everything you see and feel is a reflection of your own perspective.
The glass half full or empty is an extremely valuable life lesson as how you see the world says more about you than it does the world. Likewise, the judgement you feel from others is a reflection of the judgement you’re casting onto them in the first place.
Upgrade your mental operating system and begin investing time into changing your perspective by choosing optimism, kindness, positivity, charity, love and friendship - the world will respond accordingly like magic.
So much of how our lives work out comes down to our attitude. When you stop focusing on your “problems”, and start truly feeling & even forcing your gratitude towards the goodness in your life, and your potential, that is when you start to feel major shifts. Notice I said feel.. not see... until you can feel grateful.. even for the bad parts, the good parts will never be satisfying enough for you for notice. Enjoy the small things, ALL things, good and bad, and the universe will respond in the most positive of ways. Remember.. Life is happening FOR us, not against us. ✨🦋#fridayfeels#gratitude#strength#overcome#goals#happiness#fitness#fitfam#healthylifestyle#mentalhealth#success#lovelife#positivity
Behavior is said to be self-sabotaging when it creates problems and interferes with long-standing goal...This definition from psychologytoday.com, it pretty much sums up one of my biggest hurtles in life. A lot of the time I am fighting with that recording in my head that tell me I am a failure. I give up on or modify my plans all the time because I can't accomplish what I want to. Right now I should be asleep and my alarm is set to go off in 30 minutes. I'm supposed to get up drive 6 hours down to the Berkeley sell plants to couple stores then drive up to Sonoma County and stay with Mark at his parents house for his birthday this weekend. Well there is no way I can drive without sleeping so I will not be selling plants today. I will try to get some sleep and drive down this evening so I can celebrate with Mark. My anxiety about leaving my house has made me miss his birthday before and I am determined not to do that again. It has cost us money and that is pretty upsetting to me. I really don't know if I should even attempt to drive cross country by myself. My younger self would never let its fears get in the way, I so want her back. 💚🖤💜 #myjourney#cptsd#ptsd#lifeaftersuicideattempt#mentalhealth#thegoddessabides
Yoga on the beach - I fully expected to be relaxed. I expected to stretch out the muscles of my body which I neglect to take proper care of on the regular. I expected to yawn once or twice (waking up at 6am on vacation is not in my contract). I expected to enjoy the sight of the ocean at sunrise. I did not expect to have my spirit awakened and truly rejuvenated. The instructor said something that really resonated with me. Amongst the sound of the crashing waves, the swaying greens of the dunes and the seagulls calling above, she declared, “The best investment you’ll ever make is in yourself. Never stop exploring, learning, experiencing, and becoming a better person each day.” 🌞 #namaste#rejuvenation#yoga#selfcare#mentalhealth#findyourcenter#beach#vacation#carolinabeach#yogainspiration
In a world that is constantly shaming us for our flaws, and giving pictures and ideas of perfect and ideal standards, it is SO important that we choose to love ourselves. This casing serves as a reminder, whenever we doubt ourselves or feel insecure, to always reach for self love.
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Should companies be measuring 'Employee Lost Hours'? i.e. the amount of time employees are out of the business, unable to work, unable to collaborate with and support their colleagues, unable to sell to and serve customers, etc. However formally or informally this measure might be used, it could help a business shine a light on areas where workload is high, levels of pressure and stress are high, and where to give employees and managers the right support.
Lobster Rolls- packed with protein, cholesterol, sodium & deliciousness 🌊😜I lived in Boston for 11 years and miss lobstah in California! People will often ask me about a food item saying, “is this okay?” Getting wound up about making the “perfect” food choice isn’t healthy or beneficial for anyone (except the diet industry which makes billions on stressing you out about food🤑). The truth is...most food is complicated and has pros and cons. We are not robots or computers- you don’t input food and get an instant result. Food is nutrients but it’s also communal, delicious, ritualistic, and pleasurable. When you release the mental restriction of judging yourself you will enjoy more and stress less. If you’re constantly saying NO when it comes to indulging you’ll end up binging and miserable. So-have the meal, enjoy the company and know that your mental and physical health depends on more than macros 🤷🏼♀️
[Werbung ! Weil eine Marke zu erkennen ist] - ja, auch ich sollte mir den Scheiß mal langsam angewöhnen 😅
Ich habe heute Spätschicht und das bedeutet, dass ich später noch bis 1 Uhr nachts arbeiten muss. Es ist gar nicht die Arbeit an sich, sondern die Tatsache, dass ich nachts allein nach Hause laufen muss. Teilweise ist mir das einfach nicht so ganz geheuer, aber ich versuche jetzt einfach nicht dran zu denken und positiv zu bleiben.
Das gute ist, dass ich morgen mal keine Frühschicht habe, ausschlafen und ins Training gehen kann. 👍
Auch gar nicht so beschissen ist, dass ich in letzter Zeit extrem schlecht einschlafe. Gestern Nacht bzw. Heute morgen habe ich von 6 bis 10 geschlafen. Da ich gerade vom Sport komme sollte mich das alles gut schaffen und mir einen tiefen Schlaf bescheren 😴.
