How true is this! When I am listening to a friend speak I have often had thoughts distract me 🧐
Or I often find myself thinking “I must mention that”.... which is distracting me from listening and learning ✨ and also making it about me ☺️
Everyone has something to teach us and only when we listen do we learn 🌈
Even if you’re having a casual catch up, practice listening and not going with your own pop-up thought 💭
Be the listener not the speaker, your turn will come 😘🦋🦚💗 #goodfriendslistenwell#mentalhealthawarenessweek#connectwitheachother
Saturday was rough I was tired, worn out, fatigued, moody. I knew I didn’t have the mind set I should. I was. The first to admit it. I even said some I’m sorry’s . We are all human but being able to say I’m sorry and putting your pride aside is a strength some don’t have. Yes that's my unicorn onesie!
1 131 hour ago
How do you solve the root causes of anxiety? ⠀
When I was creating the program, it was taking long (it ended up taking 6 months.)⠀
And some one, concerned I wouldn’t finish it, suggested I do a series of mini-courses instead of one comprehensive thing. ⠀
I was exhausted - and it was tempting. ⠀
But something deep down inside me was like - NO. ⠀
I just had this deep desire - I knew that I wanted to give people the full solution - everything I had, that has changed everything for me. ⠀
It would be a longer program in a world where people have shorter attention spans, so would be harder to get people committed. ⠀
It may have higher attrition rates. ