulsive Disorder state ‘One of the greatest challenges that people with OCD face is the need to fight both the all pervasive stigma of mental health disorders and the widely held belief that OCD is a mild or even "quirky" problem’😜
-
Many would label the owner of this fridge with being a bit ‘ocd-ish’ when in fact they probably just have an attention to tidiness, symmetry or order. 📐
-
One of the reasons I didn’t get help for 20 years and lived in a state I call the ‘suicide limbo’ (not wanting to die because the love I had for my family , but not wanting to live because I couldn’t stop my intrusive thoughts ) , was because I had no idea about the disorder and feel victim to the stigma & misinformation out there. 🤦‍♂️
-
So in closing I encourage you to read up on the disorder during this week of awareness and educate people when they use the term loosely. A simple thing to say is this ‘you can be a little bit OTT but you can’t be a little OCD.’
-
If you are a person who is effected by OCD then my heart goes out to you. Please take it from me that you can turn the tables on your disorder and there is hope. Take action by following @ocdaction @theocdstories @madeofmillions_  @ocdkidsmovie -
Dan @maleanxietydepression 
#ocdawarenessweek2020 #intrusivethoughts #pureocd
  • So I was casually browsing Insta looking for inspiration and come across this post from @holisticsquid and it’s just #awesome 😎 I can’t believe there is a hashtag called #fridgegoals with 17k posts 🤣
    -
    Straight away I knew that this was a sign to make my first post for #ocdwoa (week of ACTION)
    -
    @ocdaction a UK based charity that supports people effected by Obsessive Compulsive Disorder state ‘One of the greatest challenges that people with OCD face is the need to fight both the all pervasive stigma of mental health disorders and the widely held belief that OCD is a mild or even "quirky" problem’😜
    -
    Many would label the owner of this fridge with being a bit ‘ocd-ish’ when in fact they probably just have an attention to tidiness, symmetry or order. 📐
    -
    One of the reasons I didn’t get help for 20 years and lived in a state I call the ‘suicide limbo’ (not wanting to die because the love I had for my family , but not wanting to live because I couldn’t stop my intrusive thoughts ) , was because I had no idea about the disorder and feel victim to the stigma & misinformation out there. 🤦‍♂️
    -
    So in closing I encourage you to read up on the disorder during this week of awareness and educate people when they use the term loosely. A simple thing to say is this ‘you can be a little bit OTT but you can’t be a little OCD.’
    -
    If you are a person who is effected by OCD then my heart goes out to you. Please take it from me that you can turn the tables on your disorder and there is hope. Take action by following @ocdaction @theocdstories @madeofmillions_ @ocdkidsmovie -
    Dan @maleanxietydepression
    #ocdawarenessweek2020 #intrusivethoughts #pureocd
  • 32 3 12 hours ago
  • "The Devil on My Shoulder: Thrift Shopping Edition" - I got so many kind words from people yesterday and it motivated me to finish this short comic! I plan to make this a series! I always call my intrusive thoughts "the devil on my shoulder" and that's what inspired this comic! Intrusive thoughts are something I deal with 24/7 and it's honestly been really hard for me to cope with. I hope these drawings help me deal with it, as well as help others with intrusive thoughts feel less alone! My friend and I were talking about fast fashion and how thrifting is more ethical and boom: the idea for this comic came to me. Enjoy! ** Disclaimer: this is based off my 100% true feelings HOWEVER I do NOT think shopping at thrift stores is dirty/disgusting/etc. I have clothes from Goodwill and I've found awesome stuff there. Even though my anxiety makes me think these bad things, I'm not trying to put down anyone who shops at thrift stores! Thrifting is awesome! I just have mental issues when it comes to getting sick/contamination/germs/etc lol **
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  • "The Devil on My Shoulder: Thrift Shopping Edition" - I got so many kind words from people yesterday and it motivated me to finish this short comic! I plan to make this a series! I always call my intrusive thoughts "the devil on my shoulder" and that's what inspired this comic! Intrusive thoughts are something I deal with 24/7 and it's honestly been really hard for me to cope with. I hope these drawings help me deal with it, as well as help others with intrusive thoughts feel less alone! My friend and I were talking about fast fashion and how thrifting is more ethical and boom: the idea for this comic came to me. Enjoy! ** Disclaimer: this is based off my 100% true feelings HOWEVER I do NOT think shopping at thrift stores is dirty/disgusting/etc. I have clothes from Goodwill and I've found awesome stuff there. Even though my anxiety makes me think these bad things, I'm not trying to put down anyone who shops at thrift stores! Thrifting is awesome! I just have mental issues when it comes to getting sick/contamination/germs/etc lol **
    ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ Tags: [ #art #digital #digitalart #comic #comics #cartoon #comicart #cartoonist #mentalhealth #intrusivethoughts #anxiety #procreate #arttherapy #artist #artofinstagram #instaart #instaartist ]
  • 53 6 12 hours ago
  • When we came home from the NICU after Malcolm was born, I was encouraged to walk outside to promote healing my csection. We did a few times but each time I stepped through the threshold of my front door, a wave of intrusive thoughts came over me. As a person with anxiety, I thought it was just new mom worries and nothing serious. 
I was wrong. 
It was very serious. 
Now I face needing to walk to promote healing from surgery again. This time around, the intrusive thoughts are rare. My baby can walk and climb and I have the knowledge of the last 17 months of his safety to combat any scary thought that does arise. 
I may be primarily healing physical wounds right now, but I can also feel the deeper healing of our trauma in this recovery as well.

