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If you can relate to any of these, it's okay. There's no shame in where you've come from - and if these feeling have persisted, know that it's also okay to open up and reach out for help.
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Type "Yes" if the thought of being anxious has ever given you more anxiety. And if today you're feeling overwhelmed by these thoughts, please make sure to take care of yourself. You're not alone and you're doing the best you can.
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You know, when you wake up without snoozing, and your hair looks great. When your first morning thoughts are of gratitude. When you’ve managed to meditate, workout, dress cute, and eat breakfast before 8:30AM. When you make it to work on time, AND have coffee. When your car is clean, and your favorite podcast is on. When you have your healthy meals prepped. When you are having kind thoughts, and deep conversations. When you drink enough water. When you feel like a boss babe, but also a zen babe. When you reach out to your friends and family with love. When you take time to slow down for dinner and connect with your partner. When you take time to feed your spirit through prayer or rituals. When you go to bed with the same gratitude you started the day with. That’s how I vibe high. 🌟🌟🌟🌟
When I’m vibing high I am energetic, grounded, mindful, successful, joyful, peaceful, playful, blessed, and grateful. I truly believe that when I’m feeling “in the flow” with life, amazing things happen; more so than if I’m stressed or feeling stuck.🥴 Notice most of the things I named are actions I can choose to partake on, or plan for throughout the day. What makes you vibe high? How are you making room for these things throughout your day? How are your choices causing you to vibe? 💃🏻💃🏻💃🏻💃🏻
Rebooting the past week with my closest female friends has reminded me of how very important trips like this are. Time with the tribe increases oxytocin - laughter, sharing stories, fun activities, meditation, playing in nature. #friendshiptherapy
"What would life be if we had no courage to attempt anything?"
- Vincent van Gogh
I have been thinking about fear a lot.
Fear holds us back. Paralyzes us when we want to do something we believe in or feel in our heart. It keeps us from reaching goals, or even setting them, no matter how small those goals might be.
Fear of failure or showing imperfection is what I struggle with most. I'm afraid of what others will think of me or they won't like me. I fear that I'll disappoint everyone around me and let them down.
These fears are the root of my anxiety most of the time. And I have to dig deep to find the courage to face my fears. There are days when I need a ton of courage just get out of bed in the morning.
This has taken YEARS of practice. Years of fighting my habits of perfectionism and control. Hours of therapy and self reflection. Because not only am I fighting the condition of anxiety, I'm fighting the fixed mindset that I suffer from this condition.
When we experience anxiety (or really any emotion), it's often accompanied by a series of unhelpful thoughts that pop up automatically and usually outside of our awareness. Once we tune into these thoughts and can identify them, we increase our chances of being able to overcome them. Earlier, we chatted about black-and-white thoughts and critical self thoughts and today: mental filter.
Mental filter refers to focusing on one aspect of a situation (usually the negative part) and ignoring everything else (usually the good parts). Personal examples:
- The house looks great but all I can see is fingerprints on the fridge.
- Overall the day was good, but what stands out at the end of the day is an unpleasant phone call.
Hi! I thought I'd update you all on how yesterday and today have gone. I'm my last post I talked about how this week is filled with prepping for my drama exam. I was so unbelievably terrified at the thought of being stuck in a studio 5 hours a day for the week.
I've finished 2 if the days and it's really shown me how the thought of doing things is way worse than actually doing them.
Yesterday I actually felt fairly calm in the morning and when reversals started, I felt totally fine. I even performed IN FRONT OF AN AUDIENCE!!! It was actually great. I used to love acting and performing so much and then after my relapse I thought that would never be the same but in that performance I felt so immersed into it again.
Then today felt a bit more nerve wracking at the start because I knew I would be doing a lot of dance stuff which I don't really like because it'll raise your heart rate etc, basically making me feel like I do when I'm anxious. We finished early and again it was completely okay.
I now have 2 half days left and I feel so much more at ease.
This was supposed to be the hardest exam for me this year and was the biggest hurdle I saw in front if me, so now that I see it's going okay I'm filled with confidence and hope that the future will get better.
'Counting colours in the rainbow' is a hymn I learnt back in the day at school. There's a lot of nostalgia and I'm reminiscing. Does any Josephite remember Sister Erica teaching us this song? ♡
Since I love to watch these doodling timelapses, I thought I'd just make one 😍.
So the video stopped recording somewhere in between and I don't know why🤔. Also, I'm sure the quality of the video is going down a notch, we'll blame instagram😎. ♡
Here’s a goofy photo of me, with my favourite drink. 🙋🏽♀️🥂 I feel like I need to write this down, on my ‘online journal’, for me and others, if they wish to read this 🙂 It’s probably not a surprise to you if you follow me that I have had an awful start to 2019. My mental health has been at an all time low. I don’t want to talk to much about it at this time, because I am still coming out of the episode. 🌹 During the first few months of 2019, I used writing as a type of therapy, reading back at those notes now make me so sad that I felt the way I did. Being in a better mindset is all I wanted at that time and I forever grateful of the way I feel now. 🌈 During the first few months I was not looking after myself at all. Whether it was self care, hygiene, food or exercise. But now I have been making small steps to improve my wellbeing. I take a bath when I need to relax 🛁 I read a book every night before bed 📚When I feel like putting make up on I put all my effort into it. But if I don’t want to put make up on I won’t! 🔥 I feel now that my next step is to fill myself with yummy nutrients and not McDonald’s and KFC 🤭 I’m not going to post everything, because that’s too much pressure. But what I am going to do, is take care of myself, for myself. I hope you wish to join me 🌸🌹🌈 #wellbeing#positivity#mindovermatter#mentalhealth#lookafteryourself#mentalwellbeing#emotionalwellbeing#anxietyhelp#anxietytherapy#lowmood#depressionhelp#depressionawareness#selfhelp#selftherapy#CBT#antidepressants
From time to time, people come in to see me (the therapist who has a specialization in helping with folks who are struggling with #anxiety ) and say they’re not dealing with anxiety, but something is bothering them. A lot of those people will then talk about being bothered by quite a few of the things on this list.
