Avicii, Tim Bergling, nämner hur han ”kommer att dö”, hur han får panik, han v i s a r öppet hur dåligt han mår för sina närmsta (vilket är fantastiskt, med tanke på hur många individer som inte ens vågar säga att de mår dåligt), men tas inte på allvar. För i detta samhälle är tyvärr individens psykiska och fysiska välmående och hälsa underordnat framgång, tillväxt och $$$$$$$$!!
Stress är inget man bara viftar bort! Stress är inget valbart!! Överbelastning med för mycket och långdragen stress ÄR psykisk ohälsa, och psykisk ohälsa är INGET du skiter i. Det kan potentiellt vara livsfarligt! Jag blir förbannad över hur vi utnyttjar andra människor för att bygga en verksamhet, bli framgångsrika själva, gå med vinst. Vi skiter i andra människor så länge vi får det vi vill ha, så länge vi når det mål vi vill nå. Vi skiter till och med i oss själva för kulturen säger till oss att göra det in the name of success.
Att det ska ta en känd ung person att gå bort för att ett samhälle ska vakna och inse att det sätt vi arbetar och försöker nå framgång på är ohållbart är jävligt sorgligt. Och patetiskt att detta uppvaknande sker 2018. För vet ni vad? Utveckling och framgång ska - och behöver - aldrig vara på bekostnad av ens hälsa! Det där är en jävla lögn! #avicii#ripavicci#stress#utmattad#psykiskohälsa
#NoteToSelf 〰️ an important reminder as we enter the new work week:
You are so much more than what you do: you are a brilliant pocket of energy filled with love, hope and resilience. 💕
You are not defined by your profession or your 9-to-5, you are defined by how you treat others, and most importantly, how you treat yourself.
Let’s approach this new work week with grace, positivity, and self care ♥️♥️♥️
Birthday wishes to our girl @witchyvoice over the weekend!
I could not have asked for a better first ever client and friend. You Mrs are an absolute wonder and I am so proud of how far you’ve come this past year. From your running races, to Spartans, to smashing that rope with ease! 🙌🏼 without you, our Spartan races and squad would never of happened! So we all thank you for that 😁
Thank you for always being my rock whenever I doubt myself at an obstacle, for never giving up on that rope and for making every session I get to train you a pleasure ❤️#prettystrongsquad
M O N D A Y 🤪
This week is VERY hectic before a week of working at home and designing projects for clients and prepping for #MentalHealthAwarenessWeek which is on the horizon!!
Goals are set for the week ✅
Positive mindset engaged ✅
Ready to work with awesome clients ✅
Ready to talk #MentalHealth ✅
Let’s do this 👊🏻💁🏼♀️
A little bit of darkness came visiting at the weekend...We’re dealing with a lot of personal stuff that while it’s not my place to share why I’m down, I’d like to share how I pick myself up and cope with my friend, the darkness of #depression . I know that first feeling of depression all too well, but through experience I have learnt to respect it, listen to its message, give it some kind and gentle attention, but then not let it settle in my heart or my home. I thank it for visiting then I shut the door using all the self help tools I know work - I share where I’m at with those who I’m close to, get their support and encouragement to establish a stable and healthy routine (#healthyeating , #yoga , #exercise , #meditation ), talk to my psychologist about the root cause (the “message”), take moments to simply #breathe and use the most powerful tool every morning and every night #gratitude - focusing on the many things I have to be grateful for right now. Like I am thankful for the internet and Instagram for the inspiration and knowledge I get from the community of people who know the importance of #selflove and support #mentalhealthawareness . Wherever you are at - happy, sad or somewhere in between - may you find love and light in your week ahead. Love Anna xx #positivity#positivepsychology#positivevibes#cbt#mentalhealth#mentalillness#healthymind#happy#happiness#mindfulness
Electricity in my bones.. neon lights inside my veins, lighting up my soul; it's burning up in flames. This illusion of peace is so familiar it brings back decades of memories and pain.. those manic screams of ecstasy bubbling up through my throat and out of my mouth it throws itself at your ghost of a face.. the image of your eyes inside of my brain as I speed down the highways in search of anything.. I search for some place, of solitude, of sanctity, of purity; for somewhere safe.. Far away from this charade playing itself on my eyelids for my internal world to see... And I am lost. I am lost between the sea of eternity's behind me and all the energy's before me.. And I am lost in the deep dark swelling of the waves, rising up and down they pull me into their icy grip, relentlessly wanting to bring me down, bring me in.. Suddenly they fill my lungs, replacing my screams with silence, flushing out all my oxygen.. the water & the waves.. I sink in.. I let go.. I let it all take me away.. No mercy.. No grace.. This is no mistake. The tires skip the yellow lines, pass the barriers & slide into the ocean, the waves break just as my body breaks.. I am one.. I am where I belong.. Your face fades as the lights fade into darkness below.. down.. down.. And now I am home. You will haunt me no more. ❤❤❤❤🙏🌠✌
My decision to end everything has never been an option so that only leaves living. Now I have to try to live without the fear of expectation. Everything I’ve said or have done is in the past so now I need to shut up and focus on the future because it’s inevitable. I always thought that death was inevitable, but I’ve come to realize that living is my true hell.
