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Starting a mental health advocacy component on my feed and blog for friends and followers who may feel alone or lost, my first post talks about my favorite non basic coping mechanisms for those who need more than “exercise” or “coloring books”
TGIF!! I hope everyone has a great weekend and don’t forget to use some of that time to take care of yourself 💕💗 Loving this list from @positivelypresent! 😍
372613 April, 2019
In a world where social media is at our fingertips and often times consumes too much of our time, it is important to remember YOUR SELF WORTH. .
I'll admit it, I can get caught up in scrolling through social media feeds for far too long! Looking at pictures of cute dogs, yummy recipes, finding new workout inspiration, seeing the latest fashion trends, reading pop culture, and before I know it I've spent an extra 30 to 45 minutes in front of my screen.😬📱
While there is a lot of great content on the internet and on social media, it's easy to feel less than adequate when comparing yourself to everyone else's life or all the fake news. Remember that social media was made as a platform for people to stay connected from both near and far- and not to make you feel worse about yourself!
SO use it for the right reasons. Express yourself in a positive way. Share your gifts and delight in seeing others share theirs. In fact, let the internet remind you how truly special and great you are! That are you able to strive for greatness each day! You are worth it and DO NOT for one second compare yourself to others, because you are fabulous the way you are! 😘
📸 credit: @positivelypresent (Give her a follow!!)
. #positivelypresent#bepresent#optimism#self -love
2,6831513 March, 2019
We need to remind ourselves that feeling negative emotions is a NORMAL part of the human experience.
We need to allow ourselves to sit with ourselves and truly feel the emotions when they arise.
It may cause short-term pain or discomfort but this is the only way they will PASS.
RESISTANCE will only cause more SUFFERING and pain in the long-term.
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for anyone who struggles with anxiety or obsessive-compulsive tendencies, here are a few things that i have found to be helpful for working through those overwhelming times.
1. put the thought aside and decide to revisit and deal with it later.
i’ve learned that in the moment, things can feel really overwhelming. and my brain loves to go in circles and not come to any conclusion, creating more anxiety. but when i just decide to not decide, i give myself some space. a decision has been made — the decision of no decision. and when i come back to it later, such as the next day, i’m in a much calmer and more collected/connected space to be able to handle whatever it is, and quite often i find that it’s not overwhelming anymore.
there are certain things that are helpful for me to remind myself about when the anxious thoughts arise. one biggie is “it’s okay for me to feel this way.” even if it sucks, even if i’m suffering, even if i would love to NOT feel this, it’s okay that i do. another thing that honestly is so helpful for me is to state “i will survive this.” if i can confidently say that i will survive even if whatever fear that i’m feeling is real and comes true, then i am able to relax a little.
3. engage with the present moment.
even though your brain is freaking out and your body is responding by feeling fear, you are actually safe in this moment. connect yourself to that present moment. you can do this by noticing your physical surroundings, by going for a walk outside and feeling the sun or the air or your moving body, by spending time with friends or talking to someone on the phone... there are so many ways to do this. find one that feels right for you at that time and put your attention into it. you are safe. the danger is only in your head - it only exists as you create it. come back to the present moment and embrace your peace.
three more listed in the comments, if you’re interested 😘 and if you have any tips to share with me, i’d love to hear how you get through your tough moments.
Happy Easter Every Bunny!!
How are you feeling going into the new week ahead?
Are you feeling ready to crush it?
You still have a few hours to make it happen and if you’re not sure how to do that.. hit me up! I got you boo! 😘
Did a little meal prepping today to propel me for a successful week! I’ve got my veggies and salads all prepped and ready to go so I can fuel my body and brain for the week!
