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It's easy to say that we can change how we feel about saying no to others, to establish boundaries, to say we aren't responsible for other people's happiness. But what about actually putting it in action? . Up on the blog is a post about taking care of others while caring for yourself, and included in it is this worksheet to help you walk through the process!
This week's episode of #InnerSpace takes a look at younger generations and the effect social media has on mental health. Special thanks to musician @whitneywoerz for joining us on the pod, available on @applepodcasts and everywhere you get your favorite shows.✨
Never change for others...Just because they can't see the magic you can see. * You are an amazing person that most people in the world would not be able to face what you face. Always see your worth.
Day 3 of the “ULTIMATE MENTAL HEALTH WORKOUT” with @the.mind.gym 🐝 🐝 MEDITATION x1: Painted with Watercolours, it was so peaceful and imperfect. #imperfection 🐝 🐝 CONNECT WITH OTHERS X2: (Nope...) a fail? #isolating or #selfcare ? #selfish ? 🤔 I feel I’ve been surrounded by others for many days which has been lovely, but I was starting to feel out of balance and I needed a break today to CONNECT with myself. #selfcare 🐝 🐝 AFFIRMATIONS X3: 1. My own company was relaxing and peaceful today-thank you Hannah-Louise! 2. I’m becoming a good wee artist. 3. I did well to remember (and act on) my prescribed meal plan. 🐝 🐝 GET UP AND MOVE AROUND X4: I’m feeling very much like a sloth as I haven’t been very active today. However... 1. Woke up naturally with the sunrise and birdsong. 2. Washing is hung out in the sun. 3. Shifted boxes of art supplies. 4. Cleaned and scrubbed my floors, doors and dusted. 🐝 🐝 HAND WRITTEN GRATITUDES X5: 1. Grateful to my parents for my Easer Present-A FABULOUS pot of Honey. 2. Grateful to the electricity supply so I could do lots of washing (OCD-I’m struggling today). 3. Grateful to the trees for a cooling & refreshing breeze. 4. Grateful to my sister for giving me her art supplies AND she’s the artist of this brilliant blue flower. 5. Grateful to my inner strength. #innerstrength 🐝 🐝 Thank you @the.mind.gym for your continued support 🤗 🐝 🐝 #peaceofmind #assertiveness #mentalhealthawareness #mentalhealth #workingout #workout #workoutroutine #workouts #workoutmotivation #gymmotivation #gymlife #mentalhealthworkout #mentalhealthwork @nhsenglandldn @nhsmillion @oxford_healthnhs #anorexiarecover #edwarrior #anorexiawarrior #honeylover #beekeeping #honeypot #tigerlady #peace #ocd #edfam #anorexianervosa #recovery
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Day 3 of the “ULTIMATE MENTAL HEALTH WORKOUT” with @the.mind.gym 🐝 🐝 MEDITATION x1: All was getting a little chaotic at lunch and I just needed a quick ‘time-out’ to ground myself. Without wanting to panic anyone, I quietly went to the bathroom and practiced two minutes of a cooling yoga breathing technique (can’t remember the name), taught to me by my beautiful friend @iamberenicemertens & 2 minutes later, I’m calm 🙏 🐝 🐝 CONNECT WITH OTHERS X2: Easter Sunday Mass. Friends and family. 🐝 🐝 AFFIRMATIONS X3: 1. I felt beautiful today, I seemed to carry the sun on my shoulder all day! 2. I am proud of my increasingly productive self-soothing. 3. I rocked my recovery today, especially at lunch! 🐝 🐝 GET UP AND MOVE AROUND X4: Awake and up at sunrise. 2. Walked to church with my sister. 3. Strolled down Cowley Rd with my family. 4. Made a much needed trip to the petrol station. 🐝 🐝 HAND WRITTEN GRATITUDES X5: (typed 1. I am grateful to my Church. 2. I am grateful to my family & friends @zaatarbake 3. I am grateful to the 🌞 for resting on my shoulders when taking photos! 4. I am grateful to have shoulders strong enough for this to be possible. 5. I am grateful to have not TRIED to round up the ££ at the petrol station, I wasn’t even looking and only when I felt I’d inhaled enough (😃) petrol fumes, I stopped at saw it was bang on £45.00!! This OCD habit has been hard to break. I usually end up with cramp in my hand from messing around with the pump for so long trying to end on a whole number...thus spending a lot more on petrol than needed or intend through failure of ‘perfection'. Things happen much more naturally and pain-free since lightening-up a little! 6(!). My new fitting notebook 📓 🐝 🐝 Thank you @the.mind.gym Zoe for another day of your Mental Health Workout Session which has left me feeling much more assertive with myself and my environment. 🐝 🐝 #peaceofmind #assertiveness #mentalhealthawareness #mentalhealth #workingout #workout #workoutroutine #workouts #workoutmotivation #gymmotivation #gymlife #mentalhealthworkout #mentalhealthwork @nhsenglandldn @nhsmillion @oxford_healthnhs #anorexiarecover #edwarrior #anorexiawarrior #catholic
