Anxiety can happen when you are resting, in a quiet space and when you think you have to figure everything out all at once ~ Breathe 😤 You are strong 🏋️♀️ You got this 🙏 Take it day by day 💋 #happymonday #anxietytips #anxietyfighter
🔶If I ever tell you anything about my past, it's never because I want you to feel sorry for me or throw it back in my face, but only so you can understand why I am who I am🔶 #anxietyfighter #doingmybest #nevergiveup
Keep going!! Modify if you have to but don’t stop!!
Monday ain’t go nothing on me!!😂😂
Good morning! This tree is so pretty with the frost on every branch. You all know how much I hate winter but omg it was a pretty morning!
Double tap if you love the frosty trees!
✨ These are true mental health MILESTONES!!
✨ Do not minimize the steps you have taken to better your mental health!
✨ You’ve done an incredible job in starting to heal your mind and your body (they are connected you know 😉)
✨ Have you reached any of these milestone(s)?
“I can’t do what you do”
“It’s so much easier for you”
“You’re still young so your body adjusts faster” .
I hear these all the time. 😒 Its not easier for me. I chose to make a change because I can’t look at the old me anymore without cringing. It’s taken me 4 1/2 months to take off 20 pounds and hold it steady. 💪🏻I’m 33 years old now. 😳My body doesn’t bounce anywhere near what it used to. .
There’s no sugar coating it. 🍩 It’s freaking hard! There are more days that I would much rather curl up and not push play. ☠️Those are the days I push harder. Sometimes pushing play twice - like today. 👏🏻🙌🏻 .
I have yet to have more than one person tell me in person that I look good (thank you @debutgirl01
😘). Is that stopping me? No!! 😤 I’m pushing through the holidays 🎄even harder because I want this. 🏃🏼♀️I also want to show you it’s possible for you! 🙌🏻👏🏻👍🏻 .
If you’re looking to change your body, mind, and spirit DM me to get linked into a challenge group to get back the life you want to live!!
If you only knew the battle it’s been to finding our home in church.
After lots of hypocrites behind the pulpit, church hurt, burnout and extreme bitterness, I had no desire for church.
Still loved the Lord and spent time with him alone at home but no interest in church... until @cornerstonegad
Although, I believe there are seasons for everything and I definitely believe I was in a season of healing and rest, which allowed for us to not be in church... I felt we were entering into a season where Church would be apart of our lives again.
Scared, nervous and hesitant we began our search and out of no where, God brought us to Cornerstone... right on time.
And I visited for the first few times, I kept saying, “I’m looking for fruit.”
Because “power” behind a pulpit wasn’t as attractive to me anymore. Especially after seeing all the “power” from Pastors but none of them had fruit. .
In case you aren’t sure what I mean by “Fruit”... Fruits of the Spirit in the Bible, found in Galatians 5:22-23 are love, joy, peace, forbearance, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control.
These all describe the characteristics of God.
No longer was I concerned with all outward proof that the church and pastor was on a certain level of “holiness” - - I wanted to see F R U I T!!
Fruit from a Pastor and church shows me that even in the imperfections, even in failures (because we are all human), the foundation... the character... is strong!!
That is what matters most to me and I am grateful to have found a church that is strong in their Fruit!!
Love and humility are secret weapons. And love and humility radiate from the people of @cornerstonegad.
There are moments during the anxiety storm when the fear subsides and you see your partner through clear eyes. These are the moments where you realize that all is completely fine and you really have nothing to worry about.
#relationshipanxiety #fear #clarity
I might not be like the others.
I'm not interested in a rigid diet....
A nutrition guide with no cheats, treats or splurge meals...
A workout plan with no mistakes, missed days or bumps along the way.
That isn't how I got here and if that WAS the case, I wouldn't BE here.
I'm simply interested in getting you to the place where you value YOURSELF enough to weigh your decisions accordingly.
I get results because yes, I have amazingly effective tools, but I still have to USE the tools.
And it's only when I decided that I mattered ENOUGH, that the results and consistency and FIGHT for my life followed.
The tools matter.
But the long term results come when you realize YOU matter too.❤️
My baby girl will be 18 this month and because it’s sooooooo close to Christmas Day, it is nearly impossible to have a party on the actual date with her friends...most go away for the winter break.
So, she is used to having an early birthday celebration and last night was it! .
What a blessing to watch her laugh, dance and enjoy herself and her friends. .
