As humans WE ARE MEANT TO FEEL.
That means the happy, joyful, calm, angry, frustrated, exhausted and everything in between. Allow yourself to feel🌱
I'm curious, what are some of your favorite coping skills/ self care for more difficult emotions?
Before and After but
...not the kind you think. 😂 In one of my fitness groups a lady brought how another woman told her she was the hottest woman in the room, and the original poster said she looked around and noted that she was the only one who wasn't overweight. Nice story right? Women are taught from elementary school that skinny=hot and fat=ugly. 🚫 Get out of here with that false equation! 🚫 You may have more fat on your bones than this time last year (or month). You may be fighting against the voices in your head and telling no one. You may hear these things and think that your beauty is effected by your weight or how much you "have it together". No.
You are beautiful and hot and smart and determined and capable and LOVED and it has literally ZERO to do with a number. ···· #bodypositivity #healthymom #mentalhealth
We have had a rough week or so😔
Both Kevin and Brian came down with terrible colds. Kevin’s came full force with a fever, but thankfully Brian’s hasn’t gotten that bad.
We’ve been battling that since Valentine’s Day, and on top of that, I’m battling a lot of mental and emotional stuff😩
We’re going to Florida in March. It’s less than a month away, and I’m having mental breakdowns about my body in a bathing suit and shorts and tank tops. I know I had two babies and my body is amazing for growing these miracles, but my stretch marks, saggy skin, weird boobs, and flab all over the place is making me really self conscious. I’ve been able to hide it mostly because it’s winter, but I can’t hide it that week, and I’m not sure what to do.
I also got my period for the second time since I had Brian and LET ME TELL YOU I AM NOT A FAN. As much as I love my boys, I decided to get the Paraguard IUD after Brian. Two under two is a lot to handle. But I’ve never felt so terrible in my life like I do right now. I was told that it would take time for my body to get used to, and that my periods would be different, but I didn’t realize how different. My mood swings are insane and I just don’t feel like myself, which isn’t helping my mental state about my body insecurities.
I have a lot going on personally that I’m not going to go into detail about, but I just feel like I need a mental break.
I’m still trying to figure out exactly how to deal with life. I feel defeated a lot, but I just have to look at my angels and remember how amazing my life is with them. How I can’t imagine a day without them and the fact that I can experience this life with them is beyond any of my wildest dreams!
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Taking Miralax to keep my digestive system moving while traveling feels like a game of Russian roulette.
The gym saved me. A year ago I was in a dark place. I was super stressed, depressed, and at an all time low. Going through a messy break up in a new city-alone. Like many people, getting lost in my thoughts was easy. I would sit in my apartment alone. One day I woke up and didn’t want to keep feeling that way. I wanted my life back. I turned to something again that I once loved in hopes for that positive mental state of mind I was aching for again. Although I was eating I was still losing so much weight due to stress and constantly being on the move at my job. I lost all of my muscle and weighed 94 lbs. I am 5’1” and was used to weighing around 115. My family was worried and so was I. Luckily I put myself back on my morning routine of getting to the gym before work and eating right again. Being a vegetarian I get to eat lots of yummy food in bulk. I started picking up weight again and my muscles were GROWING. #winning
My goal here is to share pictures and videos to help my fellow friends in a dark state of mind to know they are never alone. With dedication and hard work at the gym or at home I want to help you love yourself again. I hope you enjoy my content and I look forward to interacting with you. #fitness #fit #fitnessmotivation #mentalhealth #growyourglutes #healthymindset #gymmotivation #vegetarian #legworkout
They know when you’re hurting.
Day 23: How can I strengthen my boundaries? -The Chariot - Knight of Swords - I can be disciplined in committing to and communicating my boundaries. I can calm the part of me that feels pulled in so many directions and allow myself to hear what I actually want to do. I think it’s most important to establish boundaries with the way I feel about myself so I don’t take on unnecessary guilt. It’s ok to make my own needs a priority. I can still be mindful and considerate of how my actions affect others, but most of the time I’m my own worst enemy in any situation anyway. I can be stricter with myself about being gentler with myself. Seems a bit contradictory but it’s all good. #soultarotchallenge
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La adolescencia es una etapa de emociones intensas. Es importante ayudar a los adolescentes a manejar sus emociones que traen confusión y llevan a reacciones impulsivas. Es vital brindarles herramientas que los ayuden a calmar las aguas para poder reflexionar sobre lo que realmente significan sus emociones.
