25 ‘Hyperfixation’ Habits People Use to Cope With Mental Illness | The Mighty

Members of The Mighty’s mental health community share “hyperfixation” habits they use to cope with mental illness.
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Daily Reminder…..

Good morning friends….😁

For those of us who suffer to pull it together, please remember your smile says a lot!

It says your strong even if you feel weak….

It says your beautiful when you feel ugly…💋

It says your fighting when you feel like hiding in a corner….

Have an awesome day😃

Law of Attraction…Tuesday Tips…

#tuesdaytips

#lawofattraction

Do any of you believe law of attraction works with healing depression?

The knowledge about the Law of Attraction has become the focus point of many conversations. Many people feel a positive influence in their life because of the power of the Law of Attraction and how one can make it work in the right direction.

Learning about this cosmic law has helped countless persons to make deliberate decisions when it comes to improve their health.

A person that is suffering from depression often feels that there is no hope of getting better. The quality of life is often at an all time low. If this has been your experience you may want to read on and find out what you can do.

Going to a doctor may be of some help but according to some statistics almost half of the people who are on medication for depression did not need the medication to get well.

When you use the power of the Law of Attraction you can take the first steps to feel better yourself. You are not dependent on any external help because you can use the power of the Law of Attraction anytime you want to. You can choose the live that you want to live. It is you who creates what you want when you know about the Law of Attraction. You can be a deliberate creator of your own life experience.

Here are 3 simple steps that can help you along the way when using the power of the cosmic laws:

▫️Meditations are important they will help you to relax and to connect to source energy. You can meditate daily and in a quiet place without distractions. One session should last for about 15 minutes or more. When you are doing your meditation sessions try to turn off any noise if possible. Radio, TV and telephones should be turn off. There are instructions available of how to do your meditation and how to get the most out of it.

▫️The Law of Attraction responds to your vibrations and emotions. What ever kind of vibration and emotion you have the Law of Attraction will bring more of that back to you. Here is the key to a happier life. You now can deliberately create a happier life with the Law of Attraction. Look at funny movies or movies with a happy ending, avoid watching violent or sad movies. Try to avoid people that may make you feel down. Create pleasant and peaceful surroundings. Listen to soothing back ground music while taking a relaxing bath. Enjoy an afternoon with a warm cup of coffee while reading a good book. Whatever will make you feel better do it!

▫️Do your affirmations to program your subconscious mind. You can say these affirmations daily. Choose an affirmation for example like: �I am feeling good and I am happy. I love my life�. You can choose any affirmation that will help in the process of getting well. Affirmations are tools to work on your subconscious mind to achieve any goal that you have.

These are just a few tips to get you started to feel better and to improve your well being!☺️

Depending on how severe your depression may be you may still have to seek professional help. You may have to talk to a therapist to help with your condition. The Law of Attraction however will help you to make the first important steps. The daily exercise will speed up the recovery process and you may eventually live without having depression. Knowing how the Law of Attraction works will help you in this endeavor.

𝓛𝓪𝓭𝔂 ‘𝓞’💞

”Empowering Recovery One Life at a Time”

Transformation Tuesday

#transformationtuesday

Feeling stuck? Stagnant? Like you’re not making any progress? You have hopes, dreams, aspirations and goals but you seem to be running fast without moving anywhere.

Getting unstuck requires an internal shift. It begins with self-awareness and the desire to change, followed by clarity and action.

Follow these quick steps Now: 👇🏾

LET GO GIRL:

Let go of the past, your fears, your expectations and everything you “should be doing”. Are you living with so much fear of what’s going to happen, that you’re feeling paralyzed? 🤷🏽‍♀️If the answer is ‘Yes’ then you need to let it go now!!

UNCOVER YOUR PASSIONS AND PURPOSE:

Your life purpose is not your job, goals, vision or responsibility – it’s what makes you feel alive. It’s what you’d be willing to fight for, it’s what lights you up when you hear people talking about it or what makes you feel envious when you see others living it. What sets your soul on fire 🔥 my dear??

TRANSFORM YOUR MINDSET, YOU TRANSFORM YOUR LIFE:

The most important piece of getting unstuck is believing in yourself. You have got to believe in yourself when everyone around you doesn’t.

You have a unique set of gifts that you were born to share with the world, and a purpose that is 100% unique to you. If you don’t believe in yourself, that all goes away. 🤷🏽‍♀️ So you have no time to be wasting….

It takes massive amounts of courage to get unstuck and to do something different than before. Guess what??? You Got This

Need some guidance on this journey, let’s 💭 chat:

https://calendly.com/ashestobeauty

𝓞𝓵𝓲𝓿𝓲𝓪 𝓑. 𝓢𝓱𝓮𝓹𝓱𝓮𝓻𝓭

”Empowering Recovery One Life at a Time”

Mental Health Awareness Month💚

#mentalhealthawarenessmonth💚

Boundary setting is an important, albeit difficult, part of self-care when a loved one is living with a mental illness. This may be harder and more complex for some than others. By setting boundaries, you are taking responsibility for how others treat you and your own needs seriously.

TIPS FOR HEALTHY BOUNDARY SETTING:

▪️Know Your Limits:

Before becoming involved in a situation, know what’s acceptable to you, and what isn’t. It’s best to be as specific as possible, or you might be pulled into the trap of giving just a little bit more, over and over, until you’ve given far too much.

▪️Listen To Your Emotions:

If you notice feelings of discomfort or resentment, don’t bury them. Try to understand what your feelings are telling you. Resentment, for example, can often be traced to feelings of being taken advantage of.