Let's get deep and personal.
⏮Back in high school when all I wanted to do was die, my mom was the major reason reason I stayed. I knew it would have destroyed her if I left.
⏭Fast forward. Her dying, broke me. 2-3 months ago I was suicidal again and thinking about self-harming daily and relapsed into some of my old eating disorder behaviors for awhile. Something I thought i left behind. ▶️ Now I'm back on my feet again. I'm pretty strong. I've been good for a month. Even happy?
I still have things to work on obviously but things are under control. I AM the reason to stay.
⛔ i'm not sorry for struggling.
I'm sorry for the pain I inflicted around me though.
I did my best I promise. I'm still trying.
But hell I am a good person. I am an amazing worthy beautiful human ok?
Those few months have teached me a few things :
1) some people will leave when it gets hard. Or they won't even bother to ask if you're okay. Those people don't deserve to be around after
2) we can get through anything, hurting DOESN'T kill you
3) we take way too many things/people for granted. Stop wasting time doing things you hate. Say I love you more. Be kinder.
4) you can't take care of others if you don't take care of yourself first. Self-care should be your priority
5) you are allowed to cry and be in pain. You are allowed to be angry. And even if people expect you to have a hard time. It's not a competition, or a war. No need to prove them wrong. It's your life, your emotions. Struggling doesn't mean you are weak.
6) you need to feel it before you can heal it
7) life have a way of challenging you with what you fear most. Trust & have faith that you'll come out of this stronger. And that eventually, you'll see the bigger picture.
8) some people want to help you. LET THEM. Being alone makes things so much harder and feeling lonely never helps.
9) Don't let fear stop you.
10) do your best but don't beat yourself up. There's far more important things in life than good grades etc.
11) we are HUMAN. It's okay to mess up
12) Recovery is not a life guarantee & grief comes in waves. Hold on
•Not my tattoo•
"To be free is to let go." I've been meditating a lot this evening, specifically working on releasing trauma from my body. I can work on the mind later, but lately my body has been letting me know that the significance of the traumas hasn't left it. I've been using this phrase as my mantra today, especially when a physical memory (which is hard to describe to people who don't experience them) comes by and I release it. It's been helping me cope through the day, especially while consoling a friend through an all-too-familiar trauma of their own. I hope someday I really will be free of these traumas, but for now I just have to fake it until I make it.
Thank you @durberstephen for this one! I'm trying to r tell myself this this morning.
Not had the best start to my Monday 😭 after rather optimistically turning off my alarm last night I was (literally) kicked out of bed by my daughter at 5.15am. I got up thinking... Well at least I can relax on my own with a cup of tea. I starting making it and then feel itching on my leg..... I look down and there are ants EVERYWHERE! we had 1 or 2 for a few days and put a couple of those bait things down. I bloody hope they work soon 😭
I feel so invaded!
I now have an ant graveyard in my kitchen. I was planning on getting up and going to the gym but now have an overwhelming urge to bleach my kitchen sob sob
Anyway... I do hope your Monday has started better than mine. I will now be bleaching every inch of my kitchen and boiling the patio lol
Yesterday was a productive day for me. I can't believe the difference some vitamin D has made to my life! I was slightly lacking so have been taking extra supplements. As a results I no longer go to bed at 7.30pm 😂 you can get a lot done in the 3 hours between 8 and 11! Haha
Yesterday we got up and relaid a couple of the patio slabs that were sloping towards our house. Went to several garden centres and bought some lovely plants and more slate. Come home, cut the grass, created a slate area and put a lovely rose Bush there, I started making my own post and chain fence (can't afford a proper one 😂) which I hope to finish today, then I painted an internal door and the dado rail.
Hopeing today will be just as productive productive as we have so much to do still! And I have work tomorrow. Wish me luck!
