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

I want to take advantage of every moment possible in this new adventure

Keywords: burnout , creativity , freinds , grad school , health , jail , job , marraige , mental wellbeing , middle age , new writer , writer , writing , adventure , friends , grand teton , new writers , writing commmunity , yellowstone

It’s slowly occurring to me that it may take a while to recharge fully. After 22 years of serving others, especially after this past year and a half, it’s time for me to take care of myself. I keep reminding myself that I need a break.

https://christyflutterby.com/2021/08/29/a-dry-well

How far can you really run from technology in a world that’s run by it?

Keywords: self care , thoughts , boredom , entertainment , life , screen , selfcare , technology

“I am bored” I remember saying these words as a child, having nothing to do. I don’t get as easily bored anymore, either because I don’t find the time, or the mental space to do so. When I say I am bored now, it’s usually followed by more. I am bored of scrolling through social media, I am bored of watching Netflix, I am bored of doing the same thing over and over again. Oh how much the world has changed, and how much have our minds.

https://jijithinks.wordpress.com/2021/08/31/i-want-to-be-bored-again

Some days are just plain tough and that’s okay, there are going to be days that you don’t have it completely under control but cut yourself some slack and don’t take it personally

Keywords: life + style , self care and worthiness , anxiety , helplines , postpartum , postpartum anxiety , self care

Remember you are not alone in this – so many these days suffer from anxiety, seek support from others when you need it, there is nothing to be ashamed of. Reaching out shows strength and also demonstrates bravery for speaking out.

https://justyouraveragerose.com.au/2021/08/09/anxiety-acknowledging-my-anxiety-and-knowing-you-can-overcome-it