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Day 857 for #30forstrongminds
, in support of those dealing with mental health issues (e.g., #anxiety
, etc.). This one hits close to home for me, as some of the people in my life deal with varying challenges to get through their day. Helping to raise #awareness
is one way to show that I'm looking out for you. #letscheckonafriend
Take time to let those people in your life who deal with any mental illness know that they are loved and appreciated. It could make all the difference in their day, and help give them the courage to work through their challenges. If you, or a loved one, may need help, the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline number is 800-273-8255.
If you are seeing this post, know that you are a awesome and amazing person. And yes, you matter to me.
#mentalhealthawareness #monstercompassion #mentalhealth #mentalillness #mentalhealthsupport #endthestigma #corecrew #corefocus
Have you ever had toxic relationships from the past that haunt you? 😳
Are you still in communication with these people? 🤷🏼♀️
Even past intimate experiences from relationships in the dating world can affect us subconsciously. 😔
I call the carry over of these experiences🤔
“emotional hooks” 😬😵
(thank you @DesireeMangandog
and it’s super important, in order for you to move forward towards joy and success, to clean up those “hooks” no matter how old and how long ago they occurred.🎣
Sometimes we leave emotional hooks in other people, seeking to keep an unhealthy, energetic connection with someone. 🙈
These energetic hooks can resemble a desire to control the person.
If only they would _______ then I can be _________. 😆
You don't have to wait for someone else to "do something" before you can be happy.
Sometimes we rent our head space to others, for FREE! We give thought to them, about them, for NO reason other than to criticize and compare. These criticisms and comparisons create energetic and emotional hooks to these people. 😵😵
It's time to let them go! 👏🏼😍
It's time to create those healthy energetic boundaries that prevent people from "hooking" onto you. 🙌🏼
Here's your tips for creating an openness to remove the energetic hooks in your life.
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Human behavior has always fascinated me. Like how someone reacts to walking into a cobweb. Or how couples will argue over who hangs up the phone first (I realize that last one dates me since no one calls on the phone anymore 😂). But what’s also so interesting is how we attach shame and guilt around certain normal human functions.
We all breathe. Some breathe louder than others. Some breathe shallow. But we all do it. And there’s no shame. Humans bathe. Again, no shame in this. Humans have sex. There’s a bit of shame here, depending on who you ask. Humans fart. This almost always carries with it shame, if done so publicly. Sleep is interesting. Everyone sleeps, but the amount one sleeps seems to determine how much shame could be attached to it. Sleep too little, it’s almost a bragging right. “I’m going on 2 hours of sleep, I need my espresso.” Sleep too much, and you’re lazy.
There seems to be a correlation to one feeling shame and the concept of self control. “He sleeps too much, he’s such a slob.” “All she does is watch TV. She’s so irresponsible.” The more one can exert control, the more one can avoid shame and guilt.
That’s what diet culture sells: the illusion of control.
Just look at how shame and guilt play such prominent roles with so many humans’ eating habits. Again, I see a connection with control. “She’s gained so much weight. She really let herself go.” “He just can’t control himself around sweets.” And on and on it goes. But there really isn’t a place for shame and guilt with eating, in much the same way that we don’t feel guilt for using the bathroom or shame for breathing every day. These are human functions.
It’s time to face facts: diets don’t give you control, they control you. And when you fail, diets are there to rub in the shame and guilt. True control is listening to your body, eating intuitively, and letting it do what it was meant to do naturally.
Let’s talk about ~PERFECTION~
It can be pretty easy to fall under its spell because it sounds like a positive thing ✨ Especially since its definition includes “free from all flaws / defects.” And who wants flaws? ❌
But here’s a problem: perfection doesn’t really exist. If you set the bar at “perfection,” you’ll be constantly striving for something that cannot be achieved, and you will never feel fulfilled. Instead, you will feel DRAINED 🤦♀️
If you must BE perfect, you will never feel like you’re good enough or be able to love yourself 👸💔
If you must ACT perfectly, you will feel insecure about your every action and be unable to relax 💁♀️😫
If you must ACHIEVE perfect results, you will frequently disappoint yourself and feel discouraged 🤷♀️😔
If you must CREATE something perfect, you will never be able to complete it ✍️😓
If your FRIENDS and FAMILY must be perfect, you will despise their company and resent them 👨👩👧👦😡
At best, demanding perfection results in perpetual dissatisfaction with yourself and your life. It reinforces an obsession with the FLAWS and the NEGATIVES in a futile struggle for happiness🔬🧼😐
At worst, perfectionism results in self-hatred, discouragement, and hopelessness. It can cause people to give up on their happiness entirely and become depressed ☁️🛌😪
Perfection is not only the enemy of the good, but also the enemy of JOY. In fact, joy can exist only where there is imperfection, because perfection is...BORING 😴
Imagine a world in which you and everything in your life were absolutely perfect. How could you learn and grow? 👣 How could you relate to others? 🤝 How could you let go and have any FUN???🤪
We are not gods or robots - we are HUMAN 👫🌏 And if we want to be happy on this earth, we should learn to love imperfection 🤩Think about nature - it’s far from flawless, but we find it beautiful 🌳😍 What about the last time you laughed really hard - did it have anything to do with perfection?? Doubt it! 😂
*** Note: this doesn’t mean that we should settle for mediocrity in our lives! Rather, we should appreciate each & every (imperfect) moment on our journeys 👣🏔🌈
Death by Suicide is something we need to talk about friends!! It needs to not be shoved under the carpet ....
