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Breath is the anchor of mindfulness. Giving children a tool to relate to the breath is so important especially the Little Waves. Placing a boat on their tummy and explaining they are the ocean and waves are coming and going from the top of their heads to the top of their toes works really well. #wave #mindful #wavemindful #mindfulness #children #mindfulnessforchildren #calm #breathe #meditation #mentalhealth #mentalwellbeing #emotionalwellbeing #resilience #selfcompassion #selfesteem #improvedsleep #selfawareness #selfregulate #copingwithstress #copingwithanxiety #managingthoughts #managingemotions #kindness #love #gratitude #openheart #bellybreathing #iamtheoceanthesearethewaves


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ᴀɴxɪᴇᴛʏ & 𝐼𝒸𝑒 𝒞𝓇𝑒𝒶𝓂⁣ ⁣ Life is about making intentional choices that serve us well & set us free to live the lives we want to live. ⁣ ⁣ I am disciplined AND I afford myself grace when I need it. Today, when I started craving ice cream, I asked myself, “𝕁𝕖𝕤𝕤, 𝕨𝕙𝕒𝕥 𝕒𝕣𝕖 𝕪𝕠𝕦 𝕙𝕦𝕟𝕘𝕣𝕪 𝕗𝕠𝕣? 𝕃𝕚𝕜𝕖 𝕣𝕖𝕒𝕝𝕝𝕪?” I paused rather than acting on impulse. If I simply wanted some ice cream, I’d have some flipping ice cream, but this went deeper. ⁣ ⁣ Leaning into my hard earned self-awareness, I recognized that it was more than a craving I was feeling. I was looking to soothe myself b/c I was anxious about things I needed/wanted to accomplish. I’ve been shifting gears back into school (BSN, you will be mine), grinding hard with my fitness coaching business (my ladies are killin’ it), and adjusting to changes at work (managerial and directorship changes). All these things have been quite anxiety provoking. ⁣ ⁣ I know that I need to take care of some things on my to-do list FIRST, before I go to ice cream (or anything else for that matter) for comfort. I may still have some, but it will be as an enjoyable part of life, NOT as an action of anxiety-avoidance. ⁣ ⁣ So, I came home, assuaged my anxiety by working on my papers for school. Now, I’m eating some Halo Top, which has less sugar, so it won’t bother my gut so much, & it has a lot of protein so I won’t feel like poop. Winning!!⁣ ⁣ Whenever I encounter a rush of emotion, I have learned that I need to take action and address one thing at a time to gain self-control rather than act impulsively. I dig deep, figure out what’s really bugging me, & take action on it. This works so much better for me than avoiding things. ⁣ ⁣ Life’s not always about digging deep. Sometimes, we just want a little ice cream. Today, it was a little more than that for me. I shifted from being reactive to being proactive & it feels good to flex that mental muscle! I deserve to feel my best, so I treat myself accordingly! ⁣ ⁣ Do you reach for food/drink in an attempt to mindlessly self-soothe?


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With social settings and interactions, it's hard to do simple tasks when my own emotions get in the way. It's not the actual task that's hard, it's the feeling that comes with it. Even something simple, like making a doctor's appointment can flood me with anxiety and a reaction of fight or flight. I used to escape or avoid certain social situations or tasks, to relieve my anxiety or not feel it at all, but I would be upset with myself after. I'm learning to embrace the feeling, instead of letting it consume me. Instead of running or fighting it, I use coping skills like deep breathing and push through the situation. Sometimes I have physical symptoms like heart pounding or feeling dizzy, but I push through anyway. When it's over, I feel happier with myself that I didn't let a temporary emotion control my actions. It's definitely a constant battle, but I'm learning to live the best I can with it. ❣ - - - - - #anxietyrelief #anxietyawareness #socialanxiety #livingwithanxiety #copingskills #mentalhealthawareness #selfhealingjourney #mentaldisorder #emotionalintelligence #copingwithanxiety #sharingmyjourney #mentalhealthjourney #positivevibes


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If you’re new here welcome! Just wanted to share a bit about myself and the work I do. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Let’s connect⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ 💻www.ashleycomegys.com⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ 📧ashley@ashleycomegys.com⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ 📞504-534-5636


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How I felt every dang moment of this beautiful weekend away with my favorite humans. Heart full of belly laughs, real-life conversations, & connecting with people who make me feel most like me. ✨✨


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Anxiety Tip: Adopt anxiety-busting habits. A healthy, balanced lifestyle plays a big role in keeping the symptoms of anxiety at bay. #anxiety #anxietyhelp #anxietyproblems #anxietyquotes #mentalhealth #selfcare #mentalhealthawareness #livingwithanxiety #copingwithanxiety #anxietyrelief #book #mentalhealthbook #mindset


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Deep breathing exercise for this week! And check out the link in the bio for my weekly blog post. #copingwithanxiety #deepbellybreathing #deepbreathingexercises #mentalhealth #mentalhealthawareness #mentalhealthmatters #anxiety #anxietyrelief #relief #stressreliever #stressrelief


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Link between Mental Health and Excercise. **Disclaimer: I am by no means telling anyone to go against what their doctors may have prescribed. This is just another option to help. Like any other coping method it may work for some and not others.** I just wanted to throw this out there for everyone or anyone that may struggle with anxiety and/or depression, and everyone that struggles with stress in general. • Personally I have dealt with depression since I was younger and most recently with anxiety. Typically exercise was & is my go-to stress reliever and have found other methods through the years to help. • Now why exercise can help. “Exercise and other physical activity produce endorphins — chemicals in the brain that act as natural painkillers — and also improve the ability to sleep, which in turn reduces stress.” • So what? “According to some studies, regular exercise works as well as medication for some people to reduce symptoms of anxiety and depression, and the effects can be long lasting. One vigorous exercise session can help alleviate symptoms for hours, and a regular schedule may significantly reduce them over time.” • With this I highly recommend incorporating exercise into your schedule whether it be a 10 minute walk or 45 minute lifting session. • Information today came from Anxiety and Depression Association of America. https://adaa.org/living-with-anxiety/managing-anxiety/exercise-stress-and-anxiety #workout #exercise #elevatedmood #anxiety #depression #stress #copingwithanxiety #copingwithdepression #newyearbetterme #yougotthis


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When you spend part of your afternoon staving off a panic attack, here’s a word to remember... ✨ • Work in progress; I’m going to try to do better with slowing down and not rushing the details. I really need to just keep a sketchbook with me everywhere I go so I don’t keep collecting all these random drawings on random scraps of paper. • #drawing #sketching #sketch #artsy #blackandwhite #bnw #monochrome #bicpen #bicpenart #creativity #drawings #makingart #january2020 #doodles #doodlers #remindertoself #anxiety #copingwithanxiety #stressrelief #copingskills #adultingsucks


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Yesterday was a low day..we all have them whether we’re #mentalhealthwarriors or not. With all the renovating, Avery slowly transitioning out of naps altogether, and the immense pressure I put on myself to be perfect all hits breaking point. I became so overwhelmed that I remained paralyzed in a seat and neglected all my tasks. And because #depression isn’t like what people think it is I didn’t want to talk about it. And the guilt was the worst. Days like that are hard but they do allow me to reflect. Reflect on what I’ve been doing differently to start this, why was that day the breaking point, and what can I do to help myself. Yesterday all I accomplished isn’t worth mentioning but after that day came today. I did it! I got through yesterday with hopes of today being way better. And so far it has been. I’ve been WAY more productive, less agitated, calm and a sense of self worth! Today I did the total opposite of yesterday and the day before...etc. Locating your triggers helps yourself and others who interact with you. Helps you to be more confident, less stressed and more at ease. Nap times for Avery are usually when I sit and reflect on how my day has gone; ticking things off my list and reset to tackle the rest of the day. Today and yesterday’s reflection have made me more optimistic when I all I ever do is overthink and criticize myself. I’m thankful for moments when I can push myself up a notch with coping with my depression,OCD, and anxiety. How do you work towards a better you? • • • • • • • #plantlady#plantladylife#plantladyintraining#plantsmakepeoplehappy#houseplantsofinstagram#houseplantsofig#mentalhealth#mentalhealthawareness#mentalhealthblogger#mentalhealthwarrior#microblogger#igmicroblog#microblogging#microbloggerlife#lifestyle#lifestyleblogger#instablogger#instamom#momblogger#bohomodernfarmhouse#bohoinspired#homedecorlover#homedecorblogger#copingwithanxiety#copingwithdepression#ocdawareness


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I’m working on getting over this anxiety about feeling GOOD for what feels like the first time in forever. I feel like it I acknowledge or get too comfortable in my happiness, something terrible will happen. Turns out, anxiety and worrying about vague unknowns has no bearing on how things will turn out and actually only punishes us without giving us any benefit. I deserve to feel happy and for good things to happen to me. That’s hard to believe right now, but I’m working on it. #mentalhealthawareness #anxietyawareness #asianamericanmentalhealth #asianmentalhealth #jewishmentalhealth #copingwithanxiety #mentalhealthrecovery #headcoveringdiaries #tichel #tznius #jewishwomenofinsta


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Ep. 26 — Meeting Anxiety with Self Compassion + Healing Through Movement + Breath with @melissamackeyyoga ✨🤲🏻 I loved cozying up for this cozy conversation with M in my Oregon home, rain sprinkling on the tin roof. We discussed a handful of powerful topics such as anxiety, coping mechanisms, the power of breath and movement, and so much more. Melissa dives deep into her own experience with anxiety and talks about how she’s consciously chosen not to identify as an “anxious person”, just simply someone who experiences anxiety. ✨✨✨✨✨✨✨✨ She talks about the ways in which she copes with anxiety and she gives us actionable steps to feel lighter and more embodied. M reminds us that we always have the opportunity to get back to the essence of who we are no matter how far we drift away and it’s from this essential part of us where we can truly expand, thrive, and enjoy life. Love her so much. Let us both know how you like the show! ✨✨✨✨✨✨✨✨✨ Episode link in bio!


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Fueled by F bombs, wine, and a whole lotta stubbornness 💪


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Stress is something everyone experiences at times. But if you feel stressed more days than not, it may be time to take action.⁠ ⁠ If you answered yes to several of the questions in our image, why not book an appointment with your doctor to discuss how to best reduce your stress levels?


