Có một cách hình dung về trạng thái trầm cảm. Đó là một người ngồi ở vũng nước, ngửa mặt lên để hớp không khí, cảm giác mình sắp chết đuối trong khi chỉ cần đứng dậy là có thể nhìn thấy mình đang ở một vũng nước rất nông. Nhiều người đem điều đó ra để nói rằng, bạn chỉ việc đứng dậy là làm gì đó, đó là tại vì bạn chọn không làm gì. Khi bạn biết bơi, thì dù nước nông hay sâu cũng không quan trọng, bạn không lo lắng về mực nước vì bạn đã biết bơi. Còn khi một người nào đó chưa biết bơi, việc ở một nơi mực nước chỉ tới bụng cũng khiến họ trở nên lo lắng cùng cực. Bởi họ biết họ chỉ cần trượt chân, thì theo sau là cảm giác chới với, như sắp chết đuối và không thể làm gì ập tới. Điều họ cần là yêu thương và kiên nhẫn để họ tự tìm công cụ. Khi bạn ngồi trong vũng nước đó, bạn cũng sẽ không nhìn ra bạn có thể làm những gì. Vấn đề với chakra Tim và Họng, một người bạn tôi nói rằng hãy thể hiện mình ra trước khi muốn kết bạn. Và tôi chợt nhận ra rằng, có một nỗi sợ khi thể hiện ra tôi là ai, không ai muốn kết bạn với tôi. Cảm giác che giấu một ngôi nhà và luôn có một suy nghĩ thứ mình có thật tồi tệ thật không muốn mở lòng đón bất kì ai. #depressionandanxiety
Many things come at a time. Take a deep breath.
Interesting perspective from Jim Carrey about what it’s like to go through depression. He’s battled for years and has some great insight into what it takes to overcome.
Update: i thought I was doing okay but then I went to my psychologist last night and I am a COMPLETE mess. Complete mess. And I checked my bmi of the government site and I’m 1bmi point off overweight. I can’t explain how I feel right now.
Isn’t this the truth!? Our emotions can be tough to swim through sometimes. They are loaded with years of baggage that we don’t always want to sort through or understand. So we keep dragging it around with us!
What rationalization are you trying to stuff into the suitcase that just might not fit due to reality? Is it time to unpack some of those emotions? Do you need to dig deep and maybe be a little uncomfortable in doing so?This way you can stop rationalizing, embrace reality and make changes NOW so your life is something you are happy with?! So your emotions don’t overwhelm you?
I’ve been there! Reality was tough! I worked really hard at unpacking a bag or two. Making changes so I was loving life instead of wishing it away! I am so glad I did! It’s allowed me to be the best mama I could possibly be to my little babe! 💜
#loveyourself #selflove #momlife #10monthsold #newmommy #depressionandanxiety #lovelife #makechanges #doyou
This is a laugh filled with true & pure H A P P I N E S S. 🥰
A year ago, when I was struggling at my worst with anxiety & (situational) depression, I would’ve never guessed I would be where I am now. I am so grateful that I not only came out of my depression, but learned how to cope with anxiety better than I ever could have imagined. Since this is one of the big topics I want to talk about on this page, I want to share a couple things that truly help me cope with anxiety and helped get me out of depression.
✨ Counseling: I am 100% confident I wouldn’t have gotten to where I am today if I didn’t find an amazing counselor. My counselor not only helped me get out of depression and learn to cope with anxiety, but has taught me so much about myself AND others. I’ve learned how to handle emotions and situations that come up better than I ever did before. And honestly, much much more. Even if you aren’t struggling with your mental health, counseling can do amazing things for you.
✨Journaling: This sounded silly to me at first but trust me, it HELPS. Journaling has helped me identify and prioritize my emotions and any concerns or stress that come my way. It also really helps me understand myself and make sense of things that happen. Even if it sounds silly to you, I encourage you to give it a try!
🙏🏼 The journey of self improvement should never end. We can all do things to continuously better ourselves. 💕
Hope this helps anyone else out there looking for some advice. ♥️✨
Prioritize your health and happiness will follow. It sounds cliche but I’ve always been happiest when I fuel my body with quality food and am active. The most miserable time in my life I was eating like crap and was not working out at all. This morning I woke up before Lily and got in my workout before she woke up. I don’t dread working out anymore, I enjoy it. I’m happier than I have ever been and encourage anyone struggling mentally to commit to a workout a day for a week, I bet you’ll feel better than before, no doubt. Find something you like, whether it’s running, HIT, lifting, or doing burpees until you can’t feel your legs. Feeling yourself getting stronger, faster, or happier is worth it. Don’t wait until Monday 🤸🏼♂️🏋️♀️💃🏼
We’ve had two random rounds of unexpected BOGOs so far in July!
