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  • 🍃 I would invite you to reflect on this and let me know what you think in the comments!
  • 🍃 I would invite you to reflect on this and let me know what you think in the comments!
  • 115 5 21 May, 2019

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  • Are you an introvert or an extrovert? No question, I'm the former. .
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I absolutely love my alone time. I'm getting better with my tendency to over analyze and ruminate in thoughts that just diminish my true vibrance. .
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Recently, though, I've discovered just how much the meaningful relationships in my life bring out the✨best✨ in me. When I am genuinely connected to others, I feel safe to come out of my 🐌shell, seek guidance, take more risks and GROW🌱
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Who or what helps you level up and live your best life? TAG someone you’re cultivating deep and soulful connection with❤️
  • Are you an introvert or an extrovert? No question, I'm the former. .
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    I absolutely love my alone time. I'm getting better with my tendency to over analyze and ruminate in thoughts that just diminish my true vibrance. .
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    Recently, though, I've discovered just how much the meaningful relationships in my life bring out the✨best✨ in me. When I am genuinely connected to others, I feel safe to come out of my 🐌shell, seek guidance, take more risks and GROW🌱
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    Who or what helps you level up and live your best life? TAG someone you’re cultivating deep and soulful connection with❤️
  • 38 6 4 hours ago
  • Are you an introvert or an extrovert? No question, I'm the former. .
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I absolutely love my alone time. I'm getting better with my tendency to over analyze and ruminate in thoughts that just diminish my true vibrance. .
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Recently, though, I've discovered just how much the meaningful relationships in my life bring out the✨best✨ in me. When I am genuinely connected to others, I feel safe to come out of my 🐌shell, seek guidance, take more risks and GROW🌱
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Who or what helps you level up and live your best life? TAG someone you’re cultivating deep and soulful connection with❤️
  • Are you an introvert or an extrovert? No question, I'm the former. .
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    I absolutely love my alone time. I'm getting better with my tendency to over analyze and ruminate in thoughts that just diminish my true vibrance. .
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    Recently, though, I've discovered just how much the meaningful relationships in my life bring out the✨best✨ in me. When I am genuinely connected to others, I feel safe to come out of my 🐌shell, seek guidance, take more risks and GROW🌱
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    Who or what helps you level up and live your best life? TAG someone you’re cultivating deep and soulful connection with❤️
  • 20 4 4 hours ago
  • C U L I N A R Y • T A L E S • O F • M A L A B A R •
Back in 2016, I used to write to keep myself sane from all the corporate drama I got to enjoy on a daily basis. One of those projects was a food blog, which we planned to take an unconventional style. It was merely an idea, primarily to promote the food business my friend was planning to start. We named it Fresh Plate. I wrote a bunch of 'stories' for it; none extraordinary or anything but I loved the characters (yeah the ones I myself created; bragging much?🤣). It had Mumtaz the mother and Fathi the daughter of a typical aristocratic Malabari joint family home as main characters, and with some side characters popping in now and then. The whole thing was partly inspired from my mom's family, from the stories I heard from them, especially mom and Grandma. We ended up not pursuing it because the name we thought of was already taken (yeah, like that annoying dot-com ads say), and then we altogether forgot about it. I was going through my notes, and came across the folder and was reminded of all these stuff I wrote and felt so proud of. Now that I've said I felt proud, I can't post it because it's not really that great but it felt so close to my heart with my grandma passing away a couple of years later since that project. Also I cut ties with the person with whom I had started the whole thing - both in 2018. I'm sorry if you read till here thinking there's some point to this caption, which there isn't. Yet another brag-rant-post it was! Whoops! You can say I'm running out of stuff to talk about. •
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#betterreadschallenge
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  • C U L I N A R Y • T A L E S • O F • M A L A B A R •
    Back in 2016, I used to write to keep myself sane from all the corporate drama I got to enjoy on a daily basis. One of those projects was a food blog, which we planned to take an unconventional style. It was merely an idea, primarily to promote the food business my friend was planning to start. We named it Fresh Plate. I wrote a bunch of 'stories' for it; none extraordinary or anything but I loved the characters (yeah the ones I myself created; bragging much?🤣). It had Mumtaz the mother and Fathi the daughter of a typical aristocratic Malabari joint family home as main characters, and with some side characters popping in now and then. The whole thing was partly inspired from my mom's family, from the stories I heard from them, especially mom and Grandma. We ended up not pursuing it because the name we thought of was already taken (yeah, like that annoying dot-com ads say), and then we altogether forgot about it. I was going through my notes, and came across the folder and was reminded of all these stuff I wrote and felt so proud of. Now that I've said I felt proud, I can't post it because it's not really that great but it felt so close to my heart with my grandma passing away a couple of years later since that project. Also I cut ties with the person with whom I had started the whole thing - both in 2018. I'm sorry if you read till here thinking there's some point to this caption, which there isn't. Yet another brag-rant-post it was! Whoops! You can say I'm running out of stuff to talk about. •







