This is a useful tool from @crazyheadcomics for challenging negative thoughts!
Remember, our thoughts are just thoughts. We can learn to disengaged from negative thinking by asking ourselves these type of questions. #anxieteawithchillys
It's easy to go through life feeling like you don't have a purpose. You can feel like everything is meaningless and you're here for no reason. You can feel like no one cares about you and nothing matters including yourself. Depression makes this feeling 100x worse. There is nothing more important in life than having a purpose. It will get you through the thick and thin and is important for especially those who are dealing with any sort of chronic illness! You can bring joy to people's lives and help people who need it. You have so much potential. Your smile brighten up a room and your work can influence billions. Find something you care about and that you're willing to die for. You are here for a reason and depression doesn't deserve to take that way from you. I love you and have a great day! 🙂
These are my pre-jiu jitsu nails. I am currently taking my first break from training after a continual neck injury. Im rehabbing and strengthening and trying not to lose my mind. Maybe even grow out my nails for a sec.. I didn’t realize how much jiu jitsu helps with my anxiety until I stopped training. I HAVE SO MANY FEELINGS! Hope to be on the mats soon 🤞🏽 #bye#anxiety 📸 @brotherlemoine
My dreams have been keeping me up some nights... they are so vivid. They are a mixture of odd and enjoyable. Sometimes interesting and other times disturbing. There are ones that make me want to sleep a little longer, ones that I don’t want to end - and ones that allow me to close the gap of distance. The gap of distance and time - the reality of my situation isn’t apparent in the good dreams. Things are as I want them to be. A projection of my desires. My wants and sometimes even the past is replayed back... and for that moment when my eyes are closed the pain is gone, my heart is at ease and all is right with me. ❤️ #togetherforever#invisibleillness#chronicmigraine#trustyourjourney
Hi my name is Logan and I have a couple of new recently discovered pet peeves of mine-
1. When people wait to eat their food on an airplane. I’m sorry, but if you have time to go get McDonald’s, you should have time to eat it quickly before boarding. *Maybe* there are some circumstances that allow you to make the whole plane smell like your cheeseburger, but that doesn’t make it any less annoying to me.
2. Sneaker-heels. Heel-sneakers. Whatever you want to call them, it’s a fashion trend I just don’t get.
3. Fake positivity/spiritual bypassing (but this ain’t new).
What are some of your pet peeves? What’s bothering you today?! What do you want to complain about + release?? I’m actually a big fan of complaining (different from wallowing!!)
Let me know! Talk about it, let it out, and move on! And remember, I love you
Photo cred 📷👑: @shottgunz
Thankful I got yoga in today!! Already been a hard working day of getting my horses home. Lots of cleaning and moving things around in the barn. I would call this a workout of itself. I’m evening running back and forth to get everything ready in time 😂
I’m surprised to because I usually feel sluggish by now, but I’m still motivated and amped!! ☺️💪🏻❤️
Mental health is no joke and it’s extremely hard especially when you are a new mum, single mum and completely isolated. There is nothing worse that being ignored, made to feel invisible and completely worthless. It really is true that once you stop contacting people they don’t contact you and if you try to make plans it never happens. You then notice the negative people and cut them out because your too exhausted to explain or complain and you don’t want the aftermath. Your head is struggling enough without the added drama of someone else.
On the flip side I am eternally grateful to my three absolutely wonderful children who keep me going and my full time job that keeps me so busy that I don’t have time to think. Still working on the whole anxiety thing but being able to actually go out of the house without having a huge panic attack is a bonus. This past year I have moved house to a new area, got an amazing new job, lost 3 stone (still a long way to go) and welcomed a beautiful and crazy dog to our family. I did it all on my own whilst fighting my own demons but it was worth it to know I did it on my own. Me and my children have learn’t exactly who the doers and the shakers are don’t get made that they no longer care they gave up when you gave up on them. #longpost#mentalhealth#depression#anxiety#singlemum#singlemom#postnataldepression#nevergiveup#liveandlearn#realtalk#sorrynotsorry
Here’s the thing about the diet-binge cycle that nobody talks about…it’s not dieting, in a vacuum, that triggers it.
It’s wanting to control your weight,
that triggers the dieting (in various forms),
that triggers it.
Every time I ask a client, “why is it so scary to let go of controlling your food?” the answer is invariably,
“I’m afraid I’ll gain weight.”
Fear of weight gain controls us.
