One of those days sad and stressed little bean today and all I want to do is hide in my bed
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3 days ago
We often do not pay attention to one of the main causes of stress: our thoughts. Whenever you think about anything or anyone that is upsetting you in anyway, you create stress. And whenever you allow yourself to become overwhelmed with worrisome or fearful thoughts, you create stress.
One of our biggest challenges in life is actually not facing our challenges, but rather what we think about them. Our thoughts significantly influence our reality, because what we think influences how we react and respond.
Take a moment and set your intention to unplug from negative thoughts.
Unplugging from mental patterns that create stress does take practice and intention. A wonderful first step is to come up with a catch phrase that you can say to yourself whenever you notice yourself stressing yourself out with your thoughts. One of our favorites is: “STOP. This is not my direction, I am choosing a different thought.” Often just internally saying STOP is enough.
15 hours ago
The Holiday Blues” is a condition that begins around the Thanksgiving holiday, causing stress and anxiety throughout the winter and until after New Year's. According to the National Alliance on Mental Illness, the feelings may be associated with extra stress, unrealistic expectations or sentimental memories.
Here are a few tips to help manage holiday stress during the holidays:
Take Self-Care Breaks. Pay attention to how your feeling and step away from group activities for a moment to release and relax. Take a walk, deep breathe, and other relaxation techniques.
Stay true to your recovery plan. Family may drink and do drugs but this doesn't mean you to have. Go to another room. Have a plan B place to go to.
Just say no.
Keep your normal routine with sleep, exercise, and meal intake. Stay true to you and avoid deterring from your lifestyle management. This is not overindulgence time. You don't want to feel guilty later.
Identify sources of support. If you need help, reach out. Call a friend. Contact your therapist. Connect with a crisis hotline.
Stick to a budget. If you can't buy gifts allow your creative juices to run free. Do homemade gifts, do cards and candy canes, give baked goods. Keep it simple.
Acknowledge your feelings. If this time of year stirs up emotions associated with the death of a loved one or a traumatic event- give attention to those feelings and allow self-expression. If you want to cry, cry. Releasing bottled up feelings is less painful than internal turmoil. Give yourself permission to have fun. Often times we get used to the darkness and can't recognize when it's time to let light shine through. Everyday doesn't have to be a bad day. You are in charge, allow yourself to enjoy the holidays regardless of your situation. Put what's bothering you on the shelf.
OMG this was my uglyass 4-5 years ago, some before I moved to Texas. I miss not caring about what I look like and not being insecure about my ugly body . I also miss the family I used to have that we had to leave