I realised that we are able to manipulate ourselves, not just into bad habits – even into good ones!

Keywords: Daily Thoughts and Inspirations , happy , inspiration , loveryourself , positivity , selfcare

My past didn’t change but I changed how I look at it. Im still on the other side of the world separated from everyone BUT myself – and that was one of the biggest realisations of my life I guess is that there’s no point in feeling alone because I never am, never was and never will be because I got me. And that’s a gift we all have – we have ourselves, always.

https://lisasimpressions.com/2021/06/02/love-yourself-for-who-you-are

I want to be the reason someone smiles ALL THE TIME!!!

Keywords: crazy , female , mental health , relationships , twenties , you , young adult

I just wanna be happy and I can’t be happy with anyone. I have to be happy with myself first, but it’s soooo difficult because then I just get triggered randomly. I can be doing just fine and be happy and you blink and I’m ripping your head off. I don’t want to do that. Sometimes I feel like a different person, but I’m not a schizophrenic. BPD maybe? Bipolar? Either way, mental disorders are not only hard on everyone but it’s more hard on the person who IS going through it because they can’t control themselves.

https://thelovelyyliz.art.blog/2021/06/02/im-gonna-show-you

When I talk about how if you are not happy then leave, I would like to clarify that you are responsible for your own happiness

Keywords: mental health , mental health- sexuality , mental health- spirituality , sexuality , spirituality

if the relationship is making you miserable and is unhealthy, stop choosing misery and leave.

https://creatinglightwithkelsey.libsyn.com/episode-45-married-and-divorced-before-30 [ via https://creatinglightwithkelsey.com/2021/10/12/married-and-divorced-before-30 ]

When you actually stop and take the time to analyze how you’re feeling and what’s actually beneath it, you can learn a lot

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You’ve likely heard about the five stages of grief – denial, anger, bargaining, depression and grief. Grief isn’t as neat and tidy as all that, but these steps do give a bit of a picture of the complexity of grief. Knowing all of this, I was still pretty surprised last night when I realized I’m living in some anger.

https://monicaloewen.com/2021/05/27/feelings-are-not-facts

I believe mental health and self-improvement are not something for the few or the privileged, but rather they should be a right for anyone who has taken on the responsibility to improve themselves

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Many consider my work to be crude and unnecessarily confrontational. But I write the way I do because my goal is to challenge our cultural notions around emotions, vulnerability, shame, and sexuality. To do that effectively, sometimes you need to shock people or be contrarian.

https://markmanson.net/about

I’ve never thought about my life like that unless I was planning a trip

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I feel like a lot of people who have been around me and never encouraged me to be better wanted me to be in this low ass place. And I feel so discouraged by how no one really expressed or saw my potential or told me I was fucking up and doing a disservice to myself. I think I have a lot of potential. I think my capabilities are so beyond where I am. But everyone just let me be .. static.

https://taimarqui.wordpress.com/2021/09/08/dynamic

If we looked at mental disorders through a trauma lens then our diagnostic manual would be a heck of a lot smaller

Keywords: cpt , cptsd , dbt , emdr , ifs , narrative , polyvagal , ptsd , rebt , somatic experiencing , trauma , trauma treatment , triggers

One of the most valuable pieces of information I learned about trauma and PTSD is that it often involves a “nervous system dysregulation.” Our nervous systems consist of 3 states–sympathetic, parasympathetic, and ventral vagal. Those are some big words, so let me break it down further. Ventral vagal is when we are inside our “window of tolerance.” This means we might feel joy, grounded, happy, content, passionate, mindful, curious, open, etc. A “home base” if you will. The other two states, when we are outside our window of tolerance, is sympathetic and parasympathetic. Some more well known terms are fight, flight, freeze. Fight–rage, anger, irritation, and frustration. Flight–panic, fear, anxiety, worry, and concern. Freeze–helplessness, depression, numbness, dissociation, shame, hopelessness, trapped. Situations throughout our life trigger these responses. If we are able to process these emotions in a healthy way, we will file them in our brains as experiences in the past, make some sort of meaning of it, and move forward.

https://thedaring.blog/2021/05/07/trauma-and-ptsd-the-3-levels-of-psychotherapy-treatment

Since I’m sitting and not doing as much I am noticing my mood

Keywords: anxiety , gardening , life hacks , mental health , self care

I’ve had such a nice time clearing out the gardening and making my patio nice with pot plants. I haven’t had a second to think of anything negative and I haven’t had any anxiety because of this business. It’s been really nice. They say that spring cleaning in the house is a good way to create a space in your mind and well for me the garden has been the same. A mixture of the sun, fresh air and clearing up has almost been therapy for me. Plus the added time spent with my daughter blowing bubbles brought my inner child out which was really lovely.

https://httpspms.net/2021/04/25/gardening-mental-health

Working is easier than thinking

Keywords: life , blogger , blogging , freelance blogger , freelance writer , lifestyle , lifestyle blog , uk blogger , writing

There were a few points in 2019 and 2020 that were so low and bleak I didn’t know if I’d make it through. I’m fine and I didn’t do anything stupid, but I thought about it almost every day. I got myself a new tattoo instead. It’s like an acceptable form of self-harm. I probably shouldn’t say that, but it totally is. Most of my tattoos came about during periods of darkness in my life.

https://thesocialblonde.blog/2021/04/20/why-i-write