So here’s to impromptu field trips to the back yard, and mini photo shoots with the cutest kid.
  • When we came home from the NICU after Malcolm was born, I was encouraged to walk outside to promote healing my csection. We did a few times but each time I stepped through the threshold of my front door, a wave of intrusive thoughts came over me. As a person with anxiety, I thought it was just new mom worries and nothing serious.
    I was wrong.
    It was very serious.
    Now I face needing to walk to promote healing from surgery again. This time around, the intrusive thoughts are rare. My baby can walk and climb and I have the knowledge of the last 17 months of his safety to combat any scary thought that does arise.
    I may be primarily healing physical wounds right now, but I can also feel the deeper healing of our trauma in this recovery as well.

    So here’s to impromptu field trips to the back yard, and mini photo shoots with the cutest kid.
  • 47 2 13 hours ago
  • .
#resistance 
@verraun  #verraun
VII.II.MMXX.I
All rights reserved.

Resistance resisting 
His unarmed existence 
In unforeseen predicament 
His mortal persistence.
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    #resistance
    @verraun #verraun
    VII.II.MMXX.I
    All rights reserved.

    Resistance resisting
    His unarmed existence
    In unforeseen predicament
    His mortal persistence.
  • 97 8 14 hours ago
  • Made this last year in February. Last week I asked my therapist if anxiety is a symptom of depression or it's own thing? He said it can be both. I used to think of anxiety and depression as two ends of a spectrum but it seems like they are much more connected for me. The anxiety I always identified as it's own thing (along with identifying it as something which PART OF ME -- another "wrong way" of thinking) was actually depression (partly explains my "bipolar depression" diagnosis). As I feel more down, the anxiety gets worse; and then so do the OCD/intrusive thoughts (mine are all about DANGER and DEATH), the ADHD, etc etc. The brain / mental illness is a real PIÑATA OF SUPER FUN STUFF. I've been up and down a lot in the last six weeks but now the days are getting longer and there are signs of spring and that always makes things brighter. I remind myself that anxiety and depression are just something I FEEL. They are not who I AM. In a month leaves will be starting. Keep moving forward. There is still so much to do. 🌈🌈 #mentalhealth #stopthestigma #imadethis #anxiety #depression #OCD #intrusivethoughts #doodle #bipolardepression #latergram
  • Made this last year in February. Last week I asked my therapist if anxiety is a symptom of depression or it's own thing? He said it can be both. I used to think of anxiety and depression as two ends of a spectrum but it seems like they are much more connected for me. The anxiety I always identified as it's own thing (along with identifying it as something which PART OF ME -- another "wrong way" of thinking) was actually depression (partly explains my "bipolar depression" diagnosis). As I feel more down, the anxiety gets worse; and then so do the OCD/intrusive thoughts (mine are all about DANGER and DEATH), the ADHD, etc etc. The brain / mental illness is a real PIÑATA OF SUPER FUN STUFF. I've been up and down a lot in the last six weeks but now the days are getting longer and there are signs of spring and that always makes things brighter. I remind myself that anxiety and depression are just something I FEEL. They are not who I AM. In a month leaves will be starting. Keep moving forward. There is still so much to do. 🌈🌈 #mentalhealth #stopthestigma #imadethis #anxiety #depression #OCD #intrusivethoughts #doodle #bipolardepression #latergram
  • 7 0 14 hours ago
  • Imagine if the voice in your head were a real person that followed you around all day, saying out loud all of the things it currently says in private.⁠
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You would call the cops and file a restraining order.⁠
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The voice in your head makes up things all day long.⁠
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It believes in "ghosts" – events that are not real but cause you to feel afraid nonetheless.⁠
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And when that voice says these lies with incredible confidence, you believe it because you think the voice is YOU.⁠
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But it's not.⁠
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And when that voice starts telling you how worthless you are or how much others hate you or how nothing will ever change, ask yourself this magic question...⁠
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"Is that really true?"⁠
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When you actually pierce through the chatter in your head and get clear on the truth, you will find that 99/100 times, that confident lie that was causing you stress is actually not true at all.
  • Imagine if the voice in your head were a real person that followed you around all day, saying out loud all of the things it currently says in private.⁠

