Give your brain a break! You won’t be productive by focussing at the time. #mind --- Je hersenen hebben af en toe ook een pauze nodig. Vergeet dus niet om je focus momenten te onderbreken met ontfocus momenten! #mind
#repost @thewaveandtheocean (@get_repost) ・・・ The body shows everything. When people feel shame they stand with their head hanging down. They’re slouched and unable to visualize their surroundings. Maybe you feel like you can’t take up space. So you make yourself smaller by curling in your shoulders and folding your arms. When you feel depressed, does your body collapse or tighten up? We are always displaying how we feel. Usually through our posture or other ways of interacting with the world. And whenever we feel an intense emotion, our state is exaggerated. Sometimes we lose our ways of interacting with the world physically because of trauma, illness, an accident, or other reasons. Sometimes we become conditioned to move in a certain way. We have to reinvent this. The more options you have in your movement vocabulary, the more options you have when responding to stressors. You can literally rewrite history by creating different types of movement. This does not mean that you need to be physically fit or fully mobile to access different ways of moving in the world. We can achieve this despite illness or physical limitations. Sometimes it means getting creative. I want you to think of ways you can YIELD, PUSH, REACH, GRAB AND PULL. - Yielding is how you are in contact with the world while resting. It is about the state of being versus doing. - Pushing separates oneself from the immediate environment. This is how you feel, establish, and maintain boundaries. It can be as simple as raising your hand, walking or turning away, or shaking your head no. - Reaching is how you extend. It is how you invite others in and can feel vulnerable. You can shake hands, hug, or even reach with your eyes. - Grabbing & Pulling is how you grasp something in the environment and bring it closer to you. This can be done by extending out a hand or asking for something. Some of you may have a lot of trouble
People take me for granted or atleast that’s what I feel. And that has always been one of my greatest issues. I’m always there for people but no one’s there for me. It’s depressing. But I’ve learned how to deal with it the past few weeks. I tried harder than ever and slowly I can see it’s all worth it. I taught myself how to just rely on me; how to be okay even if no one cares. I taught myself that it’s okay to be alone. I taught myself that I should never expect anything from anyone and that I should appreciate myself more. It’s not a perfect way or solution but it has been helping me a lot to get through.
TEST: DO YOU DRINK TOO MUCH? A standard drink contains 10 grams of pure alcohol. For healthy men and women, drinking no more than two standard drinks on any day reduces your risk of harm from alcohol-related disease or injury over a lifetime. Drinking no more than four standard drinks on a single occasion reduces the risk of alcohol-related injury arising from that occasion. The health risks that accumulate over a lifetime from alcohol increase progressively - this means that the more you drink, the greater the risk. From a mental health perspective, excessive alcohol consumption means fewer personal constraints are in place. Additionally, alcohol can disrupt the body’s ability to rest, resulting in the body having to work harder to break down the alcohol in your system. This interference of alcohol with sleep patterns can lead to reduced energy levels. Unfortunately, alcohol depresses the central nervous system, and this cause mood instability. Alcohol is NOT recommended if you are depressed, anxious, trauma, grief, stress or suffer from a mental illness. TEST: To assess if your alcohol consumption level is problematic, I recommend that you complete this test: https://www.drugabuse.gov/sites/default/files/files/AUDIT.pdf. A score of 8 or more is considered to indicate hazardous or harmful alcohol use, in which case you should speak to your GP for treatment options. Source: http://www.alcohol.gov.au/internet/alcohol/publishing.nsf/Content/guide-adult Photo: Fresco showing fruit bowl, a jar of wine and a jar of raisins from House of Julia Felix in Pompeii. Museo Archeologico di Napoli. June Gay Psychologist @travelpsychology #mentalhealthresource#mentalhealthrecovery#mentalhealthadvocate#psychologyfacts#alcoholism#alcoholguidelines#mentalhealthtips#healthymindandbody#wellbeingcoach#selfcarethreads#selfcaretip#selfcarematters#moderation#mentalillnessawareness#psychologyandmore#behonestwithyourself#healthyliving#depressionhelp
