About 2 years ago I injured myself running. In the two years since my mental health plummeted because I could no longer run.
A year ago I wanted to stay curled up in bed all day, I wanted to die all the time. I felt like no matter what I did, everything was meaningless.
But then I worked on my mental health with a psychologist and have been trying to find the right combination of anti-depressants that will work for me.
Because of the work on my mental health, I managed to complete the physiotherapy I needed to be able to get back into exercise.
It’s now been a month since I started back at the gym, and things are slowly getting better.
I still haven’t found an anti-depressant that works for me, and I still have really awful moments, but with @lynnewilliamsnew
supporting me by coming to the gym with me, I’ve been able to go almost every day.
Shit seems never-ending sometimes, but one thing I’ve learned is that no matter how bad it gets, how hopeless life seems, it will pass.
I still have a long way to go, but this time last year I didn't even know if I'd make it through 2017.
Mental illness is a bitch and a half, but I'm lucky enough to have the support of some amazing people who have helped me to get where I am today. And I'll always be grateful to them.
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Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) is a common mental health condition in which a person has obsessive thoughts and compulsive behaviours.
An obsession is an unwanted and unpleasant thought, image or urge that repeatedly enters your mind, causing feelings of anxiety, disgust or unease.
A compulsion is a repetitive behaviour or mental act that you feel you need to carry out to try to temporarily relieve the unpleasant feelings brought on by the obsessive thought.
Family history – you're more likely to develop OCD if a family member has it, possibly because of your genes. Differences, in the brain – some people with OCD have areas of unusually high activity in their brain or low levels of a chemical called serotonin,
Life events – OCD may be more common in people who've experienced bullying, abuse or neglect and feel powerless as a result.
Treatment involves counselling, such as cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), and sometimes medication, typically selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs). Obsessive–compulsive disorder affects about 2.3% of people at some point in their life. Rates during a given year are about 1.2% and it occurs worldwide.
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Y aquí estoy yo, tomándome un respiro después de una semana intensa de trabajo. Porque el descanso y cuidarse también debe ser parte del trabajo.
Hubo un tiempo, al principio de los comienzos de esta andanza, que estaba tan entregada con mi proyecto que apenas podía dormir, entraba prontísimo al despacho o me iba a hacer papeleos varios y volvía a mi casa a las 12 de la noche donde abría el ordenador y seguía haciendo mil cosas. Empezó a faltarme la respiración porque tenía cosas más importantes que hacer (mirar presupuestos, reuniones con arquitectos, ayuntamiento, etc...) iba corriendo a todos los sitios y mi agenda parecía más la de un alto directivo que la de una muchacha que está empezando algo.
EFECTOS: insomnio, bruxismo (tensión mandibular), caída del pelo, ronchas rojas en brazos y tronco, taquicardia y fuertes dolores de cabeza (probablemente por lo mal que respiraba).
DIAGNÓSTICO: somatizaciones debido al alto nivel de Estrés (percepción subjetiva de que las demandas del ambiente superan los recursos de la persona) y Ansiedad que estaba viviendo.
SOLUCIÓN: después de llegar a mi límite, decidí que mi agenda sólo tenía tres huecos para 3 gestiones al día. Empecé a dejar hueco para mí, a hacer deporte, quedar con amig@s, irme al cine, ver series y cuidarme a mí misma.
Y es que hay que escuchar al cuerpo, que es muy sabio y te va mandando señales de que debes parar, que le estás metiendo mucha caña y no puede asumir tanta demanda. Y si no le haces caso, te va mandando más y más señales hasta que al final sólo le queda ponerte al límite para que pares o pares, no hay más.
Si crees que has llegado a ese límite y no sabes cómo parar o qué hacer para volver a tener los niveles de ansiedad adecuados (no es posible vivir sin ansiedad) debes acudir a un especialista que pueda orientarte sobre cómo hacerlo de la mejor manera posible, y para eso, los psicólogos somos unos especialistas.