Have a wonderful week and a good Monday. I don't know what I can say to make Mondays more bareable 😂 if its that bad get on the job sites haha
Love and hugs ❤️ 🤗
Have a lovely day ❤️ #MentalHealth#depression#anxiety#beatthedepression#mentalillness#recovery#wellbeing#mentalhealthawareness#mentalhealthmatters#anxious#cbt#GAD#PTSD#lowmood#SAD#seasonalaffectivedisorder#monday#motivation#mondaymotivation#fuckmondays#parenting#positive#positivevibes#positivity#gardening#ants#mummy#toddler
My weeks journey came to an end today. Sadness. The last two chakras were the Third Eye Chakra and the Crown Chakra, and man do I feel more clear than ever. The power behind chakras has been so neat to build on and experience for myself. It was a deep, emotional, and freeing week filled with yummy healthy foods and a new outlook towards myself. It’s so relieving to know I’m not alone on this journey to mental and physical happiness.
We must have a foundation to build a new house on. The same is true for people. Feel grounded and more stable after starting from bottom (Root Chakra) to the top (Crown Chakra), not the other way around. Grow your roots into the earth like a tree growing its new life in the world. 🌳 This has been one of the most intriguing ways of thinking. One of the girls leading this class started out with the basics of how to help yourself grow. 🌷This class is great for beginners AND advanced Kundalini meditators. 🙃
So I’ve been carrying around my clear quartz crystal for about 2 weeks now, and I feel like it gives me energy and confidence. I bring this up because one of the crystals for Crown Chakra is the clear quartz. Something within myself needed to believe that I could be connected with the Universe. But I didn’t realize this until today. Thank you so much @encompasswellnessstudio and @moonbabesandthelighttribe for guiding me on this path to an all around healthier self. 🙏🏻Sometimes we just need to be open to receive from the right people at the right time.🧘🏼♀️
Many life stressors can lead to low serotonin:
Prolonged periods of stress can deplete serotonin levels. Our fast paced, fast food society greatly contributes to these imbalances.
Genetic factors, faulty metabolism, and digestive issues can impair absorption and breakdown of our food which reduces are ability to build serotonin.
Poor Diet. Neurotransmitters are made in the body from proteins. Also required are certain vitamins and minerals called "cofactors". If your nutrition is poor and you do not take in enough protein, vitamins, or minerals to build the neurotransmitters, a neurotransmitter imbalance develops. We really do think and feel what we eat.
Toxic substances like heavy metals, pesticides, drug use, and some prescription drugs can cause permanent damage to the nerve cells that make serotonin and other neurotransmitters.
Certain drugs and substances such as caffeine, alcohol, nicotine, NutraSweet, antidepressants, and some cholesterol lowering medications deplete serotonin and other neurotransmitter levels.
Hormone changes cause low levels of serotonin and neurotransmitter imbalances.
Lack of sunlight contributes to low serotonin levels
This day was and will forever be the happiest day of my life. Without us we wouldn't be having our beautiful soon to be babyPruitt. I will never forget how at peace I felt. How God gave me the man I had been dreaming of since I was 10. This day keeps me calm and collect. To anyone dealing with mental struggles thing of a day at your happiest and calmest. Whether it's the day you got married or the day your child was born. The day you won 1st place. Whatever it may be. Use that. Don't ever let it go. ❤ #wedding#dontquit#fight#mentalillness
What is 5-HTP?
A natural amino acid that your body naturally produces.
By product of tryptophan which is found in high-protein animal food.
Supplements are usually produced from griffonia simplicifolia - a woody African shrub which seeds contain 20% 5-htp.
Used to treat various conditions : depression, anxiety, sleep disorders, ADHD.
5-htp is converted into serotonin via a chemical reaction caused by an enzyme called aromatic L-amino acid decarboxylase.
Consuming 5-htp is the most efficient method since it crosses the blood-brain barrier and converted to serotonin through the process.
I am alone, and I'm unsure if I'll ever feel loved in a genuine way. I'm unsure if anyone understands how I'm feeling. I am lost at sea; but once again I have my anchor even if it's a lonely cross to bare.
And though I ended this "comic" on a positive note, I don't feel positive, I don't really feel okay, I don't know what to do or if I matter or if anything I believe is even true. All I know is, I'm stubborn, I'm Emma. I'm a storycreator. I'm passionate. I'm strong. I'm a messenger for them, I'm a lesbian. I'm an Astrology nerd. I'm obsessed with Tamil culture and literature.