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Fear can stop you dead in your tracks and come on so quickly. For me fear comes on strong when making big decisions triggering my anxiety causing me to spin out of control quick! ( can you relate?) It’s a cycle that I have had as long as I can remember. I was the girl that came home crying saying I failed the test before It even got graded, I was the girl who thought one clumsy moment made everyone hate me, the girl that feared failure and also success. I would change myself for fear that people wouldn’t like who i was. I’d censor myself and my beliefs for fear that others wouldn’t like what i had to say. Fear controlled my every movement and I felt trapped. Fortunately I have gained skills, knowledge, and created a kick ass support system that has helped me step out of my fearful mindset. I’ve become more confident in my choices and direct in my speaking ( and guess what some people don’t like it, but that’s their issue) Don’t get me wrong some level of fear is natural, but when it stops you from living its time to show it the door. Are you living or are you living in fear? #anxiety #fear #byefear #anxietyrelief #mentalhealth #minoritymentalhealth #change #ambervsanxiety #mentalhealthmatters #selflove #womensmentalhealth #southjersey #nj #njtherapist #njtherapy #newjersey #copingwithanxiety #camdencountynj #burlingtoncountynj #cherryhillnj #therapistsofinstagram #mentalhealthcounseling


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"Woods delivers an entertaining, original tale that is edgy and enlightening." -- That's what Bella wrote about Getting Past Anxiety on Barnesandnoble.com. #anxiety #anxietyhelp #anxietyproblems #anxietyquotes #mentalhealth #selfcare #mentalhealthawareness #livingwithanxiety #copingwithanxiety #anxietyrelief #book #mentalhealthbook #mindset


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Big Waves loved making these breathing cups. These help to visualise the breath. Sometimes big feelings can make our breath short and fast. These breathing cups can help us become aware of the breath and then slow it down, helping us to remain calm and mindful. #wave #mindful #wavemindful #mindfulness #children #calm #breathe #meditation #mentalhealth #emotionalwellbeing #wellbeing #wellness #holistic #resilience #selfcompassion #selfesteem #improvedsleep #selfregulate #copingwithstress #copingwithanxiety #managingthoughts #managingemotions #kindness #love #gratitude #iamtheoceanthesearethewaves


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Today is the start of a new week and I want you to always remember: ⠀ * You’re doing a great job.⠀ * You’re going to be alright.⠀ * Be patient with yourself.⠀ * Big things are not achieved all at once but on day at a time. ⠀ ⠀ Take the first step and start with me Feb 3rd 💕⠀


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There is always something to be thankful for 💜 - My Start Today Journal has an entry for every day this month & let me tell you - incorporating it has been pivotal & life changing - Do you keep a gratuity journal? 👇🏼 LMK 👇🏼 #starttodayjournal #madeformore #gratuitypractice #inspirationalquotes #mondaymotivation


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Another scarf hand woven by me today ☺️ #handmade #copingwithanxiety #copingwithdepression


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Anxiety Tip: Learn to calm down quickly. Listen to soothing music, look at photos of loved ones, sip on hot tea, or go for a walk and breathe in fresh air. #anxiety #anxietyhelp #anxietyproblems #anxietyquotes #mentalhealth #selfcare #mentalhealthawareness #livingwithanxiety #copingwithanxiety #anxietyrelief #book #mentalhealthbook #mindset


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History knows King Solomon as the wisest king of Israel. So why does Solomon repeat "everything is meaningless" in Ecclesiastes? #CopingwithAnxiety #CopingwithDepression #Depression #Ecclesiastes #Faith https://aeiwrites.com/2020/01/20/meaningless-solomons-mental-struggle/


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Apparently is #bluemonday ... (I didn’t know that it’s a thing) If you are feeling blue today, getting that weird British January grey vibe.. let yourself feel all the feels! If you want to cry, let it all out. There is no such thing as “bad feelings” - just A feeling... don’t suppress, allow it to go through you and it’ll be over & gone before you know it! . I went for an anxious/ liberating run in the sun & nature😥, followed by a very happy yoga session😄, then balled my eyes out in Meditation 😭, and had a calm blissful bath 😌... I went through all different kinds of feelings in one afternoon ( promise I’m not crazy...) and that is totally ok! Practice #selfcare today...and everyday. Sending out lots of love & light 💕✨✨ . . . . . #feelallthefeels #feelingsquotes #bluemondays #makezense #gothroughit #copingwithanxiety #selfhelp #healingjourney #yogateacherlife #yogateaching #spiritualbypassing


