WHATS HOME? HOW CAN YOU COME HOME? 👇
. 🎨@josie.doodles 💗
. ✒@anxiety_wellbeing . 💗SELF LOVE SELF CARE
Looking after your human needs, taking time to find out what they are, & then making these a priority in your life by putting calm time & doing what you love in your plans, will keep stress at bay & your anxiety at normal levels👍a little anxiety is normal.
A very important human need is accepting yourself for exactly who you are, you are your home.
The person you were at birth, the person before any tough situations, before pain, before other people's words, other people's ideas, other people's pregedists, before other people's feelings, emotions came into your home, if your needs weren't met self love can feel alien & like you don't deserve it, but you do
💔ALL of the above can change our ideas, can have us not speaking kindly to ourselves, when we don't understand why people are like that with us we take things personally, we take their pain with us, but it's not ours to keep, we learn ways to survive because were too young to understand situations & very often as a child have no choice but to find a way to survive a situation, we end up taking these patterns with us, we needed then then but not now. It helped then but it's not now.
BRINGING YOURSELF HOME
🤦♂️Take yourself back to your youngest self, write a letter as that young human, how you felt, your true feelings from back then, let it all out, it can bring you sadness, even anger (be safe & kind to yourself still) that's ok, maybe yourself needed a vent & didn't have the opportunity to do that, you can now, you're allowed.
👨👧Write your youngest self a letter, as the adult, remember you, the innocent you that tried to navigate tough times and speak to them with such love, kindness with understanding and compassion. They need it. You can build the bridge between the two, you can speak to them, explain as an adult what you understand of those situations now, that You are here for them now & forever more.
That's bringing it home, that's self love 💗💗💗 . #anxietyhelp#anxietytips#anxietysupport#human#mindset #mentalhealth#mentalhealthawareness#mentalillness#m
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Reposted from @joe_lovelution - Are you mind full or mindful?
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When you are drown, eventually your body has to come on the surface of water by death or life but the 90 seconds define its worth. If it struggles and comes out in those 90 seconds, it wins or otherwise it fails and dies.
The problems have to end to one day but those who come out of them in that time limit are the ones who win it.
If it's raining and you have a important meeting. Either you can wait for the rain to stop as it has to and miss the meeting or you can hold an umbrella and rush to it and be there on time.
We reach where we belong to. But when we reach is all that matters.
Yesterday reinforced to me that recovery is never linear.
You may be better in some aspects and bad in others one day, but be the complete opposite another day.
Yesterday I conquered my ocd and ate around Leah’s nans house which is a MASSIVE thing for me.
But at the same time I struggled to regulate my emotions which affected my relationships with those around me.
Our mental state is never simple to understand and ‘recovery’ is never a straight forward process but each day will teach you something new.
Each day you become stronger.
And each day you will blossom into an even better version of yourself.
Life is a roller coaster and trust me, it’s not easy for ANYONE, everyone has their ups and downs, no matter how bad or how little they may appear to others, everyone goes through their own battles.
So give yourself a break if you have a bad day, or a bad week, or a bad month.
It won’t last forever, but you are 100% entitled to go through these bad patches. Everyone does. Don’t let it bring you down too much.
Fall down seven times, stand up eight ✨
Also, a big thank you to @libbyy.ford for taking part in our next mental health video of our series! It’ll be out sometime this week 💕
(Outfit from @nobodyschild)
The last few days have been a little strange for me. I've not felt my usual self but not been able to out my finger on why.
This is when we need to remember that it's ok to feel this way.
If we didn't experience the down days then the up days wouldn't feel as special.
It is also in these down moments when we can feel a little lost on our purpose or lacking motivation. Taking some time to ground ourselves and remembering that self care is crucial on whatever journey we are on.
After a suicide attempt in 2012 Carrie AKA @happylands slowly pieced herself back together and “Like a phoenix from the ashes I rose to become someone I accepted, even loved.” Carrie, along with her camera-loving terrier Dougie and dusty VW camper Peggy, are travelling Europe to explore male mental health in various countries. From the “happy lands” of Denmark, Finland and Norway to the “sad lands” - Poland, Bulgaria, and Portugal to name a few. My mission is discover how schools and their wider community can foster positive wellbeing amongst boys so we, in the UK, can help create a generation of confident, successful young men who celebrate peace, patience, kindness, tolerance, and inclusivity.This chaotic bundle of energy is the best mistake I ever made. I got Dougie on a spur of the moment, whim. He was last in the litter, too brown, overbite, hips a bit amiss, “you couldn’t show him” the breeder said. I didn’t care. All I saw was a chubby Jack Russell who had picked ME to take him home. That night he slept against my neck as we listened to each other’s heartbeats. If I didn’t believe in serendipity then, I do now.
Getting Dougie made me interested in how animals are used in therapy. One study focusing on heart failure hospital patients discovered that just a 12-minute visit with man’s best friend helped heart and lung function by lowering pressures, diminishing release of harmful hormones and decreasing anxiety. Another observed the deep bond between dogs and autistic children allowed the children to use greater language and social interactions.