    #betterreadschallenge
    : 48/366
    #bookstagram #bookstagramindia #book #reading #readersofig #readinggoals #february #2020reads #evening #bookporn #light #bookishfeatures #nerdlife #nerdproblems #readersofinstagram #booksofinstagram #instabooks #bookstagrammer #bibliophile #bibliophagist #bookish #unitedbookstagram #booksbooksbooks #readingtime #musings #coffee #books #write #rumination
  • 20 1 5 hours ago
  • MENTAL HEALTH MONDAY 🌳
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I basically grew up in the woods. No really, my parents used to strap newborn me into a carrier pack and go hiking 😂
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Despite whether you're a nature person or not - nature has many positive effects on the brain
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🏵 Decreases cortisol levels providing stress relief
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🌸 Increases creativity and attention span
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🌺 Ever cant stop thinking about something?
A 2015 study showed that after going on a 90 minute walk in nature people had less activation in areas of the brain associated with negative thought rumination than those who walked for 90 minutes in an urban environment
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Even just listening to the SOUNDS of nature on your phone can decrease cortisol levels! So you dont have to go on a backpacking trip to experience these benefits - although I highly recommend doing that too!
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So find a way to get out into nature this week - your brain will thank you 😊
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#naturepsychology #rumination #naturalmentalhealth #mentalhealthmonday #hikingtrails #gooutside #naturalwellness #archway #naturescape #girlsinnature #mentalhealthawareness #mentalhealthoverphysicalhealth #postiveenergy #natureheals
  • MENTAL HEALTH MONDAY 🌳
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    I basically grew up in the woods. No really, my parents used to strap newborn me into a carrier pack and go hiking 😂
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    Despite whether you're a nature person or not - nature has many positive effects on the brain
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    🏵 Decreases cortisol levels providing stress relief
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    🌸 Increases creativity and attention span
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    🌺 Ever cant stop thinking about something?
    A 2015 study showed that after going on a 90 minute walk in nature people had less activation in areas of the brain associated with negative thought rumination than those who walked for 90 minutes in an urban environment
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    Even just listening to the SOUNDS of nature on your phone can decrease cortisol levels! So you dont have to go on a backpacking trip to experience these benefits - although I highly recommend doing that too!
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    So find a way to get out into nature this week - your brain will thank you 😊
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    #naturepsychology #rumination #naturalmentalhealth #mentalhealthmonday #hikingtrails #gooutside #naturalwellness #archway #naturescape #girlsinnature #mentalhealthawareness #mentalhealthoverphysicalhealth #postiveenergy #natureheals
  • 56 32 9 hours ago
  • I got this welcome mat to spruce up the studio. I want the message “YOU are welcome here” to be clear and unmistakable.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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What makes you feel welcomed? Eye contact? Someone who listens? Patience? Warmth?⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Spiritual teacher Eckhart Tolle advises: if there’s something you’re not getting in your life (Like friendliness, understanding, attention) start giving that something out to others. I can say from personal experience that this method DOES work.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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The more closed off you are, the more others close off from you. It’s isolating, and you might wait forever for someone to crack through your ice and say “Hi”.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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On the other hand, if you take a chance and open yourself by giving out to others that quality, that way of being, that welcoming friendliness, that you long for, you’ll start getting it! It’s like magic.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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Try to remember that everyone is suffering in some way. Everyone. We tend to get so enclosed in our own cocoon, we forget this and think it’s only “me” who’s suffering. But if you can remember that absolutely everyone is carrying a burden (that you can’t necessarily see), then it’s easier to be warm, welcoming and kind to them.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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As you start putting this into action, pay attention to what begins to happen in your life.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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If you’ve been practicing this, please DO share your experience and observations here.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
If you’re ready to start making this an intentional practice, I predict you will be pleasantly surprised! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Let me know what you discover.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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#meditationhelps #physicalhealing #overcomingobstacles #findyourzen #findingbalance #mindbodyconnection #howtomeditate #stressreducer #anxietyattack #anxietymanagement #anxietyawareness #anxietysupport #anxietytips #anxietycoach #anxietyreliever #anxietysurvivor #worryless #insomniacs #insomniaproblems #chronicpainawareness #rumination #restlessnights #needsleep #selfcareideas #busymind #findpeace #findingpeace #findyourpeace #deepbreaths #beinthenow
  • I got this welcome mat to spruce up the studio. I want the message “YOU are welcome here” to be clear and unmistakable.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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    What makes you feel welcomed? Eye contact? Someone who listens? Patience? Warmth?⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
    Spiritual teacher Eckhart Tolle advises: if there’s something you’re not getting in your life (Like friendliness, understanding, attention) start giving that something out to others. I can say from personal experience that this method DOES work.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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    The more closed off you are, the more others close off from you. It’s isolating, and you might wait forever for someone to crack through your ice and say “Hi”.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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    On the other hand, if you take a chance and open yourself by giving out to others that quality, that way of being, that welcoming friendliness, that you long for, you’ll start getting it! It’s like magic.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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    Try to remember that everyone is suffering in some way. Everyone. We tend to get so enclosed in our own cocoon, we forget this and think it’s only “me” who’s suffering. But if you can remember that absolutely everyone is carrying a burden (that you can’t necessarily see), then it’s easier to be warm, welcoming and kind to them.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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    As you start putting this into action, pay attention to what begins to happen in your life.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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    If you’ve been practicing this, please DO share your experience and observations here.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
    If you’re ready to start making this an intentional practice, I predict you will be pleasantly surprised! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
    Let me know what you discover.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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    #meditationhelps #physicalhealing #overcomingobstacles #findyourzen #findingbalance #mindbodyconnection #howtomeditate #stressreducer #anxietyattack #anxietymanagement #anxietyawareness #anxietysupport #anxietytips #anxietycoach #anxietyreliever #anxietysurvivor #worryless #insomniacs #insomniaproblems #chronicpainawareness #rumination #restlessnights #needsleep #selfcareideas #busymind #findpeace #findingpeace #findyourpeace #deepbreaths #beinthenow
  • 10 4 9 hours ago
  • Worry occurs when our minds dwell on our problems.
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People often describe worrying as a “chain” or “spiral” of repetitive, negative thoughts that may be difficult to redirect. .
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The fears we think about could be present, probable, or purely hypothetical.
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Worry may be unavoidable at times, as most people tend to fret about some aspect of their lives. .
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However, chronic or excessive worrying can affect our physical and emotional health. In some cases, worries may interfere with daily life. .
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Is there anything you do that helps you worry less? Share below!⬇️⬇️
  • Worry occurs when our minds dwell on our problems.
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    People often describe worrying as a “chain” or “spiral” of repetitive, negative thoughts that may be difficult to redirect. .
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    The fears we think about could be present, probable, or purely hypothetical.
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    Worry may be unavoidable at times, as most people tend to fret about some aspect of their lives. .
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    However, chronic or excessive worrying can affect our physical and emotional health. In some cases, worries may interfere with daily life. .
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    Is there anything you do that helps you worry less? Share below!⬇️⬇️
  • 34 1 10 hours ago
  • Thanks @mindonfire_ocd for this repost from @thecatwhisperer. .
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#outofthemouthsofbabes , amirite?
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While #letitgo might be trending hardcore right now, there are - thankfully - very practical strategies you can use to actually make this happen. Here’s a few we often hear clients have success with:
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1) Thoughts as cars at an intersection:
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- In this exercise, let yourself observe WHATEVER comes to your attention (could be a thought (“this sucks”), a feeling (frustration), a sensation (tension in shoulders), or anything else). Picture that thing as a car passing in front of you at an intersection. Notice it go by, and then shift your attention to whatever is coming along behind it. Allow yourself to sit at the red light and just be an observer of the passing cars.
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2) Thoughts as things floating down a river:
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- This follows the same outline as exercise (1), but in this image, you’re sitting next to a river, just noticing what floats by. Again, just observe what comes to your attention, let it float downstream, and notice what comes next. The key here: don’t jump in the river.
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3) Use your senses like lightening rods for your attention:
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- This one’s real easy: Tune into your five senses. What do you see right now? Hear? What can you notice through your sense of touch? Smell? Taste?*
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*pro tip: if road rage is your jam, keep something really minty on hand you can pop into your mouth as a grounding sensation while you drive. Focus on this and your breathing.
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As with everything, the more we practice these, the better our brains get at them, the less energy it takes, the more natural it feels, and the more effective we become in managing stress.
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#practiceofpresence #practiceofpeace #practicemakespermanent #mindfulness #selfawareness #leanintoit #therapy #counseling #counselor #stress #stressmanagement #anger #angermanagement #rumination #salemcounselingcenter #winstonsalemmentalhealth #dtws #dtwsnc #wsnclife #winstonsalem #winstonsalemnc #mentalhealth #mentalhealthawareness #triadnc
  • Thanks @mindonfire_ocd for this repost from @thecatwhisperer. .
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    #outofthemouthsofbabes , amirite?
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    While #letitgo might be trending hardcore right now, there are - thankfully - very practical strategies you can use to actually make this happen. Here’s a few we often hear clients have success with:
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    1) Thoughts as cars at an intersection:
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    - In this exercise, let yourself observe WHATEVER comes to your attention (could be a thought (“this sucks”), a feeling (frustration), a sensation (tension in shoulders), or anything else). Picture that thing as a car passing in front of you at an intersection. Notice it go by, and then shift your attention to whatever is coming along behind it. Allow yourself to sit at the red light and just be an observer of the passing cars.
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    2) Thoughts as things floating down a river:
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    - This follows the same outline as exercise (1), but in this image, you’re sitting next to a river, just noticing what floats by. Again, just observe what comes to your attention, let it float downstream, and notice what comes next. The key here: don’t jump in the river.
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    3) Use your senses like lightening rods for your attention:
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    - This one’s real easy: Tune into your five senses. What do you see right now? Hear? What can you notice through your sense of touch? Smell? Taste?*
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    *pro tip: if road rage is your jam, keep something really minty on hand you can pop into your mouth as a grounding sensation while you drive. Focus on this and your breathing.
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    As with everything, the more we practice these, the better our brains get at them, the less energy it takes, the more natural it feels, and the more effective we become in managing stress.
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    #practiceofpresence #practiceofpeace #practicemakespermanent #mindfulness #selfawareness #leanintoit #therapy #counseling #counselor #stress #stressmanagement #anger #angermanagement #rumination #salemcounselingcenter #winstonsalemmentalhealth #dtws #dtwsnc #wsnclife #winstonsalem #winstonsalemnc #mentalhealth #mentalhealthawareness #triadnc
  • 30 3 13 hours ago
  • Most things I worry about Never happen anyway