▪️Have Self-Respect:

If you always give in to others, ask if you are showing as much respect to yourself as you show to others. Boundaries that are too open might be due to misguided attempts to be liked by elevating other people’s needs above one’s own.

▪️ Be Assertive:

When you know it’s time to set a boundary, don’t be shy. Say “no” respectfully, but without ambiguity. If you can make a compromise while respecting your own boundaries, try it. This is a good way to soften the “no”, while showing respect to everyone involved.

Boundary setting is not easy and doesn’t occur overnight.

Need extra help, I got you 😉

𝓞𝓵𝓲𝓿𝓲𝓪 𝓑. 𝓢𝓱𝓮𝓹𝓱𝓮𝓻𝓭

”Empowering Recovery One Life at a Time”

https://calendly.com/ashestobeauty

Wednesday Wisdom

#wednesdaywisdom

#wellnesswednesday

As we close out the month of May I want you all to remember that your mental health is very important. There’s no way you can focus on life, relationships, business, kids, or work if your brain isn’t functioning.

I know life gets hectic and you have people to care for, but who will care for them when your 6️⃣ feet under?????🤷‍♀️🏽

I learned a long time ago to put my mental health first by letting go, settings boundaries, and saying NO to what and who no longer serves me.😲

People say I’m mean, nasty, and don’t have to be like that….I laugh 😅 they better thank God I sought help, take meds, and got saved😂😂😂

So ladies, I say all this to let you know that things will only get better when you do and the first step in Self-Care is seeking help if you need to! Please check the free services in your area if your insurance doesn’t cover behavioral health! You owe it to yourself and to the others you care about around you!👍🏾

If you need help seeking help or advice on tackling that part of your life, let me be there for you!!!💞

olivia@oliviabshepherd.org

Or feel free to call, text, or DM

𝓞𝓵𝓲𝓿𝓲𝓪 𝓑. 𝓢𝓱𝓮𝓹𝓱𝓮𝓻𝓭

{Life Empowerment Mentor}

”Empowering Recovery One Life at a Time”

No one should suffer alone…..💞

Mental Health Awareness Month💚

#mentalhealthawarenessmonth💚

Do you hate being in pain? Silly question as no one enjoys pain. But when something bad happens in your life that makes you feel very hurt, do you tend to avoid the painful feelings it creates within you because it’s just too much to bear? Or do you suck it up and move the hell on?

Here are some positive affirmations to recite in the mist of that pain:

~Controlling my emotions is becoming easier and easier

~I am beginning to think logically, even in stressful situations

~Stressful situations are becoming easier to deal with

~I will deal with my emotions in a positive fashion

“One thing you can’t hide – is when you’re crippled inside”

John Lennon

𝓛𝓪𝓭𝔂 ‘𝓞’💞

“Empowering Recovery One Life at a Time”

Quick Tips To Help Someone Who Suffers💚

#mentalhealthawarenessmonth💚

The belief is people who suffer from some type of mental illness is doing this to get attention, we can easily ‘snap out of it’ you say….🤔

Truth is most of us don’t really want to be bothered or we don’t want to bother you with the demons we are facing on a daily basis.

So instead of accusing, guessing, or gossiping about us, here are a few ways you can help me or someone you know that suffers:👇🏾

👉🏾Make a date with your friend, spouse, co-worker, or whoever you know that suffers. We hate leaving the house but make it worth our while, take them some place quiet or pack a light lunch and find a nice place in the park.

👉🏾Offer to do the dishes, clean up, or ask them if there’s any errands you can run for them. People who suffer sometimes let the little things like cleaning the house or washing clothes go.

👉🏾Offer to do their hair or take them to enjoy a spa day. This could give them a chance to feel good about themselves if for only one day. Sometimes our confidence is really low during this time.

👉🏾Sit and talk with us without passing judgment, sometimes all we need is a listening ear.

👉🏾Support them, offer to educate yourself about their illness. Offer to go to therapy or help them find resources in their area.

See it’s not that hard…we just need support and comfort during this time.

𝓛𝓪𝓭𝔂 ‘𝓞’

{Life Empowerment Mentor}

“Empowering Recovery One Life at a Time”

Mental Health Awareness 💚

#mentalhealthawarenessmonth💚

It’s ok to say NO to people, including your friends, toxic family members, co-workers, or relationships!

Why is it difficult to say No?

•We are people pleasers. I want them to be happy. I want to be the one to make them happy.

•We are afraid of confrontation. If I say no there is going to be conflict.

•We feel guilty. If I don’t agree to do this thing for this person I love I’m a terrible person.

•There could be ramifications. My boss asked me to do this extra work for them when I have a full plate already and John over there has nothing but time. I can’t say no because it will look like I’m not part of the team or doing my job well.

•Fear of rejection. If I don’t do this for them, they just may not like me anymore.

•Feeling of responsibility. If I don’t do this, who will?

Look your mental health is your first priority, people will be ok, bosses will be ok, family/friends will be ok if you just say NO.

Remember you owe no explanation to anybody period…..🤷‍♀️🏽

Need a swift kick in the butt to teach you how to set boundaries and learn how to say NO without feeling guiltily…let’s chat 💭

𝓞𝓵𝓲𝓿𝓲𝓪 𝓑. 𝓢𝓱𝓮𝓹𝓱𝓮𝓻𝓭

{Life Empowerment Mentor}

https://calendly.com/ashestobeauty