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I struggled with anxiety for decades. I had panic attacks. The stories that would play on repeat in my mind were exhausting, draining, demoralizing, and not true. I felt trapped. Finally, I broke free and found many tools that now allow me to manage my anxiety. It rarely takes over these days. It’s such a freeing experience. If you too, are looking for tips for less anxiety in life and business, check out my Anxious Less Series. To join the conversation on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/hollyjeanjackson/ To watch archived episodes: https://hollyjeanjackson.com/learn/anxious-less/ I would love to hear what you think. Join the conversation today. #HollyJeanJackson #AnxiousLess #Business #Women #Stress #Anxiety


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Rodw the bus for the very first time and he did well. He freaked out when it went over a bump but all he did was lean against me. Driver even said he must be a service dog because he was listening and quiet. (I worked him with no identification) Plus as a note nobody else was on the bus and we sat in the back so be didnt block the isle. #animal #dog #dogsofinstagram #depression #anxiety #ptsd #mentalillness #bpd #servicedog #adoptdontshop #mixedbreed #yesimdisabled #balancedtraining


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This simple sequence can help ⭐️alleviate stress and anxiety, ⭐️improve the quality of your sleep ⭐️improve digestion and assimilation of nutrients ⭐️bolster your immune system ⭐️supports regeneration and healing ⭐️and can even be helpful in managing depression and PTSD. If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to reach out. I’m happy to help in any way that I can #selfcare #meltmethod #healing #regeneration #stressrelief #painrelief #anxietyrelief #anxiety #digestion #digestionsupport #ptsd #ptsdrecovery #traumarecovery #deepsleep #sleep #depression #depressionsupport #depressionrecovery #immunesystem #immunebooster #kalamazoo #portage #wellness #workplacewellness #workplacewellbeing #empowered #health #thriving


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I help women quiet their inner critic and heal the parts of themselves that are in conflict. ⠀ ✨Imagine Peace of Mind✨⠀ www.chantellen.com


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Time for your questions! What would you like to know about Health Anxiety? Is there something I can tell you more about or do you have a question in mind? Ask away! #MentalHealth #HealthAnxiety #Anxiety #MentalHealthAwareness #MentalHealthMatters #Questiontime


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This is a tradition here to post this on the 4th every month!!!! #comment #emoji #mentalhealth #mentalhealthawareness #mentalhealthmatters #mentalillness #anxiety


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Life is busy. Sometimes you just need a moment to yourself. #MentalHealth #MentalWellness


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‘Food as medicine’ one of the trends to watch in 2020. There is moderate evidence that CBD can improve sleep disorders, fibromyalgia pain, muscle spasticity related to multiple sclerosis, and #anxiety Verify your source, know where your #CBD is coming from. #CannabisCommunity


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MY TRUTH ON #mentalillness ~#Mentalhealth IS REAl❗️ . WHEN some hear Mental Health issues or #mentalhealth illness around the Nation, they automatically think crazy or associate it with weakness, like it’s some plague. Unfortunately, that’s the #STIGMA associated with Mental Health. But, the truth is we all deal with #mentalillness in one form or the other. . #Mentalillness is not a lethargic feeling, it’s that woman that goes to work yet saturating with #depression, that girl going to school excelling in subjects, yet battling #anxiety, #ADHD it’s that power magnate, yet drowning in.#OCD it’s that son, strong man #veteran yet dealing with #PTSD. That husband single-handedly raising the children whilst secretly heartbroken, missing his late wife, filled with grief and no one to talk to cause he has to be strong and society expects him to be “A man”. Or is it the woman that has lost her babies due to miscarriages or Gynaecology issues...and still has to keep going, striving to keep it together being optimistic, no time to grieve for her loss and heal from the #Trauma, dealing with #depression, and #denial scared of what the future might hold... Full Story ➡️www.ditrorg.com #ditrorg #diamondsintherough #risingfromtheashes #socialenterprise #socialimpact #survivor #follow #instagood #truth #motivation #change


