One of the many things I’ve learned in therapy over the years is to approach uncomfortable situations from a state of curiosity instead of my usual fear-based thinking patterns. For instance, instead of saying “I can’t try pole classes! I’m going to be terrible at them and people will laugh at me!” which is a fear-based thinking pattern, I approach it with curiosity “Hmm, I don’t know if I’d enjoy pole classes. If I mess up, I don’t know if people would laugh at me or if they’d laugh with me!” Now, obviously there are situations in which the proven risk far outweighs the benefits, but in most cases, approaching things from a state of curiosity will prove to you that 99% of the discomfort you feel is simply made up in your mind. #thursdaythoughts #becurious #curiosityoverfear #faceyourfears #overcomeanxiety #strongerthanyouthink #anxietysupport #beuncomfortable #keepgrowing #mentalhealthsupport
Happy Thursday morning everyone. Today I am going back to work after 2 lovely and much needed days off. I love my job, but sometimes it’s still hard to wake up and want to go.
To help ease my “Monday” woes I put this oil on my feet and chest. I inhaled it from my hands. I need to make using this oil everyday a habit. Everyone could use a little more balance in their life!
another morning awake at 5am! (me, not parker pie, thank goodness 🙌🏻). had 90 minutes to meditate, tap, listen to a motivational audio, clear my fb notifications, and get some work done. and then this little guy woke up at 6:30! we’re cuddling and watching some tv together now before the day begins. ☺️
i have a full and fun day ahead! we’re dropping off little guy at school and then going to get massages and then this afternoon we have our weekly team meeting. feeling grateful, grounded and good this sweet morning. happy thursday to you!✨
TODAY : self help for anxiety recovery.
🌱You could start guided meditation( YouTube for examples, there are many) gives you a break from an overwhelmed mind.
🌱You could decide to book an appointment with your doctor. ( to take away the fear you have something major).
🌱You could decide to confide in someone. @samaritanscharity
( if you're not comfortable with friends and family) this is normal by the way using Samaritans is nothing to ashamed of many people don't feel.comfortable at first.
🌱Decide to stop beating yourself up for the way you have learnt to behave and decide you'd like to look at how change it. (This only holds you back and you don't deserve to be do harsh to yourself, you deserve understanding)
🌱You could block all bad influences and only be around positive influences including social media. ( these are a constant impact on your life)
🌱All things in your future are determined by the here and now.
🌱You are in CHARGE of your thoughts and actions you ate you just need to know how?
🌱Anxiety thoughts tell us different but you learn to talk back to them in a positive way until they shut up and go away.
🌱In turn your actions become governed by the you you were born to be, fearless and with love in your heart before trauma, before negative situations bore you down, before you felt overwhelmed.
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Everyone needs support.
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When you finally accept and realize that toxic people around you makes you feel equally toxic, then you can consciously let them go... soon you are going to find your new group of people who support you and value for who you are, you are going to find “real friendships” 🔁Photo Credits ~@fedupwiththeeffups
The oil blend I’ve fallen head over heels in love with this last few weeks 💕 🙏🏾 My dear mama had this one in her collection & perhaps we can call it Mama’s intuition, but she brought it over for me one day because she had a feeling I needed it. I opened the lid, and fell in love... & when I apply it to my wrists, I can feel my overactive mind ease, I can feel myself focus, my insecurities subside & I start to embrace the changes and direction my life is taking in a positive light ✨ Essential oils are amazing for emotional support and young living blends have been specially formulated to meet these needs. #MyNewFave #ThanksMama #CanIKeepItNowMum
School holidays are here again! Good time to lock in some lessons? Well, I’ve still got a few spots left, (6 as of today) so give me a call, send me a text or shoot me an email, send a carrier pigeon! The choice is yours. 😉
For a tree to grow as high as heaven it has to have roots which go down to hell.
If you can't see your shadow you're not in the light.
It's important to acknowledge, explore and love our whole self. To be truly complete we need to create an inner marriage between all our energies.
Often it's easy to ignore or avoid the feelings which make us mad, sad or uncomfortable. It is essential we allow these feelings to be acknowledged and brought to light also. This is where your power lies.
Do you find people at work don’t understand what you are going through? Pls comment below.
The first step to accepting yourself is to stop comparing yourself to others x
• Crumble •
Shrivelling in size,
Down to my core,
That feels it’s rotting.
