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Spending my coffee break in Tel Aviv
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#crewlife #aviation #cabincrew #easyjetcrew #crewlife✈️ #turnaround #flightattendants #crew #easyjet #coffeebreak #sunshine
Tighten my belt
Let it out
Unassuming and overlooked 
Overlooking always
Witness-marks bear witness
To the ebb and flow 
Shifts come and go .
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#life #observations #untold #movement #witness #ebbandflow #thegoodandbad #thoughtoftheday #jeans #belt #change 
Sorry for the #crotchshot
What if it doesn't matter?
Sometimes not knowing is better . . .
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#overthinking #findstillness #idontknow #whoknows #mentalhealth #journaling #selfcare #mentalhealthjourney #depression #shame #letstalkaboutit #endstigma #endshame #thoughts #thoughtoftheday
Illusion of time 
Illusion of control 
Same place 
Different time 
Same illusion 
Different control
Parallels 
Symmetry 
Beauty of illusion
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#time #timezone #zulu #local #clock #orange #aviation #illustration #control #paralleluniverse #symmetry #samesamebutdifferent #airportstandby
It's easy to play the role of a character when you don't know who you are. It's how we learn to survive when we don't think we're good enough.
But this skill becomes a habit which becomes a trait which becomes your identity and before you know it you're lost in the act.
It's not your job to be the person anyone else wants you to be.
Learning to recognise your wants and needs and putting yourself first is the only way to truly love yourself, and on that journey you will find your real face and realise that it's the best one of all!
So stop playing the role, whatever that may be, and stop being a different version of yourself around others because you think that's the only way you'll be accepted and start being the You that you truly are, consistently. Because it's the best version of you there is!
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#selfcare #youdoyou #bereal #selflove #mentalhealth #speakup #endthestigma #gaymentalhealth #youfirst #letstalkaboutit #thoughtoftheday #selfreflection #mentalhealthmatters #filter #snapchats #messenger #fake #socialstigma #anxiety #whoami #selfie #selfportrait #liveyourlife #fulfillment #thinkaboutit #instagay #instaart
It's easy to play the role of a character when you don't know who you are. It's how we learn to survive when we don't think we're good enough. But this skill becomes a habit which becomes a trait which becomes your identity and before you know it you're lost in the act. It's not your job to be the person anyone else wants you to be. Learning to recognise your wants and needs and putting yourself first is the only way to truly love yourself, and on that journey you will find your real face and realise that it's the best one of all! So stop playing the role, whatever that may be, and stop being a different version of yourself around others because you think that's the only way you'll be accepted and start being the You that you truly are, consistently. Because it's the best version of you there is! . . . . . . . . . . . #selfcare  #youdoyou  #bereal  #selflove  #mentalhealth  #speakup  #endthestigma  #gaymentalhealth  #youfirst  #letstalkaboutit  #thoughtoftheday  #selfreflection  #mentalhealthmatters  #filter  #snapchats  #messenger  #fake  #socialstigma  #anxiety  #whoami  #selfie  #selfportrait  #liveyourlife  #fulfillment  #thinkaboutit  #instagay  #instaart 
We're not born into this world believing something is wrong with us, this is something that happens over time.
It's very normal to internalise confusion when we are exposed to something we don't understand- an event or a feeling we're not able to express, particularly as children.
And this habit forms over time of believing that because you don't feel right about something- it must mean you're the one who's wrong for feeling the way you do. 
We start placing the blame on ourselves and, without the proper care and support, we start believing there is something wrong with us.
A life time of this builds layers- each one a projection of who we think we are- 
Im worthless 
Im bad 
Im wrong 
Im ugly 
Im insecure 
Im anxious 
Im depressed 
I have low self-esteem 
I have problems socialising 
Im not smart enough 
Im not popular enough 
Im not funny enough 
Im not attractive enough
All these things are wrong with ME!
And eventually all these layers become who we believe we are! 
But i believe, who we really are (that perfect little person born into this world without any of those layers) is still there. And it's your responsibly to find it.
In fact it's your duty and your mission! 
Just start one layer at a time, there's no rush- you'll get there eventually.
Expose your vulnerabilities and be the person you truly are!