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This week is #childrensmentalhealth week so we’ll be sharing testimonies from some of the young people who’ve shared their stories with us. Here is what Krista shared with us about her experience as a teenager. She told us that she wants anyone in the same position to know not to be afraid to speak up and seek help - it’s something you deserve and something you can achieve 💕 #examstress can be a real issue for young people and needs to be taken seriously, as do bullying and mental health issues in children Image reads: “I began suffering with mental health problems from around year9 when I was bullied horribly and the exam pressures of GCSEs set in” “You shouldn’t feel afraid to speak up about it” #mentalhealthawareness #mentalhealth #itsokaynottobeokay #depression #anxiety #art #artist #testimony


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Life is happening FOR you, not TO you. How are you thinking about your current situation? Do you need to tell yourself a different story?⠀ ⠀ → We care about what you think 🖤 Share your thoughts in the comments!⠀ ⠀ ••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••⠀ ⠀ ⠀ ⠀ ⠀ ⠀ ⠀ #mentalhealth #depression #anxiety #youmatter #emotionalsupport #thefragileclub #addiction #bekind #seekhelp #mentalsupport #kindness #mentalhealthawareness #mentalhealthadvocate #antianxiety #depressionwarrior #changetheworld #positivevibes #raiseawareness #bekindtoallkinds #vulnerability #vulnerable #selflove #selfcare #love #goals #empower


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“Words matter. The words we speak, and the words spoken over us. Even the words left unsaid. One of the hardest things I’ve been wrestling with is not having any clear language for this weird place between sick and healthy, weak and strong. The ambiguity is quite isolating. Sometimes, we’re just lacking a bit of language.” -Kate Bowler⠀ .⠀ .⠀ .⠀ #counseling #therapy #psychology #mentalhealth #selfcare #stress #wellbeing #mentalhealthawareness #therapist #psychology #inspire #anxiety #stressrelief #counselor #depression #depressed #mindfulness #love #selflove #health #wellness #support #relationships #healing #mentalhealthmatters #family #trauma #mentalillness #services #instamentalhealth


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In 2016, when I went on a sick leave at work for a relapse diagnosis of major depressive disorder and anxiety, I had a choice to make. I knew I wasn’t well inside and I also had two young kids to take care of. I was sharing custody with my ex husband and had to pull my own weight... but I physically and mentally couldn’t. Guilt came to the forefront because I had to make a decision... a decision a mom never wants to make and that was to give up my kids temporarily or for however long it took to get myself back to positive mental health. I was lucky enough to have good support especially in putting myself first. My kids needed a healthy mom and removing myself from the equation was a hard pill to swallow. But in the grander scheme of things, sometimes we have to take the unconventional way and choose ourselves first especially for the benefit of our own family. I wanted to teach my kids that it’s ok... that I did this to re-empower myself, a legacy I wanted to create based on my own self love and love for them. There would have been more of a negative impact had they been in my custody, mentally unwell and bedridden, unable to bathe, to walk, to live. I didn’t want them to sit in that dark energy and force them to grow up too soon because I felt small and like a child. I had to take accountability for myself... whether seen as brave or courageous... I saw it as necessary. I got well with that time apart. Licking my own wounds and seeing the true self rise from the ashes. With that power, I was able to get my kids back, under the same roof with their crazy ma. The lessons of those dark months was an opportunity to embody compassion, appreciation and unconditional love. I had to learn to let go of that guilt and magically create hope instead... hope that my sorrow would turn to joy, hope that my depression would turn to vitality.. and hope that my children would know I loved them so much that I temporarily had to let them go to heal myself. @kbaquiran ♥️ • #karenabaquiran #mentalhealth #mentalillness #depression #anxiety #consciousparenting #unconditionallove #healingjourney


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I’ll be 39 on 2/17. My goal is to be 140lbs by 40 years old. Starting today. I’ve had enough of the yo-yo and want to live this second part of my life as healthy as possible. I want my kids and husband to be as healthy as possible. We all start now and the healthy habits start with me. I’m the one shopping, cooking, etc. It’s going to be a long journey but I’m ready. The days will pass anyway I might as well use them wisely. February goals No eating out. (Except pre-determined days that we’re out of town this month) No SODA. NO JUICE! This is my current biggest struggle. I drink hundreds and hundreds of calories per day. Get 10k steps per day on my Fitbit. #weightloss #weightlossjourney #bingeeating #disorderedeating #compulsiveeating #anxiety #depression #dietplan #losingweight #obese #feellikeshit #newbeginnings #babysteps #fitbit #myfitnesspal #intermittentfasting