This is a beautiful description of chronic anxiety.

It is experienced because the worry and the thinking about all of the potential, negative ‘what ifs?’ are happening constantly and are not within the person’s control.

If it were as easy as telling someone to stop worrying, then I would be out of a job and life would be much easier for many folks.

This constant thinking, or rumination, is an attempt to bind the anxiety by running through all possible scenarios. Although that’s how the person feels, it is not true as they never consider the myriad ways that things could go well or neutral.

So not only is their mind going 24/7 but their body is often tense and on high alert. All of this contributes to being tired.

So, thank you Tom Petty for putting things so succinctly.

#traumatherapysd #emdr #therapy #CPTSD #tompetty #anxiety #rumination
  • Most things I worry about Never happen anyway

    This is a beautiful description of chronic anxiety.

    It is experienced because the worry and the thinking about all of the potential, negative ‘what ifs?’ are happening constantly and are not within the person’s control.

    If it were as easy as telling someone to stop worrying, then I would be out of a job and life would be much easier for many folks.

    This constant thinking, or rumination, is an attempt to bind the anxiety by running through all possible scenarios. Although that’s how the person feels, it is not true as they never consider the myriad ways that things could go well or neutral.

    So not only is their mind going 24/7 but their body is often tense and on high alert. All of this contributes to being tired.

    So, thank you Tom Petty for putting things so succinctly.

    #traumatherapysd #emdr #therapy #CPTSD #tompetty #anxiety #rumination
  • 37 0 15 hours ago
  • "Sent the relation ship out on the high seas, in port were too many discrepancies; as the storm consumes it can be all too easy to assume; 'my soul's end is near', oh my dear, never fear; what lies ahead you can't be sure, just hold fast and endure; for if you're not intent on your destination, what truly won't matter is your final location; be it some solid, dry land or a descent to your cold, deep ocean bed; know that 'til your lungs give up on breathing and heart stops beating, the course is never set and some obligations are simply never met; regardless of if you live long, always prosper [be you prince or pauper]; enjoy the highs and lows,  the days where the world slows; don't fret over expectations not met, for if you live to see the sun rise again, the water still and the calm set in; be grateful that you have this new day, to continue on your way; a compass can only show, the direction in which you go; when you reach your mark, your soul will know. So keep on weary sailor, you're never alone [even when you feel like a failure] ; a champion is only one, what a lonely place to be; up on top of their throne to see, the remainder rejoicing [ or wallowing] ; atleast they have each others company, to content themselves with simply BEing" - Lovely Bird (Originally written in 2011. Edited and shared with you today) 
#poems #poetry #poet #lovelybird #quotes #thoughts #rumination #poetrycommunity #ootd #bohemian
  • "Sent the relation ship out on the high seas, in port were too many discrepancies; as the storm consumes it can be all too easy to assume; 'my soul's end is near', oh my dear, never fear; what lies ahead you can't be sure, just hold fast and endure; for if you're not intent on your destination, what truly won't matter is your final location; be it some solid, dry land or a descent to your cold, deep ocean bed; know that 'til your lungs give up on breathing and heart stops beating, the course is never set and some obligations are simply never met; regardless of if you live long, always prosper [be you prince or pauper]; enjoy the highs and lows, the days where the world slows; don't fret over expectations not met, for if you live to see the sun rise again, the water still and the calm set in; be grateful that you have this new day, to continue on your way; a compass can only show, the direction in which you go; when you reach your mark, your soul will know. So keep on weary sailor, you're never alone [even when you feel like a failure] ; a champion is only one, what a lonely place to be; up on top of their throne to see, the remainder rejoicing [ or wallowing] ; atleast they have each others company, to content themselves with simply BEing" - Lovely Bird (Originally written in 2011. Edited and shared with you today)
    #poems #poetry #poet #lovelybird #quotes #thoughts #rumination #poetrycommunity #ootd #bohemian
  • 29 1 20 hours ago
  • "She feels so surreal, surrounded by shallow appeal
Were the world willing, these wounds would heal
So tender to touch, though you love it rough
Tough as you think you are, its never quite enough
The pointed pursuit of the painstakingly pointless
Is perhaps just part of the process of progress
Feverish is your fated endeavor
Dying faster as you fathom forever
Baited by [seemingly] boundless beautiful breath
Desperately digging away at your death
Liberty lies inside of the hole in which you lay down your life
Beware before you bury the moment you've been blind to your whole life" - Lovely Bird (originally written in 2013, edited today and shared with you) 
#poetry #lovelybird #thoughts #words #rumination #philosophy #quotes #poem #poet #poetrycommunity #ootd #bohemian
  • "She feels so surreal, surrounded by shallow appeal
    Were the world willing, these wounds would heal
    So tender to touch, though you love it rough
    Tough as you think you are, its never quite enough
    The pointed pursuit of the painstakingly pointless
    Is perhaps just part of the process of progress
    Feverish is your fated endeavor
    Dying faster as you fathom forever
    Baited by [seemingly] boundless beautiful breath
    Desperately digging away at your death
    Liberty lies inside of the hole in which you lay down your life
    Beware before you bury the moment you've been blind to your whole life" - Lovely Bird (originally written in 2013, edited today and shared with you)
    #poetry #lovelybird #thoughts #words #rumination #philosophy #quotes #poem #poet #poetrycommunity #ootd #bohemian
  • 33 0 21 hours ago
  • S H A N T A R A M •
Reading Shantaram brings a strange sense of nostalgia. I'm not a Mumbaikar nor have I stayed in Mumbai long enough to claim it home; I was more of a passerby most of my time in this city. (Nor am I a smuggler or convict on the run from Interpol mind you! 🤣) And yet, whenever I read this book, I feel like coming back home to the ever so familiar scenes and faces. It's probably the warmth with which the author has written it; right from the heart. Or maybe it is my love and awe for this city, cherished since childhood, hearing stories from family, friends and not to forget the Bombay aunty at the tailoring shop we used to hangout, here in my home city (when we were kids, my cousins and I were always dropped off at this shop by our moms so that they can shop in peace. There was a bubbly aunty who'd always complain about our city, and tell us stories of her home city, Bombay. My cousin T and I fell in love with the Bombay of these stories). And then there were some solo escapades I did when I lived in Pune. Pack a change of clothes and set off to Mumbai on a Saturday morning. Roam around, eat, repeat till Sunday evening, catch another bus back to Pune. That was the general plan of a no-plans-weekend. The weekends that weren't reserved to the peaks and waterfalls of Sahyadri.  Sometimes there'll be company, then we'd rent a car on the cheapest priced app. The city that holds memories. The city I've loved even before I've been to. And Shantaram, brings them all back. With a mere quote, or a slang. Or with just the mention of a place. •
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Ae Dil hai mushkil jeena yahan
Zara hatke Zara bachke
yeh hai Bombay meri Jaan! 😁 •
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  • S H A N T A R A M •
    Reading Shantaram brings a strange sense of nostalgia. I'm not a Mumbaikar nor have I stayed in Mumbai long enough to claim it home; I was more of a passerby most of my time in this city. (Nor am I a smuggler or convict on the run from Interpol mind you! 🤣) And yet, whenever I read this book, I feel like coming back home to the ever so familiar scenes and faces. It's probably the warmth with which the author has written it; right from the heart. Or maybe it is my love and awe for this city, cherished since childhood, hearing stories from family, friends and not to forget the Bombay aunty at the tailoring shop we used to hangout, here in my home city (when we were kids, my cousins and I were always dropped off at this shop by our moms so that they can shop in peace. There was a bubbly aunty who'd always complain about our city, and tell us stories of her home city, Bombay. My cousin T and I fell in love with the Bombay of these stories). And then there were some solo escapades I did when I lived in Pune. Pack a change of clothes and set off to Mumbai on a Saturday morning. Roam around, eat, repeat till Sunday evening, catch another bus back to Pune. That was the general plan of a no-plans-weekend. The weekends that weren't reserved to the peaks and waterfalls of Sahyadri. Sometimes there'll be company, then we'd rent a car on the cheapest priced app. The city that holds memories. The city I've loved even before I've been to. And Shantaram, brings them all back. With a mere quote, or a slang. Or with just the mention of a place. •


