Being in a healthy mindset allows me to be reflexive without the turmoil I’d have experienced before

Keywords: Life in general , Personal Growth

For years I had disconnected myself from my own needs. I had found that ignoring them was a survival strategy, experience had taught me that I was safer that way. This wasn’t a sustainable approach. I’d become so good at hiding and ignoring my needs that I spent years going through life numb to the good experiences I should have been having. All my actions were routed in expectations and obligations. When that got too much for me I turned to food, drink and drugs to fuel actions. It was ok that I needed to spend the day in bed, it was a hangover rather than depression caused by my unhealed trauma. It’s fine that I drank before I went out, that was me being savvy with money as I wouldn’t spend so much at the club. My binge eating was tied to the days when I was suffering malnutrition from before my adoption (I don’t recall that, I think I may have made it up. I recall walking to collect water with a container on my head as part of my chores, but never hunger…) and the list of justified negative behaviour that sustained the numbing of my emotions is endless. This was never sustainable, and that’s a good thing.

https://fifipottier.com/2021/09/05/today-everyday-you-matter-are-important

Your mind has the ability to transform your day from a crappy, hide-under-the-covers day to a fabulous, dance-around-the-kitchen kind of day

Keywords: creativity , productivity , self-love , Songwriting Musings , life after lockdown , motivation

Tomorrow will come when it does. But I want to make today count, too. And I want today to count every day, no matter how tired, shitty, or unmotivated I feel. When I don’t accomplish what I want and when I do, I try to remember to be appreciative of the time I have NOW because it’s the only time I have, right?

https://erikaseveryns.com/2021/08/10/corona-depression-and-lack-of-motivation

Finding a hobby that keeps my mind and body active is a blessing I’ve been needing

Keywords: life , mental health awareness , mental health , mindfullness , pennyboard , stayactive , zerotohero

If you’re having any sort of identity crisis or feelings of self-doubt, if there is something that you’ve been wanting to do, just start doing it. I know that sounds cliché but if it’s something that you think you’ll enjoy and you don’t know how to do it, look up videos on YouTube or articles on Google to help you get started with it. Keeping your mind active is an incredible way to keep yourself out of the darkness. I promise you, doing things you enjoy will make you proud of yourself even if you think nobody else is proud of you.

https://codysspace.wordpress.com/2021/07/22/98

I will make a change — I will

Keywords: bebetter , dealingwithit , dobetter , gettingthrough , mentalhealth , mentalhealthwareness , owningit , workingonit

Maybe that’s why I created this blog. Maybe that’s the reason. It’s not to drown in depression, it’s not to drag others with me. It’s to share what I’m going through. It’s to shed some light into the mental issues people go through, and how mental illnesses impact people’s lives. It’s to show how multiple different sides and realities can coexist in one person.

https://gotyoumind.com/2021/06/11/welcome-to-the-top-of-my-world-get-cocky-with-me

Like many women after giving birth.. I felt like I lost myself

Keywords: depression , healthy , new mom , nutrition , personal training

I decided I wanted to become a personal trainer. I want to open my own gym eventually. I’m going to finish getting my associates in business. I’m going to find myself again and protect my daughter and I. My husband decided he wants to be a personal trainer as well. We’re going to make it happen.

https://foodcoffee52.wordpress.com/2021/06/04/new-life-new-me

I want to be loved again but not right now and also RIGHT NOW, but exactly how I want it

Keywords: at home , anxiety , depression , grief , widow

For a long time, I was better. Maybe it was the counseling. Or the meds. Or the cocoon of safety my family provided me. Maybe it was the daily run in the middle of summer in Texas, when the heat lanced all feelings straight from the wound. Maybe it was the job I couldn’t wait to start. Whatever it was, it didn’t matter because I was better.

better – Michelle Underwood (michbelleunderwood.com)

Broke without a plan at all

Keywords: {0}

 I have no idea where to start. I really don’t even want to. I don’t have the energy to continue to fight if I were to lose much more.

But I can’t exactly just sit in this same spot for the rest of my life. I just wish I knew how to do this. Any of it. I wish I knew how to pick myself up and be the same person I was before. But I just don’t know how.

What’s to plan? – The Story of Purple Stars (home.blog)