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🧎🏽‍♀️Here we are in one of my Fit Fantastic Kids Kids Yoga Sessions! 🧘🏽We explore poses including animal poses, 🐛 do stretching and movement, play some breathing games 💨 & other fun movement activities in a relaxing environment, and using our imaginations 👁 and various props in abundance! 🦄 It’s refreshing that all ages from youngest to oldest kids get engaged in the process, responding to the cues and direction and achieving calm! 🎋. . We live in a world of distractions. 🤹‍♂️ Yoga teaches kids to be present, and to concentrate and focus on their breathing. 💨 They learn to focus on poses through body alignment, and in so doing, learn to focus on their bodies and how they function—guiding each limb or part of the body through the nuances of the pose. 🦵🏽. . And most importantly, yoga teaches children that relaxation is not only allowed; it is encouraged. 😴 Relaxing is not easy and learning to relax takes practice. 💤 Yoga provides space for the mind to slow down and settle. 🛌. . . . . . . . . . . . . #kidsyoga #kidsyogaclass #kidsyogateacher #yogaposes #yogakids #yogakidsfun #yogakidsteacher #kidsparties #yogaeverydamnday #yogainspogram #animalposes #animalyogaposes #vacationcare #holidaycamps #incursions #relaxmindandbody #stretchyourbody #relaxingkids #yogaeverydamnday #thinkoutsidethebox #relaxation #buildabusinessyoulove #workingwithkids #childrensyoga #mentalhealthwarrior #childrensparty #copingwithanxiety #anxiouskids #yogatribe #yogafun


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𝑵𝒆𝒘 𝑬𝒑𝒊𝒔𝒐𝒅𝒆 𝒊𝒔 𝒏𝒐𝒘 𝒂𝒗𝒂𝒊𝒍𝒂𝒃𝒍𝒆! 💁🏻‍♀️ 𝑭𝒊𝒏𝒅 𝒖𝒔 𝒐𝒏 𝑨𝒑𝒑𝒍𝒆 𝑷𝒐𝒅𝒄𝒂𝒔𝒕, 𝑮𝒐𝒐𝒈𝒍𝒆 𝑷𝒐𝒅𝒄𝒂𝒔𝒕, 𝒂𝒏𝒅 𝑺𝒑𝒐𝒕𝒊𝒇𝒚! 𝑹𝒆𝒂𝒍 𝒕𝒂𝒍𝒌 𝒂𝒃𝒐𝒖𝒕 𝒄𝒐𝒑𝒊𝒏𝒈 𝒎𝒆𝒄𝒉𝒂𝒏𝒊𝒔𝒎𝒔, 𝑲𝑪 𝑪𝒉𝒊𝒆𝒇𝒔, 𝑫𝒂𝒊𝒍𝒚 𝒅𝒆𝒗𝒐𝒕𝒊𝒐𝒏𝒂𝒍𝒔, 𝒂𝒏𝒅 𝒕𝒉𝒆 𝒉𝒆𝒂𝒓𝒕𝒃𝒓𝒆𝒂𝒌𝒊𝒏𝒈 𝒔𝒕𝒐𝒓𝒚 𝒐𝒇 𝑪𝒉𝒍𝒐𝒆 𝑾𝒊𝒆𝒈𝒂𝒏𝒅 𝒐𝒏 𝒕𝒉𝒆 𝑹𝒐𝒚𝒂𝒍 𝑪𝒂𝒓𝒓𝒊𝒃𝒆𝒂𝒏 𝑪𝒓𝒖𝒊𝒔𝒆 𝒍𝒊𝒏𝒆. ♥️ #kcchiefs #royalcarribeancruise #merlotmonday #copingmechanisms #podcast #copingwithanxiety #dailydevotional


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Next! Tadah! I’ve always wanted a round table; they just seem so homey! Any way I found the round top on FB for $20 and I jumped on it so fast! It can be it’s black chalkboard paint on it so Tyler painted it white and glazed it for me. We used the base from our old table and scored these wicker chairs we also painted for $20 for the four. They definitely needed work but it was so worth it! My succulent babies love their new home. The rug came with our sectional and is a woven jute and cloth mix. It’s so soft!! Placemats and cushions are from @walmart .All the throw pillows are from none other than @tjmaxx .The greenery and cake stand are from @hobbylobby . The click I just scored at @loweshomeimprovement for $10! Our wine rack came with our old table set! Whew! So what do you guys think of these updates so far? We still have the guest bedroom to finish and the play room needs a MAJOR revamp but I’m sure you’ll be seeing those processes soon! Be inspired to inspire today!! And happy Monday! • • • • • • • • #plantlady#plantladylife#plantladyintraining#plantsmakepeoplehappy#houseplantsofinstagram#houseplantsofig#mentalhealth#mentalhealthawareness#mentalhealthblogger#mentalhealthwarrior#microblogger#igmicroblog#microblogging#microbloggerlife#lifestyle#lifestyleblogger#instablogger#instamom#momblogger#bohomodernfarmhouse#bohoinspired#homedecorlover#homedecorblogger#copingwithanxiety#copingwithdepression#ocdawareness