    Ae Dil hai mushkil jeena yahan
    Zara hatke Zara bachke
    yeh hai Bombay meri Jaan! 😁 •




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  • 42 4 16 February, 2020
  • Sometimes it’s ok to pause, reset and go again
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What’s hard is that people with rumination put too much focus on the time wasted during panic attacks, and how plans were never followed properly etc
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It’s easy to get drowned in your own regrets and self doubt
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But you gotta tell yourself, it’s ok
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No one’s perfect and it’s fine, take a good rest and we are ready to go again
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Tho struggling, I m trying bit by bit to let go of what has happened and just focus on moving on and getting back on track
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Any other good ways?
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#rumination #anxietyproblems #selfdoubt #regrets #restandpause #selfhelp #takeadeepbreath
  • Sometimes it’s ok to pause, reset and go again
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    What’s hard is that people with rumination put too much focus on the time wasted during panic attacks, and how plans were never followed properly etc
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    It’s easy to get drowned in your own regrets and self doubt
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    But you gotta tell yourself, it’s ok
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    No one’s perfect and it’s fine, take a good rest and we are ready to go again
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    Tho struggling, I m trying bit by bit to let go of what has happened and just focus on moving on and getting back on track
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    Any other good ways?
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    #rumination #anxietyproblems #selfdoubt #regrets #restandpause #selfhelp #takeadeepbreath
  • 0 0 16 February, 2020
  • Tanya:
Kalau malas mikir itu adalah bawaan lahir kita, lalu di situasi kayak apa, baru mau mikir?
Jawab:
Kita mikir keras sewaktu terjadi close call, yaitu nyaris menang, atau nyaris lulus, nyaris kaya, nyaris jadi presiden, nyaris dapat jodoh, nyaris …. Kunjungi https://lynesuryani.id untuk pembahasan lebih lengkap.

Terima kasih Mas Wahyu.

Sumber: Aronson, E., Wilson, T., Robin M., A., & Samuel R., S. (2016). Social Psychology. United States of America: Pearson.
#closecall #higheffortthinking #counterfactualthinking #depresi #malasmikir #bawaanlahir #builtin #rumination
  • Tanya:
    Kalau malas mikir itu adalah bawaan lahir kita, lalu di situasi kayak apa, baru mau mikir?
    Jawab:
    Kita mikir keras sewaktu terjadi close call, yaitu nyaris menang, atau nyaris lulus, nyaris kaya, nyaris jadi presiden, nyaris dapat jodoh, nyaris …. Kunjungi https://lynesuryani.id untuk pembahasan lebih lengkap.

    Terima kasih Mas Wahyu.

