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Hello lovelies! 👋🏻 I’ve been tagged by my friend @tots100 to share three things that you might not know about me so here goes, get ready for some honesty and oversharing...
(1) I was hideously bullied at school and I coped by raiding the vending machine of chocolate bars during break. I started binge eating until I felt uncomfortably nauseous and sometimes, but not always, pushed my body to be sick and get rid of the food so that I felt better again. I still have a very unhealthy relationship with food and feel like my body is ruined, warped and incapable of being anything other than a lumpy mass.
(2) I have obsessive compulsive disorder and anxiety for which I take low-dose medications after recently seeking help. I’ve always had OCD and counted to calm myself or protect myself from ‘bad things happening’ i.e. intrusive thoughts. It’s also touching things a certain number of times, doing an impossible list of things before a timer stops (such as the microwave counting down) and moving things until they’re just right (not necessarily straight or in a logical order) as if by doing these ticks, certain things in my life will go the right way. I understand how irrational that all sounds but I can’t stop doing them because what if? (3) Michael was my first ‘proper’ boyfriend and it was our 10 year anniversary yesterday. We’ve been together since I was 17 and moved in together after 2 weeks ❤️
I couldn’t think of anything normal or random so I’ve gone all out with my deepest, darkest (aside from the last one!) secrets. I’d like to tag @hibaby.blog @chellemccann and @buddingsmiles to share 3 facts of their own but with absolutely no obligation to be as ‘bare your soul’ about it as I have! 🙈

Hello lovelies! 👋🏻 I’ve been tagged by my friend @tots100 to share three things that you might not know about me so here goes, get ready for some honesty and oversharing... (1) I was hideously bullied at school and I coped by raiding the vending machine of chocolate bars during break. I started binge eating until I felt uncomfortably nauseous and sometimes, but not always, pushed my body to be sick and get rid of the food so that I felt better again. I still have a very unhealthy relationship with food and feel like my body is ruined, warped and incapable of being anything other than a lumpy mass. (2) I have obsessive compulsive disorder and anxiety for which I take low-dose medications after recently seeking help. I’ve always had OCD and counted to calm myself or protect myself from ‘bad things happening’ i.e. intrusive thoughts. It’s also touching things a certain number of times, doing an impossible list of things before a timer stops (such as the microwave counting down) and moving things until they’re just right (not necessarily straight or in a logical order) as if by doing these ticks, certain things in my life will go the right way. I understand how irrational that all sounds but I can’t stop doing them because what if? (3) Michael was my first ‘proper’ boyfriend and it was our 10 year anniversary yesterday. We’ve been together since I was 17 and moved in together after 2 weeks ❤️ I couldn’t think of anything normal or random so I’ve gone all out with my deepest, darkest (aside from the last one!) secrets. I’d like to tag @hibaby.blog @chellemccann and @buddingsmiles to share 3 facts of their own but with absolutely no obligation to be as ‘bare your soul’ about it as I have! 🙈

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#lovethehomeyouhave day seventeen • Today’s prompt: linen love. Didn’t get this up last night, that’s okay. Working on linen organizing and appreciating these days — while I certainly have nothing close to a snazzy linen closet to love up on, I appreciate what I have, and the comfort and coziness they provide. Taking this one right now as a reminder to allow comfort and relaxation.... mmmm 💆🏻‍♀️🛌🐌✨ 8.17.18 | 17/31 #lovelylinens @theinspiredroom #loveyourhomechallenge #hermitagelove #handlettering #tinylettering #letteringathome #hermitage #theinspiredroom #apartmentliving #apartmenttherapy #momentsofmine #fromwhereistand #comfort #relaxation #ocdawareness #mentalhealthmatters #selfcare #selflove #hermithealth #oregonmade #hermitcrafted #linensofinstagram #blanketsofinstagram #bedsofinstagram #thehermitletters #thehermitathome #hermitselfcare #smidgytravellinghermitletters #lovethehermitageyouhave

#lovethehomeyouhave day seventeen • Today’s prompt: linen love. Didn’t get this up last night, that’s okay. Working on linen organizing and appreciating these days — while I certainly have nothing close to a snazzy linen closet to love up on, I appreciate what I have, and the comfort and coziness they provide. Taking this one right now as a reminder to allow comfort and relaxation.... mmmm 💆🏻‍♀️🛌🐌✨ 8.17.18 | 17/31 #lovelylinens @theinspiredroom #loveyourhomechallenge #hermitagelove #handlettering #tinylettering #letteringathome #hermitage #theinspiredroom #apartmentliving #apartmenttherapy #momentsofmine #fromwhereistand #comfort #relaxation #ocdawareness #mentalhealthmatters #selfcare #selflove #hermithealth #oregonmade #hermitcrafted #linensofinstagram #blanketsofinstagram #bedsofinstagram #thehermitletters #thehermitathome #hermitselfcare #smidgytravellinghermitletters #lovethehermitageyouhave

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A day in the life of an anxious mind..
We head to a gorgeous spot that is 40 minutes out from reception, people, anything! My mind:
- what if one of us gets bitten by a snake and we are too far out to get help
-what if one of us steps on a stonefish..the lady at the tour said you have 5 minutes to save your life..we are 40 minutes out?
- I have hot tea left in my takeaway cup should I not drink it because the lady said to put hot water on a stonefish sting to help save your life?
- what if one of us passes out or gets sick or needs medical attention
- okay Nikki your being silly what are the odds of any of those things happening..
- but then again..what if it does?
We of course get back to the caravan park with no snake bites and no stonefish stings.. I wonder what I will worry about tomorrow 🤦🏼‍♀️🤷🏼‍♀️
Anxiety and OCD are exhausting! But I’ve learnt to push past these anxious thoughts and the compulsions to keep worrying about them and they become white noise. I have fun, I laugh, I play and the white noise is just in the background..sometimes it even disappears all together. I will always be a ‘what if’ thinker, but that’s okay! I’m stronger than my worries, I control them, they don’t control me 💪🏼💫
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#mentalhealthawareness #mentalhealth #ocd #ocdawareness #ig_captures_nature #sharkbay #wa #ocean #anxiety #anxietyrelief #anxietyrecovery #mentalhealthmatters #keeptalkingmh #keeptalkingmentalhealth #anxietysupport #anxietyfighter #anxietywarrior #writing #writingcommunity

A day in the life of an anxious mind.. We head to a gorgeous spot that is 40 minutes out from reception, people, anything! My mind: - what if one of us gets bitten by a snake and we are too far out to get help -what if one of us steps on a stonefish..the lady at the tour said you have 5 minutes to save your life..we are 40 minutes out? - I have hot tea left in my takeaway cup should I not drink it because the lady said to put hot water on a stonefish sting to help save your life? - what if one of us passes out or gets sick or needs medical attention - okay Nikki your being silly what are the odds of any of those things happening.. - but then again..what if it does? We of course get back to the caravan park with no snake bites and no stonefish stings.. I wonder what I will worry about tomorrow 🤦🏼‍♀️🤷🏼‍♀️ Anxiety and OCD are exhausting! But I’ve learnt to push past these anxious thoughts and the compulsions to keep worrying about them and they become white noise. I have fun, I laugh, I play and the white noise is just in the background..sometimes it even disappears all together. I will always be a ‘what if’ thinker, but that’s okay! I’m stronger than my worries, I control them, they don’t control me 💪🏼💫 . . . . . . #mentalhealthawareness #mentalhealth #ocd #ocdawareness #ig_captures_nature #sharkbay #wa #ocean #anxiety #anxietyrelief #anxietyrecovery #mentalhealthmatters #keeptalkingmh #keeptalkingmentalhealth #anxietysupport #anxietyfighter #anxietywarrior #writing #writingcommunity