Tag someone who should never forget! 🙌❤️ Repost from @mentalhealthquotess 🔁 . Coping with a mental health condition is a full-time job! Never forget just how amazing you are and how much you have fought through! You are strong, capable, loved, incredible, and an all-around mental health warrior! . Thank you for continuing to fight! You inspire so many people in similar situations and me in particular! Never forget just how strong you are. You deserve our praises! . If you’re struggling, comment a ‘❤️’ down below and let us know why! We’re available to talk and be as supportive as possible 🙏 . Share this post with someone who should see it, or can relate to it! 🗣 You can join the HRR MOVEMENT by sharing your story with us or by spreading positive messages using the hashtag: #hrrmovement! Let’s have Hope, be Resilient, and Recover together! 🤝 💪 🧠
Mindful Beauty day 15- Different Colors My favorite color is purple and this tree and the leaves on the ground looked so pretty that I had to take a picture. It's kind of amazing when you stop to think about how many colors mother nature shares with us. It's so easy to miss, but when you do stop to just see the various colors of everything in front of you-it's a major attitude shift from being locked in auto pilot to immense wonder and gratitude. I like to think as mother nature as the greatest natural anti-depressant ever created... Because every time I stop to marvel my worries go away in that moment, I breathe deeper, and I'm calm again. How can you stop and marvel more in the beauty in your day? How can you see the things you pass by every day never truly seeing them for what they are? How can you calm yourself naturally just by being awakened to the beauty in front of you. . . . .
. . Ever feel like no matter what you do or would like to think, life is just a straight biotch? (Pardon my French, Italian, American & every other ethnicity that deals with this human life with a splash of vulgarity.) . I'm all about helping others who struggle with mental/emotional/mood/physical challenges. Because I've come a long ass way myself in these arenas. And I have a lotta answers. And tools. And resources. . But there are some days (like today) when it's honestly like "What the @$%*?" (⬅Can't even add enough symbols.) Why does stuff like this still have to come up and make it feel like 10 steps forward, a thousand back on this journey. (Alright that's an exaggeration- really wasn't that dramatic.) I really have my shit together for the most part these days (or so I like to believe😄), so when things happen that throw me back into old feelings/experiences, it straight sucks. . How many damn 'lessons' do we have to learn and things do we need to 'fix' before life becomes a perma gravy train. (I mean come on- is that really so much to ask? I just want some damn gravy!) Before we finally 'figure it all out'. Before we are fully adept at actually successfully navigating these meatsuits that we're walking around in. . Just wondering if anyone has the answers to these questions. (Or has a new meatsuit for me.)😅 . Alright enough Debbie Downerism for one night. But hey- gotta keep it real and I was feelin' reeeeaaaal snazzy today. (😬) Maybe it's 'cuz of the full moon... . How 'bout you? Have you figured out the key to perma bliss? 😯⬇ . . . .
19-year old Nusrat Jahan Rafi (a student in Bangladesh) reported to the police of her principle sexually harassing her on more than one occasion. The police minimized the incident but Nusrat refused to drop the charges. On April 6, 2019, masked figures lured Nusrat to the roof of her school, doused her in kerosene, and lit her on fire. The figures punished Nusrat for not dropping her claims against the principal. ◾️◽️◾️◽️◾️◽️◾️◽️◾️◽️◾️◽️◾️◽️ The reason Nusrat’s story is so alarming is not only because I am ashamed at the political scene in my home country, but also at the cruelty of the lengths men are willing to take to silence women. Our culture says that a woman’s restrictions are for their own “protection,” and yet, when a young girl cries out for help, the police devalues her issues and men set to murder her. ◾️◽️◾️◽️◾️◽️◾️◽️◾️ ◽️◾️◽️◾️◽️ When a woman is sexually harassed, raped or violated, Bangladesh and other South Asian countries blame the women. They say it is a mark of a woman’s purity which is stained with dirt if they are touched in such a manner. As a result, women are marginalized and treated as criminals when their biggest crime was to be born a female. For so long Bangladesh tries to cover up women head to toe for their “safety” from lurking predators. But why should women have to suffer for men who were not taught how to properly treat a girl. ◾️◽️◾️◽️◾️◽️◾️◽️◾️◽️◾️ ◽️◾️◽️ Bangladesh is letting their daughters down. Not only women but also men should be fighting for a girl’s respect and dignity. Women are your sisters, your friends, your aunts, your daughters and your mothers. What kind of a world are we shaping when we turn our backs the moment these figures need us the most? ◾️◽️◾️◽️◾️◽️◾️◽️◾️◽️◾️◽️◾️◽️
