Guys. I killed my exercise goal today. Lately I find myself only having my watch on to track things while I’m at work which is really discouraging when I look back at my log on my watch. •
Today I came home from work, made dinner for my loves, got some dishes and laundry done, and then walked a few miles. And it feels SO GOOD. •
Not only that but I talked about my struggle with fear in my stories today while we were out walking! •
I’m definitely not where I want to be in any area of my life. Yet. But today I got closer than I have in a long time. I feel like I was finally able to express my heart and put things out into the universe that I feel good about. •
Not to mention my body feels HAPPY! It feels good that I included my little one and my pups in my exercise instead of just working out in the living room. It feels good that I was able to breathe in oxygen on my own turf and not just while outside on recess or bus duty. It feels good to be able to say that I met my goal. •
I pushed aside what was convenient for what brought me closer to my happy place, and now-as I’m watching my child play fetch with himself-I feel better. I feel content. •
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Sometimes you need to stop seeing the good in people and start seeing what they actually show you...
If they need you only temporarily, then maybe you should start ignoring them permanently.
So...I’ve created this account as a way to share my journey of recovery from depression and work burnout. As you may guess this picture was taken in Santorini (Greece), but you are probably wondering how does this relate to my recovery. Well, at least for me, this trip marked a before and after in my recovery. Before my trip to Greece I was acting as in autopilot, doing whatever everyone told me to do (my doctors, mi coworkers, my bosses, my family) to improve my mental state. During my trip I discovered that “happiness”, or the possibility of it, was not going to be achieved by what everybody thought I should be doing, but instead but what I thought and firmly believed I should be doing because it fulfilled a certain and deep need in my soul. After going back home, I discovered that my perspective regarding everything that had brought me down in the first place had changed. It no longer had its grasp around me (or so it felt). I started “searching for happiness” more proactively, doing things I enjoyed and trying new ones so as to gather more experience. That’s not to say that my journey has ended, I still experience moments of self-doubt or even self-hatred, but at least I feel that I’ve gained some tools to mitigate their power over me. 💪🏻 See you on the next post.
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Meeko has become the best mountain climbing companion.
Wake up every morning and find a reason to shine.
Should I listen to Kanye and think about me or listen to Drake and think about you 🤷🏻♂👀
People who do not understand your silence will never understand your words.
📍Footprints in the sand | Samal Island, Davao City, PH🇵🇭
I posted this a few months ago but never achieved any of these goals.
I’ve been hiding behind a painted smile for months upon months now, when in reality I’ve felt like a man with a fork in a world of soup.
Over thinking, stressed, anxious, depressed at times, not motivated, and in reality it’s effected every aspect of me from work to my social/personal life.
The meme says ‘my goal for the rest of the year’, and with 2019 creeping ever closer, I doubt I’ll have the time to correct all this in such a short space of time.
But after spending last night analysing the past 6 months or so. The stuff I’ve seen and been through, hated and enjoyed. Weighing up decisions I’ve made, do i regret making them? Yes most definitely.
But even though I’m not feeling it at the minute, have they made me a stronger person in the long run? Absolutely.
Again after a good few hours reflection last night and this morning, I’m determined to get back to being that happy go lucky person I was and still am somewhere inside.
Be kind always, you never know what struggles people are going through.
Just because their scars aren’t visible, doesn’t mean there isn’t any.
Sorry for the long winded post, but I thought it was an apt time to talk about mental health and break the stigma, especially for males.
I guess the message is when you feel at rock bottom, there’s only one way to go ☝🏻
Peace out and stay positive ✌🏻
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Maybe life isn’t about avoiding the bruises. Maybe it’s about collecting the scars to prove that we showed up for it.
If you have never hurt, then you have never lived. If you have never lost, then you have never tried.
As Carl Jung once said: “It all depends on how we look at things, and not how they are in themselves.”
Time to move on and live our lives!
Yesterday for the first time in a looonnngggg time I went to church with this guy. I was so nervous 😩 but that message tho ✍🏾🙌🏾❤️ If this dude don’t balance me out I swear💪🏾 I’m so grateful for you, Your a great person, Man, Father and Friend Thanks for Letting my be apart of your world 😘 #MCM #bestfriend #findyourhappyplace
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