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#endshame #mentalhealth #letstalkaboutit #beyourself #endstigma
#thoughtoftheday💭 #mentalhealthissues #youdoyou #mensmentalhealthawareness #behealthy #goodmentalhealth #vulnerability #bestrong #speakup #mensmentalhealthmatters #youareenough #lowselfesteem #insecurities #anxietyrecovery #anxiety #selfcare #selfawareness #selflove #gaymentalhealth #theoneproject
We're not born into this world believing something is wrong with us, this is something that happens over time. It's very normal to internalise confusion when we are exposed to something we don't understand- an event or a feeling we're not able to express, particularly as children. And this habit forms over time of believing that because you don't feel right about something- it must mean you're the one who's wrong for feeling the way you do. We start placing the blame on ourselves and, without the proper care and support, we start believing there is something wrong with us. A life time of this builds layers- each one a projection of who we think we are- Im worthless Im bad Im wrong Im ugly Im insecure Im anxious Im depressed I have low self-esteem I have problems socialising Im not smart enough Im not popular enough Im not funny enough Im not attractive enough All these things are wrong with ME! And eventually all these layers become who we believe we are! But i believe, who we really are (that perfect little person born into this world without any of those layers) is still there. And it's your responsibly to find it. In fact it's your duty and your mission! Just start one layer at a time, there's no rush- you'll get there eventually. Expose your vulnerabilities and be the person you truly are! . . . . . . . #endshame  #mentalhealth  #letstalkaboutit  #beyourself  #endstigma  #thoughtoftheday 💭 #mentalhealthissues  #youdoyou  #mensmentalhealthawareness  #behealthy  #goodmentalhealth  #vulnerability  #bestrong  #speakup  #mensmentalhealthmatters  #youareenough  #lowselfesteem  #insecurities  #anxietyrecovery  #anxiety  #selfcare  #selfawareness  #selflove  #gaymentalhealth  #theoneproject 
"I just want to be normal" said the boy with the desperate eyes. "Like everybody else!"
The man, standing opposite him, tall and imposing, laughed. 
Then, seeing the look of confusion on the boys face, quickly became quite serious and his smile was replaced by an expression quite sombre.
He crouched down, meeting the boy at eye level, and placed a hand on his shoulder. "You really dont know, do you?" said the man, matching his little friends look of confusion.
"Nobody is normal"
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We all have our demons, some of them have a far stronger grip on us than others. 
And we forget after a while how long we've lived with them on our backs. Residing in the corners of our minds.
Lurking in the shadows of our deepest selves. 
They control us- our fears, our hopes, our sense of self worth. They limit our lives and our happiness. 
And they're scary. So scary, sometimes, that we dare not even acknowledge their very existence. 
But making the decision to confront those demons is one of the most self-empowering things you'll ever do!
It starts with turning around and looking at that beast straight in the eyes.
Getting so close to it that you can feel its warm breath on your face.
It's about acknowledging its presence in your life and learning to live with it, not around it.
Owning it rather than letting it own you.
Slaying it!
Once you do this, it no longer feels so scary out there. .
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#selfcare #mentalhealth #mefirst #letstalkaboutit #endshame #goodmentalhealth #thinkaboutit #endstigma #mentalhealthissues #demons #theoneproject #youdoyou #mentalhealthjourney #bestrong #lookafteryourself #mensmentalhealth #thoughtoftheday💭 #takecare #empowerment #selflove #healing #speakup #selfportrait #instaart
"I just want to be normal" said the boy with the desperate eyes. "Like everybody else!" The man, standing opposite him, tall and imposing, laughed. Then, seeing the look of confusion on the boys face, quickly became quite serious and his smile was replaced by an expression quite sombre. He crouched down, meeting the boy at eye level, and placed a hand on his shoulder. "You really dont know, do you?" said the man, matching his little friends look of confusion. "Nobody is normal" . . . . . We all have our demons, some of them have a far stronger grip on us than others. And we forget after a while how long we've lived with them on our backs. Residing in the corners of our minds. Lurking in the shadows of our deepest selves. They control us- our fears, our hopes, our sense of self worth. They limit our lives and our happiness. And they're scary. So scary, sometimes, that we dare not even acknowledge their very existence. But making the decision to confront those demons is one of the most self-empowering things you'll ever do! It starts with turning around and looking at that beast straight in the eyes. Getting so close to it that you can feel its warm breath on your face. It's about acknowledging its presence in your life and learning to live with it, not around it. Owning it rather than letting it own you. Slaying it! Once you do this, it no longer feels so scary out there. . . . . #selfcare  #mentalhealth  #mefirst  #letstalkaboutit  #endshame  #goodmentalhealth  #thinkaboutit  #endstigma  #mentalhealthissues  #demons  #theoneproject  #youdoyou  #mentalhealthjourney  #bestrong  #lookafteryourself  #mensmentalhealth  #thoughtoftheday 💭 #takecare  #empowerment  #selflove  #healing  #speakup  #selfportrait  #instaart 
Sometimes we're too close to something to see it for what it truely is.
