Pregnancy isn’t all beautiful. I feel like I’m not allowed to have “bad days” or complain about pain or weird things my body is doing because I wanted this so badly and I don’t want to seem unappreciative, especially because of my past miscarriages. But the truth is, today was rough. I woke up super grumpy, for no reason at all. I just wanted to stay in the house and away from alllllll people. I have to remind myself that I’m allowed to have a bad day, but I’m not allowed to stay there and let it consume me. Pregnancy and depression are tough and everyday is a battle. Just because every picture is happy doesn’t mean every single day is. #PregnancyDiary#ThirdTrimester#Depression#MentalHealthAwareness#IWishSomebodyWouldToday#GrumpyGills#MamaToBe
0 01 hour ago
I have not been coping well with my illnesses for the past few days, having alcohol, energy drinks, extra food and extra marijuana, anything to distract myself from the anxiety.. well now I just feel disappointed, fat and sad.. I spent too much money on stupid caffeine, I ate too much food and have been having cheese so I feel grosse... that’s all.. just sharing how disgusted with myself I feel.. #mentalhealthawareness#depression#ocd#anxiety#sad#food#toomuch#toomuchfood#fat
My personal journey navigating through mental health challenges is not an anomaly, I’m not special, I’m not alone, but i am a statistic.
Did you know 1 in 5 adults (40 MILLION) has a mental health condition? 56% of of those people don’t receive treatment! In less than 3 years (between 2011-2014) the percentage of youth with mental health conditions increased from 8.5 to 11.1 😱 And employers don’t prioritize mental health at work with only ONE mental health professionals per 1000 working Americans.
I say this all the time... check on your friends. I’ve never heard a family member or friend of a suicidal person say they knew they were going to do it. They almost always seemed happy and productive. So check on your busy friends. Check on the ones who start declining invites out of the blue. Check on the ones you haven’t heard from in a while.
And remember when you need to vent to friends, ask are they in a good mental place to hear you. Some times we dump shit on people without even knowing they could be dealing with something themselves.
Finally, invite your friends and family on a hike with @hike4healing! You won’t regret it!
Conversation today about if you want different I need to act and respond differently, which I understand. But it is so hard, you naturally fall into your old ways or when you do change I find myself feeling guilty or doubting myself I can only hope it gets easier with time. Change is hard but if you are not happy it is something that needs to be done 😩
If your looking for progress, results or a quick fix...Lets get real now...Its NOT going to just magically appear & happen overnight!!! The questions you should be asking yourself is:
Are you putting in the effort?
Are you showing up daily?
Are you holding yourself accountable?
Are you avoiding temptations?
Are you making this a priority?
Or are you choosing to watch everyone else achieve progress & their dreams while you sit on the couch and bing a TV series while eating everything in your kitchen?
The decisions we make on a daily basis will ultimately be what will make our futures. Though your future is subjective by the decisions we make of course... BUT, you have to make the decision in yourself on what you are wanting your future to hold?
So what will it be???
It’s so sad how we are seeing such a rise in suicides, and this week 3 suicides from peoples whose life experiences were too much to bear.The amount of pain in this world becomes so overwhelming to some that they feel this is the only option. Most people have been close to that point at some time or another in their lives. So it’s crucial that we reach out and let people in pain know that we are there for them and that their life is worth living. You may feel they are not listening when you tell them this, but you keep saying it till you’re blue in the face if you have to. Just by making yourself available to listen can make the difference between someone living another day or not, through love we can help heal the pain in others. So today if you’re worried about someone who’s going through a hard time, take a moment to ask them how they are and let them know you are there by checking in often with them. Don’t give up, there is a light at the end of the tunnel.. #mentalhealthawareness#depression#suicide#hoplessness#loneliness#anxiety#mentalhealth#help#reachout#care#loveeachother#suffering#grief#pain#saddness#despair#alone#bekind#heartache#painandsuffering
0 21 hour ago
While my new friend made people smile and laugh as she pushed other people away from me as if I was her possession, it displays the context of today’s message and to the reasonings of my tears as saw life as she does.
Society indoctrinated is into believing we are property. Rights we are “given” by governments. We see this in our relationships where we become controlled and managed by the will of others. .
But we are not property. We do not have to do things that don’t resonate with us. We all the power to create a life that we are consistently surrounded by people that we are free. .
By the time you are reading this, you are already in a life that is manipulated into being something you don’t wish to be. A wife, a boyfriend, a child, a job title, a number, etc etc. So patience will most likely be needed to separate yourself. .
Lose the chains of jealousy and possessiveness like my llama friend. Instill the affirmations that your life matters. That you are the center of your Universe and you are to act and be treated accordingly.
Day by day, little by little goes along way. Soon you will see just how truly magnificent freedom can be.
This is the vegetable wreath my Grandma made for my Grandad. We laid it on his raised bed over at the allotment before Grandma had officially handed the keys back. Yesterday, we were upset to discover that word had got out that Grandma wasn’t keeping the patch and some entitled so-and-sos wasted no time in stealing some gardening tools from her box on-site. She hadn’t even officially spoken to anyone and yet they already helped themselves. Some of those tools were not only Grandad’s but passed down from his Dad too. I hope they are returned. I wish Grandad could be returned, too 💔
1 21 hour ago
self care has become so important in my life. so much so that I can't function without it. I remind myself every day to keep my health at the forefront of my mind and my body listens. becoming stronger and better each day is hard, but it's actually happening. I almost can't believe it.