Self-portraits (helps relieve self-loathing 🤷‍♂️) Also my thumb is not that massive or owt #artistoninstagram #type1diabetic #practicemakesprogress #diabeticartist #mentalillnessart #chronicillnessart #mentalhealthwork #arttherapy #werkitout #perspectiveplease
Day 2 of the “ULTIMATE MENTAL HEALTH WORKOUT” ✌️✍️🌻 with @the.mind.gym (FYI I will be making two posts today as this is yesterday’s, day 2, and my post yesterday was day 1-which was the day before. Tonight’s will be day 3-today’s!!) 🐝 🐝 MEDITATION X1: See this beautiful flower, I gazed at it for two minutes using 4 of my senses to be at one with it. Touch, sight, smell, sounds. I didn’t think it appropriate to taste it 😂 🐝 🐝 CONNECT WITH OTHERS X2: Being with my wonderful friends @zaatarbake.oxford and quality time with my sister. 🐝 🐝 AFFIRMATIONS X3: 1. I’m proud of myself for not cropping out my legs from one of these photos-I fought against my illness. ‘Opposite Action’ CBT technique. 2. I’m proud of myself for accepting my friends taster plate for his new menu and not compensating for it-it was an additional (mini) meal and I didn’t die or blow up like a balloon! 3. My skin is glowing, and I am proud of myself for allowing it to repair and take its own course. 🐝 🐝 GET UP AND MOVE AROUND X4: 1. I woke up early to practice some positive discipline. 2. A walk through the buzzing Cowley Rd. 3. Sorbet in Cowley with my sister. 4. Dancing around my kitchen whilst cooking my parent’s some Easter delights. 🐝 🐝 HAND WRITTEN GRATITUDES X5: (typed for sharing) 1. I am grateful to my body for forgiving the hurt I have done to it in the past, it is repairing itself so gently. 2. I am grateful to the lawnmower giving me the sweet smelling grass. 3. I am grateful for the sunlight. 4. I am grateful to my friends on Cowley Rd. 5. I am grateful my clinicians who have/are supporting me in my recovery. 🐝 🐝 Thank you @the.mind.gym Zoe for motivating me to complete day 2. 🐝 🐝 #mentalhealthawareness #mentalhealth #workingout #workout #workoutroutine #workouts #workoutmotivation #gymmotivation #gymlife #mentalhealthworkout #mentalhealthwork @nhsenglandldn @nhsmillion @oxford_healthnhs #anorexiarecover #edwarrior #anorexiawarrior #anorexianervosarecovery #anorexiasurvivor
Day 1 of the “ULTIMATE MENTAL HEALTH WORKOUT” with @the.mind.gym ☝️ 🤸‍♀️ MEDITATION: This is something I find really (ironically) stressful. However I went to my local aquarium and gazed at 🐠 for an hour. Very soothing. 🐝 🐝 CONNECT WITH OTHERS X2: Spending time with my beautiful sister. Waking up naturally to the morning birdsong and sunrise at 5am 🐦 🌅 🐝 🐝 AFFIRMATIONS X3: (this was the toughest!) 1. My legs, for they’re not what feel like mine, but they carried me through such a beautiful day today. 2. I heard my laugh on a video, I really loved it. 3. I am proud of myself for staying in shorts all day. 🐝 🐝 GET UP AND MOVE AROUND X4: 1. I got out of my bed to breath in the morning dew and listen to the sweet birdsong. 2. A sunny walk around Shotover Woods with Lucy. 3. Sorbet in Cowley. 4. A trip to buy some groceries for supper. 🐝 🐝 HAND WRITTEN GRATITUDES X5: (typed for sharing) 1. I am grateful for my sister. 2. I am grateful to my family for loving me unconditionally and to be able to feel that in my heart today. 3. I am grateful to be strong enough both physically and mentally to fight Anorexia’s stabs today. 4. I am grateful to the sun for its gifts of a fresh fruit breakfast and a healthy glow. 5. I am gratefully the birds which sing the most peaceful wake up call to me. 🐝 🐝 Thank you @the.mind.gym Zoe for this brilliant workout. I feel so peaceful and in-tune with myself and the world around me. 🐝 🐝 #mentalhealthawareness #mentalhealth #workingout #workout #workoutroutine #workouts #workoutmotivation #gymmotivation #gymlife #mentalhealthworkout #mentalhealthwork @nhsenglandldn @nhsmillion @oxford_healthnhs #anorexiarecover #edwarrior #anorexiawarrior #anorexianervosarecovery #anorexiasurvivor