Fear of weight gain is why “it’s so hard to let go,” or “I’m not there yet,”
Fear of weight gain backs us up against a wall and says “you don’t have a choice in this matter,”
Get thin or die.
When you let yourself be controlled by your fear of gaining weight,
because you believe the walls will cave in around you or the Earth will burst into flames if you do,
that’s when the cycle begins.
that’s when you can not help but to judge every bite of food you feed yourself,
that’s when you can not help but to obsess about your food,
that’s when you feel like you don’t have a choice but to restrict,
because you believe your survival depends on it.
And then it’s just a matter of time…
before you can’t fight any longer.…
before you’re on autopilot — lunging for that jar of peanut butter,
because you just need some R.E.L.I.E.F.
The pressure is too much; it’s too heavy to bear.
When you’re only okay with yourself at a certain weight, it’s like you’re handing food a baseball bat and saying:
“You have the power to make or break me, show me who’s boss.”
Emotional Eating is the almost certain outcome of hating your body.
Is body acceptance something you are willing to work on? What are you willing to let go of, to get to the other side?
717 minutes ago
Haters and poems go together like peanut butter and jelly 🙏🏽🤡🥪
🌨🏹| hi guys i was at the library today w my friends and we had pizza and did our project and it works (car powered by a balloon) and we played uno yaaaaa 🤑😻🧸🤠🍕
438 minutes ago
Food for thought: As we enter into the weekend and want to let go of all the stuff that follows us, or feels heavy...remember that what we numb today, will show up tomorrow.
Letting go, relaxing, and rejuvenating is different than numbing. Numbing often involves being excessive; in our substance use, our food use, our media use, and the list goes on.
The thing about numbing is that it feels good in the moment, but that feel good doesn’t last. The other thing about numbing is, we can’t do it selectively. Meaning, when we make a practice out of numbing the difficult emotions, we numb out the positive feelings too.
This isn’t to make you feel guilt or shame around your weekend plans, but to help open your eyes to the possibility that your pursuit to make yourself feel better, might be making you feel worse.
So have that glass of wine, or that extra yummy food if it feels like it’s a choice, not a response to an emotion you are having a hard time feeling. Instead, try telling yourself “I do not have to do anything to get rid of this feeling.” As hard as it seems, if we can make a habit out of letting our feelings just “be there” we can move on from them much quicker. #feelings#anxiety#anxietyhelp#ocd#depressionhelp#cognitivebehavioraltherapy#motherandmorepodcast#leanin#wecandohardthings
308 minutes ago
i was just starting to draw this yesterday when i found out i got into grad school (!!!!!) and the future’s still scary but idk it seems like it’s becoming more manageable so if anyone else is feeling like this just know that we’ll figure it out!! good things are coming 🌻💛
1218 minutes ago
We could all use a little more self compassion & patience. Statements like these can be really helpful to challenge your negative thoughts 💙
528 minutes ago
Nervines are plants that have an amazing calming effect on the nervous system and help soothe anxiety and nervousness. Nervines are also gentle on the body and can be used to lend a calming hand when children aren’t feeling so great, aren’t getting a good nights’ sleep, are nervous about school or have headaches. An example of a gentle nervine we use regularly at the clinic is chamomile. Chamomile has antispasmodic properties to relieve muscle cramps and spasms, an anti-inflammatory property which has been known to soothe mouth ulcers and inflamed gums and a sedative quality for rest, calmness and relaxation. If you would like to discuss with one of our naturopaths a tailored herbal medicine for you or your child, please give us a call on 03 9893 5514. 🌿🌾🌿❤
818 minutes ago
And I hate to break it to you... You never will have it ALL figured out. Every year I gain I make peace with that fact and the more liberated I feel, the more fun I have. When I think back to my younger self or see friends who are younger than me try so hard I can see the pain it causes. Now, it is not trying that is hurtful but TRYING SO HARD that it leads to frustration, comparaison, that it pushes you to be unkind to yourself and others and prevents you to acknowledge how far you have made it and how good you have it RIGHT NOW. The beauty of life is in fact that we will always try to figure it out so might as well have some fun doing it. How can you make it fun? Lead with your heart not your ego. The heart is understanding and forgiving; The ego blames, shames, juges and criticizes. Simple. Thanks @yogainspiration
618 minutes ago
The grey calm before the storm... that never happened. Anticipating a future event that is shrouded with worry is a recipe for anxiety. Might life be happier if we just be here and now enjoying the grey days an much as the colorful days? #morningmusings#bossbabe#thehealthnutkathy#16weekchallenge