    You would call the cops and file a restraining order.⁠

    The voice in your head makes up things all day long.⁠

    It believes in "ghosts" – events that are not real but cause you to feel afraid nonetheless.⁠

    And when that voice says these lies with incredible confidence, you believe it because you think the voice is YOU.⁠

    But it's not.⁠

    And when that voice starts telling you how worthless you are or how much others hate you or how nothing will ever change, ask yourself this magic question...⁠

    "Is that really true?"⁠

    When you actually pierce through the chatter in your head and get clear on the truth, you will find that 99/100 times, that confident lie that was causing you stress is actually not true at all.
  • 34 1 17 hours ago
  • It always saddens me when I meet someone who informs me that they have been struggling with anxiety or depression for multiple years or multiple DECADES without ever having made much progress.⁠
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Once you've been battling with your issue for this long, it is tough to believe that change is still possible.⁠
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In fact it is painful to even contemplate that change could still happen because then you would be convinced that all of your suffering could have been avoided.⁠
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We don't want to believe that change can happen quickly.⁠
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But a single shift in perspective or strategy is often THE difference between continued emotional pain or a major breakthrough.⁠
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If you're trying to travel West, you can run East as fast as you possibly can and it still will not get you where you need to go.⁠
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This is why most people can be in therapy for years without making major progress but once they get access to the appropriate 5-step process, change can happen in a natural and lasting way in 60 days.⁠
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Comment "5 steps" if you want me to shoot over a free PDF guide that shares how our clients have made lasting change happen, and how you can too.
  • It always saddens me when I meet someone who informs me that they have been struggling with anxiety or depression for multiple years or multiple DECADES without ever having made much progress.⁠

    Once you've been battling with your issue for this long, it is tough to believe that change is still possible.⁠

    In fact it is painful to even contemplate that change could still happen because then you would be convinced that all of your suffering could have been avoided.⁠

    We don't want to believe that change can happen quickly.⁠

    But a single shift in perspective or strategy is often THE difference between continued emotional pain or a major breakthrough.⁠

    If you're trying to travel West, you can run East as fast as you possibly can and it still will not get you where you need to go.⁠

    This is why most people can be in therapy for years without making major progress but once they get access to the appropriate 5-step process, change can happen in a natural and lasting way in 60 days.⁠

    Comment "5 steps" if you want me to shoot over a free PDF guide that shares how our clients have made lasting change happen, and how you can too.
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  • I like these a lot lol
  • I like these a lot lol
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  • This is a page I filled while having aggressive and obsessive thoughts. Each line carries meaning, but looking back, I see it makes as much sense as it should. 
#mentalhealth #ocd #intrusivethoughts
  • This is a page I filled while having aggressive and obsessive thoughts. Each line carries meaning, but looking back, I see it makes as much sense as it should.
    #mentalhealth #ocd #intrusivethoughts
  • 13 0 17 February, 2020