Having to be good, avoid conflict, or stay invisible in order to BE in a relationship can leave you feeling distrustful, anxious, and guarded with others. 😢 Breathe. There are people out there who won’t ask you to BE a certain way in order to love you. 🥰💗🌻 #attachment#mentalhealthwarrior#connection
Before ketones came into my life I was a grouch who, no matter how many naps I took in a day, was constantly tired and honestly always on edge. My diet was either binge eating anything and everything that I could get my hands on or skipping meals, and my anxiety/depression was at an all time high. Like having your family sitting you down intervention style worried for your well-being high. Starting home workouts defiantly helped channel some of the issues I was facing but that was more of a bandaid. I still couldn’t cope with a lot of things, my eating was still all over the board (and consisted mostly of junk food) and I had to change anxiety medication because I already hit the highest dosage I could take. Being first introduced to a glass of ketones I had the same thoughts you did. Immediately was excited to prove that this, along with countless other “quick fixes” I’ve tried, would in fact not work. It would be another gimmick. But I couldn’t ignore the facts. FACT: On day TWO my sleep was the freaking bomb. I mean, I woke up with lines all over my body because I didn’t even budge all night. And I woke up feeling rested! FACT: on day THREE my energy was high! Now if you struggle with getting out of bed because you just “can’t”, you know how valuable this is. FACT: as a result of my higher energy, my mood started to change and I was happy! Like so happy you guys! This is what it felt like to feel “normal” finally! This was when I knew there was something to this stuff. Now I could go on all day about this stuff but it’s really something you just have to try for yourself. There is no way I would go without this stuff now and I don’t want you to go without it either so if you want deets I’ll be answering the best I can between all the Easter festivities this weekend. Don’t be as stubborn as this ginger was to start your journey to better.
I love you all so much. It’s Friday angels, however bad this week has been, you have made it. That is something to be really proud of, no matter what has happened you are still here to read this and that is very Important and something I am very very grateful for ❤️❤️❤️ you are much much stronger than you thing and you can withstand anything, it may feel like it’s the end but it’s not! Your brain is lying to you, it’s ill. Don’t listen to it! I love you all so much. You are all superheroes, you give me inspiration and strength every single day. Be brave my tigers, you can do it ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️🐅🐅🐅🐅🐅🐅❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️🐅🐅🐅🐅🐅🐅❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️🐅🐅🐅🐅🐅🐅❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️🐅🐅🐅🐅🐅🐅❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️🐅🐅🐅🐅🐅🐅
A significant part of treatment is properly understanding what is going on for you. This is a wonderful chart that expresses the similarities and differences of anxiety and depression. Both of these experiences happen for us, and it’s important to have curiosity about what the anxiety and/or depression are communicating. The body never lies! Posted @withrepost • @therapyforwomen Reposting this because I think it’s so important! . 🛋 Have you ever wondered whether you are feeling anxiety or depression? ⠀ There can be a lot of confusion about the differences between anxiety and depression. ⠀ Often anxiety and depression go hand and hand with each other. We may have periods of feeling very anxious 😬, and then our body can rebound and recoup by feeling 😭depressed. ⠀ As a result there is a lot of overlap between them. And if we don’t know that, we can feel like there’s something wrong with us. I see it especially for women who have anxiety and get mad at themselves for feeling restless or irritable. ⠀ Here’s a chart 📈to help you see some of the differences between them and where there is also overlap. ⠀ Please keep in mind this chart is for educational purposes only and not meant as a guide for diagnosing yourself 😉 ⠀ Are there any other depression and anxiety related similarities and differences you’ve experienced? I wanna know! . . #anxietyattack#anxietyrelief#anxiousmommy#depressionhelp#depressionawareness#depressionsupport#panicattack#anxietyawareness#anxietyrecovery#anxietyproblems