Remember the animal suggestion story? Well here’s the first one. Opossum suggested by @_152000_
(though later I realized it was possum which is a different animal, sorry!) Opossums always look like they’re dealing with anxiety.
Thanks for looking!
¿Se acuerdan las sugerencias de dibujo que pedí en mi historia el otro día? Aquí está el primero: Zarigüeya. Ellos me dan la impresión de que se la viven muriendo de ansiedad. De repente me identifico con ellos...de hecho pensaba ponerle lentes.
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An ode to loving my stomach during the times I do not! Everyone can relate to not liking a part of their body, right? Sometimes, it’s hard to pull yourself out of a rut but, I promise you this, it’s so worth the effort to.
My mental health has been suffering lately. My particular brand of anxiety keeps me at a baseline that is more anxious than most, a state where my body is constantly "on edge". I am particularly prone to being startled, or distracted by sensory stimuli (i.e. loud noises, unordinary smells, or repetitive noises). It leaves me utterly exhausted. I find it difficult to get up in the morning and even more difficult to want to do anything after a long day at work. .
Moving my body helps with the anxiety, but the anxiety makes me not want to move my body. It's a very vicious cycle that leaves me run down and foggy.
Lately I've been forcing myself to do it. And let me tell you self care with anxiety is a lot of forcing because you know the outcome will leave you in a better and more fulfilled place.
Moving my body is about mental health, not physical health, not beauty standards, not to change my body in any way.
I started doing the feelings protocol to help me deal with life and all the feelings...
For those of you who have followed I had scary moment in NY where I had an aceitou attack, I didn’t know what it was until it hit me, once I figured the cause of it I decided to make some changes in my life and SELF CARE is a big part of it now....
For a long time I was always living with racing thoughts of all the things I needed to have done, of all the pressure I put in myself, of having to be everything and do everything....
After NY i had to set my priorities straight....
Now I pay close attention to my mind, my thoughts and what I say yes to...
I am more intentional with having time to be present with my family, to set aside time for work and the home, and do practice self care.
It’s not easy, to quiet the noise, to say no, to be present specially when you run a Business that is thriving, but for the sake of myself, my family and my team I have to.
I created a daily protocol I have been following and wanted to share with you guys.
Morning: Envision on top of my head, Rose spray, and present time as my perfume.
Throughout the day: a roller with Frankincense, lavender and Stressaway as much as needed to stop racing thoughts.
At night: feelings kit protocol for 30 days.
I’ll talk more about what it is in the next post.
And lavender or cedarwood for a peaceful night of sleep, together with meditation and quieting my mind.
How do you find your peace?
In 2016, I experienced my first panic attack.
I felt like I was losing control and nearly lost consciousness.
My heart was pumping out of my chest and I even contemplated calling 911.
After such a crazy feeling, I knew this was something I needed to gain control over, so i teamed up with my therapist to see how I could overcome these attack’s.
He told me, the brain is like a car on the highway. It always takes the shortest route to get where it needs to go.
It also takes the road that it’s most familiar with. Which is why most people react in the same manner over and over again to any stimulus (think of how you react to pet peeves- your reaction is usually consistent because your brain goes down the same path when you encounter this pet peeve).
He told me we needed to force my brain to take a new route.
We created a strategy where the second I began to feel intense anxiety, I would instantly change my body’s physical position (walk out of the room or sit, stand etc.) and then flood my mind with thoughts about all of the small positive habits I execute daily.
These habits included flossing, going to the gym, journaling and meditation.
When I reminded myself of how I take the time to do these activities day in and day out, I found a new feeling of self love and realized these activities were a result of the high level of love & respect I had for myself.
Which completely neutralized the panic attack.
It’s based on this story that I invite anyone who experiences high levels of anxiety or panic attacks to practice flooding their mind with positive thoughts, memories and dreams.
You may be surprised when your panic attacks turn into moments of personal control and happiness.
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Today, this is a message to myself. I wish it were that easy. I wish self-care was enough. I wish I wasn’t a bit of a masochist who believed I should really *feel* the pain of losing both of my parents, so medication is a “cop out”. It’s not. It’s a tool for survival. And increasing my dosage isn’t in the interest of numbing myself from reality, but just to be able to get through the day. It still hurts. So so so much. Medication doesn’t make that go away. It gives me just enough to keep fighting to see the other side of the pain. #adayinthelifewithgrief
• 📸 by @crazyheadcomics
Title: Pay Attention.
Theme: Depression is real, anxiety is real, feeling trapped is real. Keep your family and friends lifted in prayer and pay attention. Your due diligence could save their life.