15 Things People Said That Were Code for ‘I’m Struggling Today’ | The Mighty

Members of The Mighty’s mental health community share things they say that are actually code for “I’m struggling today.”
— Read on themighty.com/2017/11/phrases-code-for-struggling-today-mental-health/

I know I have probably said all of these things, great article!

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Gratitude Journal 📔 11/13/18

Good morning friends here’s to another day to give thanks!

Today my mind is thinking of places far away from me.

I’m grateful for the places I have traveled to and the opportunity to see new things and meet new people.

I am grateful for the places I haven’t see and the anticipation and promise of trips to come.

Thank you, Lord, for making it possible for me to leave my surroundings and visit new places.

Where have you been?

Where do you want to go?

I’d love to visit Dubai, Japan, Africa, and Australia!

I’m going to thank God in advance for blessings to be able to travel in the future.

Wishing you all happy travels,

Olivia

Tuesday Thoughts 💭 Are you achieving those goals???

Have you found yourself setting goals every year but eventually losing interest? Did you have every intention to make a difference by accomplishing your goals but then not following through? It is easy to get frustrated when this happens. Because of your frustration, it is less likely you will set any goals the next year.

Don’t let that happen. You can make a difference in the world. Pursuing appropriate goals will help you do that. The problem may not have anything to do with setting goals. It may have everything to do with the goals you set. Ask yourself a question: Are your goals in alignment with your life purpose?

If not, it should be no surprise that you lose interest. You need to develop goals that are consistent with forwarding your purpose in life. When your goals are aligned with your passions, you are more likely to be persistent and accomplish them. Even through difficult times.

You don’t know what your life purpose is? Start today to determine what it is. My life changed drastically when I realized my purpose. I know yours will as well. Until then, your goals will never have the meaning and excitement they will hold for you when they are aligned with your purpose.

There are many great books that can provide you a step-by-step method for realizing your life purpose. The books that helped me and I strongly recommend are:

* “The Power To Be Your Best” by Todd Duncan

* “The Purpose-Driven Life” by Rick Warren

Once you know your purpose, setting goals and prioritizing how you spend your time will be easier. You will also be surprised at how much you acomplish as your efforts and passions come together.

Get started today on making sure your goals and life purpose are in alignment. Your unique experiences and skills are needed to help make the world a better place. Somebody out there needs your gifts and talents!!!!

Hope this helps bring you a little closer to being able to master those goals!!!

Olivia

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Monday Motivation

Happy Veterans Day to all who have served! We thank you for your service!🙏🏾

It’s Monday, whatever you need to get done this week go out and get it done!

Monday’s are a fresh start so what are you waiting for🤷🏽‍♀️

Have a great week ahead!!!!

Olivia

Good Morning, Happy Sunday

Hope everyone enjoyed yesterday, I spent all day redecorating my upstairs😫what an exhausting experience but so well worth it.💓

As you go about your day today remember to thank God for waking you up this morning and giving you another chance at life!

I’m working out of town so I’ll chat later!

Happy Sunday,

Olivia

Gratitude Journal 📔 11/9/18 Everyday Is a Journey

Good morning friends, every day is a journey through time and space.

Thank you, Lord, for the journeys that make up my life and take me amazing places.

I am grateful for the things I’ve learned on my life’s journey.

Allow me to appreciate the journey more thank the destination and keep an open mind for unexpected gifts on the road.

I may not always end up where I thought I would, but I’m grateful for the paths I travel.

Today as my son leaves the halfway house for the last time,

I’m so grateful God took him on that journey to prison because I think it saved his life.

He was headed for a life that wasn’t for him and wasn’t raised to be in.

God saw him through all those months, and I survived him being back there.

I thank God for the journey we both went on because it made both of us stronger.

Be thankful for your journey even when you don’t understand your path.

Have an amazing Friday,

Olivia

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Tips on How to Help Your Anxiety!👇🏾

Nobody has any fun with persisting anxiety problems. Nobody understands your situation when you are suffering from anxiety until and unless that person himself or herself has suffered from anxiety. Therefore in such case intake of a pill can help your situation or you can learn a few courses of action of self-help, which would help your deal better when you are anxious. However you must know that if you are taking pills to make living with anxiety better then you might as well become physically and psychologically dependent on pills. So you must not count pills as the permanent solution. You wont gain complete freedom of mind and satisfaction by taking pills. It is recommended that you seek doctor’s advice so that the root cause of your anxiety can be detected at the initial stage.

You can always help your situation although the symptoms will never completely disappear. With the anxiety self help tools many people have learnt dealing better with anxiety.

Here are a few things that will help.

1. Check your diet.

When we have a balanced diet then our bodies tend to function better. If there are no adequate vitamins, minerals in our diet then it might lead to emotional and mental troubles.

Panic disorders can be caused due to deficiency in the regular diet. 200 mg of calcium and 1000 mg of magnesium should be added to your regular diet. Inclusion of iron, potassium, selenium and chromium will help to deal you with anxiety self help. Eating a lot of vegetables, whole grains and nuts can be taken as self help tool in managing anxiety.

You must avoid refined sugar, soft drinks, alcohol, coffee, and any else that has caffeine content like tea, coffee, or chocolate. 🙁😫

2. Get some exercise.🤸🏾‍♀️

Regular exercising will help your body to relax and relieve it from stress and also help toning your body. Therefore exercising definitely helps in alleviating anxiety.

You must include a 30 minutes exercising program daily. Exercising helps in producing endorphins. You will see you feel better after you exercise.

3. Learn how to relax.🧘🏾‍♀️

It is important to learn to pursue activities that will help you to relax. Listening to music, talking to a friend, working on a crossword puzzle, read a good book, take a walk, a nap, paint a picture, or some other hobby? Doing things that you enjoy will definitely help to alleviate your stress.

4. Get enough sleep🛏

If you are stressed and suffering from anxiety as a result, then try to get some deep and proper sleep. Sleep is a natural relaxer and sleeping will definitely do good to you when you are suffering from anxiety. Learn to let some of those other things go, and perform some anxiety self help.

5. Remove a negative attitude

There are various external forces that may add a negativity in you, which might lead to stress. Try and avoid developing any negative feelings. Such feelings can only spoil your day. Inorder to avoid such feelings grow in you may take help of the self-help methods and those are bound to help!

In short, it is advised that you don’t let external affairs stress you and aggravate your anxiety and you just make your living with anxiety easier by adopting some self-help measures. Some of these have helped me a lot!!!

Olivia 💓

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