Heart burns and yearns for time,
To heal itself,
So I feel alive.
I’m struggling loads today. I just want to cry and sleep and not see anyone. Work drains me so much. I need it and at times I do enjoy it, but it emotionally drags out every bit of happiness I have. My body aches from worry and stress, my heart and soul feel empty.
Why does this keep happening to me? Why can I live like a normal human being and just fucking go to work. I’m tired of this. I’m tired of life itself.
"She's strong because she shows up, even when she's shaking. She speaks, even when it's with a cracked voice. She keeps breathing, even when those breaths are shaky."
Talk to people about it. Don't feel alone in it. Treat your body as if you are another person that you need to take care of and heal. Any time you’re feeling anxious, simply take slow, deliberate breaths. Be aware of and focus on your inhalation and exhalation. Repeat. 💆🏽🌻💛🛀🏽 #YourSistersSpace
I love this. It’s healthy to cry and feel emotions. No one should feel ashamed by this. #teachthemyoung
Thankfully my doctor and I have increased my meds. I am hopeful it will help, at this point my brain is swirling with all sorts of overwhelming, repetitive thoughts. Like we move in six to nine months and I need to get cleaning for the move like yesterday. I was curious if anyone else has them about other people? For example do you constantly worry that if your not there they won’t go to bed at a reasonable time, or if you don’t pack their lunch they won’t have one or they didn’t tell you when they wanted to get up from their nap and now your worried that you won’t wake them up in time and they will be late. I logically know I am not in charge of any other adults and they can choose what’s best for themselves and take care of themselves but the thoughts just never end. Am I alone in this? Not to mention the social anxiety, Why did you say that? What were they thinking? What do they think of me? I also get relentless thoughts in bed about the next day, what is my to do list? How will I get it done? Right down to what route I will drive and where I will park and how I will convince my kids into something they would prefer not to do. I’ve even gone so far as to explain how a door is made just to bore myself to sleep. Anyways if you have anxiety you are not alone, feel to vent, share or whatever to me any time because #anxietysucks #sticktogether #anxietysupport #helpeachother #youarenotalone #wewillgetthroughthis
If you haven’t seen my tragically honest (super sweaty/uncomfortable) lunchtime story yet, you have until the same time tomorrow to go watch it. But if you’d prefer the spark notes version: You are not alone, and things are never as bad as they seem. 😘
A conversation in my head 🤔
....... it’s 2:42 AM on a Tuesday! My brain is scattered and my thoughts are as loud as ever. Truth is my thoughts are always there and I’ve learned to ignore them by thinking of things of greater importance.
Of course, I can simply turn them off right? No! I certainly can’t because my brain is not wired that way. However, there has to be one very important logical explanation.... I forgot to take my meds. Nope I counted them, I did take them ... so what gives!!!! They stopped working and according to the doctor “we will try new meds and bump that one just to be safe”. 🧠🗣
When is it enough?
Today, driving home from a productive and dirty day @ Darstar, my 2 beautiful boys in the backseat (after the 3 of us had just had a long jump competition-I took the gold) with all this vast beauty before me, I experienced a feeling that I have felt before, but not in such a long time. I felt like ME. Simple. But also so hugely expanded and fully expressed. I felt all of this at once. Also a feeling I have been fortunate enough to experience before, but it’s sure been a while.
I have been suffering from deep depression and anxiety ofor most of my life, and I spent this past summer almost in total darkness. I reached a point where I couldn’t see myself anymore at all, and I didn’t see where I fit in the world, in my family, or even in my own home. Nothing felt right or good. And most people around me probably didn’t even know.
Driving home today, September 19, I felt grateful for this life - even the parts that are not going as I thought they would be. I felt love and joy and connectedness, and I felt in the right place. I know how it can feel like there is no light at the end of the tunnel when we are in the darkness. But the light is there.
I spent a weekend with some fabulous new friends, guided ever-so-lovingly by @misscrispy
toward my OWN personal definition of what it feels for ME to be BRAVE. Monumental moments reached through reciprocal open-hearted honesty and openness. This bravery that I witnessed and found inside myself came home with me. It took some time to process it, and there were some major growing pains between Darby and I. Like, emotions stripped bare and raw and vulnerable and scary. But, from there we didn’t have anything left to hide, either. Nothing was left unsaid. A meaningful chat with Angela, one of my closest allies in this journey, also helped me to sort out my stuff, and her unconditional love reminded me of my connection to others and to my tribe.