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I suffer from winter blues which is the main reason I go to Mexico every winter. Even my doctor says it’s my best medicine: sunshine and heat. ☃️ In the meantime, I’ve stayed most of my winter here and there are things I love about winter like staying in and being warm and cozy. ☃️ However, everyday I face a battle in my head to get out into the cold weather because my brain and body get stiff. And so here’s a series of things I do to stay well that I hope can help you battle winter blues as well. ☃️ In the 27 winters I’ve endured in the east coast fortunately I never suffered from depression or anxiety but I did suffer weight gain during my first 11 winters here. I would gain 10-20 pounds each winter and sometimes even 30. ☃️ And so these are my winter wellness tips that have helped me stay healthy and in balance ever since without gaining weight☃️ 🍵Exercise- exercise is medicine and it does wonders for me during the winter. I usually wake up to my mind thinking “ another cold gloomy day I’m going to get sad”. Then after exercising I think: “I feel great! I’m going to take the day on no matter what!” 🍵sauna- I go at least 5-30 minutes daily. Once a week I go for an hour. Heat therapy is super important for my mind. I feel relaxed afterwards and able to make better choices for my wellbeing. 🍵 aromatherapy- I light scented candles at home, use strong perfumes, burn a lot of incense and use my oil diffusers. Scents relax me and help me cope with winter blues. They transport me to a better place. 🍵 hot baths- I add Epsom salts and bubbles and soak in for about 30 minutes daily. I meditate while in the bath and it does wonders for me. These are some things that I do on a daily basis that keep me feeling well. I also visit big open door spaces with natural sunlight when possible and bundle up when the weather feels right so I can take walks in the park and breathe fresh air. I hope this is helpful to you! #winterblues #copingskills #copingwithanxiety #copingwithdepression #weightlossjourney #weightlossmotivation #winter #manifestation #healthcoaching #healthcoach #healthcoachlife #combatblues #feelinggood #wellnessjourney


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Soooo here’s the reveal of one of our remodeled areas..well I should say redecorated rooms. Tyler and I went thrift shopping around at local spots and found this sectional with storage areas and extra headrests the are convertible. We HAD to get it! We had a couch set from @ashleyhomestore but microfiber couched CANNOT stand up to the beast that is a toddler. It stained very easily so it wasn’t that hard to part with. I sold our couch set after we bought this sectional and a rug (which you’ll see later). All in all we originally paid $275 for the sectional & rug and I sold the couch set for $100! So really all we spent was $175!!!! How amazing is that! #cuethriftshopsong We also found this handmade table on via FB for only $50 and I tell you the picture doesn’t do it justice! Everything else..well...my favorite place @tjmaxx including the pillows! I just love everything about this! Oh! And the 8x10 jute rug originally from @potterybarn I scored for $35 in perfect condition! #Thifting can be so rewarding if your patient and stick to your vision! I wanted my space to be calm, practical (again toddler), fit for entertaining with all things #boho and #modernfarmhouse how do you guys think I did? • • • • • • • #plantlady#plantladylife#plantladyintraining#plantsmakepeoplehappy#houseplantsofinstagram#houseplantsofig#mentalhealth#mentalhealthawareness#mentalhealthblogger#mentalhealthwarrior#microblogger#igmicroblog#microblogging#microbloggerlife#lifestyle#lifestyleblogger#instablogger#instamom#momblogger#bohomodernfarmhouse#bohoinspired#homedecorlover#homedecorblogger#copingwithanxiety#copingwithdepression#ocdawareness


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#Anxiety - Coping Strategies?
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Who would say that it’s “your thing”? . I am!!🙋‍♀️ . I am still searching for the best way that works for me but I’ll share some of mine. . . #CatTherapy 😸😽 Looking into their innocent eyes, hearing and feeling the purr, their soft fur, the warmth, their weight... I also sniff them! Maximize the stimulations to all 5 senses. They have such a healing power! Thank you #oxytocin . . #embrace 🤗🤗 No one wants to be ignored. 
I acknowledge my anxiety and I often have a conversation with it. I personally don’t like suppressing things. Just like kids, you suppress them, they rebel. Same for anxiety. I acknowledge it, let it speak, and I listen. The only thing I keep in mind is, I keep a bit of distance to make sure I am not driven by it. . . #breathing Slow, conscious breathing with imagery has been helpful to me. Abdominal breathing is good, but I also make sure that my lungs/trunk will move with breathing. I visualize that the air is flowing each segment of my lungs from bottom up, then exhale/deflate from top down. Lungs in Chinese Medicine are associated with sadness, Heart is linked to Anxiety. Also, Slow breathing help calm down your nervous system, and set your body into more relaxed and safe mode. . . #foodtherapy 😋😋 Easy to digest, mildly sweet food is always helpful. The gut is our second brain. Quality food and a good digestive system feed your brain. Or vice versa. In chinese medicine, we knew this 5000 years ago that, overthinking reduces the digestive capacity, or poor digestion can lead to anxiety.
So, I go extra easy on my digestive system. When I say mildly sweet, I am not talking about chocolate. Something naturally sweet like carrots etc. And congee! No smoothies, No cold water. We naturally relax when things are warm! . . #sleephygiene 😴😴 Good sleep helps regulate our nervous system, which has a great impact on the digestion, which affects emotions etc. DON’T bring your phone into your bedroom. Make sure your room is dark. Melatonin (sleeping hormone) loves darkness and easily disturbed by the lights. . Akari Yokokawa, R.Ac, RMT


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Christmas is over, the days are short and cold, and summer feels like it's a lifetime away. ⁠ ⁠ Welcome to "Blue Monday" - the most depressing day of the year.⁠.. allegedly. ⁠ ⁠ ⁠We say 'allegedly' because scientists claim that Blue Monday (which is today, Jan 20th) is a total myth.⁠ ⁠ Blue Monday skeptics believe that it's not accurate to select 1 day of the year as the 'most depressing' when every day is different for everyone in terms of their mental health.⁠ ⁠⁠ So, what do you think? Is Blue Monday real or is it a myth? ⁠⁠Let us know in the comments below.