Photo from @bethanynjohnson - Mental health is SO important, and Bethany helps her patients boost mood and reduce stress with this pretty little fiddle in her office. Thanks for tagging us Bethany! Posted @withrepost. * * * * * #thatplantlife #reallifeplantparents #wildinteriors #myplantlovinghome #planteriordesign #plantloversofinstagram #therealhouseplantsof_ig #mentalhealthwork #selfcarefirst #brainpower #mentalhealthcounseling
I’ve been a slave to trauma for so long I didn’t even realize it was affecting me. I would go to therapy and express that I had gotten over these areas of my life. But that WASN’T true. 🃏 - - See, I had never really properly addressed these areas of my life. Sure, I went to therapy but each time it was “surface healing”. I didn’t talk about how any of those experiences affected me or made me feel. No. Instead it was an angry sesh where I just flipped out, felt better, went home and thought I was done. ✅ - - I was afraid. I was afraid of letting out those emotions. You know, the deep ones that affect our souls? I was afraid that I would begin to hate people all over again when I had “come so far”. 🤦🏻‍♀️ - - I had to learn the hard way that these hurts just grow and fester when they are not addressed. Eventually it will start seeping out into every area of your life. This is why it is SO IMPORTANT to talk about those experiences!!Not once. Not twice. Until you know that you have explored every way it has impacted you and develop a plan to reverse harmful behaviors you have learned from it!!! 🙌🏼 - - I’ve chosen to be like this jellyfish. I seem to be swaying to and fro but don’t get it twisted DEPRESSION, I am taking out my tentacles to pack a mean punch. 🥊 - - What are you afraid of? What can you lose that you haven’t already lost? Comment below!!! - - Thanks @magneticpreneur for day 8 of the #magneticpreneurchallenge #selfcareisnecessary #breakingthestigmatogether #mentalillnesshurts #dontbeafraidofchange #depressionfighter #depressionfighters #letsendstigma #ptsdfighter #depressionisnotachoice #depressionisnotajoke #depressionisnotaweakness #depressionhurtseveryone #depressionishard #depressionsucks 😔 #mentalhealthatwork #mentalhealthwork #mentalhealthbloggers #mentalhealthblogs
I’ve always said, “I wish I were more consistently motivated.” I’ve always been an “all or nothing” person. When I’m on, I am ON. But when I’m off...who knows when I’ll be back. Your brain is always strengthening your neural pathways. When you choose a behavior/habit over and over, those connections in your brain are the most well-traveled. They operate just like muscles: the more you use them, the stronger they are. So if you decided to change your behaviors one day, you might find it to be pretty hard and, like me, blame it on your lack of motivation. But the truth is, your brain is just going to direct you to the most frequently traveled paths because then you can focus on what it really wants you to: general survival (thanks slow evolution). So when I made the decision to change my habits, I realized it was going to be DISCIPLINE that got that done because I need to rebuild the way my brain works. I work under the assumption that motivation is a byproduct of discipline. You put in the work, you get the fruits of that labor. The magical fruit of discipline is that over time, you become more motivated because your brain is like, “okay, we know what we’re doing now and we can do this.” I wrote a blog post on this subject earlier in the year called Battle of the Brain: 2019, if you wanna know some basic science behind this concept, go to www.shtcourtneysays.blog and look in January’s archives. . Wellness tip #3 : If you want to change something in your life, don’t stress too much that it’s difficult. You’re building your discipline. THAT’S NOT EASY. But it will become easier when you stick to it. Good things are worth sticking to. Find an accountability buddy and talk through those feelings. You’ve got this 💪🏻✨🙏🏻❤️
Lovely work colleague Mel is leaving us for beautiful Croatia...wearing her pounamu that our team gifted her. (picked by me) #mentalhealthwork #socialwork #occupationaltherapy
#WorldSemicolonday My story wasn’t over 💙