It seems dogs have a transformative power. It’s no surprise then that more and more schools in the UK are using dogs not only to help students emotionally, but academically too. So I sat down with one school who recruited a therapy dog following the devastating loss of one of their students to see what impact their dog had on their students (and staff!) wellbeing.
This book explores the highs and lows, the complexities and intensities, as well as the positively joyous pleasures and successes, of 21st-century life. It’s a collection of moods, emotions, feelings, states of mind and quirks of personality, and includes some mood disorders, as well as some common personality types and characteristics.⠀
This is a book for people who are interested in learning more about how and why they feel the way they do. Each page includes a concise definition of the mood or emotion, along with common signs and/or symptoms to help with identification, followed by examples and anecdotes to interpret and make sense of things that can often be confusing and overwhelming. A section on support and guidance gives solid practical ideas and inspiration for moving forward, while the questions posed prompt you to think about your personal experience and how you might be able to take steps to make positive changes. Reading through the pages will not only help you to understand yourself but will also challenge your thinking – which can be life-changing. The examples given at the back of the book can help you relate the scenarios to your own life and to those around you, offering insight into how moods and emotions may play a role in a variety of situations, within relationships and both work and family settings.⠀
Out Now! ⠀
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Wonderful book by @themoodcards⠀
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• Focus ▪️▫️• -
It can be hard when on a fitness journey to keep focus on what’s important and not always in relation to your physical fitness 😩 Here’s a few reminders : ▪️ Focus on YOUR journey only - no one else’s.
▫️ Focus on doing what’s best for YOU.
▪️ Focus on making yourself happier - everything else will come in time. ▫️ Focus on ensuring you’re a better version of what you once were and realise how far you’ve come since then. -
I hope you take this in mind and have a smashing week 💖
I call bullshit. I've spent the last few weeks attempting to create perfect photos of perfect moments in our life. While it's not fake (well some are) - but it's also definitely NOT real.
Instagram is the new magic show, influencers magicians and photos the illusion.
I'm going to keep up my page but with a new purpose, I know I won't gain the most followers, I won't make any money out of it but I NEED to show mums what motherhood really looks like. (From my point of view anyway).
If only one mum sees these and feels better about herself I've done my job.
Instagram is the worst social media platform for our mental health, its unreachable, unrealistic and it's robbing our children of our precious time. .
Mornings watching cartoons so I can make my coffee in peace, now for breakkie!
Whilst away I read the awesome book by @antmiddleton I implore everyone to get a copy it's both inspiring and motivational. He's brutally honest about his past, demons and how he's overcame them.
This quote really struck home.. "failure isn't making the mistake, its allowing the mistake to win".... how often do we let a mistake take over our outlook on ourselves and how we feel others view us. We all make mistakes it's a part of life its how we deal with them that counts. We can spend too much time dwelling on the mistake, portioning blame, worrying, stressing, over thinking, making perceptions and this can cause you to close up, introvert and let something completely take over you. .
Ant talks a lot in the book about finding the positives in every situation no matter how negative it is and I couldn't agree more, take a step back, reflect on the situation, there will be a positive you can take from it, have the courage to look at yourself honestly and find it.
Don't suffer alone, my door is always open.
Its OK to not be OK
Summited Mount Moosilauke this weekend with some really amazing people. Moosilauke has an elevation of 4,802 feet and the hike was around 9 miles. I was anxious the night before, due to a multitude of reasons, but that day I kicked ass. I’ve been wanting to do this hike since 8th grade due to the legend of Dr. Thomas Benton in the mountain. I was prepared. I felt knowledgeable. I helped plan it. I wasn’t perfect, but it felt really amazing doing it and doing it well. I’m still learning how to be okay with not being the best. It’s a work in progress. I wasn’t the fastest. But I still kicked ass.
For me, 2019 has become the year of honesty. This means being honest with myself about my health, both mental and physical, and understanding my own limitations. My energy isn’t infinite, and I can’t keep pretending it is. It also means being honest with others. I am not perfect at this, but I am sincerely trying to be honest about my health with the people I interact with. It’s hard. Telling someone you have a cold is much easier than explaining your mental health disorder, but I’m working on it. • • #mentalhealth#college#honesty#mentalhealthawareness
When was the last time you had your vitamin D levels checked? If you’re like most people, it has probably been a while.
I see vitamin D deficiency in about 75% of the people I work with in the northern hemisphere, and of these 75% of people, a great deal struggle with mood disorders. Vitamin D activates that regulate the release of neurotransmitters, affecting brain function and development. With a deficiency in vitamin D, one might experience symptoms of depression, anxiety, panic, seasonal affective disorder, ADHD, or just an overall down mood.
So the next time you think about paying a visit to your primary care physician, I highly recommend asking them to test your Vitamin D status. We’re looking for a level of at least 40 ng/ml. If your labs show that you are indeed deficient, make sure to supplement with vitamin D3! dosage varies upon the level of deficiency. #themooreyouknow