Positive Affirmations

Are you depressed? Are you feeling bad about yourself? You have come to the right post!

Positive Affirmations are positive statements that are true. They become reality once you have accepted them. Positive Affirmations can be very helpful once the person using them has let go of the negative thoughts surrounding that affirmation. They work through repetition and looking at yourself in the mirror.

Try looking in the mirror and saying something positive about yourself. There are some affirmations pictured above to help you get started. I say a positive affirmation each day; once in the morning and once before bed.

Hope this helps!😁

Anxiety: How Can I Help Myself?

Have you ever been anxious? I have! It feels like an elephant sitting on my chest while my heart is trying to pump itself right out of my chest. My thoughts go a mile a minute and I get sweaty. I can’t focus on anything but I try to focus on everything!

Being anxious doesn’t feel good. But, I have news for you! You are bigger than your anxiety. That means you have the power to control it!

Not easy? I know. Here are some of things I try when I am anxious…

  1. Picture people I care about.
  2. Meditation music/guided imagery
  3. Journaling
  4. Cold water on my face
  5. Repeat the Serenity Prayer (written below)
  6. Say a positive affirmation (This is only a feeling. I can get through this)
  7. Tangle

Serenity Prayer: God grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change; the courage to change the things I can; and wisdom to know the difference.

I hope this helps. Remember you are BIGGER than your anxiety!

Recovery

Most people think that when they begin to hit a therapeutic level with medicines and feel really good, that they are recovered.

This is not true. Even with medicine and talk therapy you can still go into depression and experience anxiety. The depression level shouldn’t be as low and the anxiety should feel less intense. But, you are not cured. Please do not stop seeing your doctors or taking medication as prescribed even if you are feeling better!

Don’t Let Fear put you in a Cage

Do you have a crippling fear? One caused by anxiety or depression? Does this fear hold you back from doing the things you like to do?

I think anxiety and depression cause fear, irrational or not, for many. I know that for me anxiety and depression have given me multiple fears. I am scared that people will not like me. I am scared that if I go out on a Sunday night I won’t get enough rest for the upcoming week. I am scared of what people will think of me if I don’t do what pleases them.

Five things to help YOU get out of the Cage:

1. Don’t compare yourself to others.

2. Use your bed for sleep and sex ONLY!

3. Tell people how you feel when you are asked.

4. Watch less TV.

5. Focus on what you CAN control; not on what you can’t.

These five things are NOT easy. I have not accomplished all five successfully. But, guess what? That’s okay. I am trying to accomplish one thing at a time. Once thing is mastered, you can move onto the next!

Happy Friday Eve! 😁

Soul and Body Try to Mend

Last night, I went to get a massage. Tonight, I am going to get my hair cut and colored. Now if you are anything like me, you are thing “Wow! That’s a lot of money to spend on yourself!” Well, I am here to tell you that it was necessary.

We all need to spend time with themselves caring for themselves. Self care can look different for everyone. For me, it’s getting my hair done, going to the gym, taking a bubble bath, etc.

What does this have to do with anxiety and depression? Everything! When I’m depressed or have high anxiety; the last thing I think about doing is getting out of bed to care for myself. What about you?

Spend some time with yourself on yourself!