This time last year I had done possibly the worst think ever and could have ended my life ... I was not okay and I was scared to admit it so I thought the only thing to help anyone was to get rid of the problem and in my eyes that was me I thought if I ended my life I ended the problem but this is never the case and now because of how severely it has effected me it’s times like this where I wish I could take back everything the flashbacks the torment the feeling you get like your standing in a room watching the same film over and over with no way out you remember evrey little emotion you felt every thing that hurt back then now hurts because it’s all that’s on your mind you can still feel the way it went down and came back up while sitting on a hospital bed fearing for your life .... it’s been a whole year since this and I’m still here my past had and always will effect me emotionally mentally and physically and I will never be able to get away from it but what I can tell you is I have grown from it ❤️🧡❤️ . . . . #suicideprevention #anxiety #dontcut #stopself #itsokay #deppression #suicideprevention #suicideawareness #itwillbeok #staystrong #together #deppressionawareness #sticktogether #itdoesgetbetterthanthis #keepsmiling#mentalhealth #mentalhealthwork #mentalhealthatwork #corporate #businesslifestyle #mentalhealthawareness #mindsatwork #stressrelief #stressawareness #mentalhealthadvocate #mentalhealthcampaigner
I think to achieve joy, we have to be present with our pain first. Nobody walking around on this planet is without some deep wound, some trauma, some experience of pain - and that absolutely includes the happiest people. Life is incredibly heavy, and while we can choose optimism, choose to smile, choose to focus on joy — there has to be an acknowledgement of our very real human struggle first. Pain is a fundamental part of the human experience. Without facing darkness, there’s nothing powerful about light. I am currently in the most vulnerable, painful, challenging time of my life. And I am present with this pain. I know why it’s here, I know that it’s real, and I know that I will get through to the other side of it. I also know that when I do, I’ll be a better me. Sometimes, we have to create situations in our life that will have the effect of pain, in order to be our best selves. Once I realized I was in a situation that was holding me back from love and joy, that’s just what I did. Your struggle is hard. It is painful. And it is real. We can choose to be swallowed by our pain, or we can sit with it and smile anyway. Today, I choose to smile. 🌾❤️☀️ make a wish.
This quote relates to my core. I did not manage the last Holiday Squad Challenge from @bikini.body.burn but girl am I motivated for this next one ✊🏼 I am just at a place where I need change even though I am really scared of it. I am struggling with my mental health and it also affects the people I love in an unpleasant way. I am done losing myself in my struggle and want to take action. With the Feeling Yourself Challenge by @bikini.body.burn I hope I can gain healthy habits and a balanced lifestyle. I hope I can learn to love myself and that I do deserve to be healthy mentally and physically.I am ready to rock and roll🤘🏼😆✊🏼 ———————— #Mentalhealth #mentalhealthaware #mentalhealthovereverydamnthing #mentalhealthdisorders ##mentalhealthreform #mentalhealthfirst #mentalhealthdayoff #mentalhealthawaress #mentalhealthillnesses #mentalhealthinspiration #mentalhealthawarensss #MentalHealthandInvisibleIllnessResources #mentalhealthresources #mentalhealthcomic #mentalhealthawarness #mentalhealthmemes #mentalhealthadvocate #mentalhealthwellness #mentalhealthatwork #mentalhealthrecovery #mentalhealthpromise #mentalhealthwork #mentalhealth101 #mentalhealthawareneness
Creamy dreamy cherry smoothie ❤️😅 Dinner was amazing ! Recipe is from fully raw Kristina « cherry smoothie bowl »; except I had no banana so I used mango and pineapple instead ! Fueling ourselves with an abundance of raw fruits and veggies is the most powerful and healing act you can do. Vibrant, colorful and fresh food truly heals you. I used to suffer with anxiety, OCD, insomnia, panick attacks... you name it, and every day I can see myself healing. Now, of course food is not everything and I still struggle. And that’s when #mentalhealthwork comes in. But eating this way opened this new way of seeing the world, which lead to working on my #mentalhealth . That’s why food is number 1 medicine. Also something that helped me so much is the mantra « GIVE IN AND GIVE UP » from @stellathelight. Give in in abundance, freedom, rest, fuel, mental work, love and happiness and give UP on your old habits, even if it is uncomfortable. Stella helped me SO much and i am forever grateful for the #30dayprogram I followed with her. ❤️