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Clearly some days are better than others and we all feel depression in our own way. Today homesick in my own body hit home, literally for me. What are some of the ways that you help yourself or others to get out of this dis-ease? @bymariandrew . . . . . . . . . . . . . . #wellbeingbloggers #selflove #selfcare #anxiety #love #friendship #mentalhealth #mentalwellness #personalgrowth #mood #compassion #kindness #emotions #feelings #art #drawing #illustration #artoftheday #artistsoninstagram #mentalhealthsupport #bodyimage #depressionandanxiety #depressionsupport #mentalhealthawareness #mentalhealthquotes #mentalhealthrecovery #mentalhealthadvocate #mentalhealthblogger #selfreminder #motivationalquotes


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A quiet environment confronts us with very loud thoughts. It’s tempting to run from them or drown them out with distractions and busyness, but the longer they’re ignored, the longer they’ll stay 💭 ▫️ #Writer #Author #PointMeToTheSkies #Book #NonFiction #SelfPublish #Christian #LifeCoach #IndieAuthor #AuthorsOfInstagram #Thoughts #PersonalDevelopment #Anxiety #PTSD #IngramSparkAuthor


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“Neuroscience has proven that we can change our physical selves (and therefore mood, health, and attitude) by thinking differently. Sometimes I need help changing my thoughts. Acupuncture offers me a safe space to do that.” - Danielle Duboise #Acupuncture is a powerful healing modality promoting balance and well-being not only physically but mentally, emotionally and spiritually. Learn more at www.thepointsofhealth.com -- #mentalhealth #letgo #lettinggo #surrender #healing #emotional #emotions #depression #anxiety #trauma #stress #mood #feelings #feels


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This isn't exactly the best its just the start of a rough track i was writing about my battle with anxiety (Hence the name) but my new piece isn't ready yet and insta deleted this last time for some reason so I thought fuck it I may aswell upload it considering how long it's been since I last posted. #newmusic #repost #anxiety #rapper #instagood #strength #rap #videooftheday #audio #beats #lyrics #music #musiclife #artist #songwriter #emotionalmusic #sadmusic #unsignedartist #hiphop #musica


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This is so true, hopeful, and colourful. What a wonderful message to wake up to. . . Even if it's just a little twinge of hopefulness, even if it's just a little pang of possibility... whether it's 99% or 1% of this message that lands for you - savour that and let it grow. 🌳 Thank you to @documenting_recovery who posted this. 👍 I appreciated seeing it float into my news feed. I had to share. 😊 . . . #TherapyHelps #Yeg #Somatic #Holistic #Principled #Anxiety #Dysregulation #Trauma #Lability #Ptsd #Cptsd #FOO #InnerChild #Parts #StructuralDissociation #Dissociation #YVR #YYC #Attachment #YegMorning #Healthy #Adaptive #DevelopmentalTrauma #YegWeather #Regulation #ObservingSelf #CompassionateWitness #InterpersonalNeurobiology #BefriendingTheUnconscious


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✨Sometimes it does, & sometimes it doesn’t. But either way, IT IS OKAY! Mornings are the hardest for me, but my day just keeps getting better from there, usually. Unless of course I’m sick and/or flaring.✨ . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . #chronicillness #chronicpain #painwarrior #heds #eds #ehlersdanlossyndrome #fibromyalgia #endometriosis #hysterectomy #pots #dysautonomia #hyperadrenicpots #tachycardia #bradycardia #hypotension #hypertension #mcas #mcad #mastcellactivationdisorder #mentalillness #depersonalizationdisorder #ptsd #medicalptsd #anxiety #manicdepression #depression #mentalhealthawareness #spoonie #zebrastrong


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Well I had some spare time so I decided to go on full mental health advocacy mode and pass out some suicide crisis resource pamphlets out at Towson Mall. The people were grateful and a couple reminded me of the incident of the guy who killed himself at the mall not to long ago. Struggles be so real!! Mental health is and always will be so important. I'm honored to be an advocate 💚 #stopsuicide #mentalhealthawareness #mentalhealthmatters #mentalhealth #mentalillness #suicideprevention #life #endthestigma #depression #depressed #suicide #pain #anxiety #suicideawareness #advocate #staystrong #poetry #selfie #positive #breakthesilence #dt


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Be proud about seeing danger effectively AND make sure you don’t take for granted that perception is reality! It could hurt you and too often, harm others! #judgementalpeople #judgmentdetox #realitycheck #perceptionisreality #perception #anxiety #toxicrelationships #workplacewellness #workplace #prosevisual


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The biophillia hypothesis suggests that humans possess an innate tendency to seek connections with nature and other forms of life (Wilson, 1973). Connecting with nature can positively impact both your physical and mental health (Mind.org.uk, 2020). For my own mental health and for that of my children, I try to build in as much outdoor time as possible. It can be as simple as going to the local park if you are in a city or spending the day in the countryside, with lunch packed and warm clothes at the ready. It gets us moving more, it clears the lungs and the head and it helps us to connect to the world around us and each other. Is this something that's also important to you? #connectwithnature #connection #mentalhealth #anxiety #depression #forestbathing #vitamind #nature #lovenature #getoutside #getoutdoors #walk #hike #run #playoutside #biophillia #mentalheathboost #mindfulness #mindfulparenting #mindfulparentingireland


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Being a parent of a child who has a #foodallergy can be a burden due to the constant vigilance required to avoid known allergens, affecting on quality of life, causing worry, anxiety & depression. Children and parents are consumed by food allergy stress, having to deal with the impact of allergies on social and family life every day. Tanya is here to help with her freshly prepared sauces & dressings packed full of herbs, veg and fruit, each one with enticing flavour, character & natural colours. With growing concerns about food intolerances, be rest assured that we are #freefrom the main 14 #foodallergens, easing the worries and burdens both the parents and child have on a daily basis. . . . . . . . . #ChildrensMentalHealthWeek #mentalhealth #allergens #depression #anxiety #worry #allergies #stress #health #mentalhealth #mentalhealthawareness #anxiety #veganrecipes #vegetarianfood #foodallergies #foodallergylife


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This one seems to sum up 2020 so far. I’m totally ready to take on the world if I could just get this stupid piece of hair out of my face. I’m running into a lot of people who had very high hopes that as soon as the calendar changed their life would simplify. Instead, it’s looking like clearing that stale annoying stuff is taking longer than we thought. Consider this a quick reminder to have patience with yourself and the process. Us control freaks are struggling a bit right now, but good stuff is on the way. 🙏🏼✨ #patience #hope #love #depression #anxiety #psychology


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⁣I'm excited that I will be doing 3 different presentations at the BFRB conference (hair pulling and skin picking) this year in Chicago, April 2nd-5th.⠀ ⠀ Will I see you there? I hope so!⠀🤪 ⠀ ⁣www.bfrb.org/conference⠀ ⠀ ⠀ ⁣#hairpulling #skinpicking #bfrbtlc #trichotillomania #dermatillomania #excoriation #bfrb #comb #ocd #trich #nailbiting #tlcbfrb #lipbiting #nosepicking #bodyfocused #medication #habitreversal #anxiety #panic #cbt #iocdf #erp #acttherapy


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Oh my god. EVERYTHING hurts. • I was sitting at my nieces sports training at about 6pm and I got this wave of acute pain hit me. I didn't know what to do. I broke out in a clammy sweat, my mouth started creating excess saliva because I wanted to hurl, and I had instant stabbing pains in my pelvis. Nothing brought it on.... it just smacked me down. • It's now nearly 2am and I cannot sleep. My shoulders, neck, head, legs, lower back etc are all aching so much. I just want to cry. I am SOOOO tired for God's sake. • It's actually been a while since I've had painsomnia. I've had a lot of restless nights due to racing anxious thoughts where my mind just won't shut the fuck up. But painsomnia is different.... I think it's worse somehow. OHHH!!!! Wait!! I know why it's worse!!!! IT. IS. THE. NONSTOP. FUCKING. PAIN. • Gonna try for sleep again. Kill me now. #Painsomnia #ChronicPain #ChronicIllness #ChronicFatigue #Spoonie #Medicines #Anxiety #Depression #Infertility #IVF #Endometriosis #AcutePain #Spoonie #EpicFatigue