No matter how you refer to it, you (and/or your kids) don’t have to continue to be affected by this stuff. There’s help out out here!
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What are the words you are speaking to yourself? After a while they become your truth. However, that doesn't mean that they are THE truth. Bring yourself back to the Word. Does what you tell yourself line up with what God's Word says about you? If not, then begin to replace your faulty beliefs with the truth of the One who created you.
I was walking home quickly to meet someone at my apartment to install my WIFI.
I was about to enter the building. I got called twice by my boss. On the third call, I picked up because I was AFRAID of what would happen if I didn’t.
He began running through the details of an urgent project. I was so immersed in the call, I didn’t have a moment to greet the gentleman from PG&E properly.
He tried to ask me a few questions but I couldn’t respond fully. I was on the call with my boss the entire time he was there. He promptly installed my WIFI and left. Shortly after he left and I got off the call, I felt sick. So sick.
I didn’t fully greet this man.
I didn’t give him 30 minutes of my attention while he was helping me.
I didn’t even say “thank you.” Let me repeat, I didn’t say “THANK YOU.” I could give you a list of excuses for why I wasn’t present. ✨I just moved from Cali and was busy
✨My boss was on the phone
✨ I was under a lot of pressure
But let’s be real…
I completely dismissed this man who was in my home, installing a service for me because I was too busy responding to my boss’ needs.
I put more value into my boss’ work than this man’s work.
We can’t treat work busyness as ‘more important’ than human kindness.
This feels so important.
We are human, we make mistakes. The key is taking accountability. I called him, apologized for not being present, and thanked him for installing my internet.
This may sound like a small thing, but it’s not.
I realized that it didn’t matter if I was working for this “badass company” with a “badass mission” to impact the lives of millions if I couldn’t be gracious to people who help me in my day to day life...who am I?! Every person matters. Every person has a family. Every person impacts the lives of many others.
How are you treating the people who are helping you in your day-to-day life?
Here’s a good one: How did you treat your last Uber driver?
This month, I've been posting about how to identify what you're feeling, what you're thinking, and what's going on in your body. These are some of the first steps in learning how to master anxiety. The next step is to take that list of thoughts you've developed and flag the ones that are unhelpful. This post gives tips for identifying unhelpful black-and-white thoughts.
Some that show up for me in my real life:
- If I didn't get an A on that test, I did a bad job.
- If I didn't win, I lost.
- I have to be (skinny, pretty, smart, perfect, etc.) to be worthwhile.
Self talk. Whether you admit it or not, we all engage in self talk. Sometimes it's positive, sometimes it's negative.
When you pay attention to your thinking and it's negative, tell it to sit down and shut up. Instead, sound off with something positive each day and see what happens!
Ready to experiment? 5,4,3,2,1 and....
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One of my clients brought me this flower today and the story behind it truly warms my heart. While she was walking to my office, she noticed it’s beautiful color, she took a moment to appreciate it, and she brought it with her as a reminder to always appreciate the beauty that is around her. ✨
The fact that someone who was suffering from severe anxiety to the point of constantly getting stuck in the ‘what ifs’ and having panic attacks could get to this point of being able to take a deep breath to appreciate what is around her (even if it means she’ll be late) is a testament to her hard work and growth through therapy. ✨
It’s never too late to treat your anxiety. Stop telling yourself that that’s just how you are. You can change and you can find peace. Take the step!
Sorry I haven't posted in about a week. I've been super stressed out because a week today I have a drama performance exam and I'm absolutely terrified. It's mostly due to the fact that every day that week for the whole school day, we'll be rehearsing.
I've found drama lessons very hard to go to because of the environment it's in, so the prospect of having a full day of it is so scary for me.
However, I had a double lesson of it today and it went really well and I didn't panic so it's given me some confidence.
I love my home fitness programs, but I also love to run! Something just pushed me out the door today to hit the pavement today. There is something extremely therapeutic about running for me. Nature. Fresh Air. Sunshine. Pushing Yourself. Clears the head. Leaving whatever maybe troubling me, behind in those steps just taken. I never regret a good sweat, especially after a run. So now I got the running bug... 5K?
So here's the scoop! 🍨 My upcoming April 1 bootcamp will be doing the New and Improved LIVE 21 Day Fix. And yes, Kat is back 😉! So we do the workouts LIVE with Autumn, Kat and the rest of the cast on 4/1! Pretty cool if you are a 21 Day alumni! BUT since I got the running bug, want to incorporate a walking/running piece as well! So who's with me? 21 Day Bootcamp Start 4/1 with the New 21 Day Program, following the New Portion Fix Nutrition, and Pounding the Pavement!? 💪🍎🥦🍉🥑🏃♀️🚶♀️🏋️♀️👊🥗🍠
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There is always a lot of talk about “building inner strength”. What if, instead of constantly building something that doesn’t exist, all we really need to do is uncover the strength we already have?⠀
......⠀ I love these beauties from the greenhouse. My Summit County office is inside of the Alpine Gardens in Silvethorne, where plants and humans spend their time growing into what they already are.