    Sumber: Aronson, E., Wilson, T., Robin M., A., & Samuel R., S. (2016). Social Psychology. United States of America: Pearson.
    #closecall #higheffortthinking #counterfactualthinking #depresi #malasmikir #bawaanlahir #builtin #rumination
  • 2 0 16 February, 2020
  • Reposted from @ultiself Life is going to throw all kinds of curveballs at u ⚾️....especially if you are trying to build a #business or are running a business. Extra especially if ur building an app 🤣.
The key is to have #mentaltoughness 💪 to keep moving forward no matter what. The Navy SEALs call this front side focus...eyes on the next target 🎯 regardless of the madness going on around you. This separates #winners 🏆from losers 😥and #success from failure....
You can work to develop mental toughness and #resilience by instilling the right #habits in yourself.
Here are some #goodhabits you can train to become #mentallystrong .
1. #coldexposure 🥶- has many benefits. One it gets you to #takeaction faster and not focus on the cold. It teaches you how to #pushforward even though you are uncomfortable.
2. Get comfortable with discomfort 🪂🏂🧗‍♀️ - this is a huge key. Put yourself in awkward and uncomfortable situations on purpose. You need to get comfortable with being outside your #comfortzone . So go up and start a convo with a large group of strangers, ski the tough slope,  and do other things that make you #nervous .
3. Get into the #action mindset 🚀👨‍💻💰and try the #fivesecondrule created by @melrobbins . The idea is to get yourself into the habit of action instead of #rumination ....for example when you wake up jump out of bed right away. Remember your time is limited don’t waste it.
4. Finally hang out with other #toughpeople ....people have #mirrorneurons and we pick up traits of those we surround ourselves with. Hang out with weak lazy people and guess what? You will pick up their traits. Hang out with tough #disciplined 🏋️people and you will improve your #discipline #willpower and #attitude .
📰 💪 😁 For the full guide visit our blob Ultiself.com/blog .
👣 and please follow @ultiself for more great content on #selfimprovement and #biohacking .
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#mood #motivation #mindset #entrepreneur #positivevibes #positivepsychology
  • Reposted from @ultiself Life is going to throw all kinds of curveballs at u ⚾️....especially if you are trying to build a #business or are running a business. Extra especially if ur building an app 🤣.
    The key is to have #mentaltoughness 💪 to keep moving forward no matter what. The Navy SEALs call this front side focus...eyes on the next target 🎯 regardless of the madness going on around you. This separates #winners 🏆from losers 😥and #success from failure....
    You can work to develop mental toughness and #resilience by instilling the right #habits in yourself.
    Here are some #goodhabits you can train to become #mentallystrong .
    1. #coldexposure 🥶- has many benefits. One it gets you to #takeaction faster and not focus on the cold. It teaches you how to #pushforward even though you are uncomfortable.
    2. Get comfortable with discomfort 🪂🏂🧗‍♀️ - this is a huge key. Put yourself in awkward and uncomfortable situations on purpose. You need to get comfortable with being outside your #comfortzone . So go up and start a convo with a large group of strangers, ski the tough slope, and do other things that make you #nervous .
    3. Get into the #action mindset 🚀👨‍💻💰and try the #fivesecondrule created by @melrobbins . The idea is to get yourself into the habit of action instead of #rumination ....for example when you wake up jump out of bed right away. Remember your time is limited don’t waste it.
    4. Finally hang out with other #toughpeople ....people have #mirrorneurons and we pick up traits of those we surround ourselves with. Hang out with weak lazy people and guess what? You will pick up their traits. Hang out with tough #disciplined 🏋️people and you will improve your #discipline #willpower and #attitude .
    📰 💪 😁 For the full guide visit our blob Ultiself.com/blog .
    👣 and please follow @ultiself for more great content on #selfimprovement and #biohacking .
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    #mood #motivation #mindset #entrepreneur #positivevibes #positivepsychology
  • 13 1 15 February, 2020
  • F O O D • F O R • T H O U G H T •
When you meet a person, how fascinating it is that, it is not just a body with limbs and a head you're meeting, but their past, present and future comes along with them? Intriguing, what all they carry with them - a broken heart? Or a broken then mended one? One with lots of wounds, roughly patched here and there? A mind continuously swirling and spiralling in thoughts or a rather empty one, done with it all? What's that between the words they say? What is being held back, for the good or bad? What all they've kept in that secret room in their heads, where nobody is let inside? Do they know what's in there themselves? Or do they fear of those doors opening, and pretend not to know despite they do? What's in their eyes, when they look at you, is there flicker of a memory immediately shoved back into the deeper pits of brain? Is there a moment of hesitation, a déjà vu? Is it as fresh as you see from the outside, or is it just you want it to be? 
When you say you know a person, or that you understand them, do you really?
Indeed awe-inspiring isn't it, how each person is layered with this all, and yet all we see is the mass of human frame they are! •
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❝Is it possible, in the final analysis, for one human being to achieve perfect understanding of another?
We can invest enormous time and energy in serious efforts to know another person, but in the end, how close can we come to that person's essence? We convince ourselves that we know the other person well, but do we really know anything important about anyone?❞ - Haruki Murakami, The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle.
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#bookstagram #bookstagramindia #book #reading #readersofig #readinggoals #february #2020reads #evening #bookporn #light #bookishfeatures #nerdlife #nerdproblems #readersofinstagram #booksofinstagram #instabooks #bookstagrammer #bibliophile #bibliophagist #bookish #unitedbookstagram #booksbooksbooks #readingtime #musings #coffee #books  #write #rumination
  • F O O D • F O R • T H O U G H T •
    When you meet a person, how fascinating it is that, it is not just a body with limbs and a head you're meeting, but their past, present and future comes along with them? Intriguing, what all they carry with them - a broken heart? Or a broken then mended one? One with lots of wounds, roughly patched here and there? A mind continuously swirling and spiralling in thoughts or a rather empty one, done with it all? What's that between the words they say? What is being held back, for the good or bad? What all they've kept in that secret room in their heads, where nobody is let inside? Do they know what's in there themselves? Or do they fear of those doors opening, and pretend not to know despite they do? What's in their eyes, when they look at you, is there flicker of a memory immediately shoved back into the deeper pits of brain? Is there a moment of hesitation, a déjà vu? Is it as fresh as you see from the outside, or is it just you want it to be?
    When you say you know a person, or that you understand them, do you really?
    Indeed awe-inspiring isn't it, how each person is layered with this all, and yet all we see is the mass of human frame they are! •


    ❝Is it possible, in the final analysis, for one human being to achieve perfect understanding of another?
    We can invest enormous time and energy in serious efforts to know another person, but in the end, how close can we come to that person's essence? We convince ourselves that we know the other person well, but do we really know anything important about anyone?❞ - Haruki Murakami, The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle.