We become so focused on the details of a problem that we forget to zoom-out and stand back and give ourselves some space to breath. 
This is often the case when it comes to how we see ourselves and perceive our problems. 
We become so focused on the issues we believe exist within us that we lose objectivity and forget or neglect to look around and consider that maybe the reasons why we feel the way we do is because of what's going on around us, and not because there's something 'wrong' with us.
Lifestyle pressures, family obligations, societal expectations- we are constantly made to feel there is something wrong with us if we don't conform to the social standards of looking/acting/being/thinking a certain way. And so we blame ourselves for not being able to meet these standards. Standards that are actually sometimes quite unhealthy.
Which then starts the cycle of shame, which becomes so internalised that we truely believe the problem is with Us.
That we are defected some how.
Well it's time to zoom-out...
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#letstalkaboutit #selfcare #goodmentalhealth #mefirst #mensmentalhealth #speakout #endstigma #gaymentalhealth #endshame #youdoyou #mentalhealthissues #speakup #mindfulness #thinkaboutit #socialconditioning #mentalhealth
Sometimes we're too close to something to see it for what it truely is. We become so focused on the details of a problem that we forget to zoom-out and stand back and give ourselves some space to breath. This is often the case when it comes to how we see ourselves and perceive our problems. We become so focused on the issues we believe exist within us that we lose objectivity and forget or neglect to look around and consider that maybe the reasons why we feel the way we do is because of what's going on around us, and not because there's something 'wrong' with us. Lifestyle pressures, family obligations, societal expectations- we are constantly made to feel there is something wrong with us if we don't conform to the social standards of looking/acting/being/thinking a certain way. And so we blame ourselves for not being able to meet these standards. Standards that are actually sometimes quite unhealthy. Which then starts the cycle of shame, which becomes so internalised that we truely believe the problem is with Us. That we are defected some how. Well it's time to zoom-out... . . . #letstalkaboutit  #selfcare  #goodmentalhealth  #mefirst  #mensmentalhealth  #speakout  #endstigma  #gaymentalhealth  #endshame  #youdoyou  #mentalhealthissues  #speakup  #mindfulness  #thinkaboutit  #socialconditioning  #mentalhealth 
The acknowledgment of my mental health has empowered me to own who i am
To accept who i am
And to celebrate myself for all of the things i am instead of punishing myself for all of the things I'm not.
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#empowerment #acceptance #goodmentalhealth #letstalkaboutit #selfcare #endstigma #mentalhealthjourney #thoughtoftheday💭 #empoweringquotes #mymind #mefirst #thinkaboutit #mentalhealthsupport #empowering #acceptyourself #mentalhealth #mensmentalhealth #beatthestigma #mentalhealthisreal #liveyourbestlife #talkaboutit #gaymentalhealth #youdoyou #stopthestigma #mensmentalhealthmatters
The acknowledgment of my mental health has empowered me to own who i am To accept who i am And to celebrate myself for all of the things i am instead of punishing myself for all of the things I'm not. . . . . . . #empowerment  #acceptance  #goodmentalhealth  #letstalkaboutit  #selfcare  #endstigma  #mentalhealthjourney  #thoughtoftheday 💭 #empoweringquotes  #mymind  #mefirst  #thinkaboutit  #mentalhealthsupport  #empowering  #acceptyourself  #mentalhealth  #mensmentalhealth  #beatthestigma  #mentalhealthisreal  #liveyourbestlife  #talkaboutit  #gaymentalhealth  #youdoyou  #stopthestigma  #mensmentalhealthmatters 
There's nothing i love more than getting books through the post from a friend!!
It's not just the surprise of opening the mail box to find a book but also the thought that the gift is so considered and, of course, the pleasure of reading them!
Thank you a squillion @ashrehn you gem you! .
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#bookstagram #books #reading #gayliterature #thevelvetrage #goodbyetoberlin #gay #literature #homosexual #reading📖 #bookworm #readinglist #books📚 #gayculture