Ive been learning alot about #trauma over the past year and a half with a few organizations, classes, and self research. This is a new favorite quote that Im personally familiar with-and working through🖤
Is the 9-5 working in terms of mental health? How can we make workplaces better for brains? Do we need to change our approach and, if so, how? This is what we’re discussing at the first Mentally Yours Live. Top authors, speakers and campaigners @_natashadevon @mrmatthewtodd @carl.anka @the_art_tiffin join hosts @ellencscott and I to discuss mental health and work at a live panel and podcast recording @waterstoneskensington on Thursday, April 11 from 7pm. We are holding this to celebrate the second birthday of the @metro.co.uk mental health podcast #mentallyyours and raise money for @samaritanscharity Come along for an evening of interesting chat, not to mention lovely goodie bags. Tickets are free but extremely limited. To reserve your place email kensington@waterstones.com now. Suggested charity donation £5. You can donate online or on the night. See you there 🥳 #mentallyyourslive
new month 🔥🙌 NEW WORK episodes 3 and 4 of Health Huddle. community service events. Old school Philly boxing with @mjfitnessboxing . episode 4 of Fit Philly featuring @pennherb . Wellness week with @theillguild and @queensunitedwholistic . All this and much more exclusively on @phillyhealth on Instagram #phillyhealth #newcontent #healthandwellness #healthchannel #wellnesschannel #healthandwellnesschannel #healthwebsite #takecareofyourself #takecareofyou #healthhuddle #fitphilly #juicebullcoming #pennherb #maleekjackson #illumineguild #wellnessweek #communityhealth #mentalhealthwork
📝Don’t miss our tomorrow’s workshop📝 . . . We are facilitating a workshop at SRM to focus on the impact of technology on mental health and how to keep the user's mental wellbeing in mind while developing apps. Meet you tomorrow! . . . . #lonepack #mentalhealthawareness #mentalhealthmatters #shatterthestigma #thegoodquote #spreadpositivity #positivevibes #positivequotes #positiveoutlook #positivity #workshop #mentalhealthworkshops #mentalhealthwork #technology
Simple things. A co-worker who always has a candy bowl on her desk, saved the best ones from last week for me. While I was on vacation she left these on my desk. Sometimes we share bible verse planner stickers and other times just reminisce about the similarities in our family history. This person happens to be the only other black woman in our 40ish person department. I tell her that she reminds me of home while she tells me that I give her hope for the future. 🥰 . . . . . . . . #workplacewellness #productivityhacks #memoirsofaworkingmother #workanxiety #diversity #fitexecutive #mentalhealthwork #thejuggleisreal #womenexecutives #community #momswhowork #spiritualbosslady #jugglingallthethings #blackmomskillingit #healthyprofessionals #mentalhealthjourney #busyprofessionals #fitprofessionals #successfulmarriage #employeemotivation #worklifeintegration #godiswithinher #worktolivenotlivetowork #busyfamilylife #employeewellness #blackmomskillingit #diversitymatters
📝 Workshop Alert 📝 . . . We are facilitating a workshop at SRM to focus on the impact of technology on mental health and how to keep the user's mental wellbeing in mind while developing apps. We are conducting this on March 30, 2019, in association with the ACM of SRM. . . . . #lonepack #mentalhealthawareness #mentalhealthmatters #shatterthestigma #thegoodquote #spreadpositivity #positivevibes #positivequotes #positiveoutlook #positivity #workshop #mentalhealthworkshops #mentalhealthwork #technology
We're hiring! We’re expanding - rapidly. In order to deliver our ambitious 5-year strategy we need people that are passionate about challenging the stigma around mental health. On top of this we’re looking for drive & commitment to help us deliver essential support across Dorset - is this you? Follow this link to view job descriptions and to download an application form: http://bit.ly/2tNLQHC #mentalhealth #job #jobs #dorset #dorsetjob #dorsetjobs #recruitment #mentalhealthwork #mentalhealthjob #charity #charityjob #charityjobs #mentalhealthcharity #mentalhealthsupport #wellbeing #commitment #stigma #drive #support #passion #kby #dorsetmind