Feliz inicio de semana a todos!!!
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#masaje #cuidarse #mimarse #respetarse #quererse #amigas #zen #deco #mujer #emprendedora #y #estresada #pero #feliz
Studying with the Gorgeous one today. ☺️
⏳ Не менее двух часов в сутки человек должен принадлежать самому себе и находиться в состоянии покоя. Это также важно для психического здоровья, как и общение. Ровный ход мыслей, самопознание и размышление, иногда просто пустота и тишина... Уединение нужно для равновесия нашей души⚖️ #mind #thoughts #psychology #dnepr #relax #timetorelax #rest #dneprgirls
"Consciousness is a force that most of us undervalue. Generally we do not focus our inner awareness or use its real power, even in the most difficult moments of crisis. That may account for why 'miracle' cures are greyed with awe, disbelief, and reverence. Yet everyone possesses consciousness. Perhaps these miracles are extensions of normal abilities." ~ Deepak Chopra, M.D. #alternativetherapy #psychology #carl #jung #carljung #empoweryou #holistichealing #holistichealth
What is necessary to change a person is to change his awareness of himself. - Abraham Maslow
Our greatest battle is the battle we have with ourselves, in our mind. What we choose to think and believe about ourselves, about others and about the world can limit us or allow us to become all that we can be.
Abraham Maslow hierarchy of self actualisation explains our journey from meeting our fundamental needs to reaching self actualisation which leads to peace and satisfaction. It is a worthy goal to choose to master our mind, our thoughts and strive to become compassionate, giving, altruistic people.
Self acceptance of oneself leads us on this journey and ends with being able to love unconditionally and make this world a better place and our own lives more fulfilling. Let’s leave a legacy, a memorial of self sacrificial love as so many before us have done. Peace 🙏🏽😁
As I was flicking through The Decision Book, a guide to strategic thinking, and post-it noting my favourite points, this question jumped out at me 📚 One of the 50 models in the book, the Crossroads Model, helps us decide, “what next?” When I reflected on 2017 and thought of all the things I did for the first time, the single stand out was competing in body building.
Compare that to my year of living in Montreal - I was exposed to new opportunities, people, education, activities and language every day.
However, this question only accounts for physical, observable things. If the question was instead phrased “when was the last time you thought something new for the first time?” I would have responded that there was something new almost every day last year 💭
Nevertheless, 2018 is the year when that exciting pace and diversity returns 💃🏼 What will be new for you this year? 💭
This week we will be looking at educating the emotions, which is essentially like studying a science of yourself. This is exactly what theorists Stone and Dillehunt proposed in their 1978 book ‘Self Science: The Subject is Me.’, where they outline a 13-part ‘Self-Science Curriculum’.
The vast majority of this self-science syllabus pairs up with the key aspects of emotional intelligence covered in the previous three weeks however, focusing on peripheral areas of emotional intelligence will further help us on our quest to consistently respond to Aristotle’s challenge.
Australian jungle and a camera shy local 🇦🇺 // sorry for posting so little today! I am heavily focusing on self-care these days, as I wasn’t feeling myself the past week. I am better now and hopefully back to old shape tomorrow ✨it’s only 8 pm down under but I guess I will call it a night and look forward to a better day! 🙏🏼 What do you do when you feel a bit under the weather?!
I don't normally post things like this but it is definitely worth it. I just finished a 100-hour-long journey (no joke, the game has taken me 100 hours to complete) known as Persona 5. I've played video games avidly my entire life. No game I've ever played has captured my emotions like this one. The story, the characters, the music, everything is captivating. I found myself connected to each character as if I knew them personally. The game presents heart-wrenching issues such as suicide and abuse in a way I've never experienced. It also delves into psychologal subjects, specifically detailing the subconscious and shadow theory. It does all of this all while being an enthralling adventure. I know this is a lot to go on about because of a video game. But this particular game exceeds any other I've played, as well as any book I've read or any movie I've seen.
#persona #playstation #videogame #psychology