Which of your new oils are you the most excited about?! Tell me below 👇🏼
The day after the storm is always the hardest part. When all the attention fades away. When people stop asking how you are. When the visits stop. When all the drama is gone and you are left to deal with the aftermath of whatever it was that you went through you can really assess how much damage has been done.
Since leaving the hospital about a month ago, I’ve been pretty depressed. Everything seems so dark. It’s easy to brush it off as nothing. It’s easy to go on saying I’m fine, that everything’s cool. It’s not though. Like, I straight up didn’t leave the house for 9 days - from 7/4-7-13. I just sat there marinating in darkness, soaking in all the unfairness and pain.
These hospitalizations take so much out of me. It gets harder and harder. It’s weird though because you could be in the darkest cave with no light in sight and then all the sudden a faint glimmer of inspiration shines in the distance. Over time, I’ve learned to seize those faint flashes of light. Run towards them no matter where it takes you.
Over the last year, making photos has been like therapy to me. I am so happy I found photography as a new hobby. Anyways, on Friday night I was sitting on my couch in the dark watching some dumb movie when I remembered how I had wanted to photograph the Griffith Observatory before getting sick. So Saturday morning I was up at 3 a.m. and drove to Griffith Park. I was the first one there. I parked my car, and then set out up this trail, my headlamp and mini Maglite cutting a path for me to see. I have to admit it was a little nervous I would have a run-in with @p22mountainlion.
But we stayed clear of one another.
After finding my location, I set up and started taking photos. As a new day began, I remembered how rejuvenating watching the sunrise is. It’s the beginning of a new day. Anything can happen - even things you least expect. Even the impossible.
When Gideon faught against the Medianites -A very large army with innumerable resources- he armed his 300 soldiers with a TRUMPET, a PITCHER and a TORCH. Clearly, unless the Lord fought for them they would have no chance of victory. (JUDGES 7:18)
➪ Are you feeling like you are facing a 'vast army' in your life that seems too powerful and too big to defeat? 🙋🏽♀️
➪ Do you feel like you only have in your hands seemingly weak and useless tools or resources?🤷🏽♀️🙄
What gave Gideon and his 300 men the victory wasn't their weapons, strength or knowledge of war. They won because the Almighty God was with them.
God. Was. With. Them.
God confused the enemy and they fought against each other. Gideon and his men experienced an incredible victory.🙌🏽 I pray that today, as you face your very own battle, you are reminded about the power, safety and victory you already have because God is with you. He is for you. He fights your battles, even the ones you do not want to surrender to Him. Regardless of what your eyes see.. He's got you, friend. He's got me. 💖🙋🏽♀️
Over the past 6 months, I have learned so much about myself.
I’ve learned that I dream big, but sometimes my fear and doubt sabotage me. I’ve also learned how to WORK on that. Because I’m not a quitter—I work hard, but sometimes I let excuses control me.
These 6 months have taught me to ACKNOWLEDGE that, and to learn to move past it.
And you know what...it’s working!
Want to know what I’ve been doing?
Its simple: ✨I practice daily gratitude to boost my confidence ✨I move my body. Every day. Its non negotiable. It creates endorphins and keeps me feeling good. ✨I’m giving myself grace and breath. I make mistakes. I’ve learned to not let my mistakes detrail me.
I’m a Coach. I have a passion for helping people. I want others to find the same peace I have found. I want them to accomplish their goals. And I’m constantly growing—I mean aren’t we all?? How about you? What are you working towards?
At the time in which I was really suffering, I wished that the pain would just go. I had no idea why I felt like this and I was just fed up with it. I felt incredibly lost and this continued on for a good couple of months.
I worked out that the best way to look at depression, for me, was to welcome it in and listen to what it was trying to tell me. I used my depression as a way of growing as a person. Previously if I struggled with anything. I simply ignored it and suppressed my feelings in which ever way I thought was necessary! Over time, that clearly took its toll and my brain had had enough, leading to my illness!
Through welcoming the depression in, I listened to what it was trying to tell me. It took some time, but after a lot of thinking and some study, I’d like to think I worked it out. Instead of suppressing my feelings, I expressed my feelings. Instead of hiding from problems, I faced them head on! You get the jist of it.
Although I do get some bad days where my mood deteriorates. I am in such a better position than I was those few months ago. I love the job I’m doing, I do things i am passionate for and I enjoy it. I eat well and I enjoy everything that is a part of my life! .
The point I’m trying to make is that without my depression, I don’t think I could’ve become the person I am right now! I certainly look forward to my future! .
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