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This past week has been NUTS! I...
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-->Started reconnecting with my sister .
-->Said yes to dating a guy & went on a date
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-->Learned more about my father and how he might have OCD manifested as hoarding
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-->Worked every single day while trying to set up the rest of my department's social media team for my departure (remember I put my notice to quit a month ago?)
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-->Collected full-time job offers to start work after my Canada trip (now I need to apply 😁)
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-->SLOWLY getting ready for Canada (really need to pick up the pace though...it's RIGHT AROUND THE CORNER!)
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-->Stood next to my mom while she quit her job and tries to find another
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-->Tweaked my morning routine (No phone usage before I brush my teeth and say hello to the sky and sun! 😊)
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-->Learned that some form of performance is part of my future (performance keeps me whole inside and goes along with my dream of sharing stories with the whole universe! Just gotta find which type is for me and what I'm good at 😊)
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#reconnect #learnandapply #learnandgrow  #bethebestyouineverysingleway #gogogo #family #ocdawareness #myfather #mysister #learnedalot #practicepracticepractice #preachwhatyoupractice #quitmyjob #canadacampaign #canadatrip #morningroutine #welcomeyourday #nophone #performance #ifeelwholeagain #keeptherhythmgoing

This past week has been NUTS! I... . . -->Started reconnecting with my sister . -->Said yes to dating a guy & went on a date . -->Learned more about my father and how he might have OCD manifested as hoarding . -->Worked every single day while trying to set up the rest of my department's social media team for my departure (remember I put my notice to quit a month ago?) . -->Collected full-time job offers to start work after my Canada trip (now I need to apply 😁) . -->SLOWLY getting ready for Canada (really need to pick up the pace though...it's RIGHT AROUND THE CORNER!) . -->Stood next to my mom while she quit her job and tries to find another . -->Tweaked my morning routine (No phone usage before I brush my teeth and say hello to the sky and sun! 😊) . -->Learned that some form of performance is part of my future (performance keeps me whole inside and goes along with my dream of sharing stories with the whole universe! Just gotta find which type is for me and what I'm good at 😊) . . . #reconnect #learnandapply #learnandgrow #bethebestyouineverysingleway #gogogo #family #ocdawareness #myfather #mysister #learnedalot #practicepracticepractice #preachwhatyoupractice #quitmyjob #canadacampaign #canadatrip #morningroutine #welcomeyourday #nophone #performance #ifeelwholeagain #keeptherhythmgoing

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Almost five years ago I had just crawled into a meeting of Alcoholics Anonymous. This wasn’t the first time I had relapsed and as it had happened many times in the previous two years I had been attending meetings. The difference was that there was a very kind man at the meeting who carried the message of recovery to me and spoke to me in language I could understand
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I remember feeling deflated and hopeless with no answers. I thought I would never get sober and remember telling Colin that recovery is never going to work for because I don’t believe in a higher power. The great thing about Colin (still my sponsor today) is that he gives me the truth with Love and this is what he shared with me:
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“Dan your head is like a flash drive and at the moment your device is full and unfortunately its full of crap. I am not surprised that you don’t believe in a higher power, spirituality or in the power of helping others. The steps will help clear away the garbage that is on your drive and then there will be ample space for good stuff to flow in. Do the steps and then tell me you don’t believe.”
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I have spoken a lot this week about the power of belief and mindset. It is not going to be easy but if you are prepared to do some work and clear away some of the old beliefs then I can assure you news one will come
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Give spiritual ideas a try as they really are powerful. What do you have to lose?
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Dan | @DanWFurlong
#MaleAnxietyDepression

Almost five years ago I had just crawled into a meeting of Alcoholics Anonymous. This wasn’t the first time I had relapsed and as it had happened many times in the previous two years I had been attending meetings. The difference was that there was a very kind man at the meeting who carried the message of recovery to me and spoke to me in language I could understand - I remember feeling deflated and hopeless with no answers. I thought I would never get sober and remember telling Colin that recovery is never going to work for because I don’t believe in a higher power. The great thing about Colin (still my sponsor today) is that he gives me the truth with Love and this is what he shared with me: - “Dan your head is like a flash drive and at the moment your device is full and unfortunately its full of crap. I am not surprised that you don’t believe in a higher power, spirituality or in the power of helping others. The steps will help clear away the garbage that is on your drive and then there will be ample space for good stuff to flow in. Do the steps and then tell me you don’t believe.” - I have spoken a lot this week about the power of belief and mindset. It is not going to be easy but if you are prepared to do some work and clear away some of the old beliefs then I can assure you news one will come - Give spiritual ideas a try as they really are powerful. What do you have to lose? - Dan | @DanWFurlong #MaleAnxietyDepression

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The weekends here!! Be sure to get out and enjoy yourself! Whether it be with your family, by your self or with friends! As much as I like working out, I enjoy getting out once in a while with friends who love and support me!! ❤💖 after having a rough mental week, it was needed! #love #gettingout #friends #friendship #friendtime #alloyteamtraining #beachbody #beachbodycoach #whiskey #fitbod #fitforever #fitmom #fit #confidence #happy #icandoit #icare #anxiety #depression #depressionawareness #mentalillness #mentalhealth #ocd #ocdawareness #anxietyawareness #girlmom #bff

The weekends here!! Be sure to get out and enjoy yourself! Whether it be with your family, by your self or with friends! As much as I like working out, I enjoy getting out once in a while with friends who love and support me!! ❤💖 after having a rough mental week, it was needed! #love #gettingout #friends #friendship #friendtime #alloyteamtraining #beachbody #beachbodycoach #whiskey #fitbod #fitforever #fitmom #fit #confidence #happy #icandoit #icare #anxiety #depression #depressionawareness #mentalillness #mentalhealth #ocd #ocdawareness #anxietyawareness #girlmom #bff

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Cyberbullying has to stop. I created to this page to purely share my story, create mental health awareness and break the stigma - not to be bullied and put down. This is my message - you will NOT deter me. Bullying is NOT okay. Much love to everyone who follow my page and like my posts, so grateful for your love and support 💚

Cyberbullying has to stop. I created to this page to purely share my story, create mental health awareness and break the stigma - not to be bullied and put down. This is my message - you will NOT deter me. Bullying is NOT okay. Much love to everyone who follow my page and like my posts, so grateful for your love and support 💚

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This Is a hard one to crack!  Hyper-awareness is a theme that underlies anxiety.  We might pay a LOT of attention to our fear.  We might spend a lot of time trying to avoid it. We might spend a lot of time being aware of its presence and analyze what it means, how long it will stay and how to make it go. 
When we do this, we miss ALL the magical things happening in our lives.  The breathing.  The sounds.  The smells.  The textures.  The humor.  The colors.  Try to ZOOM OUT as often as you can to manage hyper-awareness. #hyperawareness #mindfulness #mindful #anxiety #anxietyhelp #anxietyrelief #anxietyrecovery #acceptuncertainty #wecandohardthings #eatingdisorderrecovery #psychology #mentalhealth #mentalillness #mentalwellness #mentalhealthwarrior #mentalhealthrecovery #edrecovery #eatingdisorderrecovery #ocdrecovery #ocdawareness #obsession #compulsion #cbtschool #bepresent #bepresentinthemoment