Was gibt es sonst noch zu sagen? Mir geht es deutlich besser. Der kleine Ausrutscher vorgestern hatte keine weiteren Auswirkungen auf mein verhalten und wurde von mir auch einfach als ein Ausrutscher verarbeitet und abgehakt. Trotzdem bin ich etwas angeschlagen. Trotz dem Wetter bin ich irgendwie total erkältet und mir ist ab und an etwas übel. Aber alles in Rahmen:) ich wünsche euch allen einen schönen Start ins Wochenende und hoffe, dass ihr spätestens um 20 Uhr mit der Arbeit fertig seid 😅
Mulla on tämmöinen uusi prokkis nimeltä Embrosé ( @embroselife ), jonka avulla pyrin tekemään maailmasta vielä ihan pikkusen paremman paikan 💕🌿 Olen siis yrittäjä (hui, ehkä ensimmäinen kerta kun sanon sen).
Embrosé on parin kuukauden sisällä aukeava hyvinvointia ja mielenterveyttä tukeva verkkokauppa. Tuotteiden avulla kannustan itsestä huolehtimiseen, mielen hallintaan ja tasapainoiseen arkeen. Haluan myös osaltani kantaa korteni kekoon mielenterveystyön kehittämisessä vuosittaisten hyväntekeväisyyslahjoitusten muodossa. .
Embrosén tarina on vielä hyvin alussa, mutta olisin kovin kiitollinen kaikille, jotka tykkäämällä ja seuraamalla @embroselife tukisivat alkutaipaleella olevaa pienyrittäjää 💖
Mikäli sinulla on kysyttävää, olet kiinnostunut yhteistyöstä tai haluat vinkata esimerkiksi hyvistä tuotteista, laitathan viestiä 😊
Ihanaa viikonloppua! 💕🌸
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“Only the paradox comes anywhere near to comprehending the fullness of life” ~ Carl Jung. ✌️✌️
I finally got around to finishing my second embroidery to liven up the van. This particular one came from a wonderful kit from @craftivists - they are who inspired me to get out the needle and threat in the first place. They have this fab kit to send an embroidered letter to your MP to help improve the lives of people within the mental health system. This is how I initially came across them - but I’m yet to do that one, but LOVE the idea. Creativity is such a powerful tool for change and it’s inspiring to see little companies like this inspiring people to make a huge difference ✌️☺️✌️
We spend too much time on social media.
It is negative, toxic, and seriously harms your mental health without you realizing it! This case is literally STUCK on your phone. THERE IS NO WAY YOU WON'T SEE IT!
Take it as a reminder. Love yourself. Put your phone down.
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Feeding myself with good vibes and encouraging self-speak. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
And yogurt. Follow creator of @rotambassador and queen @aanchalvash to follow her Mirror Challenge. Here is the low down on what that is:⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Have you heard of the mirror exercise for improving the way we think about ourselves, talk and treat ourselves.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
This is one of the MOST POWERFUL exercises in the world to build self-confidence and self-esteem.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Try it at home:⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
1. Stand in front of a mirror every night before you go to bed for a minimum of 40 days maintaining eye contact with yourself.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
2. Start with saying your name⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
3. Speak out loud and tell yourself what do you appreciate about yourself for having done something THAT day.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Example - “my name is Aanchal Vash. and I appreciate myself for hosting a webinar on suicide awareness on the day of my twin brothers 2 years of passing even though no nerve in my body wanted to show up and just wanted to cancel. I appreciate myself for preserving, moving through the useless emotions and making a difference with a smile on.”⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
4. End with saying I love you.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
5. Take it in while maintaining eye contact.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
When we get to a place of expressing gratitude, we no longer have room to hold onto any negativity. Just how the brain is wired!⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Let’s replace useless self-talk that dominates our thoughts with positive self-affirming self-talks, together for the next 40 days minimum! I will post one reminder a day.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
If you’re down to try this challenge, post and tag #aanchalvash ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Source: Jack Canfield’s book, The Success Principles⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Have you ever been told not to pursue a career?⠀
Merrit Moore had to choose between Physics and Proffessional dance⠀
➡️She was advised not to pursue her dream⠀
➡️She was told that she was too young to follow her dreams ⠀
➡️She was encouraged to only focus on one career ⠀
But she never listened to anyone⠀
She graduated from both Harvard and Oxford in Physics while working her way to becoming a professional dancer! 💃⠀
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For the fact that I am sold out to the #VoteNotFight Campaign is not just about the uniqueness of the movement or because I love a peaceful and serene environment. One major drive is that I wanted to see an environment void of Post-traumatic Stress Disorder, I want to prevent the prevalence of Psycho-trauma in #Nigeria .
#VoteNotFight is a campaign that promotes peaceful participation during elections. Election violence is always war-like and it is a major cause of #PTSD .
This was established in a prevalence study done after a post election violence in Northern Nigeria that led to resettlement of internally displaced persons in a camp in Kaduna in 2011. Of the 258 IDPs, 109 (42.2%) had a diagnosis of #PTSD , the most frequent psycho traumas were destruction of personal property, been evacuated from their town and witnessing violence. More than half of the IDPs had experienced 11-15 traumatic events.