Swipe to look at the Wishes Jar! I asked her friends to write her a wish that she won’t be able to read until her actual birth date!! This way, the celebration with her friends will happen all over again then!!
May the next chapters of my baby girl’s life be as full of fun and joy as last night! Amen!
Dinner is always better in a wine glass with snowflake sprinkles❄️
I tried a preview of the new 20 minute program that was launched last week. It’s going to be legit! Can’t wait!!
Yes, it's usually quite normal. Voices in our heads are heard by many of us, me included. It does not mean that there's anything wrong with you.
It's incredible how many people live their lives with a full commentary going on inside their heads. Conversations, arguments, explanations, disagreements and comments on everything that happens are very common.
The real problem is that these voices are generated by the brain and the default position for the brain is to emphasise the negative. It's the norm for the brain to minimise anything good and magnify anything to worry about.
Just realising this can be hugely helpful.
Question the voice. Look for evidence for the negative worries, there usually isn't any. We worry about things that will never happen. You can feel better, just don't accept what you tell yourself! .
#anxietyattacks #hearingvoices #anxietyfree #fuckanxiety #anxietymanagement #anxietyfighter #anxietydisorders #anxietyisreal #anxietysurvivor #anxietytips
Christmas Party was a success! Lots of ugly sweaters, minute to win it games, white elephant, drinks and snacks and the BEST FRIENDS ! Thank you guys for coming to celebrate my favorite time of year! 🎄🎅🏻🎁
Day 341: la faccia di chi ha pulito tutta casa ed è esaaaausta!
///// the faces of who clean the entire house and now its tiiiiiiired!
YES!!! I LOVE THIS IDEA!
✨ Our ‘What-if’ thoughts are the ones that can sometimes take OVER OUR MINDS and leave us feeling paralyzed!
✨ These thoughts can create so much anxiety.
✨ But WHAT IF we chose to ask ourselves a different ‘what if’ question?
✨Who’s going on a ‘what if’ diet with me?
✨Type YES below!
If you have a friend, family member, or client with a serious mental illness, at times you might find them holding onto a belief you know isn’t true. There might even be concrete evidence it’s false.
Despite that, your person holds onto the belief. Sort of like I hold onto the belief that maybe one day I’ll be a competitive diver (sure, I can barely swim, but there’s still time, folks).
This can be infuriating – someone’s accusing you of stealing from them, for example, when you absolutely never would and there’s absolutely no reason to even think you did.
Your urge is to argue – try to prove you didn’t do it, try to prove they’re wrong. It never works, but you do it anyways. You don’t know what else to do!
Arguing works when two people are using the same basic logic to interpret the world. Arguing with someone who has a delusion doesn’t work because they’re not using the same logic you are.
Here’s a tip: Resist the urge to argue and pivot instead.
Pivoting looks like, “Stan, I hear you think those people laughing over there are making fun of you [acknowledge what they’re saying, without agreeing]. I see the situation a little differently than you do, but I can see why you’re upset [some version of stating you disagree]. How’s that chicken sandwich? [pivot]”
Validate, matter-of-factly disagree, pivot. Repeat.
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#makeuncomfortablechoices #mentalhealth #schizophrenia #psychosis #delusion #bipolar
Pulled off AWESOME tricky moves with the help of @missselflove
& showed up in Wales unannounced to surprise @yazyoga1
! I simply adore these girls and my heart is overflowing with gratitude that I have them so close by to my new home. Female friendships fuel my soul like nothing else! What’s the best surprise you’ve ever had? 👯♀️🎉💕🌱#surprise #soulsquad #ensusiasm
Life has been a bit of a blur lately.
I've been in a horrible fog, trying to navigate everyday life behind a haze that I can't seem to push through.
I felt like I was only half way present. Like I was seeing everything from a distance.
It was horrible.
It would have been so much worse had it not been for my best friend spending every single day with me. And my S.O. being so understanding and doing his best to support me while working 8 hours 5 days a week. Even my sister, whose living with us temporarily, has been supportive and tries to help in anyway she can. I am so grateful and blessed to have them.
I finally feel like my mind is clearing and the fog is lifting. My concentration is getting a bit better, my articulation is back to normal, my speech is -almost- back to a normal speed, my energy is coming back.
I currently suspect that my medication was causing all the issues I have been having. After deciding, with the support of my psychiatrist, to stop taking the medication for a bit, things have gotten better. Not fully, but still better. That being said, I haven't fully given up on medication. I still want to find something that works for me. Whether that be a full time medication or a rescue med, I just want something that works for me but still leaves me feeling like a human being.