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Spring Break Camp registration is now open. Email Jenn at FOTAfocusontheabilities@gmail.com


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ORANGE you glad it’s Tuesday?! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ I “peeled” open in today’s new podcast episode and shared some “juicy” insights on my first anxiety attack and how it all went down. . . .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Squeeze the day & know you’re not alone with your #anxiety or #depression. 🍊 #EndTheStigma


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Happy #NationalHempDay! Many times I have clients that live with anxiety, PTSD, back pain, or even aviophobia. Although this may not be your truth it is the truth of many. I am so grateful for @takeflightcbd These hemp based CBD products have been game changing in helping my clients with these conditions & many more. Today I celebrate not only the National Hemp day but also my clients who take the leap to turn their fears to a thing of the past, I celebrate #dopecation a vacay experience for people to have a safe place to learn & try hemp/cannabis, but most importantly I celebrate the plant that is legally going to change the world! . . #kizzmypassport #wocincannabis #cannabisretreat #anxiety #ptsd #hemp #wegotoo #travelnoire #hempfest #cannabiscommunity #hempoil #aviophobia #fearless #travelbosses #rollingloud #highgirls


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If you measure success by avoiding and controlling the stuff your brain throws up, then expect it to throw up a lot more of that stuff, at ever increasing levels of complexity and severity. So make sure your mental health and fitness goals are about things you want to keep and build. #therapy #goals #intrusivethoughts #brain #psychology #neuroscience #mentalhealthskills #mentalhealthawareness #mentalhealth #mentalfitness #acceptance #fear #anxiety #depression #hallucinations #cartoon #fitness #success #happiness #control


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We tend to think of sleep as a time when the mind and body shut down. But this is not the case; sleep is an active period in which a lot of important processing, restoration, and strengthening occurs. ⁣⁣ ⁣⁣ I often hear people say, “oh I only need 4-5 hours of sleep to function.” Our body needs more than 4-5 hours. If you can’t fall asleep there is a reason, don’t dismiss it and justify it with not needing sleep. A nervous system that is regulated will sleep better and longer. Worry and stress will keep you awake at night as your body is in fight/flight state and when you are “under threat” your sleep will be compromised to survive. The problem is that your relationship/ finances/work is not life-threatening but your body will react as if it was. ⁣⁣ ⁣⁣ Unfortunately, a person can't just accumulate sleep deprivation and then log many hours of sleep to make up for it. The best sleep habits are consistent, healthy routines that allow all of us, regardless of our age, to meet our sleep needs every night. ⁣⁣ ⁣⁣ Some tips to improve your sleep include:⁣⁣ * Limiting daytime naps to 30 minutes. Napping does not make up for inadequate nighttime sleep. However, a short nap of 20-30 minutes can help to improve mood, alertness, and performance. ⁣⁣ ⁣ * Avoiding stimulants such as caffeine and nicotine close to bedtime. And when it comes to alcohol, moderation is key.⁣⁣ ⁣ * Ensuring adequate exposure to natural light. Exposure to sunlight during the day, as well as darkness at night, helps to maintain a healthy sleep-wake cycle.⁣⁣ ⁣ * Establishing a regular relaxing bedtime routine.  A regular nightly routine helps the body recognize that it is bedtime. This could include taking a warm shower or bath, reading a book, or light stretches.⁣⁣ ⁣ And most importantly, take care of your mental health. Your peace of mind shows up everywhere. Are you making yourself a priority?