This Is a hard one to crack! Hyper-awareness is a theme that underlies anxiety. We might pay a LOT of attention to our fear. We might spend a lot of time trying to avoid it. We might spend a lot of time being aware of its presence and analyze what it means, how long it will stay and how to make it go. When we do this, we miss ALL the magical things happening in our lives. The breathing. The sounds. The smells. The textures. The humor. The colors. Try to ZOOM OUT as often as you can to manage hyper-awareness. #hyperawareness #mindfulness #mindful #anxiety #anxietyhelp #anxietyrelief #anxietyrecovery #acceptuncertainty #wecandohardthings #eatingdisorderrecovery #psychology #mentalhealth #mentalillness #mentalwellness #mentalhealthwarrior #mentalhealthrecovery #edrecovery #eatingdisorderrecovery #ocdrecovery #ocdawareness #obsession #compulsion #cbtschool #bepresent #bepresentinthemoment

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Change the way you think & change your life!
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When I’m at the bottom looking up, the main question may not be ‘how do I get out of this hole?’ In reality, the main question might be ‘how do I get rid of the shovel that I used to dig it. #beatanxiety #anxietycoach #lifecoach
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#anxietyhelp #anxietyattack #anxietysucks #anxietyrelief #anxietydisorder #anxietyrecovery #anxietyfree #depression #depressed #ptsd #bipolar #mentalhealth #mentalillness #mental #mentalhealthawareness #mentality #ocd #ocdproblems #ocdawareness #endthestigma #ptsdawareness #suzielife #anxiety #suicide # #bpd #bpdproblems #anxiety
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Change the way you think & change your life! . When I’m at the bottom looking up, the main question may not be ‘how do I get out of this hole?’ In reality, the main question might be ‘how do I get rid of the shovel that I used to dig it. #beatanxiety #anxietycoach #lifecoach . . . #anxietyhelp #anxietyattack #anxietysucks #anxietyrelief #anxietydisorder #anxietyrecovery #anxietyfree #depression #depressed #ptsd #bipolar #mentalhealth #mentalillness #mental #mentalhealthawareness #mentality #ocd #ocdproblems #ocdawareness #endthestigma #ptsdawareness #suzielife #anxiety #suicide # #bpd #bpdproblems #anxiety ***

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Took bubba for a walk first and then meditation.  Enjoying a relaxing day, listening to the sounds of home, and enjoying the fresh country air before I head off tomorrow for my therapy in Texas .  In filled with excitement and fear at once. 😯  #meditation🙏 #peacefromwithin #ocdawareness

Took bubba for a walk first and then meditation. Enjoying a relaxing day, listening to the sounds of home, and enjoying the fresh country air before I head off tomorrow for my therapy in Texas . In filled with excitement and fear at once. 😯 #meditation🙏 #peacefromwithin #ocdawareness

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“Never ask a client to do something you wouldn’t do yourself!” AKA therapists aren’t immune to fear (or any mental health issue).
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This picture was taken after a day of snake handling, and a few seconds before he moved unexpectedly and I flung him across the room.
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I’m pretty freaked out by anything that slithers 🐍, darts unpredictably 🕷, or is  crunchy and disgusting 🦗 (just looking at that cricket emoji makes me feel a way...).
▫️ I would probably refer someone wanting treatment involving bugs to someone else, because I’m not ready to overcome this fear (and it’s not currently interfering with my life enough to need to do so). Sometimes I feel guilty about not facing ALL of my fears, but my guidelines for myself are: do it if it keeps you from doing the things you value.
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Maybe bugs and other gross critters ( UGHH, slugs 😫) will reach that level for me someday, but for now, I’ve got other things to keep working on.

“Never ask a client to do something you wouldn’t do yourself!” AKA therapists aren’t immune to fear (or any mental health issue). ▫️ This picture was taken after a day of snake handling, and a few seconds before he moved unexpectedly and I flung him across the room. ▫️ I’m pretty freaked out by anything that slithers 🐍, darts unpredictably 🕷, or is crunchy and disgusting 🦗 (just looking at that cricket emoji makes me feel a way...). ▫️ I would probably refer someone wanting treatment involving bugs to someone else, because I’m not ready to overcome this fear (and it’s not currently interfering with my life enough to need to do so). Sometimes I feel guilty about not facing ALL of my fears, but my guidelines for myself are: do it if it keeps you from doing the things you value. ▫️ Maybe bugs and other gross critters ( UGHH, slugs 😫) will reach that level for me someday, but for now, I’ve got other things to keep working on.

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“I was beginning to learn your life is a story told about you, not one that you tell.”
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It took me a couple days to read Turtles All The Way Down. Not because I wasn’t invested in the story, but because it was so full of emotional truths that I needed to take mental breaks. Simply, I loved this book.✨
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What book make you pause while reading?
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#tatwd #dutton #nerdfighteria #nerdfighter #bookstagrammer #books #yafiction #yareader #bookfeaturepage #bookstagramfeature #bookstagram #reader #booksofinstagram #bookphotography #booksandflowers #ocdawareness #johngreen #booklover #bookish #booknerd #igbooks #igreads #book #bookworm #igbookreview #bookfeatures

“I was beginning to learn your life is a story told about you, not one that you tell.” . It took me a couple days to read Turtles All The Way Down. Not because I wasn’t invested in the story, but because it was so full of emotional truths that I needed to take mental breaks. Simply, I loved this book.✨ . What book make you pause while reading? . . . . #tatwd #dutton #nerdfighteria #nerdfighter #bookstagrammer #books #yafiction #yareader #bookfeaturepage #bookstagramfeature #bookstagram #reader #booksofinstagram #bookphotography #booksandflowers #ocdawareness #johngreen #booklover #bookish #booknerd #igbooks #igreads #book #bookworm #igbookreview #bookfeatures

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I’ve been awake all night 😪 really sucks when the only way I can escape my violent intrusive thoughts is actively distracting myself. Makes it really hard to sleep bc if I put my phone and computer away and lay down to sleep I get overwhelmed with the thoughts and, consequently, can’t sleep because of it. So I just distract myself until I pass out from exhaustion. Every night it’s a little later and I’ve gotten more and more nocturnal because of it :/
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#ocdproblems #ocd #ocdawareness #ocdprobs

I’ve been awake all night 😪 really sucks when the only way I can escape my violent intrusive thoughts is actively distracting myself. Makes it really hard to sleep bc if I put my phone and computer away and lay down to sleep I get overwhelmed with the thoughts and, consequently, can’t sleep because of it. So I just distract myself until I pass out from exhaustion. Every night it’s a little later and I’ve gotten more and more nocturnal because of it :/ — #ocdproblems #ocd #ocdawareness #ocdprobs

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#ocdawareness #realocd

#ocdawareness #realocd

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🌼An excerpt from my journal🌼:
I'm beginning to feel neutral around food of all sorts.
10 minutes later the food is not creeping up my throat, i don't feel my jeans are mocking me by squeezing me, i don't feel like that food belongs in the toilet.
I'm learning to enjoy my food, I sap up the pleasure of eating and allow myself to sap it up UNAPOLOGETICALLY.
It feels good, warm and fuzzy. Cozy to be full. Not bad, or dirty or wrong. Sometimes it feels like fuel, sometimes it feels like comfort, sometimes it feels like a beautiful experience that fills me with gratitude for the pleasure.
I had not realized for years that to stop bingeing, to stop being obsessed with food, to stop hating it, fearing it... I just had to Eat it. And allow myself to. Like I said: Unapologetically.
By listening to the hunger and fullness cues. By listening to what I Actually. Want.
I am resilient in learning at my rough patches and getting the f back up when I am down.
And most importantly just listening to my body. People, society, ads, friends, family... they will tell you that you shouldn't listen. That you should follow these rules, those restrictions, this diet, this exercise routine..
But it is a facade. It promises a happy ending that will never be given.
My body, she tells me what she desires, what she requires. She tells me how to love her, how to heal her.
She tells me and keeps telling me. We are a glorious team. She doesn't hate me and I should not hate her.
We are starting this wonderful, wild, thriving and fresh friendship. And one day we will be lovers, one day we will be Soul-Mates.
I will continue to treasure her, listen to her, connect with her, validate and support her. All will be well. We are not broken.