Had a blast in Toronto this weekend for the #jacksummit ! Had the opportunity to hang with the coolest people all while exercising my passion for both #mentalhealth AND #music . There is still so much work to be done but I am inspired with the knowledge and energy to keep going! So much love and gratitude to everyone at @jackdotorg , yall have been so good to me. 💙💙💙🤗🤘🙏Runnin thru the six with my jackdotorg woes!!!! #jackdotorg #jacktalk #jacktalkspeaker #mentalhealthadvocate #pullupachair #revolutionnow #drake #mentalhealthawareness #youngleaders #grateful #thankyou #stigma #5in5 #workingtogether #ralphmusic #alliemoves #toronto #mentalhealthwork
Are you wearing a mask?⁣ ⁣ How well do you really know what someone is feeling?⁣ ⁣ I only ask as many of us hide how we are feeling and dealing with life by wearing a mask, pretending we are okay when inside we feel like we are drowning, I know I am very much guilty of wearing a mask when I am struggling, I fear if I let people in I am showing that I have failed or I am weak.⁣ ⁣ Now I know this isn’t true and I recommend anyone who is struggling to seek help from people you trust, there is no pride in dealing with depression or mental health alone, it just makes it harder. ⁣ ⁣ No man is an island... ⁣ ⁣ Also...⁣ ⁣ Do not assume what you see on social media Is how someone truly feels or how they are really living their life, there’s been a rise in mental health and I strongly believe this is linked to the internet and social media. ⁣ ⁣ Social media is addictive, it’s self absorbing and creates the need for validation from those around us, we get excited by a celebrity/influencer commenting or liking... the excitement releases feel good factors in the brain which creates the addiction and the crash when we do not get that validation. ⁣ ⁣ I think it’s easier for older generations to not need validation but the younger generations... they are fucked, unless there becomes a way to govern social media and the bullshit that it puts out. ⁣ ⁣ Just because mental health week is over, it doesn’t mean we should suddenly not focus on it, it’s massive and something needs to be done to make us constantly aware that we need to help eachother through and educate ourselves more on how we can manage numerous mental health issues our loved ones may have.⁣ ⁣ Would you be able to understand someone with Bi-polar/depression/BPD/Autism/Asperger/ADHD/anxiety/Anorexia/BED/insert more mental health issues here, chances are you would not, unless you know someone with mental health issues you won’t know much about any of the conditions, and the struggles these people go through everyday. ⁣ ⁣ Please continue to educate yourselves and help those who need it, we all need that support as each and everyone of us are wearing masks.
What I find funny is that the balance workout is the hardest for me 😂. Moving slower is sometimes the hardest thing for me. It ends up take way more mental focus than what my muscles are doing. One of the things I have been going after non stop is my mental health. How am I processing things happening to me? What is my body screaming at me for? What am I focusing on? All these questions are hard to move through and when you are an anxiety driven, people pleaser and perfectionist, they are that much harder to answer. Each day over the last about 8 weeks I have taken time just to be present with myself. Sometimes it is mediation, sometimes it dancing, sometimes it is journaling, it all depends. I have been working really hard to listen to my body and ask her what she needs. The mental side of changing your life is so important and working through it all will make all the difference. I am realizing that as much as weight loss is about eating well and working out, there is a mind thing there. If we as a society refuse to deal with the emotions behind the weight, there will still be extra weight there. As women, I think we don’t deal with so much because we taught that emotionality is bad or wrong so we push it down deep inside our souls and never actually release it. One of the things that I am doing is when something happens, I am allowing the feeling to happen. Yes it might not be right there in the moment but if I need to cry, I cry. If I want to scream, I get in my car and scream. If I need to move, I go for a walk or dance it off. I am doing the things that my body is telling me to do, to release the energy. This journey of life is so amazing and I hope that you all know that you don’t get off the ride until you die. So figuring out what makes you feel good, is so important. Embrace that and explore it!