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Hang on in there, I’m still in section but I’m starting to see a brighter side even in the darkest times, it’s difficult but I’m trying to pull through🙏🏽❤️ • • #bdp #borderlinepersonalitydisorder #bpdrecovery #bpdmeme #bpdwarrior #bpdawareness #mentalhealth #mentalhealthawareness #mentalhealthmatters #mentalhealth #anxiety #depression #depressionmemesarethebest #bpdmemes #bpdwarrior #actuallybpd


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We are all influenced by our memories and by experiences we may not remember or fully understand. We are never ever really disconnected from past experiences no matter how hard you try to convince yourself that you're over it. . Acknowledging this and exploring childhood traumas are powerful ways to take charge and live with an adult mindset. @willsmith was able to heal by noticing this, and seeing his ambition to achieve as a product of unresolved past issues. Once these were resolved his ambition changed to wanting to inspire others. . . . #breakingmadteam #blackmentalhealth #blackmindsmatter #mentalhealth #psychotherapy #psychology #breakingstigma #mentalhealthawareness #melanin #blackmenmentalhealth #mentalhealthdaily #depression #anxiety #trauma #stress #depressiveepisodes #anxietyawareness #worryless #youngblackminds #ocdawareness #ptsdawareness #africanpsychology #africanhealth #blackhealthmatters #blackhealth


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Whilst Saturday was a great day and did its bit at starting to recharge the batteries, the days since have done their best to deplete them right back down. ⁣ ⁣ It's a timely reminder that we can't save up all of our stresses, strains, anxieties and problems and hope to blow them away in one fell swoop. Looking after yourself is not like saving up all the goss for drinks with your bestie. ⁣ ⁣ It's so important to make self-care a daily priority, so you never let the batteries get dangerously low. ⁣ ⁣ With that in mind, I picked these up from @theworksstores to help with the day to day management of my feelings and to help encourage small but positive daily rituals. ⁣ ⁣ I'll be sure to let you know what I discover when I get stuck in! ⁣ ⁣ (PS: isn't it great that items like this are being sold in mainstream shops now? Mental health should never be relegated to the "special interest" section.) ⁣ ⁣ #ayurvedicrituals #selfcare #rechargeyoursoul #rechargeyourself #cardsagainstanxiety #theworksstores #anxietylife #mentalhealthblogger #mentalillness #mentalhealthmatters #wellbeing #wellness #positivity #dailyrituals #discoverunder3k #nottinghamblogger #prajna #happiness #smallsteps #anxiety #mindfulness #makingchanges #stress #worry


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Ajay was too shy to show his face. His monster had 6 hands & 2 horns. It looked like a bee and liked kidnapping kids from a village & swallowed them. 🌸Let kids CREATE imaginary characters & set their imagination free🌸


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I am hyper aware that I am living in the moment I’m going to look back on when I’m older. This beautiful time full of love and freedom. So often I focus on what’s wrong and my need for perfection, so it’s nice to step back and recognize that things aren’t so awful on a personal level and it’s okay to admit happiness. ☀️


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Pain may feel unfortunate, but understand this... there is a difference between the cause of pain and the feeling of pain itself. Let all experiences guide you to a better self. @doctor_j.duncan @mindsunltd #mentalhealth #emotions #emotionalintelligence #pain #healing #askyourtherapist #jduncan #depression #anxiety #lonelyness #peace #selfcare


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Pain may feel unfortunate, but understand this... there is a difference between the cause of pain and the feeling of pain itself. Let all experiences guide you to a better self. @doctor_j.duncan @mindsunltd #mentalhealth #emotions #emotionalintelligence #pain #healing #askyourtherapist #jduncan #depression #anxiety #lonelyness #peace #selfcare


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I feel like breaking down. And I don't know why this time.