... 🌼An excerpt from my journal🌼: I'm beginning to feel neutral around food of all sorts. 10 minutes later the food is not creeping up my throat, i don't feel my jeans are mocking me by squeezing me, i don't feel like that food belongs in the toilet. I'm learning to enjoy my food, I sap up the pleasure of eating and allow myself to sap it up UNAPOLOGETICALLY. It feels good, warm and fuzzy. Cozy to be full. Not bad, or dirty or wrong. Sometimes it feels like fuel, sometimes it feels like comfort, sometimes it feels like a beautiful experience that fills me with gratitude for the pleasure. I had not realized for years that to stop bingeing, to stop being obsessed with food, to stop hating it, fearing it... I just had to Eat it. And allow myself to. Like I said: Unapologetically. By listening to the hunger and fullness cues. By listening to what I Actually. Want. I am resilient in learning at my rough patches and getting the f back up when I am down. And most importantly just listening to my body. People, society, ads, friends, family... they will tell you that you shouldn't listen. That you should follow these rules, those restrictions, this diet, this exercise routine.. But it is a facade. It promises a happy ending that will never be given. My body, she tells me what she desires, what she requires. She tells me how to love her, how to heal her. She tells me and keeps telling me. We are a glorious team. She doesn't hate me and I should not hate her. We are starting this wonderful, wild, thriving and fresh friendship. And one day we will be lovers, one day we will be Soul-Mates. I will continue to treasure her, listen to her, connect with her, validate and support her. All will be well. We are not broken.

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do i wish my hair wasn’t flipped up like that? do i wish that coles balloon wasn’t there? am i still gonna post it anyway? .
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#yesyesandyes #youknowit #prettyplaces #ocdawareness #cuppaflower #sydneycafe

do i wish my hair wasn’t flipped up like that? do i wish that coles balloon wasn’t there? am i still gonna post it anyway? . . #yesyesandyes #youknowit #prettyplaces #ocdawareness #cuppaflower #sydneycafe

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I haven’t posted in a while. It’s not that I didn’t want to.  Sometimes I think about it and don’t. Sometimes I get so caught up in life. So much has been going on in the couple of months. I think it’s time to be back. This little furry miracle on my back seems to know when I have a lot on my mind.  I’m still working on my grief. I’m starting to build up my confidence at work. I’m trying not too take things personally. I am trying to be helpful to family and friends who share their struggles with me. I want to do good and be helpful. #meditation #mentalhealthawareness #ocdawareness

I haven’t posted in a while. It’s not that I didn’t want to. Sometimes I think about it and don’t. Sometimes I get so caught up in life. So much has been going on in the couple of months. I think it’s time to be back. This little furry miracle on my back seems to know when I have a lot on my mind. I’m still working on my grief. I’m starting to build up my confidence at work. I’m trying not too take things personally. I am trying to be helpful to family and friends who share their struggles with me. I want to do good and be helpful. #meditation #mentalhealthawareness #ocdawareness

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I absolutely love this 💕💕 growing and taking time for yourself is important but it’s also okay to stay still for awhile and figure things out for a bit. People say that we are constantly changing but personally, when this happens too fast, I lose myself in my surroundings. I have to regroup and reevaluate where I am atm and where I want to be going. Nothing in nature grows all year round 🍃🍃 Be patient with yourself
-Marissa⭐️⭐️

I absolutely love this 💕💕 growing and taking time for yourself is important but it’s also okay to stay still for awhile and figure things out for a bit. People say that we are constantly changing but personally, when this happens too fast, I lose myself in my surroundings. I have to regroup and reevaluate where I am atm and where I want to be going. Nothing in nature grows all year round 🍃🍃 Be patient with yourself -Marissa⭐️⭐️

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#Repost @__nitch ・・・ Haruki Murakami // "Sometimes fate is like a small sandstorm that keeps changing directions. You change direction but the sandstorm chases you. You turn again, but the storm adjusts. Over and over you play this out, like some ominous dance with death just before dawn. Why? Because this storm isn't something that blew in from far away, something that has nothing to do with you. This storm is you. Something inside of you. So all you can do is give in to it, step right inside the storm, closing your eyes and plugging up your ears so the sand doesn't get in, and walk through it, step by step. There's no sun there, no moon, no direction, no sense of time. Just fine white sand swirling up into the sky like pulverized bones... And you really will have to make it through that violent, metaphysical, symbolic storm. No matter how metaphysical or symbolic it might be, make no mistake about it: it will cut through flesh like a thousand razor blades. People will bleed there, and you will bleed too. Hot, red blood... And once the storm is over you won't remember how you made it through, how you managed to survive. You won't even be sure, in fact, whether the storm is really over. But one thing is certain. When you come out of the storm you won't be the same person who walked in. That's what this storm's all about." . #motivation #change #storm #struggle #ocd #obsessivecompulsivedisorder #anxiety #anxietysucks #ocdsucks #ocdstigma #mentalhealth #mentalhealthawareness #mentalhealthmatters #mentalhealthwarrior #ocdrecovery #ocdlife #ocdawareness #psychology #panic #panicattack #agoraphobia #survival #resilience #grit #strong

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We can be so busy fearing life that we forget to live it.
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There are two basic motivating forces: fear and love. When we are afraid, we pull back from life. When we are in love, we open to all that life has to offer with passion, excitement, and acceptance. We need to learn to love ourselves first, in all our glory and our imperfections. If we cannot love ourselves, we cannot fully open to our ability to love others or our potential to create. Evolution and all hopes for a better world rest in the fearlessness and open-hearted vision of people who embrace life. #beatanxiety #anxietycoach #lifecoach
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We can be so busy fearing life that we forget to live it. . There are two basic motivating forces: fear and love. When we are afraid, we pull back from life. When we are in love, we open to all that life has to offer with passion, excitement, and acceptance. We need to learn to love ourselves first, in all our glory and our imperfections. If we cannot love ourselves, we cannot fully open to our ability to love others or our potential to create. Evolution and all hopes for a better world rest in the fearlessness and open-hearted vision of people who embrace life. #beatanxiety #anxietycoach #lifecoach . . . #anxietyhelp #anxietyattack #anxietysucks #anxietyrelief #anxietydisorder #anxietyrecovery #anxietyfree #depression #depressed #ptsd #bipolar #mentalhealth #mentalillness #mental #mentalhealthawareness #mentality #ocd #ocdproblems #ocdawareness #endthestigma #ptsdawareness #suzielife #anxiety #suicide # #bpd #bpdproblems #anxiety ***

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Repost from @beatanxiety.me using @RepostRegramApp - You're in there! It's just  buried under trauma, anxiety, anger, hurt, depression - life!
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This is why I became an an anxiety/life coach. I was buried under my anger, hurt, anxiety, depression, and trauma! And all I needed was someone to help, believe, understand, and guide me as I dug myself out of the pit in which I was suffocating in.
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I was lucky I didn't find only one, I found several! And after YEARS of hard consistent work I was able to dig myself out.
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Do I still have my days? Yes! The difference is I've learned to not allow myself to get stuck in the pit for very long. You too can dig out of this, might just need a little guidance. #changeyourmindset #beatanxiety #anxietycoach #lifecoach
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Repost from @beatanxiety.me using @RepostRegramApp - You're in there! It's just buried under trauma, anxiety, anger, hurt, depression - life! . This is why I became an an anxiety/life coach. I was buried under my anger, hurt, anxiety, depression, and trauma! And all I needed was someone to help, believe, understand, and guide me as I dug myself out of the pit in which I was suffocating in. . I was lucky I didn't find only one, I found several! And after YEARS of hard consistent work I was able to dig myself out. . Do I still have my days? Yes! The difference is I've learned to not allow myself to get stuck in the pit for very long. You too can dig out of this, might just need a little guidance. #changeyourmindset #beatanxiety #anxietycoach #lifecoach . . . #anxietyhelp #anxietyattack #anxietysucks #anxietyrelief #anxietydisorder #anxietyrecovery #anxietyfree #depression #depressed #ptsd #bipolar #mentalhealth #mentalillness #mental #mentalhealthawareness #mentality #ocd #ocdproblems #ocdawareness #endthestigma #ptsdawareness #suzielife #anxiety #suicide # #bpd #bpdproblems #anxiety ***