So until that gets sorted out I'm just doing my best to take care of myself.
I'm still committed to my recovery.
I'm committed to fighting through whatever is thrown at me in the process.
I'm still going to do everything I can to keep myself going.
I got this.
#recovery #recoveryispossible #recoveryishard #recoveryisworthit #recoveryisaprocess #recoveryisnotlinear #depression #depressionfighter #anxiety #anxietyfighter #mooddysregulation #selfcare #selflove #selfacceptance
If you’ve known us for awhile, you remember the story about the lady who approached me at Michael’s and told me that she couldn’t work her magic but she could “see what she could do” in terms of Cristian. (Yes, that happened.)
Well, today was a reminder of how far we’ve come whereas some people will never change. When getting haircuts, we dealt with an opinionated and close-minded woman who didn’t understand sensory issues and made comments about my boy.
And unlike the time at Michael’s, I spoke out. Mamabear came out and I calmly but sternly told her that she shouldn’t make comments if she doesn’t know the situation and that special requests are made for a reason...to be followed.
This, this is why I continue to write and advocate for my child and all children who have special needs - whether they are visible or not. People need to understand and that’s my job as his mom, and it’s the greatest job I’ll ever have.
After a morning of biz work, I realized the day was calling to me. The fresh snow, the sunshine- winters beauty all around. Feeling the call of the outside gets me moving & renewal is only a walk away.
Day 340: Sisters On the way!
I made Zoe a cheesy egg and peanut butter toast for breakfast, then made my delicious shake. (Every morning, this involves telling our noise-sensitive girl, "Zoe, I'm going to run the blender. Ready? 1-2-3..." then waiting until she covers her ears to turn on the blender.) I know a lot of people think the shakes I drink are kind of silly, but let me tell you what I KNOW.
🍦I get to start every day with something that tastes like a dessert, but has the dense nutrition of 6 salads per serving.
🍫It takes care of my chocolate and sweets cravings! Don't get me wrong, I still eat treats now and then, but not in the amounts that I used to.
🙌 I don't have to buy multivitamins or probiotics anymore. No more taking Fiber Con every day, either. This stuff keeps me relatively* healthy and my digestion moving as it should. 💩
*I have a germ-magnet toddler, sooo...relatively. 😄
🤯 It keeps me full for several hours, helps increase my energy and focus, and is one of the biggest keys to keeping me on track for the past two years plus. 👊
If you're interested in trying my delicious shakes, drop an emoji and I'll get you the info you need! There's a flavor for everyone out there!
#noexcusesmom #mominher30s #oneofthesecretstomyhealth #ieatrealfoodtoo #healthyanddelicious #spdchild
Being someone who struggles with anxiety, it’s hard to always keep your moods and emotions in check. While you trying to be patient with people around you, don’t forget yourself. You might have good, less horrible days in a row but then suddenly a bad day can take all that away, making you feel you’ve not been doing enough, you can’t ever be enough.
What is worse is how quick are people to judge you on your bad days. They will not appreciate you when you’re ‘trying’ to be enough for them in all ways possible, every single day, putting them first. But one rough day on your part and they won’t think twice before calling you out for your ‘behavior’.
I never post here or write anything when I’m having a rough day because I always try to remind myself ‘this too shall pass’. Today, I couldn’t help though. PLEASE! If someone comes forward, reach out to you for help, implicitly or explicitly, act while you can. If you can’t do much then just listen and be gentle. You can’t imagine the courage it takes to ask for help. But you don’t have to suffer yourself to BE GENTLE to someone who is having a rough day. Words are mighty, use them wisely. #bepatient #bekind #begentle
#selflove #selfhealing #anxietyisreal #anxietyfighter #anxietywarrior #mentalhealthwarriors #healthymindhealthylife #selflovejourney #healyourself #mentalhealthawareness #mentalhealthmatters #anxietyisreal #fightanxiety #icare #youmatter #selflovewarrior #mentalhealthblog #personalblogg #instagood #browngirlsblog #thatbrowngirl #memoirsofawallflower #lovesquad
10 Ways to Be Happy!
The top 5 for me are:
✨ 1. Practicing gratitude.
✨ 2. Spending time with family.
✨ 3. Helping others.
✨ 4. Going outside.
✨ 5. Exercise.
✨ Maybe I need to work on incorporating the other 5 into my life more often? 🤔
✨ What are your top 5?
Anxiety can feel like your dreams are locked in a prison of insecurity and self doubt.