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Meet my dear friend Carleen, this is her story of recovery from anxiety “Not to sure how to start this story of mine. It took me a long time to even think about what I was even going to put that my words would have an impact on people. But I guess here goes I first started noticing signs of anxiety my first year of university. I didn’t even know what anxiety was then, my mom told me about it. My panic attacks were different then your typical troubles breathing and hyperventilating. It’s important to know they aren’t all the same. Mine was crying hysterically or becoming extremely nauseated. I stopped eating because every time I ate I’d become sick. I became disassociated with my career choice of nursing. I thought I couldn’t do it. In that time I was also in an awful relationship, which ended on the basis because I had anxiety (which is fine he knew what was best and he was right, I couldn’t get better with him, he wouldn’t make me feel better). I realized I needed to move home and get better. I couldn’t carry on in this program with feeling this way, my anxiety would only get worse. I made the hardest choice of my life to drop the program. It was the best decision I ever made. By the time I moved home I had lost well over 20 pounds and at my lightest I was 107 pounds. I then decided to see a doctor and was prescribed an anti depressant it didn’t work. As months went on though I started gaining weight got a second opinion and a different medication it worked. For a little bit anyways, then tried another it worked, then the dose needed to increase. Then it stopped working new medication, and now a month ago I had to get it increased. Months and year has passed I tried counselling it was hard to keep up with such a busy life (no excuse but it’s hard I get it). But if I didn’t struggle I wouldn’t be where I am today. I am three months away from graduating my LPN I couldn’t get nursing out of my head. I wasn’t wrong to drop the program I was sick and needed time to find myself again. Don’t get me wrong I still struggle everyday I still have thoughts that people are always judging me, that’s I’m not good enough, that I’m a failure, I obsess over ..read below...⏬⏬


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self care ~ this year I’m focusing on more dedicated self care in whatever form that looks like. Being more and doing less is a key part of that. This “hustle” culture is CRAZY and I’m all for shifting gears and simplifying. Things that are important for my personal self care = creative outlets, physical activity and fresh air on a daily basis ☀️


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Part of becoming an adult means individuating from the values that you grew up with. This doesn’t mean that you’ll reject these values outright, but it does mean that you’re willing to take your parents off their pedestal and question if their “coat of arms” - the values that are invisibly printed like an insignia on the family shield - is in alignment with your values. These intergenerational values will weigh on you until you see them clearly and make your own decisions regarding which ones to follow and which to leave behind. • Here’s a common example: Many of my clients were raised by parents who had a clear expectation that their kids would be “successful” in terms of achievements and accolades. These are generally parents who pushed their kids not only to do well in school but filled their after-school hours with sports and activities. The message may never have been explicitly spoken, but it didn’t have to be; children of these well-meaning but misguided parents grow up believing that their self-worth is dependent on external success. This leads to a watery sense of self, which then leads to difficulty making decisions and self-doubt. At some point in the healing process it’s essential to ask, “Is my self-worth dependent on externals? Is climbing the corporate ladder and striving to be ‘successful’ my value or my parents’ value - and is it bringing me joy?” • The issue of separating out from a family’s coat of arms also arises around relationship anxiety. For example, if you come from a family who places a high premium on being extroverted, including social fluency and humor, and your partner is the quieter type, it’s likely that your anxiety will hang its hat on that hook. The covert message is that those who are funny, socially comfortable, and the life of the party are respected more than those who tend toward the more introverted end of the spectrum. When an adult-child is hooked into receiving their parents’ approval (which is quite natural), their anxiety-stories gravitate toward their partner’s traits that don’t fall in line with the family value code. • To read the full post, click on link in bio called “Deconstructing the Family Story”.


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This is a very good question! The key is repetition, where you are is now is not where your heading, right. So you have to dissolve all the things that are keeping you bound to your current reality make peace with it and reaffirm/redefine we're it is you want to go and who it is(evolution) you have to become. Then you have to take daily action to bring those affirmations/new thoughts into your reality! repeat, repeat, repeat, you cannot give up even if you have a day where it's not quite working out if you give up at any time you give up on the destiny/destination you're trying to materialise, enjoy the journey. Just like when you 1st started to walk your subconscious had no evidence that you could do it but yet still here you are walking, you showed up every day trying to walk you affirmed the words or had someone else speaking it to you, you were surrounded by people who had accomplished what you were trying to accomplish and you never gave up, until VOILA🙌 IT'S now your CURRENT REALITY. And the rest is history. I hope that helps and if you need to get live and direct support with this from someone who's achieved what your trying to achieve please book a session with me via the link in my bio @mentalemotionalwellness and any questions please let me know I'm always happy to help. ♥ 𝒜𝓁ℯ𝓍𝒶


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