So with these expansive skies overhead, Darby and I started a brand new day today, deeply connected and driven to talk about new possibilities. We felt like soul mates again for the first time in months. And I felt grateful. ❤️
Can you believe that this was my first ever mason jar salad? Yup, I’m seriously late to that party!
I’ve been struggling with my nutrition lately, putting lots of foods in my body that provide ZERO fuel. 🤢I’m over it!
But with my new health and fitness challenge group starting this week, I was extra motivated to do some meal prep this weekend. So I cracked opened the Salad in a Jar book I got for my bridal shower and finally made one of the recipes!
This is the Greek salad, and I added some shredded chicken I made in the Instant Pot. It’s perfect for my lunches this week - portable, nutritious and a balanced mix of veggies, carbs and protein. Oh, and the simplest homemade dressing!
It’s amazing what a challenge group can do for my mindset. Knowing everyone was prepping this weekend to make week 1 great made me want to do the same!
What motivates you? Do you get inspired by others?
It’s not a matter of who has more or worse problems; it’s a matter of how you carry it in your life. Some people have their baggage weighing them down while others feel balanced carrying it.
Although you may not be able to ever get rid of your baggage, you can find ways to make it lighter. Whether that’s asking others to help or getting new techniques. I like to think of my therapy techniques as wheels for my baggage. I find my baggage weighing on me more when I decide not to use my techniques aka my wheels.
I’m still learning how to carry my baggage because it seems to pop up in a lot of different aspects of my life! However, I have seen a huge difference in my life from who I was two years ago. My baggage was dragging me back then instead of vice verse! 👜
When you have a chance to do something nice for someone else, don't think about it, just do it. The world needs more of that ❤
📷 via @achievetheimpossible
Tag someone this will lift up and follow @sossafetymag
Here’s another statistic for you
1 in 5 women since the age of 15 have been sexually assaulted and/or threatened in Australia .
This stat is rather high don’t you think?
So what needs to change?
The reason why I’m sharing these stats is because it’s a big topic on my heart
To support the women who have been through it
And to support them in a way that empowers them
That makes them stronger
To support their emotional, mental and physical body to heal
In a way that is supportive of who they are as a women
In a way that is non invasive, which is why I love Neuro-linguistics kinesiology
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I hope some people out there take this post seriously, but for this post I need to get real. I had a terrible panic attack today, and it was the second full-blown one I've had this week. Ever since I moved, I feel like everything has changed for me. Since starting college, my whole life has turned around, and I've had no friends for about a month. I was too scared to open up to those around me. Having a panic attack alone is HARD. It pushed me to open up to some of my neighbors, even though I didn't know them that well. I think that reaching out to them was the best thing I could've done, because they were there for me. I don't think I could've gotten through it without them, and I'm really grateful for their help. If you are scared to reach out about your mental illness, I get it. It terrified me, and kept me from feeling comfortable in a foreign environment for a month. But today I was forced to take the leap, and I think things are going to be a lot better because of that. So just take it. Reach out to those around you, and be willing to share about your mental illness. If they judge you for it, that's their problem. If you know someone who is going through mental illness, be there for them. It can honestly make a world of difference in someone's life. Today, it did in mine.
#anxietysucks #anxiety #anxietysupport #depression #depressionsucks #bipolar #bipolardisorder #mentalillness #mentalhealth #mentalhealthawareness #mindmatters #staystrong #itmatters #youmatter #bettertogether
Today was a hard day.
Today reminded me that my brain injury still bothers me and that my anxiety is still around.
I was on the verge of tears all day. Why? No idea. All I can tell you is that it was a very overcast day, the barometric pressure was all over the place, and I felt like I had some serious mental fog...💭
When I got home from work, the LAST thing I wanted to do was head out for a run. But, my new @altrarunning
shoes had arrived and I knew that running would make me feel BETTER! ☝🏻
I laced up my new shoes, put on the @headsntales
podcast (which really helps me on my bad days because it allows me to hear stories of others with brain injuries), and ran some recovery kilometers with my favourite running buddy! 🐶
Did I feel better afterwards? Heck yes! 💛
I’m still not myself today but after my run, I just felt better.
Running is my ME time and no matter how I feel, I always feel BETTER after a run.