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    #bookstagram #bookstagramindia #book #reading #readersofig #readinggoals #february #2020reads #evening #bookporn #light #bookishfeatures #nerdlife #nerdproblems #readersofinstagram #booksofinstagram #instabooks #bookstagrammer #bibliophile #bibliophagist #bookish #unitedbookstagram #booksbooksbooks #readingtime #musings #coffee #books #write #rumination
  • 48 5 15 February, 2020
  • ❤️Relationships do not start strong, they are made strong. Dione and I have made our relationship great not by any accident, but by hard work, lots of communication and our own personal growth.
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I remember when we first got together I was highly avoidant but also desperate to be close. It’s this push and pull that is characteristic of relationship OCD and a fearful/avoidant attachment. Part of me wanted to run, and part of me wanted to stay.
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I knew I had someone super special, but the voice inside my head was adamant on convincing me to leave.
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Sound familiar?
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This was confusing for both of us in the beginning, however, the struggle actually made us stronger because it allowed us to connect through our insecurities. We were able to remain in connection despite how hard this was.
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Through a lot of communication, repairs and some time spend in the therapy room, we have been able to build an amazing bond with one another. A bond that is sturdy and can weather some of the largest storms.
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Something I’d like you to consider is that no matter how hard Relationship OCD may seem, you can do this! There is a light at the other end of the tunnel where fear has settled and love awaits!
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Give this post a ❤️ if you believe that you have what it takes to make it to the other side!
  • ❤️Relationships do not start strong, they are made strong. Dione and I have made our relationship great not by any accident, but by hard work, lots of communication and our own personal growth.
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    I remember when we first got together I was highly avoidant but also desperate to be close. It’s this push and pull that is characteristic of relationship OCD and a fearful/avoidant attachment. Part of me wanted to run, and part of me wanted to stay.
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    I knew I had someone super special, but the voice inside my head was adamant on convincing me to leave.
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    Sound familiar?
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    This was confusing for both of us in the beginning, however, the struggle actually made us stronger because it allowed us to connect through our insecurities. We were able to remain in connection despite how hard this was.
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    Through a lot of communication, repairs and some time spend in the therapy room, we have been able to build an amazing bond with one another. A bond that is sturdy and can weather some of the largest storms.
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    Something I’d like you to consider is that no matter how hard Relationship OCD may seem, you can do this! There is a light at the other end of the tunnel where fear has settled and love awaits!
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    Give this post a ❤️ if you believe that you have what it takes to make it to the other side!
  • 120 12 15 February, 2020
  • Does anyone find it super hard to let go?
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I (think I) suffer from rumination, or obsessive thinking, and I just cannot control my thoughts
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Sometimes I don’t even know what my exact problem is
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But the same thought just keep looping and coming up in my mind and I can’t get rid of it
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Does anyone have the same problem and how do you deal with the situation?
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I m so lost because this condition is greatly affecting my daily life 😭
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#obsessivethinking #rumination #howtostoprumination #needhelp #mentalhealthawareness #anxietyproblems
  • Does anyone find it super hard to let go?
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    I (think I) suffer from rumination, or obsessive thinking, and I just cannot control my thoughts
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    Sometimes I don’t even know what my exact problem is
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    But the same thought just keep looping and coming up in my mind and I can’t get rid of it
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    Does anyone have the same problem and how do you deal with the situation?
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    I m so lost because this condition is greatly affecting my daily life 😭
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    #obsessivethinking #rumination #howtostoprumination #needhelp #mentalhealthawareness #anxietyproblems
  • 4 0 15 February, 2020
  • “Beautiful man on a canvas of none, ethanol vapours whisping, head and the heart, an aspect of fun, menu of food is still crisping” #foolishdreemer @wetherspoonsofficial
  • “Beautiful man on a canvas of none, ethanol vapours whisping, head and the heart, an aspect of fun, menu of food is still crisping” #foolishdreemer @wetherspoonsofficial
  • 19 1 14 February, 2020
  • Life is going to throw all kinds of curveballs at u ⚾️....especially if you are trying to build a #business or are running a business. Extra especially if ur building an app 🤣.
The key is to have #mentaltoughness 💪 to keep moving forward no matter what. The Navy SEALs call this front side focus...eyes on the next target 🎯 regardless of the madness going on around you. This separates #winners 🏆from losers 😥and #success from failure....
You can work to develop mental toughness and #resilience by instilling the right #habits in yourself.
Here are some #goodhabits you can train to become #mentallystrong .
1. #coldexposure 🥶- has many benefits. One it gets you to #takeaction faster and not focus on the cold. It teaches you how to #pushforward even though you are uncomfortable.
2. Get comfortable with discomfort 🪂🏂🧗‍♀️ - this is a huge key. Put yourself in awkward and uncomfortable situations on purpose. You need to get comfortable with being outside your #comfortzone . So go up and start a convo with a large group of strangers, ski the tough slope,  and do other things that make you #nervous .
3. Get into the #action mindset 🚀👨‍💻💰and try the #fivesecondrule created by @melrobbins . The idea is to get yourself into the habit of action instead of #rumination ....for example when you wake up jump out of bed right away. Remember your time is limited don’t waste it.
4. Finally hang out with other #toughpeople ....people have #mirrorneurons and we pick up traits of those we surround ourselves with. Hang out with weak lazy people and guess what? You will pick up their traits. Hang out with tough #disciplined 🏋️people and you will improve your #discipline #willpower and #attitude .
📰 💪 😁 For the full guide visit our blob Ultiself.com/blog .
👣 and please follow @ultiself for more great content on #selfimprovement and #biohacking .
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#mood #motivation #mindset #entrepreneur #positivevibes #positivepsychology
  • Life is going to throw all kinds of curveballs at u ⚾️....especially if you are trying to build a #business or are running a business. Extra especially if ur building an app 🤣.
    The key is to have #mentaltoughness 💪 to keep moving forward no matter what. The Navy SEALs call this front side focus...eyes on the next target 🎯 regardless of the madness going on around you. This separates #winners 🏆from losers 😥and #success from failure....
    You can work to develop mental toughness and #resilience by instilling the right #habits in yourself.
    Here are some #goodhabits you can train to become #mentallystrong .
    1. #coldexposure 🥶- has many benefits. One it gets you to #takeaction faster and not focus on the cold. It teaches you how to #pushforward even though you are uncomfortable.
    2. Get comfortable with discomfort 🪂🏂🧗‍♀️ - this is a huge key. Put yourself in awkward and uncomfortable situations on purpose. You need to get comfortable with being outside your #comfortzone . So go up and start a convo with a large group of strangers, ski the tough slope, and do other things that make you #nervous .
    3. Get into the #action mindset 🚀👨‍💻💰and try the #fivesecondrule created by @melrobbins . The idea is to get yourself into the habit of action instead of #rumination ....for example when you wake up jump out of bed right away. Remember your time is limited don’t waste it.
    4. Finally hang out with other #toughpeople ....people have #mirrorneurons and we pick up traits of those we surround ourselves with. Hang out with weak lazy people and guess what? You will pick up their traits. Hang out with tough #disciplined 🏋️people and you will improve your #discipline #willpower and #attitude .
    📰 💪 😁 For the full guide visit our blob Ultiself.com/blog .
    👣 and please follow @ultiself for more great content on #selfimprovement and #biohacking .
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    #mood #motivation #mindset #entrepreneur #positivevibes #positivepsychology
  • 50 1 14 February, 2020
  • feb 14, 2020: #cardoftheday - the four of cups rooted in the eight of cups with clarity in the high priestess. we are bored and hungry for more for ourselves. there are opportunities being presented - maybe we don't see them because we're caught up in our own head. more than likely, however, we know about these opportunities. we also know the cup being offered isn't for us. the combination of the eight of cups and the high priestess indicates we already know we need to walk away from this current situation in order to find the cup we are really after. in order to make room for this new cup, we are going to need to leave some cups behind. today we are invited to dive deep with the high priestess, asking ourselves what it is that we are really seeking. what do we need to leave behind in order to make room for what we want? today we are invited to consciously choose one step forward in the best path for ourself.🌙
deck: soul cards
  • feb 14, 2020: #cardoftheday - the four of cups rooted in the eight of cups with clarity in the high priestess. we are bored and hungry for more for ourselves. there are opportunities being presented - maybe we don't see them because we're caught up in our own head. more than likely, however, we know about these opportunities. we also know the cup being offered isn't for us. the combination of the eight of cups and the high priestess indicates we already know we need to walk away from this current situation in order to find the cup we are really after. in order to make room for this new cup, we are going to need to leave some cups behind. today we are invited to dive deep with the high priestess, asking ourselves what it is that we are really seeking. what do we need to leave behind in order to make room for what we want? today we are invited to consciously choose one step forward in the best path for ourself.🌙
    deck: soul cards
  • 31 12 14 February, 2020
  • I read an excerpt of ‘Eggshell Skull’ by Bri Lee in The Good Weekend and was drawn by Bri’s writing, which seemed painfully courageous and beautifully eloquent. I dreaded reading it; but I also felt an almost magnetic pull towards it.⁣
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Bri Lee’s work as a judge’s associate causes her to confront an event in her past. A crime that she had never shared with anyone. As someone working within the legal system, when Bri reports her crime, she is forced to experience the system from the other side. I found this part of the book the most compelling, perhaps for voyeuristic reasons.⁣
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Bri writes unreservedly about her experience from the moment she reported the crime committed against her, to the moment she hears the verdict that would change her life and the life of the perpetrator. I don’t want to define them as ‘her perpetrator’, because she doesn’t need to hold any ownership or unwanted relationship with them, and she certainly doesn’t need a stranger making that decision.⁣
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Difficult as it was to read at times, I flew through it for a couple of reasons. First, Bri Lee is an impressively articulate writer and the way she chose to present her story made it such a compelling read. Second, Bri describes the Australian legal system in a concise, highly expressive manner, bringing clarity to many aspects of the system that might appear grey and murky to the layperson.⁣
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I will probably go back to this book one day in the future, when I need reminding of what one’s courage and perseverance can achieve.
  • I read an excerpt of ‘Eggshell Skull’ by Bri Lee in The Good Weekend and was drawn by Bri’s writing, which seemed painfully courageous and beautifully eloquent. I dreaded reading it; but I also felt an almost magnetic pull towards it.⁣