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People start therapy for many reasons, divorce, career changes, depression and anxiety. What happens when the client feels done or some other reason to end the client therapist relationship, but the therapist is making it difficult to end things. Read on to find some questions to help you figure out if your therapist is helping or harming you and if it's time to find a new one. Read more in the post from my blog (link in bio). #anxiety #anxietyhelp #anxietyproblems #anxietyquotes #mentalhealth #selfcare #mentalhealthawareness #livingwithanxiety #copingwithanxiety #anxietyrelief #book #mentalhealthbook #mindset


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The theme for this month is establishing healthy habits and a healthy routine to improve and maintain your mental wellness. Part of that routine should include self-care and engaging with positive people. We can help you with both. If you need support from other encouraging Black women, and/or need someone to hold you accountable join our sister circle today: http://bit.ly/joinsistercircle2020 and get access to our Self-Care Planning Weekend Workshop. Link also in bio. Do you have a routine? Do you feel it has made a positive impact on your mental health? Leave a comment down below with your experience. . . . . . #depressedblackgirl #depressedblackwoman #BlackWomen #BlackGirls #blackgirlmagic #copingwithdepression #copingskills #copingwithanxiety #anxiety #depression #mindfulandmelanated #mindfulnista #therapyforblackgirls #mindfulblackgirl #mindfulblackwoman #therapy #mentalhealth #counseling #healing #mentalhealthwarrior #blackhealth #blackcounselor #buyblack #blackmentalhealth #blackwellness #blacktherapy #blackcounselors #blacktherapists #blackfemaletherapists #blacktherapist


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When was the last time you found yourself laughing with your whole body? Or dancing just because? Or feeling like a million bucks? ⠀ ⠀ I remember years of my life when I’d be annoyed by questions like those because I couldn’t remember the last time I had felt happy. ⠀ ⠀ I get a lot of clients asking me my opinions on medications for anxiety and depression. I remind them to talk to their medical doctor because they are here to help! There is absolutely nothing wrong with taking medications to assist with anxiety and depression. Please seek the help you need! ⠀ I just want you to make sure that is not the only thing you are doing to help yourself. Find a professional to talk to, and once you are able, start to build up your self care habits. Medications and therapy can be life changing. Just be sure to combine that with proper diet, plenty of water, adequate sleep, healthy exercise, and daily meditation! ⠀ ⠀ All of those can be difficult to balance, especially when we’re not our best, but seeking the help we need and slowly improving those basic needs can change everything. ⠀ ⠀ You deserve to be happy. Some of us need a little more help getting there. There’s nothing wrong with that. Take your meds, take care of your body and mind. You absolutely deserve to feel better. You deserve to thrive. Thank you for being here 💜🙏💜⠀ ⠀ ⠀ #selfcaresundays #youdesevetobehappy #mentalhealth #copingwithanxiety #copingwithdepression #mentalhealthawareness #youcangetthroughthis #smilingagain


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GIRL, YOU ARE STUCK IN A FUNK⁣ ⁣ It is true what they say that you learn about yourself when you are not stuck in your everyday routine.⁣ What are you going to do today that pushes your comfort zone but do not push too hard because leaving yourself feeling out of control is not ideal.⁣ * Wear something different⁣ * Go to dinner on your own⁣ * Take a random day off⁣ * Tell the stranger whose hair you have been admiring from a far that their hair is gorgeous⁣ * Find out three new facts about people that are closest to you⁣ * Post that picture that you think nobody else would appreciate/ it showed off too much skin/ you have a double chin but you are in that moment the happiest you’ve been in a while.⁣ ⁣ I am not talking about panic inducing pushes, I am talking small nudges of self-improvement.


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Whatever you do, whoever you are, people will judge you and make comments about you. It’s hard to gain that resilience and detach from from this type of attitude. However, this happens everywhere and I guess is something we cannot avoid. - - This is something which sparked off my anxiety in recent weeks: making decisions that I needed to but that were not correct in the eyes of others. - - As a mother, teacher and wife, my three main roles in life, I understand that I may not always be perfect but I wasn’t born to be perfect and I feel I can be honest enough to say these words. I am human after all. - - You can never please everyone, so just please yourself. That’s what I’m starting to do. - - How do you deal with critical comments and what are your coping mechanisms? Please share. Does your community/ society have certain expectations that you are expected to meet? How do you stand your ground? ⬇️⬇️⬇️⬇️⬇️⬇️⬇️⬇️ - - #judgementalpeople #copingwithanxiety #resilience #innerstrength #copingmechanism #beingstrong #pleaseyourself #avoidnegativity #imnotperfect #vitiligo #vitiligoawareness #vitiligoislife #community #selfassured #confidence


