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Remember that you will not regain self-esteem overnight, it will not just magically happen without any effort on your part.
Working hard to increase your confidence and self-esteem will make staying sober that much easier, and contribute to your overall happiness and well-being...👌
#confidence #selfesteem #believeinyourself
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Cloud Kitty is here to remind you that it’s okay to have your head in the clouds. She's available as a sticker and an art print!
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To be honest, today was tough. I woke up super anxious, ran hard today, and then came home for homework and other obligations. But by then that anxiety was trying to turn into panic attacks. #nottodaysatan
◽️◽️◽️ I busted out my trusty valor and started diffusing Peace & Calming (how did I go almost a year with out P&C in my life?!). Tonight, they kept my from crossing that line and got me to feeling better. ◽️◽️◽️ What do you do when you feel like stress and or anxiety are getting the best of you? What about when you feel like you can’t just stop?
Something that I know many people struggle with is intrusive thoughts.
Sure, our minds are vast and limitless, so it only makes sense that sometimes a weird thought, seemingly from nowhere, is going to pop into your head, you’re human after all.
However, when you’re having some weird, wacky and downright terrifying thoughts throughout your day then you may be suffering from a form of anxiety related OCD called intrusive thought OCD.
So many people don’t want to to talk about this, but someone has to or how are people going to get help?
I’m talking thoughts that make you feel like you’re going insane.
You might have mild annoying thoughts popping in telling you to clean or perform some kind of action a certain way or someone in your family will get hurt or you may have this illogical fear that you’ll hurt someone close to you even though you’re a non-violent person.
You may have graphic sexual, violent images that pop in your head at the most unexpected times and they may cause you a lot of fear and distress.
You may even think you’re a bad person.
Fear drives OCD and the more you give in to the fear or perform the action, like folding your clothes over and over, the worse it gets.
The first step towards conquering it is first knowing that there's nothing wrong with you, that so many people struggle.
And then the next step is to work on eliminating the fear because then the OCD dies off.
I highly recommend seeing a therapist to help you through this, they see this all the time, it’s so much more common than you realize!
I hope this post has helped you to know you aren’t insane... You may feel terrified and feel like there's something wrong with you, but you are going to be okay and you can get through it!❤️
I have my flaws, I’ve made mistakes, I’ve felt defeated, I’ve been trapped in the dark, I’ve treated others badly, I’ve given up and started over more times than I can count...can you relate? We can all be our own worst enemies and enable ourselves to carry on with self destructive behaviors due to past traumas or mental illness. Feelings of vulnerability can stem from being transparent and sharing personal struggles, but more times than not, your vulnerability encourages others to share about their internal pains too. In turn, we can discuss positive coping mechanisms in order to rise above the murky waters. The result is a ripple effect; an extraordinary number of people will not feel so terribly lost and alone anymore. ~Kindallmarie #mentalhealthawareness #encourageconnections #vulnerability #suicideprevention #betransparent #neveralone #hopeandhealing #endthestigma
good evening warriors! just a quick update, I have not had the best day, but i’m learning that it’s okay to not be okay. you must trust the process, and if that means taking a step back, then take a step back, but don’t give up.
anyway, exciting news. I published my second article yesterday on teentalkhotline.org (which y’all should really check out). as a writer, I will be posting twice a month, so I will make sure to update you guys when those happen. I don’t want to give too much away because I want you all to give the site some love as well as the insta page @teentalkhotline
, but, I will preface that it discusses the feeling felt by everyone at some point within the mental health community... numb. feeling numb can elicit a multitude of emotions ranging from fear and sadness to anger and frustration, but it is a feeling that not many people choose to discuss because the feeling of numbness typically occurs after an unhealthy behavior or action. it doesn’t always have to though. in fact, numb doesn’t have to be a “normal” feeling for us at all.
check out the article, give it a like, comment. all are welcome and make sure to check out other articles within the site as well. I think many of you would relate, and I believe that together we can all make a difference not only within the mental health community but also within society. help us #endthestigma
#fighton #tuesdaymotivation #doit #loveyourself #liveyourlife #beyounotthem #anxiety #ocd #youmatter #youareenough #youarenotalone #yourstory #mentalhealth #depression #mentalhealthawareness #eatingdisorderrecovery
Okay okay, so this meme is pretty hilarious. I mean, it’s 2019 and vegetables still haven’t evolved to taste like a pot of gold at the end of the rainbow! Who could blame us for having a shotty diet?! I’m here to help you fix your perspective on eating right. The mind-gut connection is REAL people! We have almost 100 trillion microbes that live in or around our bodies. Studies have shown that the bacteria that live in our guts connect to our brain through specific nerves. And this is why it is linked to depression, anxiety, irritable bowel syndrome, stress response, and more. For instance, did you know almost all Serotonin is produced in your belly?! Crazy, I know. That’s why if you’re feeling groggy or down it may be time to look at your diet. Speaking of... Diet, exercise, and mind-body practices can promote good bacteria growth in your body. More serotonin/other neurotransmitters = happier people!