According to the UCLA PTSD Reaction Index, a study shows that 99 (18%) out of 552 impoverished youth ages 6-18 within an informal settlement in Nairobi, Kenya which experience war-like violence for a month following the contested presidential election of 2007 had #PTSD six months after the violence ended.
So, with this space, I will preach the #ElectionNobeWar message.
To have a fight is not just right, if it's going to cost you the stability of mind, don't allow such.
I got to sleep in today. That means I was up at 6:30. Lol Sleep is crucial for muscle recovery and mood regulation. I should be getting 7 hours but that's not going to happen unless I go to bed at 8 pm. 😑 So I shoot for a minimum of 6. Last night I met and exceed my goal! It felt SO GOOD! Now time to go kick and punch things. Lol #sleep#mentalhealth#physicalhealth#recovery#selfcare#friday
The transition to motherhood can be overwhelming. It may look like some moms have it all together, but the truth is we all struggle. We’re here to remind you that there’s strength in your struggles and fears! 💪🏻💪🏼💪🏽💪🏾💪🏿 #motherhoodstrong#youarenotalone
Unrelated selfie to go with a long rant 🙈
Overheard some guys talking about a girl last weekend when I was walking in the street :“ She has a six pack now and it’s like she’s not even thin anymore”
My blood boiled. Who were they to judge some girl trying to improve herself? Wanting her to stay thin just because for them it was the ideal body type ? Why do people have to worry about bodies which are not theirs ? Of course, their conversation was taken out of context and they might have had different intentions. But I’ve heard so many similar conversations where men ( and even women) think they have a say in other people’s bodies and the choices they make. So here are a few points to keep in mind:
1️⃣ If you are criticizing somebody else’s body type ask yourself why you are doing it. What does it bring you ? Does it improve your personal well-being ? Focus on yourself. People make different choices with their body. Respect theirs and understand every lifestyle/ culture is different.
2️⃣ Understand the impact your words can have on somebody. So many people are just trying to be confident and accept their body. So many people struggle but don’t voice it. Be mindful of what you say. « You look happy and healthy! » is a great example of something to say. « You’re becoming too muscly aren’t you scared it will be too much ? » Or « You’re so skinny » aren’t. Yes, even if you think you’re helping or giving a compliment. The time you spend criticizing can be spent watering your own garden 😊
3️⃣ If you are the one being criticized or are your own worst critic, here is what I want you to consider : Are you happy ?? This might sound too simple but it’s crucial. Ive been scared my upper body would get huge while my lower body would look tiny in comparison, and that a lot of people would think I’m too big. But I asked myself : am I happy exercising and working my upper body ? Does people opinions of me matter to me more than my own happiness ? The answer is that my happiness matters more. And that if exercising that way makes me happy, I’m willing to embrace that body of mine at every step of the way because it’s just an outside representation of that happiness 🌟🌱
It’s been eight years since my last full blown panic attack, which was also when I started training for triathlons. Since my foot has me out of training for a while for the first time since 2010, a few people have asked if I worry about anxiety and panic attacks creeping back into my life. My answer: I doubt it. Something I’ve learned over the years is that, while exercise is incredibly valuable to me mentally and physically, it does not define me. Most important to me is my family, so rather than focusing on the things I don’t have, can’t do, or can’t control, I will focus on the things I do have and am grateful for every day, like my family. Live in the moment and be present. This is why I post once in the morning then go about my day and enjoy what is around me😎.
One year ago today the world lost a tremendous talent, and I lost one of my heroes.
I still can’t process that you’ve been gone a year. It feels like just yesterday that the world got a little less bright.
We will continue to carry on that light for you, Chester. 🖤
If you or someone you love needs support, here are some resources:
Suicide Prevention Lifeline 1-800-273-TALK
If you are a fellow woman in university, or if you love the idea of complete wellness, you need to check out my new private but totally free face book group
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I LITERALLY CANNOT WAIT TO MEET YOU!!! My name is Elise Bancroft and I created UFit ladies so that I could help fellow women become their ABSOLUTE BEST SELVES!! It is my PASSION, it is my GOAL in life.
Unprocessed emotions will keep you stuck. It’s important to try and find a way to get those feelings out. Journaling is a wonderful way to do this.
We’ve learned to not cry, suck it up, or pray the feelings away but that is not useful to a trauma recovery. We need to cry, be angry, and feel all of those uncomfortable feelings. It’s also ok to be angry with God and to tell Him so. 😢👌🏼 #grief#processemotions#traumatizedchristian#ivebeenthere
This is something that really speaks to me. Before my health journey started I began to assume I was always going to feel tired, sluggish, unmotivated, frustrated with myself, weak...the list goes on. What I’ve realized over the last year is that we can change that. We have the ability to feel our absolute best. Focusing on health and fitness isn’t just a physical journey, it’s a mental one. I now wake up with determination, strength, excitement and knowing that I can set a goal and accomplish it. And most importantly, that only I can control that. If this is something that speaks to you, please reach out to me — I really would love to talk about your journey and the goals you have for yourself. 😘❤️💪🏼✌🏼