This is gonna be quick (hopefully 🤞)because I still need to post a move of the day in my stories🙃
Everyday I challenge myself in my workouts. I see myself more and more pushing myself harder because like I've talked about before, a LOT of it has to do with your mind...when you think you can't go any further push yourself that much harder💪 I mean, I started to cry during our burnout this morning 😂 it was a mixture of pain and just being so overwhelmed with unbelief and pride in myself that I didn't quit when I REALLY wanted to.
Back to what this post was originally about haha. Lately I've been challenging myself more in my business. I've been working harder than ever, trying new ideas, and being less afraid to take chances. Boo, let me tell you it is so freeing! I've been doing this so much in my coaching biz that it's flowed over into the rest of my life.
Challenge yourself so you can become the person you are truly meant to be...who you want to be! #foreverchanging#challengeyourself#mondaymotivation#youhavewhatittakes#conqueryourmind#loveyourselfbabe
It happens. People leave or just gets weird. Maybe you had an argument? Maybe you said something?
When relationships ask you to compromise who you are at your core, it's time to move on. No blame. No shame. Relationships end.
We come into each other's lives to be mirrors. Be faithful to your ascension path and learn what you can, but know when to move on.
There is purpose in all things, especially endings. I think in our culture we have trouble embracing this. Why is that?
1 357 hours ago
If you follow my account there’s one thing you will find consistently and that is to let go off the things, moments and people that hold you back. The thoughts that chain you to the long-lost memories offer nothing new and good. So, when I came across this artwork by @cecile_hoodie, I had to share it here.
What kills us the most and wastes our energy is past. It is always good to contemplate, but never healthy to get stuck in a rut. The constant emotion and energy that the past thoughts provide us are the reason we are never happy. We are constantly trying to figure out the other side of our story, the reaction of an alternate decision, the outcome of a different step taken and the result of the things left unsaid. They’re doing you no good and they’ll never be of any good.
This urge to hold on to the past, just because we are unable to let go of it is disturbing our present and hindering the progress for the future. Nothing, and I repeat nothing, in life is worthy of destroying your present over. What’s gone is gone and what’s done is done! You don’t have a time machine and you can’t reverse your thoughts & actions. So, what can you do now?
Leave past in the past. Don’t allow what’s happened to rule what’s happening and what’s going to happen. You are living the moment, so live it in a way that you don’t have to get stuck in thinking about it again & again in the future. Because, what destroys your mental energy and costs you peace isn’t worth remembering again!
I recently put myself first, and it was hard. It still is. Stepping out of something that is comfortable for something that makes you feel alive, is scary, but I promise you, worth it ❤️
The second edition of my book "Soft Thorns" is now available at the link in bio, Urban Outfitters and Barnes and Nobles worldwide! ♥ bridgett xo
22 2,65310 hours ago
🎤LET'S TALK ABOUT IT! WHAT DO YOU FEEL WHEN YOU HAVE ANXIETY?
😓For me I used to be filled with overwhelming feelings of dread. I used to feel defeated before ever even trying to do any task. I would feel nauseous, dizzy and feel like if I left my home I would be sick.
☢I learned that I had developed some really toxic associations with certain situations and the patterns that I developed had been keeping me a prisoner to anxiety daily. •
⚠️School, groups of people, restaurants, large crowds, meeting new people, speaking in front of a group and so much more were all very triggering for me. •
✔I had to work through my toxic beliefs about my role in these situations and I started to learn how to have a more balanced and realistic perspective. •
💕ANXIETY IS NOT WHO YOU ARE AND YOU CAN TAKE BACK YOUR POWER!!! Love your account @anxietycoachleigha credit @miss_mental0 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ .
Hey guys, I have noticed some new faces on my Instagram recently so I thought I would reintroduce myself.
I’m Charlotte and I’m from the UK, I’ve struggled most of my life with mental health and in the past few years I’ve been diagnosed with BPD/EUPD and PTSD and now I’m currently doing therapy.
I was lost when I got diagnosed, I found it really hard to find someone who had a mental health condition and was so open and unashamed about it, especially a personality disorder, that’s when I set up perfectly_borderline.
My goal for my instagram is to share my story, openly share my mental health journey in hope to make you feel less alone and hopefully to do my bit towards breaking the stigma.
I offer lives on my instagram every Sunday as a safe space for you guys to join me, catch up and ask me any questions and my goal is to post a daily update so you know just how I’m feeling.
I have set up a youtube channel where I will be uploading videos about mental health weekly that I’m so excited about!
I have some exciting things planned for this year 😁
19 1644 hours ago
"im not going to write about you again, because i dont miss you. right? atleast thats what i tell my friends. im over you. but why do i then stare at the pictures of us before i go to sleep? why the fuck do i listen to our songs when i miss your touch? im so addicted to you but you dont even think about me anymore and that fucking kills me because i would give everything for just a day with you. like in the old days, when we were one. but without you im nothing. im addicted to you.
whenever i take pills to forget this fucking mess i live in, why do i see your face? im supposed to fucking forget you but every single thing reminds me of you and no matter how many pills i take, no matter how much i hurt myself, i still cant brush the picture of us away. us, happy together. i fucking need you, okay? i need to hold your hand, i need to feel your touch on my body and i need to kiss your lips. i need your love. i crave your love.
but youre gone,
your heartbeat and mine are no longer in synch"
- i took 30 pills to forget your face but somehow its all i see now (via ssadnecessary)