    Bri Lee’s work as a judge’s associate causes her to confront an event in her past. A crime that she had never shared with anyone. As someone working within the legal system, when Bri reports her crime, she is forced to experience the system from the other side. I found this part of the book the most compelling, perhaps for voyeuristic reasons.⁣

    Bri writes unreservedly about her experience from the moment she reported the crime committed against her, to the moment she hears the verdict that would change her life and the life of the perpetrator. I don’t want to define them as ‘her perpetrator’, because she doesn’t need to hold any ownership or unwanted relationship with them, and she certainly doesn’t need a stranger making that decision.⁣

    Difficult as it was to read at times, I flew through it for a couple of reasons. First, Bri Lee is an impressively articulate writer and the way she chose to present her story made it such a compelling read. Second, Bri describes the Australian legal system in a concise, highly expressive manner, bringing clarity to many aspects of the system that might appear grey and murky to the layperson.⁣

    I will probably go back to this book one day in the future, when I need reminding of what one’s courage and perseverance can achieve.
  • 8 1 14 February, 2020
  • This is the trick of anxiety.

It makes you believe that if you just think about it long enough, you will stumble upon the answer.

But rumination is the trap. It’s the prison of the mind.

It serves no valuable purpose and pulls us farther away from the present moment.

It leads us to create false fear stories. And our bodies respond to these stories as if they’re real.

This leaves us more and more confused about what is true and what is not.

So when your mind offers you an intrusive thought, notice it compassionately, but don’t follow it.

Bring yourself back into the present.

Because life and the “answers” you’re seeking are only ever in the here and now.
  • This is the trick of anxiety.

    It makes you believe that if you just think about it long enough, you will stumble upon the answer.

    But rumination is the trap. It’s the prison of the mind.

    It serves no valuable purpose and pulls us farther away from the present moment.

    It leads us to create false fear stories. And our bodies respond to these stories as if they’re real.

    This leaves us more and more confused about what is true and what is not.

    So when your mind offers you an intrusive thought, notice it compassionately, but don’t follow it.

    Bring yourself back into the present.

    Because life and the “answers” you’re seeking are only ever in the here and now.
  • 122 11 13 February, 2020
  • "I still believe in paradise, now at least I know it's not a place you look for. Because its not where you go, it's what you feel for a moment in your life when you're part of something and when you find that moment, it last forever. " - Leonardo DiCaprio in THE BEACH  #transcendence #rumination#chasingsunsets🌅 #cartagena
  • "I still believe in paradise, now at least I know it's not a place you look for. Because its not where you go, it's what you feel for a moment in your life when you're part of something and when you find that moment, it last forever. " - Leonardo DiCaprio in THE BEACH #transcendence #rumination #chasingsunsets 🌅 #cartagena
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