Have you ever talked yourself out of a blessing because you felt it’s safer to just keep your expectations low? Sometimes good doesn’t come our way because the universe is responding to our limited thinking. This week, expand your possibilities by expanding your trust that all things are working together for your good.🙌🏾
Happy Monday Loves trying to control the world around you may seem like a fruitless pursuit. While you chase it, others around you may seem well organized, like a picture of control.
While life may seem to fall right in line for some people, this doesn’t mean they have control. Most people have a strong desire to feel in control of their life. From a young age, you’re taught to make sure your grades are good, your bills are paid, and your career is on track.
When you don’t meet every one of the items on this perfect-and-in-control list, it can leave you feeling overwhelmed, stressed, and depressed. The physical and mental health problems that can result from this can be serious.
You are never truly in control—at least not from the viewpoint of our personal soul, according to ancient wisdom traditions. Once you acknowledge and choose to let go, you’ll feel at one with the universe. It can be tricky to learn how to give up control and let the universe take over. Expressing gratitude, embracing helplessness, and observing nature are just a few ways you can live more cooperatively with the universe.
Wouldn’t life be grand if Manic Mondays were all replaced by Mindfulness Mondays?!?! A girl can dream!! But, we can all make the effort to take care of our bodies and minds daily, which is kind-of like a reset button, a 'Do-Over' (maybe from a really crazy weekend??). Make it a priority to treat yourself well today. Go for that walk, run or interval training class! Choose only “good for you” foods to eat! These are “no-regret” choices. 😉
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Happy Monday bookdragons 🐲
I hope you all had a great start to this new week ❤
I'm currently on holidays, but I have to study a lot for my A-levels so it does not really feel like holidays😃🤦♀️ @wherebookscollide just became my favorite bookstagrammer for starting the hashtag #mentalhealthmonday and I'm shocked that I didn't find out about this awesome hashtag earlier! Raising mental health awareness is a thing close to my heart and I'm so happy to see that there are other people who work on raising awareness ❤
What's something you're really passionate about? 😊
Times with mental health can make you feel like you are loosing it. Going crazy. Forever stuck like this. That feeling of darkness feels like your going to be stuck like it forever. Truth is - you always come out of it. It could be within a week or a month or even a few years. There is no limit to this but it always gets a bit better. Always. You have a strong mind - no matter the crap it tells you.
Leg day ✅✅✅
I’m someone who doesn’t mind eating the same thing for every meal. When I cut, I tend to stick to this regimen. This helps me not have to plan, and if I didn’t have time to meal prep the night before, I don’t feel lost as to what I should make when the time comes. I enjoy routine, and my routine works. Always find what works for you. Our bodies are all different, and what I eat might not do for your body what it does for mine. I encourage you, if you’re finding a new way to workout/eat, to try it for at least a week. If you enjoy it, and can SUSTAIN it, then you’ve found what you should stick with💪🏻
Anxiety update: I’m doing okay! Feeling a little anxious over undergrad coming to an end, but I’m finding myself more excited for the start of law school than scared. 🙂❤️
“Real hope combined with real action has always pulled me through difficult times. Real hope combined with doing nothing has never pulled me through.” ― Jenni Schaefer
To make a change in life, we have to be willing to do something, to take action. That can sometimes be the hardest part, taking that first step, but it can be one of the most important. That action doesn’t have to be huge, either. Maybe you tell someone about what you are struggling with, maybe you set up an appointment with a therapist, or maybe you simply try to do something different. Whatever you choose, taking that first step makes it easier to take the next. Photo cred: @tlisbin#therapy#mentalhealth#counseling#selfcare#recovery#eatingdisorderrecovery#addictionrecovery#trydealist
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Social media can suck you in and stress you out. This is your daily reminder to take a break and enjoy wherever you are. @andrewruiz@unsplash
Listen to your partner- really listen! What does that even mean? When your partner comes to you with an issue or concern, whether about the relationship, work, friends, or otherwise, keep the focus on them. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
•Leave all other distractions for the moment
•Use body language or words to show you are listening (nodding, saying "okay")
•Repeat your partners concerns back to them
•Don't give advice
•Avoid defensiveness and criticism
•Support their point of view
What your partner really wants is to know that you are someone safe and understanding to share their issues with. By being that person, your partner will appreciate your presence time and time again.
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Me revoilà pour vous dire que le rendez vous s'est très bien passé ! Merci à toutes pour vos messages de ce matin, vous m'apportez tant ! ❤ La nutritionniste est hyper gentille ! Je lui ai raconté mon histoire, elle m'a pesée et mesurée (mais elle a préféré que je ne sache pas mon poids, donc je suis montée dos à la balance 😂) puis nous avons décidé que, comme mon poids actuel ne met pas ma vie en danger, je n'aurai pas de plan alimentaire pour l'instant. Elle m'a aussi conseillé de revoir mon psy. Et surtout, elle m'a beaucoup émue en disant qu'elle sentais que j'avais une force incroyable et que la guérison était à portée de main.
Je la revois dans 3 semaines. Je sens que je vais enfin y arriver !
Here I am again to tell you that the rendez-vous was really fine! Thanks to all for your messages, you're bringing so much!❤ The nutritionist is ultra kind! I have told her my story, she weighed and measured me (but she has rathered me not to know my weight, so I came on the scale giving my back to it 😂) then, we have decided that, since my current weight doesn't put my life in danger, I wouldn't have any meal plan for now. She has also advised me to see my psychologist again. And, above all, she has touched me a lot saying that she was feeling I have an incredible force and that recovery was within easy reach.
I will see her again in 3 weeks. I feel that I will finally make it!
Entrée / Starter :
- Salade croûtons et Comté / Crispbreads and Comté salad
Plat / Main course :
🐟 Poisson à la sauce tomate / Tomato sauce fish
- Gratin dauphinois
Il n'y avait pas de fruits / There wasn’t any fruits😭
Morning Meditation 🌱
To be honest, I’ve been struggling lately with not being able to advance my practice. Injuring my back took me off of yoga for 8 weeks. Prior to my injury I was practicing twice a day. This is bringing me back to what yoga is all about: bringing loving awareness into the body. Connecting with yourself and the earth.
I’m reminding myself that THIS is yoga. It’s not about the postures or getting a deep backbend. It’s about moving meditation and loving awareness. Sitting in peace with yourself and smiling at yourself right where you are. This is the practice of non-attachment. Letting things be as they are and not needing to change them so that you can be happy.
I’m so grateful for this practice and how it allows me to be more graceful and open-hearted. -
Yoga is something everyone can do. You don’t have to be flexible or know any postures. Simply take 10 minutes when you wake up, sit outside and listen to the birds, stretch your muscles, breathe deeply, and just be.
Anger is a natural human emotion, but one that leads many to behave in impulsive an uncontrollable ways. How we experience and express anger speaks volumes about our mental health. Do you have problems expressing anger in controlled, measured ways? Are your responses to situations way more than is called for? Do you become verbally abusive, rageful, or violent? Has anyone suggested that your temper is problematic? If so, you can change! Consider seeking the help of a trained mental health clinician who can teach you tools and evaluate you fully.
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