Easter Monday and I’m happy to say, I enjoyed my Easter, I ate chocolate, hot cross buns and enjoyed yummy food all weekend coz life is about balance and not restricting yourself on days when you shouldn’t 🥰🥰 It’s taken me a very very long time to have a “healthy” relationship with food, and I’m so relieved I’m where I am now. Diets, restrictions, limitations and being hard on yourself is NOT sustainable... life is short! Eat the foods you love, combined with eating healthy, move every single day, even if it’s just a walk with your family, exercise coz you want to, not to PUNISH your body and most importantly take care of your mental health and be kind to YOURSELF 🌸 Once you do that, everything falls into place ♥️🥰 Coz at the end of the day, what’s really important is YOUR health, happiness and the people around you that you love and who love you 🌸 #selflove#healthyfood#mentalwellbeing#mentalhealthawareness#selfcare#relationshipwithfood#balance#family#fitness#mandurah 📸 credit to @lion.fox.and.co
3423 hours ago
“Work on being in love with the person in the mirror who has been through so much, but is still standing.” 🌸
This was a tough lesson in life for me...I hated myself for so many years...that started the day my stepfather first abused me and kept quiet for years after...loving myself was very difficult and seemed like a totally out to lunch concept!! 😳
Of course I didn’t 𝓇𝑒𝒶𝓁𝒾𝓏𝑒 I hated myself...only in truly looking in the mirror one day and being 𝒷𝓇𝓊𝓉𝒶𝓁𝓁𝓎 honest with myself made me realize I was a self-sabotager. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
I had been through hell and back and survived...from childhood through my early adult years...yet I felt weaker then ever even when the ‘threats’ were gone...and everyday that I told myself how useless I was...I just became more 🆄🆂🅴🅻🅴🆂🆂!!! (I need to reprogram my brain!!) 🧠 ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
I had to 𝓁𝑒𝒶𝓇𝓃 𝒽𝑜𝓌 to love myself while I was 𝒾𝓃 my lowest of lows...I had to 𝑒𝓍𝒸𝑒𝓅𝓉 my horrible past...I had own up to mistakes I also had made due to bad decisions and insecurities ...I had to learn some tough ass lessons and 𝓇𝑒𝓈𝑒𝓉 🅼🆈 life!!! I only have 𝑜𝓃𝑒...
I used to think I was so 𝒹𝒾𝒻𝒻𝑒𝓇𝑒𝓃𝓉 so 𝒷𝓇𝑜𝓀𝑒𝓃...then honestly...I realized 𝓂𝑜𝓈𝓉 people have felt that way 𝒶𝓉 𝓈𝑜𝓂𝑒 𝓅𝑜𝒾𝓃𝓉 in their life. They might not have had it as difficult as me...or they might have had it 𝓌𝑜𝓇𝓈𝑒! Either way many people have experienced feeling this way. Which is truly unfortunate. 😔
It’s literally the 𝓇𝑒𝒶𝓈𝑜𝓃 I now openly share my adversities...’🅱🅴🅲🅰🆄🆂🅴 🅸 🅰🅲🆃🆄🅰🅻🅻🆈 🅲🅰🅼🅴 🅾🆄🆃 🆃🅷🅴 🅾🆃🅷🅴🆁 🆂🅸🅳🅴...ⓗⓐⓟⓟⓨ🥰
I’ve realized I 𝒹𝑒𝓈𝑒𝓇𝓋𝑒 happiness, and I hope 𝓎𝑜𝓊 believe that to be true for yourself as well. Because if we all did that, we would all treat 𝑒𝒶𝒸𝒽 𝑜𝓉𝒽𝑒𝓇 better too...then the whole world be a happier place. 🌎 .
How do you show yourself the love you deserve? 👇🏻
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It may sound ironic but we must unplug to recharge ourselves. Unplug from technology, drama, work stress, daily worries, eating habits... to give yourself the time to recharge your energy! 🙌
Holidays give us the chance to live a few days with no routine and structure. This variation to the norm gives us a new perspective and let go of ‘stuck’ thinking patterns.
And of course have a good reason to eat chocolate. 🐣
3224 hours ago
spent the day exploring the temples around kyoto. also using my time in Japan to read alan watts book “the way of zen” and appreciating the world through a different lens.