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Life is hard, and it can fuck with you, tear you down, break you, and then leave you to pick up the pieces. But you absolutely do not need to be in it alone. If you lack energy to help yourself, do your best to ask for help. It isn’t a weakness to ask for guidance. It’s one of the strongest and most empowering choices you can make for yourself and you deserve that. Check in with your loved ones, friends, coworkers- ask how they are. Depression wears many masks, and it can dig its teeth into you and bring you down, it can be crippling. No hole is too deep to get out of. If you don’t feel that you have anyone to turn to, call the suicide prevention hotline. If you’re in school, talk to a counselor. If you need to see a therapist, or psychiatrist, many cities have sliding scale clinics that can take you in and help you. Or, connect here. With social media. I’ve had a lot of people message me about my openness with my mental illness of bipolar, depression, anxiety and OCD. And how that small post helped someone. You’re never alone in this. You deserve to feel your best, don’t let stigmas or shit talkers push you down. 
#suicideawareness #mentalhealth #mentalhealthawareness #mentalillness #bipolar #bipolardisorder #depressionawareness #depressionrecovery #anxiety #anxietydisorder #ocd #ocdawareness

Life is hard, and it can fuck with you, tear you down, break you, and then leave you to pick up the pieces. But you absolutely do not need to be in it alone. If you lack energy to help yourself, do your best to ask for help. It isn’t a weakness to ask for guidance. It’s one of the strongest and most empowering choices you can make for yourself and you deserve that. Check in with your loved ones, friends, coworkers- ask how they are. Depression wears many masks, and it can dig its teeth into you and bring you down, it can be crippling. No hole is too deep to get out of. If you don’t feel that you have anyone to turn to, call the suicide prevention hotline. If you’re in school, talk to a counselor. If you need to see a therapist, or psychiatrist, many cities have sliding scale clinics that can take you in and help you. Or, connect here. With social media. I’ve had a lot of people message me about my openness with my mental illness of bipolar, depression, anxiety and OCD. And how that small post helped someone. You’re never alone in this. You deserve to feel your best, don’t let stigmas or shit talkers push you down. #suicideawareness #mentalhealth #mentalhealthawareness #mentalillness #bipolar #bipolardisorder #depressionawareness #depressionrecovery #anxiety #anxietydisorder #ocd #ocdawareness

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🚫 CIRCULAR THINKING 🚫

🚫 CIRCULAR THINKING 🚫 "Study nature, love nature, stay close to nature. It will never fail you." - A quote by the amazing Architect Frank Lloyd Wright, who designed the beautiful Guggenheim Museum (photo is of the stunning interior). . A common difficulty during periods of anxiety and depression is rumination or circular thinking. This is the focused attention on the symptoms of your distress, with thoughts spinning around unhelpfully, escalating emotions and tension. When a person ruminates, he/she aims to answer questions such as: . 🔁 How do I feel about this event? 🔁 How can I change my thoughts and feelings about the event? 🔁 How can I prevent disturbing thoughts and feelings in the future? In pondering such questions repeatedly, ruminators tend to focus on their emotions (i.e., "self-referent information") as opposed to problem solving (i.e., "goal-directed action"). Rumination is often a repetitious waste of time, stressful and anxiety provoking. If this is a problem for you, seeking psychological intervention will likely prove beneficial. https://www.guggenheim.org/arts-curriculum/topic/guggenheim-on-the-inside @travelpsychology JUNE GAY PSYCHOLOGIST #PSYCHOLOGISTCHATSWOOD #psychologydemystified #copingmechanism #distresstolerance #depression #copingstrategies #healthymind #mentalwellness #worryless #inspiredbynature #anxietymanagement #rumination #ocd #ocdawareness #newmindset #mentalhealthwarrior #invisibleillness #changeyourthoughts #changeyourthinking #worrying #reduceworry #worryless #unhelpfulthinking #dontworry #stopandappreciate #ruminations #ruminationsyndrome #mentalstrength #mentalgains #anxietytreatment #psychology

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Check out this great article in the @guardian by Patricia Grisafi about life with #ocd: https://amp.theguardian.com/us-news/2018/aug/01/living-with-ocd-survival-poison-contaminated-food #ocdawareness #mentalhealth #mentalhealthawareness #lifewithocd #psychology

Check out this great article in the @guardian by Patricia Grisafi about life with #ocd: https://amp.theguardian.com/us-news/2018/aug/01/living-with-ocd-survival-poison-contaminated-food #ocdawareness #mentalhealth #mentalhealthawareness #lifewithocd #psychology

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This is fear from the inside out movie, he is supposed to be my friend. Reminds me that anxiety is an emotion, and I shall take care of him with compassion, but I hate him. Anxiety should just leave!! .
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This is fear from the inside out movie, he is supposed to be my friend. Reminds me that anxiety is an emotion, and I shall take care of him with compassion, but I hate him. Anxiety should just leave!! . . . . . . . . . . #anxiety #anxietyfighter #anxietydisorder #emotion #response #fear #insideout #thoughts #intrusivethoughts #ptsd #trauma #ocd #ocdawareness #psychology #panic #healthcare #control #mind #mentalhealth #mentalillness #mentalhealthawareness #compassion

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People post progress pics all the time and it gets to me. In recovery we only applaud skinny girls for gaining weight. We rail against fat girls who lose weight in recovery because we’re all supposed to be finding a way to love our body as it is.
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Regardless, this isn’t that story. Sure this is a process pic. The photo on the left is from October 2016 (right after I started recovery) and the photo on the right is from a few months ago. So essentially we’re looking at a year and a half of progress. And you know what my progress photo shows? A 50lb difference. And not in the way you’d expect. I have gained 50lbs between these photos. .
The fat girl gets fatter.
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I didn’t gain this weight through overeating and most of it I didn’t gain to bingeing. I gained it from restricting. I gained it from the idea that restricting calories would make me lose weight and I would be smaller. I didn’t listen when people told me what was happening. I kept restricting. And so 50lbs later I woke up.
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And I woke up in pain and discomfort. I woke up unable to walk long distances (hell, barely short distances). I woke up in constant physical pain. I woke up unable to sleep properly. .
I’m not saying being fat is the end all but day in and out it’s painful and uncomfortable.
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I have friends who think it’s a good idea to go for a walk downtown not thinking about how this doesn’t include me. Or the idea to go to an outdoor festival not thinking about how that affects me.
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Being fat isn’t something you just wake up one day and accept. Even last year when my body image was better I was in a physical situation where I wasn’t in pain every minute. .
I don’t know where this post is going but I needed to ramble a bit. To show you all that progress pics don’t help. That not everyone has the perfect progress pictures. That not everyone is gaining weight for health.
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That for some of us recovery is just messy and physically hurts us. This isn’t a case of bloating.