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Anyone else suffer with anxiety? 🙄 I think I've always suffered with mild episodes of anxiety but it wasn't until I was diagnosed with T1 that it started to become more of an issue.....it increased during pregnancy and I had to start using coping strategies like yoga, meditation, Epsom salt baths, music, camomile tea and breathing techniques. 💆‍♀️ I thought it would naturally just go away but a few months after my baby was born it started to take over and bring new symptoms! Sometimes it is so overwhelming I think I won't be able to leave the house and can feel my heart racing inside, my palms start to sweat, my blood sugar rockets up and my head feels like it's going to explode. I used to let it consume me and stop me getting on with the day and I'd be over come with emotion but now I've learnt to push through and even when it feels like I won't get there I make myself leave the house or meet up with friends. The feeling of achievement I have after is greater than my anxiety and that is what I need to focus on 💗 📷 Illustration by @journey_to_wellness_ #postpartumanxiety #anxiety #wellbeing #type1mama #type1warrior #type1lookslikeme #yoga #mindfullness #itsokaynottobeokay #breakthesilence #epsomsaltbath #relaxation #meditation #livingwithdiabetes #typeonediabetes #livingwithtype1 #postpartum #anxietysupport #copingwithanxiety #autoimmunedisease #invisibleillness


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M Y  I N C O M P L E T E A L B U M S . . . . . There is a certain irony when it comes to my daughters. Evalyn has a photo album full of photographs documenting her growing bump, yet only six photographs of her on the outside world. _______ Iola, on the other hand, has a growing album of her adventures in life, but only five photographs of her bump evolving. _______ Ironic, isn't it? I was too numb to take photographs of Evalyn in death. And I regret it. And I was too scared to take photographs of iola as her life took form. _______ And I regret that too. _______ Grief told me "you won't want to remember Evalyn's image". And pregnancy after loss told me "if something goes wrong, you won't want to look at iola's bump pictures anyway".. _______ And, you know what? I was wrong. _______ I was wrong because the only image I hold of Evalyn and I together exists only in my mind. I was wrong because I don't have a photograph that shows the creases of her hands that are etched into my memory. I was wrong because when I miss her, the images I DO have aren't enough. Six photographs aren't enough to demonstrate how much Evalyn has changed my life. _______ And I was wrong to be afraid of documenting iola's pregnancy. I was wrong to tell myself that they wouldn't matter if loss was to greet me twice. I was wrong to close my mind off. I was wrong to distance her pregnancy due to my anxiety and fear. I was wrong because when I look back on how our journey together began, the images I DO have aren't enough. Five photographs also aren't enough to demonstrate how much iola has changed my life. _______ So, take the pictures. If you feel strong enough, take the pictures. Of death. And of life. Of all those moments inbetween. Because those moments that are meant to fill an album only equate to eleven photographs in my own. _______ And I can't change that. O how I wish I could. ❤💜 _______ #afterevalyn #lifeafterloss #babyloss #copingwithgrief #copingwithanxiety #stillbornisstillborn #pregnancyafterloss #bereavedparent #babylosssupport #1in4


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Cuba buat sesuatu yang anda teringin nak buat. Anda pasti terkejut dengan hasilnya. Be patient. PERCAYALAH. . Reposted from @laurajaneillustrations As someone who battles with my inability to ‘control’ my anxiety I’ve learned the hard way how strong I really can be... ...social anxiety is uncomfortable; it’s sometimes isolating to struggle to do something so many others do naturally: socialising. I can go for so long without it bothering me and then all of a sudden, out of nowhere, I’ll become anxious about dinner plans, or a game night, or just going out. It is deflating to still be reduced to tears because I’m nervous about going to visit friends or doing something that I planned weeks ago and not even understanding why I feel that way. Luckily I have someone by my side who listens, loves, supports and pushes when I need a push, because I would never have learned how strong I really can be if I had never stepped into those uncomfortable moments. . #mentalhealth #mentalhealthawareness #anxiety #socialanxiety #socialising #socialanxietyawareness #youarestrong #comfortzone #stepoutsideyourcomfortzone #pushingmyself #copingwithanxiety #facingmyfears #motivationquote #quoteoftheday #petikankata #janganmenyerahkalah #andaboleh #dontgiveup


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Hand made weaved scarf made today and made by me ☺️ #handmade #weaving #copingwithanxiety #copingwithdepression


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It's. Explore. Mental. Health. With. Rats. Day! I get into moods where I figuratively chase my own tail up into my brain, this week has had a fair few moments like that... Anyway seeing as I have a nice furry framing device (terrible image) I thought I'd try gently brushing the surface of this. Incidentally I'm in a much better frame of mind than I was yesterday and this morning, and truly I would highly recommend exercise as one method of managing things. Just make sure all your intrusive thoughts leave their spin bikes at home... . . . #ratcomic #rats #ratty #mentalhealthawareness #anxiety #copingwithanxiety #framingdevice #mentalhealthcomics #sketchbooking #sketchbookpage #ratsonbikes #spinclass #exerciseformentalhealth #overthinking #pentelbrushpen #brushpen #poscapen @seawhiteofbrighton @penteluk @posca_uk