In some countries every 14 SECONDS someone dies by Suicide 😭
Mental health is a bitch that doesn't discriminate!! It's not a person's fault, or choice, that the "demons" overpower!! They're hurting & they feel not enough & so much other emotions, feelings, pains .... There's no logic because depression & anxiety & mental health is an irrational agonizing, excruciating, heart & soul crushing powerful enemy that tries to take down the sweetest, most precious, strongest, most amazing people😭😭
Please don't discriminate & judge because people already feel guilty & worthless & not enough & your judgement & condemnation might very well send them over the edge!!😔
Truly we need to stand together united & end Stigmas & Shame Surrounding Suicide & Mental Health & many other Global issues!!
Dear Awesome Amazing Brave Warriorhearts .... You're so precious & powerful & amazing & awesome & wonderful & important & inspirational & so much more!!💞
You absolutely do have immeasurable value & worth!!💞 Even if you don't feel/believe this - please hold onto it as concrete truth!!💞
We're not islands .... We're not alone!! We walk alongside!! Let's try to encourage & empower & build each other up!!💞
RavanRaven 💞💞 #suicideawareness #suicideprevention #mentalhealth #depression #anxiety #nomorestigma #nomoreshame
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For me, one of the hardest parts in dealing with my #cysticfibrosis
are all those little voices in my head, constantly asking if I’ve done enough. If I’ve done everything I was supposed to do, or can do, or should do. I know a lot of people deal with those types of anxieties: “Am I really accomplishing everything I’m capable of?” But my check list, my daily to do list, is full of things that are essentially Life & Death. I take close to 15 different medications a day, the majority of them symptom management; but, a handful of them are created specifically for Me and My Disease and are literally keeping me alive. Some days, I know I kicked ass. Got everything done And some! But other days... not so much. Some days I spend close to 5 hours on the phone; switching between my clinic, 1 of my 3 pharmacies, and my insurance company, and back again. Fighting and Arguing, Begging and Pleading for one of those specialty medications made for Me. Some days it can feel like no matter how much good I do for myself, there are a million other factors at play, working Me in the exact opposite direction. And on those days, I take as big of a breath as I can, and remind myself that Slow Progress is Still Progress. There is no race, there is no timeframe, there is no secret line I need to cross, no imaginary standard I’m trying to live up to. We’re here to give every day whatever the fuck it is we have for that day, then move on & deal with the next day as that day needs. And whenever the days get extra heavy, I just remind myself: slow motion is better than no motion baby
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Learning this is easier said than done. 7 years in and I’m still fighting 💪
Birthday celebrations with awesome women that I get to call family and friends! Only the LORD could create such an eclectic family. ♥️♥️♥️
Did you know that your nervous system doesn’t recognize if an event is real or if you imagined it? Isn’t that freaky? Think about it. That’s why using your imagination is very cool. That’s how you can visualize that high jump or dive and then win the gold medal. This is a fascinating book that is really one of the foundations for much of the self help science that’s out there. Psycho-Cybernetics is a self-help book written by Maxwell Maltz in 1960 and all these years later it’s still the bible. Motivational and self-help experts in personal development, including Zig Ziglar, Tony Robbins, Brian Tracy have based their techniques on Maxwell Maltz. It’s a fascinating read and also available as an audiobook. I’m listening to it now because I’m reprogramming my negative beliefs and completely transforming myself. Listen to the book here https://youtu.be/c0kUrbx2JaQ