People post progress pics all the time and it gets to me. In recovery we only applaud skinny girls for gaining weight. We rail against fat girls who lose weight in recovery because we’re all supposed to be finding a way to love our body as it is. . Regardless, this isn’t that story. Sure this is a process pic. The photo on the left is from October 2016 (right after I started recovery) and the photo on the right is from a few months ago. So essentially we’re looking at a year and a half of progress. And you know what my progress photo shows? A 50lb difference. And not in the way you’d expect. I have gained 50lbs between these photos. . The fat girl gets fatter. . I didn’t gain this weight through overeating and most of it I didn’t gain to bingeing. I gained it from restricting. I gained it from the idea that restricting calories would make me lose weight and I would be smaller. I didn’t listen when people told me what was happening. I kept restricting. And so 50lbs later I woke up. . And I woke up in pain and discomfort. I woke up unable to walk long distances (hell, barely short distances). I woke up in constant physical pain. I woke up unable to sleep properly. . I’m not saying being fat is the end all but day in and out it’s painful and uncomfortable. . I have friends who think it’s a good idea to go for a walk downtown not thinking about how this doesn’t include me. Or the idea to go to an outdoor festival not thinking about how that affects me. . Being fat isn’t something you just wake up one day and accept. Even last year when my body image was better I was in a physical situation where I wasn’t in pain every minute. . I don’t know where this post is going but I needed to ramble a bit. To show you all that progress pics don’t help. That not everyone has the perfect progress pictures. That not everyone is gaining weight for health. . That for some of us recovery is just messy and physically hurts us. This isn’t a case of bloating.

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Happy Friday! Let’s get the weekend started!! My hope for you is that you can be committed to being mindful and present 🙌🏻 enjoy the moments as they come and remember that we are all human and we all struggle.
#victoryovervivian #anxietyrelief #weekendwarriors #ocdawareness

Happy Friday! Let’s get the weekend started!! My hope for you is that you can be committed to being mindful and present 🙌🏻 enjoy the moments as they come and remember that we are all human and we all struggle. #victoryovervivian #anxietyrelief #weekendwarriors #ocdawareness

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....and some days call for reminders more than others. I struggle most with rigidity of my auspicious-number issues/anxieties when I’m drained and my reserves are low, so giving myself loving reminders is always helpful. I’m gonna keep repeating this one until it sticks. 🙃🤗 happy Friday, friends — I hope it’s lovely 🌿✨ #anydaycanbeagoodday #ocdcantbeatme #handlettering #armlettering #bodyart #friyay #keepgoing #yougotthis #persistance #resilience #carryon #ocdawareness #mentalhealthmatters #selfcare #selflove #twloha #reminders #notetoself #fromwhereistand #momentsofmine #hermithealth #oregonmade #hermitcrafted #daysofinstagram #plantsofinstagram #growthofinstagram #thehermitletters #thehermitathome #hermitselfcare

....and some days call for reminders more than others. I struggle most with rigidity of my auspicious-number issues/anxieties when I’m drained and my reserves are low, so giving myself loving reminders is always helpful. I’m gonna keep repeating this one until it sticks. 🙃🤗 happy Friday, friends — I hope it’s lovely 🌿✨ #anydaycanbeagoodday #ocdcantbeatme #handlettering #armlettering #bodyart #friyay #keepgoing #yougotthis #persistance #resilience #carryon #ocdawareness #mentalhealthmatters #selfcare #selflove #twloha #reminders #notetoself #fromwhereistand #momentsofmine #hermithealth #oregonmade #hermitcrafted #daysofinstagram #plantsofinstagram #growthofinstagram #thehermitletters #thehermitathome #hermitselfcare

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New post up! 🍑
OCD: What Have You Assigned Meaning To? 🤔
Discussing the topic of assigning meaning  in the anxiety disorder, OCD. (Link in bio) ✨

#OCD #anxiety #postpartumdepression #postpartumocd #ocdawareness #postpartumanxiety #extremeanxiety #stressed #worried #scared #ppd

New post up! 🍑 OCD: What Have You Assigned Meaning To? 🤔 Discussing the topic of assigning meaning in the anxiety disorder, OCD. (Link in bio) ✨ #OCD #anxiety #postpartumdepression #postpartumocd #ocdawareness #postpartumanxiety #extremeanxiety #stressed #worried #scared #ppd

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My Story is up on my Instagram TV channel. 📺 -
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So head on up to the tv box and give it a watch 👀
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On the other side of pain is purpose and if my story can help just one person not go through what I went through then it’s worth it.🙏
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My Story is up on my Instagram TV channel. 📺 - It’s raw , it’s real and took a lot for me to post 💔 - So head on up to the tv box and give it a watch 👀 - On the other side of pain is purpose and if my story can help just one person not go through what I went through then it’s worth it.🙏 - Dan | @danwfurlong #MaleAnxietydepression

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Next time you are with your grandparents make sure you check up on how they are doing mentally.  The triggers of depression in the elderly are often associated with change.  The passing of a family member, retirement, illness , loneliness, not being able to do the things they used to do are all examples of possible risk factors.
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Ask your Grandad on a scale of 1-10 how he scores himself in terms of happiness & overall enjoyment of life. If he scored himself a 6 out of 10 ask him what could make it a 7 out 10. It might be something like meeting a few more people his own age. You could then suggest a local activity group or something that he could attend.
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Next time you are with your grandparents make sure you check up on how they are doing mentally. The triggers of depression in the elderly are often associated with change. The passing of a family member, retirement, illness , loneliness, not being able to do the things they used to do are all examples of possible risk factors. - Ask your Grandad on a scale of 1-10 how he scores himself in terms of happiness & overall enjoyment of life. If he scored himself a 6 out of 10 ask him what could make it a 7 out 10. It might be something like meeting a few more people his own age. You could then suggest a local activity group or something that he could attend. - Of course I am thinking out loud here but you know what I mean. I know life can get busy but our elders need to be cared for just as much as anyone else. Let’s see what we can for them. - Dan | @danwfurlong #DanWFurlong

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9th floor NW kitchen at work. Clearly, our new  facilities team is committed to decency and order. 😂 #ocd #ocdfordays #ocdawareness #placeforeverything #starbucks #tobeapartner

9th floor NW kitchen at work. Clearly, our new facilities team is committed to decency and order. 😂 #ocd #ocdfordays #ocdawareness #placeforeverything #starbucks #tobeapartner

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Too much isolation and we can sink into loneliness and depression, left alone with negative thoughts. We are social beings and even the most introverted of us need connection. 
But, not enough time alone can also have a detrimental impact.  It prevents us from valuable periods of self reflection, times when we have the ability to process emotions we may be experiencing, emotions we can't always process with other people around. 
Consider your schedule, if you are always around others maybe try to carve off some alone time, and have a date with yourself. If you are alone most of the time, take a risk and get together with someone, even just to be alone together. *
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Too much isolation and we can sink into loneliness and depression, left alone with negative thoughts. We are social beings and even the most introverted of us need connection. But, not enough time alone can also have a detrimental impact. It prevents us from valuable periods of self reflection, times when we have the ability to process emotions we may be experiencing, emotions we can't always process with other people around. Consider your schedule, if you are always around others maybe try to carve off some alone time, and have a date with yourself. If you are alone most of the time, take a risk and get together with someone, even just to be alone together. * * * * * * #lonely #isolation #isolate #alone #introverted #mentalhealthinsight #mentalhealthawareness #recovery #hope #health #bpd #bipolar #trauma #anxietyawareness #depressionawareness #ocd #ocdawareness #selfawareness #selfreflection #mindful #emotionalawareness #endthestigma