Regardless, tomorrow is a new day and I know this weird head day will pass...✌🏻
Giving up is not an option! Why??? Because your life deserves a chance to play itself out. Our life plan and our purpose has already been worked out for us. •
This is where shit hits the fan and you know that means your blessing is around the corner. This means that when you want to give up, God already knows your tired, knows your aching and will glorify you in ways you never ever thought possible. Keep the faith!!! Your time is coming 💕. •
The things that are breaking you will be the very things that make you in to an even better person who has love, compassion, strength and empathy BECAUSE YOU HAVE SUFFERED SO DEEPLY. You know what pain feels like, you know what your heart aching and broken is, you know what desperation and devastation feels like on a deep and personal level. •
You will be a gift to this world because you will love so HARD that you could HEAL anyone who recieves it. You know what you once needed and didn't have and you can now bridge that gap for others. By saving your life....you will be saving others too. •
So please...do not give up, do not give in but instead keep going like the RELENTLESS WARRIOR that you are! I love you!
For all my family out there that is most worried about their own voice not everyone else’s here is the big u lock.
If your voice in your head is angry or mean or fucked remember someone put that voice inside of you.
Learn to rewire it and start loving yourself again.
Please make sure people see his, this statement really matters.
Like really matters.
This is something so few talk about.
Tag a person you care for.
#selflove #selfesteem #kindness #garyvee
You can’t move past negative emotions if you don’t acknowledge their presence. You can’t heal if you don’t shine the light of awareness on them and see them as they are. You have to allow yourself to feel the emotions so you can work with them and transform them. Sit with them. What are they trying to tell you? Why are they here? Listen. Don’t ignore them, don’t repress them. Acknowledge their presence and accept them. That’s a way to be mindful and kind to yourself as you show up for your own emotional healing ❤️
Art by @revelatori
Ladies, it’s time to trust ourselves & stop framing ourselves by what we haven’t done & by the mistakes we’ve made.
Is this you, some days? We women are known for driving ourselves hard at work, while we carry a concern about getting everything perfect. ⠀
If this is you, give yourself permission to stop at ‘good enough’.
The type of perfectionism that translates into thinking negatively about ourselves is more destructive than motivating.
*Photo prior to the gig*
If eighteen months ago someone told me that a week long holiday, and a night to see a great band, would have triggered three episodes of panic, I'd have laughed. No way would I have believed them because I felt mostly safe in my own skin.
If six months ago someone told me the same thing, I'd have thought they were dreaming, because I had three episodes of panic in a single day on a day trip to London, and constantly felt like I had to be on high alert.
These past ten days have had their great highs, but it's not all brilliant. I've had three episodes of panic. I feel a mixed sense of failure (because I'm a perfectionist and I can't believe I am still having panic attacks) and a sense of achievement (because I've ONLY had three episodes of panic, and I'm recovering much quicker thank I used to). Thanks to lots of support from a lovely therapist, handsome husband great family, and the best friends a girl could ask for, I'm better at dealing with stuff. I'm actually able to go and enjoy the things I want to enjoy! I'm so grateful for that.
I loved the gig tonight, and I'm pleased that I was actually able to go. I'm also pleased I can talk about my mental health, not just on the days it's improving, but more importantly on the days it absolutely sucks. Thank you. ☺
We packaged up welcome packages today for our new oily friends.
In the last week we have helped 6 friends start their wellness journey with Young Living. 🌿
What does it mean to support someone in our business? .
It means you are personally helping and supporting someone, a family. You get someone by your side during your journey. It means someone is making you a roller specifically to support your body after you mentioned you were feeling down and out. It means someone is THERE for you. Always. .
It means you have a community of support, love, and resources. Forever.
THAT is what it means. In case you have heard otherwise. 😉
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When you do this you will get back what you give out. When you're compassionate, kind, and patient with others you, most of them will be the same with you. I don't know how it works, but it does! People tend to imitate one another in social situations, I guess. The upside is even if they're still assholes you're being the change you want to see in the world. You're following the golden rule. You're doing your part.
"I could feel my chest pound. My mind went blank. My skin boiled and I went red, floating away as the world went quiet. No, I wasn’t in a hot air balloon, drifting across the blue sky on a gentle summer’s day.
I was in the Arndale shopping centre and I had just had my first #panicattack
- @sarahh7007 #OC87