Here’s the facts, raw vegetables are hard to down, BUT add some seasoning, jazzy vinegars, and combine with heat -eating vegetarian/vegan will BLOW that mind of yours 🧠! For more information, go to: https://rightasrain.uwmedicine.org/body/gut-brain-axis-gut-microbiome
#psychology #positivethinking #endthestigma #mentalhealth #mentalhealthawareness #endthestigmaofmentalhealth #letstalkaboutit #letstalk #mindgutconnection #healthyguthealthymind #stress #depression #anxiety #lovingyourself #acceptance
kind of writes itself!🎇On July 4th in 2016 I was just about at my highest weight. Physically I was uncomfortable and miserable. I kept thinking “Who loses all their pregnancy weight and then gains it all BACK in just over a year?!”🤦🏻♀️🙍🏻♀️Mentally I was drowning. “I’m supposed to be Wife and Mom and some kind of #bossbabe
, right?” I kept trying to push forward...which sounds good except for one thing— I had *barely* started to acknowledge that Anxiety was a presence in my life. I didn’t want to admit anything about her because I was still shocked and completely embarrassed that I had any kind of mental health issue. I was aware of all the stigma surrounding the topic. Who wouldn’t be scared to speak up?! And also because I’d been using her as an excuse to eat anything and everything. I still remember that my “go-to” foods were ice cream sandwiches, fries 🍟 and oatmeal cakes. And Dr Pepper because I’d been a lifelong soda addict.🥤 Food was my comfort, but it was also my shield letting me hide away and not deal with anything.😕
And now, nearly 3 years later, here I am.🙋🏻♀️ She will always be a part of me, as much as I hate to write that👆🏼out, but Anxiety definitely does not call the shots anymore. Every now and then she gets a couple good punches in🥊but what can I say? She’s super strong!
But I’m stronger.💪🏼
#mentalhealth #anxiety #endthestigma #transformation #fitnessjourney #theTRANSFORMapp
it’s so important to surround yourself with things that perk you up that little bit when you are feeling down. I personally turn to music!💖 what perks you up?🌸
If I were to choose one thing that people with anxiety and/or depression suffer from the most, it would NOT be trouble breathing, or panic attacks, or sweating, or blacking out, or exhaustion, or darkness....I would say it is pride. When you struggle with anxiety you think ,"What if". "What if I panic in front of people?" "What if people found out?" "What if we do something that isn't planned and everyone sees me crumble?" All of these questions we ask ourselves are about what others will think. Now, please do not get me wrong. Without pride can you still have anxiety? ABSOLUTELY. Pride just plays a very large part.
For far too long I allowed pride to stand in the way of getting help. Whether you have anxiety or depression or something else, pride is a filthy thing to hold onto. Pride is the foundation to so many broken hearts, relationships, health problems, etc. Coming from a person who dealt heavily with pride........healing comes when your willing to set it down.
It’s okay to admit you are being ridiculous.
A great step forward for inclusion in all things!
Hats off to @mattel
! 🎩 This summer, the iconic toy line will feature a doll in a wheelchair and one with a prosthetic leg. We are huge fans of this move to fight the stigma around disabilities. And we'll be EXTRA impressed if the Barbie riding the chair is also wearing adaptive clothing. 😉
If the toy makers need samples of super hip adaptive clothing, we highly recommend a visit to #AbilitiesExpo
Los Angeles! Link in the bio.
THE SADDEST STORY
IS THE ONE
THAT NEVER BEGINS. Recoverychampions.org
Had a bad day?
Well brace yourself for what I'm about to say...
Omg it's so unbelievably ok.
Bad days are inevitable.
I’m sorry to be the bearer of such news, but it’s true.
Regardless of who you are, what you do, where you're from, you’re still going to get bad days from time to time.
I don’t know about you, but I find that oddly comforting.
To think that I'm not alone in all of this.
Depression and recovery comes in waves.
If you're in recovery that doesn't mean your bad days are in the past.
They're going to come and go.
The space between each bad day will eventually grow bigger and bigger and those days will become less and less.
I've had a rough couple days with my physical health and then I had an old 'friend' try to reconnect with me.
This entirely through me as I thought I'd made my boundaries of what I will and wont allow in my life, pretty clear.
That their presence in my life had unfortunately turned into a negative one.
But alas, they still managed to get in my head.
While the messages started well.
"I miss you"
Once I started saying what I will and wont stand for, the conversation flipped entirely.
"Oh you're so negative"
"I don't want negative vibes around me at all"
This did 2 things to me.
The first was reassuring that I'd made the right decision to cut ties with this person, and the second was then confirming how insincere the original message was.
Their 'apology' wasnt accepted.
They didn't get their intended outcome so the only way to feel better about themselves was to pull me down.
My moral of this story is
ITS OK TO HAVE BAD DAYS.
IT'S SO ABSOLUTELY, POSITIVELY, ENTIRELY OK TO HAVE BAD DAYS.
I want to scream it from the rooftops.
If someone in your life isn't making you feel like the best version of yourself, making you feel like it's ok to feel whatever you feel at the time you feel.
You don't need people bringing you down just to lift themselves up.
You are not alone.
You are allowed to feel what you feel, when you feel, without judgment or restrictions.
You are beautifully human and there are no rules for that.