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Males have mental health monsters that they battle with too!
Roughly 6 million males are affected by depression alone each year. Yet men are statistically less likely than women to seek help for their mental health.
Men make up about 75% of suicide victims in the US, that’s roughly 1 man killing himself every 20 minutes 😢
Please...DO NOT continue to suffer in silence! Reach out! There are people ready & willing to help. We see you, we understand.
#BeAGuardian #guardianprojectinc #everyoneneedsaguardian #stopthestigma #youarenotalone #alwayskeepfighting #dontfightalone #dontsufferinsilence #mensmentalhealth #mensmentalhealthmatters #mentalhealthawareness #mentalhealth #mentalillness #mentalhealthmatters #mentalhealthwarrior #mentalhealthmonsters #anxiety #anxietywarrior #depression #depressionwarrior #ptsd #ptsdwarrior #bpd #bpdwarrior #bipolardisorder #panicattacks #anorexiaawareness #ocdawareness #insomniaawareness

Males have mental health monsters that they battle with too! Roughly 6 million males are affected by depression alone each year. Yet men are statistically less likely than women to seek help for their mental health. Men make up about 75% of suicide victims in the US, that’s roughly 1 man killing himself every 20 minutes 😢 Please...DO NOT continue to suffer in silence! Reach out! There are people ready & willing to help. We see you, we understand. #BeAGuardian #guardianprojectinc #everyoneneedsaguardian #stopthestigma #youarenotalone #alwayskeepfighting #dontfightalone #dontsufferinsilence #mensmentalhealth #mensmentalhealthmatters #mentalhealthawareness #mentalhealth #mentalillness #mentalhealthmatters #mentalhealthwarrior #mentalhealthmonsters #anxiety #anxietywarrior #depression #depressionwarrior #ptsd #ptsdwarrior #bpd #bpdwarrior #bipolardisorder #panicattacks #anorexiaawareness #ocdawareness #insomniaawareness

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Chocolate milk makes a lot of things better. The same goes for mornings and new days. I had a rough go at therapy yesterday. We were reading our end-of-week assignments for the self-esteem module which were love letters to ourselves. I had approached the whole week with an academic lens. I didn’t look at the content personally. It felt like I was writing a scholarship application or a speech bio. It turned out that the content was eating at me emotionally. That inner unrest, along with vulnerability factors to do with sleep and being alone in the city without my family gave way to me having an anxiety attack at the end of the morning group session. It took a while to get back to myself. I was dissociating. Luckily, I spent lunch in a safe place surrounded by fellow patients (who just so happen to have really funny jokes for days) and with professionals near by. This morning I went on a long walk at the lake and decided to pick some chocolate milk up at the store. We’ll see what the day brings. Though a little nervous about living and a little more depressed than that, I’m ready. 💪🏻💜

Chocolate milk makes a lot of things better. The same goes for mornings and new days. I had a rough go at therapy yesterday. We were reading our end-of-week assignments for the self-esteem module which were love letters to ourselves. I had approached the whole week with an academic lens. I didn’t look at the content personally. It felt like I was writing a scholarship application or a speech bio. It turned out that the content was eating at me emotionally. That inner unrest, along with vulnerability factors to do with sleep and being alone in the city without my family gave way to me having an anxiety attack at the end of the morning group session. It took a while to get back to myself. I was dissociating. Luckily, I spent lunch in a safe place surrounded by fellow patients (who just so happen to have really funny jokes for days) and with professionals near by. This morning I went on a long walk at the lake and decided to pick some chocolate milk up at the store. We’ll see what the day brings. Though a little nervous about living and a little more depressed than that, I’m ready. 💪🏻💜

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Adam Idels was diagnosed with obsessive compulsive disorders and he has experienced 98% of improvement without the use of any conventional drugs. -
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Adam Idels was diagnosed with obsessive compulsive disorders and he has experienced 98% of improvement without the use of any conventional drugs. - 👉Watch his whole testimony in the youtube channel - #holisticcare #healthlylifestyle #superfood #green #wellness #organic #natural #miami #balharbour #healthy #recepies #green #health #bienestar #saludable #estilodevidasaludable #salud #positivismo #sanacion #healing #energifields #medicine #doc #holisticmedicine #natural #ourpriorityisyou #dremiliacabrera #ocd #ocdawareness #ocdproblems

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Hey guys how are you all? I hope everyone is okay and having a good day❤
Also I want to remind everyone to send me your OCD stories! Don't be ashamed or afraid. Sharing your story could help someone else who's in your same situation! Dm me your story and I will share it in a post, also anonimously if you prefer!
#ocd #obsessivecompulsivedisorder #anxiety #anxious #ocdsupport #anxietysupport #mentalillnesssupport #mentalillness #mentalhealth #mentaldisorder #mentaldisorders #ocdhelp #ocdawareness #ocdstory #story

Hey guys how are you all? I hope everyone is okay and having a good day❤ Also I want to remind everyone to send me your OCD stories! Don't be ashamed or afraid. Sharing your story could help someone else who's in your same situation! Dm me your story and I will share it in a post, also anonimously if you prefer! #ocd #obsessivecompulsivedisorder #anxiety #anxious #ocdsupport #anxietysupport #mentalillnesssupport #mentalillness #mentalhealth #mentaldisorder #mentaldisorders #ocdhelp #ocdawareness #ocdstory #story

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When the seed of hurt is cultivated, it will grow into a mighty tree of ANGER. And when many seeds have been planted you will eventually have a forest of anger.
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When anger isn't properly processed it becomes

When the seed of hurt is cultivated, it will grow into a mighty tree of ANGER. And when many seeds have been planted you will eventually have a forest of anger. . When anger isn't properly processed it becomes "fits-of-rage" (anger expressed outwardly) or depression (anger expressed inwardly). . Both aren't healthy and both ultimately destroy our soul. To overcome the anger we need to treat the root, and as we treat the root we'll discover the seed(s). Then and only then can we properly process our anger. #beatanxiety #anxietycoach #lifecoach . . . #anxietyhelp #anxietyattack #anxietysucks #anxietyrelief #anxietydisorder #anxietyrecovery #anxietyfree #depression #depressed #ptsd #bipolar #mentalhealth #mentalillness #mental #mentalhealthawareness #mentality #ocd #ocdproblems #ocdawareness #endthestigma #ptsdawareness #suzielife #anxiety #suicide # #bpd #bpdproblems #anxiety ***

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👊 I am one who has focused on perfection for most of my life!! Even admit Quite obsesively! Working every day on letting go of this mentality and learning to accept peacefully what is and simply do my best every day! Repost from @lovelifemarlak #letgo #faith #awakening #conscious #humor #ocdproblems #ocd #ocdawareness #letitbeeasy #relax #breathe #meditate #vegan #vegano #plantbaseddiet #plantbasednutrition #plantbased #fitover50

👊 I am one who has focused on perfection for most of my life!! Even admit Quite obsesively! Working every day on letting go of this mentality and learning to accept peacefully what is and simply do my best every day! Repost from @lovelifemarlak #letgo #faith #awakening #conscious #humor #ocdproblems #ocd #ocdawareness #letitbeeasy #relax #breathe #meditate #vegan #vegano #plantbaseddiet #plantbasednutrition #plantbased #fitover50