Folks, I try to be open about my mental health struggles because I want anyone else who’s out there feeling like this to know they aren’t alone. That said, this week has been weird, and bad, and scary. The medication transition continues and I’m surviving, even if I’m not doing anything else. #Repost @anxietysupport.info ・・・ Not every day is productive or fun or inspiring or even just “ok”. Some days challenge us and throw us off kilter — they make us question everything and make us feel like we know nothing. On these days, the days where everything feels extra tough, it’s ok if all you did was put one foot in front of the other and simply survive. (🎨: @justpeachycomic ) ___________ #MentalHealth #mentalhealthovereverything #mentalhealthadvice #MentalHealthMonth #mentalhealthdisorders #mentalhealthwork #mentalhealthorlando #mentalhealthovereverydamnthing #mentalhealthawareness #mentalhealthtips #mentalhealthcareawareness #mentalhealthchallenge #mentalhealthnursing #MentalHealthActivist #mentalhealthcarers #mentalhealthisimportant #mentalhealthhealing #mentalhealthselfie #MentalHealthy #mentalhealthillustration #mentalhealthissues #mentalhealthpodcast #mentalhealthformoms #mentalhealthclothing #mentalhealthcuts #mentalhealthdiscrimination #mentalhealthaction #mentalhealthdiary #mentalhealthblogger
Joy and love after yoga class, inspired to start teaching again someday.. I do share bits of yoga in the work I do with children. New visions of offering more yoga.. #joy #love #rising #growing #healing #yogateacher #yogalife #kripaluyogateacher #mentalhealthwork #mindfulnessbasedmentalhealth #service
As we approach Valentine’s Day, I want to talk about the quest for self-love and why it’s ok (and normal) not to feel it all the time. There’s no hiding the constant pressure to be in love with yourself. There’s also no hiding how complicated that is. Love is incredibly complex, and we live in a society that tells us what our flaws are - and then to hide or fix them; breeds aggression and insecurity... and then pressures us to love ourselves. For much of my life, I’d find myself searching for love everywhere other than within - which really just meant I was keeping myself from it because I didn’t think I was worthy of it. Finally, I hit a very dark, low point in my life and I started to do the work. A lot of work. I really had to take an honest look at myself, break old habits and form new ones, meet new people, find balance — and doing the work is a lifelong practice. And soon, feelings of love started to come from unexpected places within myself. I love who & where I am right now. But that doesn’t mean I don’t experience pain, insecurity or negative emotions. self-love means giving yourself permission to not feel good all the time. It’s leaving space for imperfection, space to feel tired and cranky, space for everything that makes you human. What I no longer leave room for is comparison, judgement or toxic energy because those things actively harm me. Here’s the thing: self-love cannot wait for when we look the way we want to, get into the perfect relationship, land the dream job or nail down a solid routine to feel love toward ourselves. Self-love has to start first, just as you are, because there will always be something new to chase. If you can love yourself right now, just as you are, none of the other stuff will matter; yet all of it will fit right into place. And that type of love can only come from within you. Today, tomorrow and every day, I invite you to release the pressure to live in a state of self-love and allow yourself to live in a state of self-respect. Give yourself permission to experience, accept, and embrace everything that comes up. It’s what makes you, you. here’s to loving ourselves, even when we don’t. ❤️
Sometimes just admitting that you aren’t okay is better then hiding everything away just telling yourself that you need help can be the first step to recovery and the first step is not always the easiest but it will get easier . . . #suicideprevention #anxiety #dontcut #stopself #itsokay #deppression #suicideprevention #suicideawareness #itwillbeok #staystrong #together #deppressionawareness #sticktogether #itdoesgetbetterthanthis #keepsmiling#mentalhealth #mentalhealthwork #mentalhealthatwork #corporate #businesslifestyle #mentalhealthawareness #mindsatwork #stressrelief #stressawareness #mentalhealthadvocate #mentalhealthcampaigner
A school friend shared this with us today found it funny!!! Especially the part I circled 😂 this is a therapists 🧠