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is much about as internal and emotional care for yourself as it is anything else.
I used to think self care was getting my nails done, or a hair cut or going shopping. And to an extent physical self care on appearance does play a role in caring for yourself. But the part I always neglected was physical self care (exercise) and emotional / mental self care... This might consist of positive affirmations with yourself, listening to a podcast or reading a book to do with emotional/ mental well-being and even allowing yourself to say no to things so you have time to yourself to relax and rejuvenate 😊. Allowing yourself to try and let go of the feelings or emotions that don't help you / hold you back. 🤗🤗 happy Easter 🥰🥰 #selfcare#motivation#love#yourself#emotionalwellbeing#mentalwellbeing#care#positivity#relax#yoga#love#lifestyleblogger#wellness#blogger#beautyblog#lifestyle#picoftheday
1815 hours ago
Anytime that we are feeling lost or CONFUSED about where we are in our LIFE, it is a sign that we need to take some time to self-reflect.
Distractions are so readily available and may give us temporary relief or satisfaction but that is all they will be: TEMPORARY.
These distractions (e.g TV, social media, overeating etc) are not necessarily inherently 'bad' themselves. But, when we are specifically feeling confused or empty, the only way we can truly begin to overcome this feeling is to address the ROOT issue.
Reflecting on ourselves, our personal goals and whether we are addressing our own needs will help us to understand WHY we are feeling this way.
Doing this continually gives us the opportunity to keep redirecting our lives in a way that makes us feel more SELF-FULFILLED.
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Happy Sunday everyone! Hopefully the Sunday Scaries don’t have you down. Wanted to share this cute sketch from @sanitysoap because it is so so true. Medication won’t work for everyone—and might make some people feel worse, while it makes others feel better. Also, to add to this, the SAME medication won’t work for everyone, different medications work for different people—“different strokes for different folks”—so just because one type of medication doesn’t work for you, doesn’t mean you should give up on medication entirely; it’s trail-and-error in the medicine game, so try until you find the right one (or medication might not work for you at all and that’s also fine!). I hope you’re all taking some time today to participate in an activity that makes you feel good, love you all! 💖
1727 hours ago
Our Subconscious Mind's have been 'blinded' from the TRUTH--which means our eyes only see what LIES in our Mind.
Self-care in Friendship: "Kiss your friends’ faces more. Destroy the belief that intimacy must be reserved for monogamous relationships. Be more loving. Embrace platonic intimacy. Embrace vulnerability. Use emotionality as a radical tactic against a society, which teaches you that emotions are a sign of weakness. Tell more people you care about them. Hold their hands. Tell others you are proud of them. Offer support readily. Take care of the people around you." - Tag source -
Yesterday I felt like crap. So after work, I left my overworked and exhausted husband alone with our emotional, sugar-filled threenager, jumped in the car and threw myself amongst some trees for a few hours 🌳 Then I came home and was a better mother, and a better wife for it. Taking some time for myself hasn’t ‘made it all better’. But it did increase my resilience enough to get through to my next day off. Mental health is something I care a lot about. Which is another reason I’m taking some time to be active:
It was just about the first time in 3 weeks that I’d done anything resembling training for #toughmudder
My body is... not ready. At all. BUT - I’m still gunna give it my best shot!
I’m doing it to raise funds for #beyondblue - for sufferers of mental illness and their loved ones, this organisation provides information and support. It’s a not-for-profit organisation and donations can help beyond blue to improve the lives of those affected by mental illness. You can support me by donating (link below) or sharing this post so more people can see it!
OPTIMISM QUESTION - "What's the best thing about my day that I haven't thought of yet?". When you are feeling depressed or negative, it is difficult to recognise that there is good in your life as well. This simple technique of bringing to mind the good parts of your day can be a small step in the direction of recognising the positive.
It is also an excellent conversation starter in families and can open up discussions in social situations. Much better than saying "how are you" or other closed questions, especially with kids and teens.