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« I’m a little bit OCD » how many times have you heard this sentence?
I have, so many times, maybe too many. I have used it too & sometimes it was not accurate, like most of the times this sentence is used.
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OCD is not cute or quirky. It doesn’t make you who you are & « honey, don’t change ». No! It’s a ongoing battle in your brain between rationality & a big What If that debilitates you.
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I am a rational person who loves to think sometimes that magic can happen. & I know deep down that by not doing my rituals nothing will happen. Or more accurately, my rituals won’t affect the course of life. Doing them doesn’t control the Universe. & I try my hardest to fight against them, but it’s hard because of that « What If? ».
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« What if something happens to the cats because I haven’t stepped on this? », « what if something bad happens because I didn’t do it this way? », « & if I wear this & not that because I’m feeling it, everything will be ok », « oh I need to do it one more time because what if it’s the last time », « I shouldn’t even have thought that » & the rituals have to start again. These are an example of what is going through my head all the time. There is no break. No time where I can get away from it.
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OCD’s not cute, it’s isolating. You’re ashamed of being like that & not hiding it from people. You look like a lunatic. People on the streets look at you as if you’re nuts not understanding how much you’re fighting & hurting inside. & let’s not start talking about dating.. it scares guys.
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In my case it’s also dangerous. I have gotten close to getting hit by a bus a couple of times just because I had to step on something on the road & my brain was so fixating on it that I didn’t think about checking.
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« But you could just not do it! » 
No, it doesn’t work like that. Not doing it, forcing myself to not do it put me in mental distress & my anxiety gets uncontrollable. My brain goes on & on on all the bad things that can happen. & then you have to live with the guilt that if anything happens it’s your fault because you haven’t done it, or done it right, or thought about it. & sometimes you just go out & step on the things again.
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Don’t make fun of us.

« I’m a little bit OCD » how many times have you heard this sentence? I have, so many times, maybe too many. I have used it too & sometimes it was not accurate, like most of the times this sentence is used. • OCD is not cute or quirky. It doesn’t make you who you are & « honey, don’t change ». No! It’s a ongoing battle in your brain between rationality & a big What If that debilitates you. • I am a rational person who loves to think sometimes that magic can happen. & I know deep down that by not doing my rituals nothing will happen. Or more accurately, my rituals won’t affect the course of life. Doing them doesn’t control the Universe. & I try my hardest to fight against them, but it’s hard because of that « What If? ». • « What if something happens to the cats because I haven’t stepped on this? », « what if something bad happens because I didn’t do it this way? », « & if I wear this & not that because I’m feeling it, everything will be ok », « oh I need to do it one more time because what if it’s the last time », « I shouldn’t even have thought that » & the rituals have to start again. These are an example of what is going through my head all the time. There is no break. No time where I can get away from it. • OCD’s not cute, it’s isolating. You’re ashamed of being like that & not hiding it from people. You look like a lunatic. People on the streets look at you as if you’re nuts not understanding how much you’re fighting & hurting inside. & let’s not start talking about dating.. it scares guys. • In my case it’s also dangerous. I have gotten close to getting hit by a bus a couple of times just because I had to step on something on the road & my brain was so fixating on it that I didn’t think about checking. • « But you could just not do it! » No, it doesn’t work like that. Not doing it, forcing myself to not do it put me in mental distress & my anxiety gets uncontrollable. My brain goes on & on on all the bad things that can happen. & then you have to live with the guilt that if anything happens it’s your fault because you haven’t done it, or done it right, or thought about it. & sometimes you just go out & step on the things again. • Don’t make fun of us.

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Notes on anxiety: I’ve always been told that I was an anxious baby and child. Apparently I was such a bad sleeper because I would wake up every half an hour and cry if one of my parents weren’t by my side. When they were by my side however, I would just stare at them and not go to sleep because I didn’t want them to leave me 🤔. My OCD fed into this when I was a small child as (A bit TMI) I wet the bed until my mid childhood due to anxiety over using the loo (for fear of contamination and not being able to seek reassurance from my mum) in the evening. At primary and secondary school I was very shy and quiet - and I unfortunately began the damaging habit of soaking myself in shame about my OCD rituals. I didn’t want people to see me doing compulsions because I thought they would think I was strange, so I found it easier to just withdraw and keep to myself. That’s sort of where my social anxiety entered the picture at about age 10 or 11. At the moment I feel quite wrapped up in anxiety and doubt. My intensive OCD admission is coming up in a few short weeks, and I have to continue to keep up with uni work while I’m in there. Because I’ve lived with these OCD habits for so long I just can’t visualise what life would be like without them? Or even with less of them? Asldjfjfke I don’t know what to do.

Notes on anxiety: I’ve always been told that I was an anxious baby and child. Apparently I was such a bad sleeper because I would wake up every half an hour and cry if one of my parents weren’t by my side. When they were by my side however, I would just stare at them and not go to sleep because I didn’t want them to leave me 🤔. My OCD fed into this when I was a small child as (A bit TMI) I wet the bed until my mid childhood due to anxiety over using the loo (for fear of contamination and not being able to seek reassurance from my mum) in the evening. At primary and secondary school I was very shy and quiet - and I unfortunately began the damaging habit of soaking myself in shame about my OCD rituals. I didn’t want people to see me doing compulsions because I thought they would think I was strange, so I found it easier to just withdraw and keep to myself. That’s sort of where my social anxiety entered the picture at about age 10 or 11. At the moment I feel quite wrapped up in anxiety and doubt. My intensive OCD admission is coming up in a few short weeks, and I have to continue to keep up with uni work while I’m in there. Because I’ve lived with these OCD habits for so long I just can’t visualise what life would be like without them? Or even with less of them? Asldjfjfke I don’t know what to do.

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Until then head on over to @maleanxietydepression 🤓🙏
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Thanks to @_psychlife_ for a great post.
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Dan | @danwfurlong 
#danwfurlong

Until then head on over to @maleanxietydepression 🤓🙏 - Thanks to @_psychlife_ for a great post. - Dan | @danwfurlong #danwfurlong

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Sad but true: Memes perform better than value adding posts on Insta 😂
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Have a good Friday and I have to you! 👊
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Dan | @danwfurlong 
#memetherapy 📷 @textswithbadger

Sad but true: Memes perform better than value adding posts on Insta 😂 - Have a good Friday and I have to you! 👊 - Dan | @danwfurlong #memetherapy 📷 @textswithbadger

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"The art of OCD" by Dennis Ryan Are the hands clasped in prayer and contemplation, or engaged in frantic washing? 👏 👏 Psychologists use the DSM-5 for diagnostic purposes and the criteria for OCD are: Obsessions are defined by (1) and (2): 1. Recurrent and persistent thoughts, urges, or impulses that are experienced, at some time during the disturbance, as intrusive and unwanted, and that in most individuals cause marked anxiety or distress. 2.The individual attempts to ignore or suppress such thoughts, urges, or images, or to neutralize them with some other thought or action (i.e., by performing a compulsion). Compulsions are defined by (1) and (2): 1. Repetitive behaviors (e.g., hand washing, ordering, checking) or mental acts (e.g., praying, counting, repeating words silently) that the individual feels driven to perform in response to an obsession or according to rules that must be applied rigidly. 2.The behaviours or mental acts are aimed at preventing or reducing anxiety or distress, or preventing some dreaded event or situation; however, these behaviors or mental acts are not connected in a realistic way with what they are designed to neutralize or prevent, or are clearly excessive. You should seek psychological help for this condition if you meet criteria. OCD is treatable. June Gay Psychologist #psychologistchatswood #psychologydemystified #obsessivecompulsivedisorder #anxietydisorder #anxious #selfbelief #mentalhealth #dsmv #diagnosis #anxietydisorder #psychologyart #mentalhealthsupport #mentalhealthstruggle #obsessivecompulsivedisorder #ocdawareness #ocdproblems #mentalhealthadvocate #compulsion #stopmentalillness #intrusivethoughts #anxietymanagement mentalhealthawareness #toptags #mentalhealthrecovery #mentalhealthwarrior #invisibleillness #healthandwellness #mentalstrength #healthymindset #thinkaboutit #reduceworry

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