Personal Development & Mental Health • If you don't work on bettering your mental health. Don't expect a positive outcome. Like anything in life you need to do the work and believe in yourself. I'm not saying is going to be easy but what I'm saying is that YOU ARE WORTH IT. • Here's a step YOU CAN START TODAY or YOU can hope it all changes by it self. • Today YOU START writing down 25 times in the morning 25 minday and 25 at night...."IM WORTH IT". When you write it down SAY IT OUT LOUD and FEEL IT. • Do this for the next 4 weeks and you will see how you are going to want to better yourself. I have faith in you. It's time you have faith in yourself. If you are ready to move forward to have a better life comment 👇 below "I'M WORTH IT". • Bipolar Depression Power™ Remember, you are not the illness. It's something that you face™ • #MentalHealth #mentalhealthovereverything #mentalhealthadvice #MentalHealthMonth #mentalhealthdisorders #mentalhealthwork #selflove #mentalhealthovereverydamnthing #mentalhealthawareness #mentalhealthtips #mentalhealthcareawareness #mentalhealthchallenge #mentalhealthnursing #MentalHealthActivist #mentalhealthcarers #mentalhealthisimportant #mentalhealthhealing #mentalhealthselfie #MentalHealthy #mentalhealthillustration #mentalhealthissues #mentalhealthpodcast #mentalhealthformoms #mentalhealthclothing #mentalhealthcuts #mentalhealthdiscrimination #mentalhealthaction #mentalhealthdiary #mentalhealthblogger #bipolardepressionpower
💚 When in physical pain we hold something onto the wound to ease the pain. But when we are in emotional pain what can we do to ease the pain? 💔 Nothing seems to take away the emotional pain, substances or alcohol , they numb the pain, work as a tonic but then when you become ‘fully present’ again the emotional pain seems worse than ever. We can observe the emotions, the pain, but avoid judging the emotions and let them be , just like thoughts, let them flow down a river like leaves. Certain techniques I use with my clients can help release the pain at a pace and energy frequency you can deal with. Offering specified energy treatment combined with Life Coaching you will experience relaxation, rational thinking and clearer mind combined with empowerment and the feeling of moving forward. 💛. Whatever your emotional pain I can help. Call 07706 009404 to book or book online www.lailawellbeing.booksy.com #MentalHealth #healing #nlp #coaching #mentalhealthadvice #MentalHealthMonth #mentalhealthdisorders #mentalhealthwork #mentalhealthawareness #mentalhealthisimportant #mentalhealthhealing #MentalHealthy #mentalhealthaction #crystals #vegan
I’ve been struggling with my emotions for years now. I’m so surprised that my husband has stuck with me through them because I. Feel. Everything. . . I’m kind of a pain in the ass that way, but I’ve definitely been working through them and trying to channel them and see things the way that he does. . . I’ve been meditating every day… 5 minutes, 10 minutes, whatever I have time for really. I’m tired of my emotions driving the way that my life plays out. They have been the cause for a lot of pain in my life and I’m over it. . . I am definitely on a journey to take my life in my own hands and not in the consequences of my emotions! . . I am in control of my emotions. . I deserve to live an abundant life. . I am a supportive & loving wife, daughter and friend. . Meditation. Affirmations. Essential Oils. Supplements & all the doggo kisses. . . . . #affirmationsoftheday #affirmationsofthemind #affirmationsworkwonders #AffirmationsForTheSoul #affirmationsforagreatlife  #positivevibes #positivity #keeponkeepingon #anxietyrecovery #mentalhealth #mentalhealthwork #mentalhealthandwellbeing #mentalhealthsystem #mentalhealthies #mentalhealthawareneness #mentalhealthishealthtoo #essentialoilsforeverything #essentialoilsarethebomb #essentialoilsrockmyworld #essentialoilsforwellness #changeisgoodforthesoul #rawemotion #supportyourfriends #peaceandhappiness #ijustwantbetter #dogmom
At times, we get stuck in the constant hustle and are hesitant to say no because we don't want to lose out on opportunities. But in doing that, we risk burnout and not enjoying our journey. 'When one door closes, another one opens'. Don't feel guilty saying no and you might find yourself a bit happier and a lot less stressed.
...coming together, slowly, surely, steadily.
Coming apart...
It’s something we should all think about ❤️❤️❤️
It can be hard not to compare yourself to someone else's best because sometimes, that's the only point of reference in your line of sight. Next time, make a conscious effort to focus on your own path. And if you really want to compare, glance back at your own journey and you'll see how far you've come 💕
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