I'm Elliette's need for validation and ambition, and her vitriol, I'm Divyen's moldability and journey to self acceptance. I'm Rubiela's distrust and self reliant attitude. I am Mickey's depression and fear. I am Rebecca's hope and patience. I am Rajiv's need for love and closeness. You may call me pretentious for saying this, for saying any of this, but it's my truth and my stubborn add is going to own it, until someone loves it.
But the 7 of us? We're a package deal; and I'm not selling us short again.
For anyone wondering: this problem runs deeper than any silly comic can depict, it has been a constant and defining thing in my life. Is this about anyone in specific? No. But certain quotes are literally taken from things that were said to me, like in image 8? All of that has been said to me, repeatedly. It is nobodies job to convinve me other wise, but this is the way I feel. And I'm going to share it, publicly, so everyone knows my truth. And maybe, maybe there's a chance that someone could feel even slightly less alone from this.
The diagnosis is what broke the camels back, but that's fine. Carry on and be yourself until someone cares, find an alternate route, cope with the physical pain you feel everyday. Carry on. No matter your issue, be stubborn.
For no reason other than you can.
Yes I know, this pose looks ridiculous 😂 But there’s real research behind the Superman/Superwoman pose! Keep reading!⬇️ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
When was the last time you looked at your life and felt overwhelmed by everything that you needed to get done? Um, an hour ago 🙋🏻♀️ We KNOW that we need to get certain things done but having the motivation to actually do them is a different story. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Some of many tips for increasing motivation:
1️⃣ Strike a Superman pose! 😂 Sounds funny but research actually shows that standing in a Superman pose (chest out, arms spread, and no slouching) for 2 minutes per day increases testosterone levels, ultimately improving confidence and leading to increased motivation. How cool!
2️⃣ Break down your goal into manageable sub goals. If we just look at the end result we’re more likely to quit before we even start!
3️⃣ Say nice things to yourself! It makes the biggest difference. Instead of telling yourself “Ugh, I have no energy to clean the house today” try saying something like, “I’ll start by vacuuming and if I need to take a break that’s okay. I’ve got this!” 💪🏼 ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
What do you believe is the key 🔑 to motivation? ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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How many times have you caught yourself saying things like, “I don’t have time to hang out” or “I don’t have time to work out”? ALL the time 🙋🏻♀️ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Like I’ve said before, we live in a fast paced society that doesn’t wait for us to slow down. Instead, we just HAVE to stop 🛑 , at least every now and then. 1️⃣ in 4️⃣ Americans describe themselves as “super stressed” and lacking balance. Whether we’re juggling 🤹♀️ work, school, parenthood, a social life or everything in between, we NEED time to self-care...or else our productivity in all of those things begins to plummet. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Some of many tips for maintaining balance between our professional and personal lives:
1️⃣Set boundaries by dedicating specific time for your personal and professional responsibilities. It can’t ALWAYS be work nor can it ALWAYS be play.
2️⃣Dedicate at least one hour per day for self-care, whether that be reading a book 📚 , taking a bath, listening to music 🎶 , or going for a walk. Give yourself at least one hour of ME time (you deserve it!)
3️⃣Allow yourself time and know that you don’t have to complete everything perfectly (there’s no such thing, remember?!) ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
How do you find balance between your professional and personal life?! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ************************************************************Reading and/or responding to this post does not indicate that a professional or therapeutic relationship has been established.
Work stress; We’ve ALL experienced this at some point! I sure have! 🙋🏻♀️ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
I personally experienced the effects of work stress when I was working at an inpatient and outpatient facility, while juggling my dissertation, classes, and a personal life somewhere in between. It was A LOT! And its effects definitely showed. I was overwhelmed, unhappy, and felt like my compassion/patience for others was dwindling. I didn’t feel like ME anymore. I was burnt out, and no where close to being done with my doctoral program! 😰 I knew I needed to make a change if I wanted to complete this in one piece, and that started with making time for ME. Not all of my responsibilities, just me. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Work related stress is frequently linked to burnout (emotional exhaustion resulting in negative attitudes towards ourselves and others), which can increase our chances of depression and anxiety❗️⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀
So, what can we do to prevent work related stress? STOP and self-care!
1️⃣ Try to take breaks in the middle of your work day (even if it’s only 5 minutes of personal time!)
2️⃣ Advocate for yourself by talking to your employer and setting reasonable work related expectations.
3️⃣ Establish boundaries for yourself by leaving work, at work! Make it a point to turn off work emails and refrain from work related duties at home. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Check out my ✨new✨ blog post on this topic!! Link is in my bio :) How do you deal with Work Stress⁉️ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ************************************************************Reading and/or responding to this post does not indicate that a professional or therapeutic relationship has been established.