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. Supposed to be leaving for the airport in a couple hours for a work trip with Thad, but I haven't even started packing. I'm scared of flying AND scared of driving in the snow. I've been cleaning and doing laundry all morning and as I watch the snow blow sideways outside our windows I have to keep reminding myself to breathe and pray because panic starts to set in. Every time we have to fly somewhere, I try to come up with excuses in my head as to why we can't fly or why I need to stay home. Literally right now I could burst into tears because of it. But I never want to live in a bubble because of my fears, so I've never actually tried to convince Thad to stay home 😂. I know God doesn't want us living in fear, because that means we're not trusting in Him. . Plus, some of our favourite people live far away and that would mean I would never see them again 😢 . So I have a list of Bible verses saved in my phone to remind me to just trust God. And a playlist to help put me to sleep. I don't know when the fear started because it truly is thrilling to be up in the air and turbulence actually puts me to sleep, and I don't know if I'll ever get over it. But I'm learning to deal with it! . Anyone else have these fears? How do you cope in these situations? . #ihateflying #butItrustGod #copingwithanxiety #philippians4v6and7


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Im sitting here at work, looking through an old sketchbook from a year ago just thinking to myself, Yup, I’m crazy.... This is exactly how I feel deciding to get through the day with #positivevibes #justjennelcreation #sketchbook #flashback . . . . . . #manicpanic #sketch #sketching #drawing #crazyart #oldsketch #drawings #sketch_daily #drawchallenge #doodles #artistic #artsy #arttherapy #artismytherapy #depressionart #ptsdart #livingwithptsd #livingwithdepression #copingwithanxiety #artisticlife #artistinspired #art_we_inspire #lovingit #lovemyself #goodmorningpost #artforbreakfast


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Our 4th seminar for our Train Your Brain Seminar series is the Gift and the Curse discussing all things STRATEGIES on Wed, Jan 29th, with Augustine and Brooke. We can't wait to see you there! #fitness #gym #workout #fit #fitnessmotivation #motivation #bodybuilding #training #health #lifestyle #healthy #sport #love #gymlife #personaltrainer #muscle #healthylifestyle #exercise #gymmotivation #anxiety #copingwithanxiety #trainyourbrain #thehealthinstitute #THI


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🌙When life is all smooth sailing it’s so easy & natural to be thankful for everything wonderful going on. 🌙⠀ ⠀ ⠀ ✨It’s when we find ourselves in the dark searching for the light at the end of the tunnel that gratitude doesn’t always come that easy. Of course this is only natural.✨⠀ ⠀ 💥But, the truth is, if we can bare in mind that life after the trial COULD BE BETTER THAN IT IS BEFORE THE TRIAL, that belief itself becomes a powerful coping skill & thinking intervention that can help us down the long dark road. ❤️⠀ ⠀ ✨And, the “could be better” caveat is dependent on things within our control! How great to know 👍🏻 ⠀ ⠀ ⭐️We know for sure that life can become richer after really hard things. Psychology calls it Post traumatic growth (PTG). ⠀ ⠀ 🌈In short, PTG is defined as: 1-improved relationships with others, 2-identification of new possibilities in life, 3-increased personal strength, 4-spiritual growth via increased faith, & 5-increased appreciation of life itself. ⠀ ⠀ 🙋🏼‍♀️Come check out the link in my bio for my latest post on PTG 🤓⠀ ⠀ ⠀ ⠀ #mentalhealth #mentalhealthawareness #inspire #opencommunication #depression #mindbodyconnection #wellbeing #psychotherapy #gratitude #posttraumaticgrowth #wellness #brainhealth #inspiration #anxiety #copingwithanxiety #mindfulness #copingskills #holisticwellness #psychologyfacts #eatingformood #loveyourself #recovery #suicideprevention #therapy #relationshipskills #mentalillness #happinessisachoice


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A date with a curly Jew in the city! ❄️ Skipped out on the writing + marketing work today to spend some time with one of my baby sisters ❤️ . I needed the step back as I have been having a lot of negative thoughts pass through my mind lately; Wondering what the hell am I even doing, questioning whether I’m even doing anything at all, or maybe I’m just a 22 year old approaching her mid life crisis. . It’s honestly so hard coping with anxiety, as I’m sure a lot of you can relate or connect with that idea. It’s hard when your brain tries to convince you of your unworthiness, or how everything around you isn’t actually real. It’s scary. It’s draining. It’s depressing. And it makes me feel more confused than ever. It’s hard never being sure of anything at all. But I’ve learnt that there is strength in trying. Sending all my love today ❤️


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In your own time and pace, keep going. 💜Like if you resonate. ⁣ ⁣ This isn’t a short process. ⁣ ⁣ It takes time and effort. ⁣ ⁣ I tend to think, well - what’s our other option? We are feeling the feelings and impacted by it either way. Might as well heal. ⁣ ⁣ Healing is on-going. And I’m down with that.⁣ ⁣ It’s ok to be ok with it too. ⁣ ⁣ ⁣ You get to keep the healing you do. ⁣ ⁣ ⁣ ⁣ Keep healing. ⁣⁣ ⁣⁣ ✨ Christina ⁣⁣ ⁣ ⁣ ⁣Follow @therapyforsurvivors ⁣⁣ ⁣ #healing #healingtakestime #survivorsofsexualabuse #traumasurvivor #keepgoing #keepmovingforward #trusttheprocess #therapy #therapistsofinstagram #therapists #healingtrauma #anxiety #anxietysupport #panicattacks #copingwithanxiety #copingstrategies #endrapeculture #endrape #ptsdsurvivor #generationaltrauma #generationalhealing


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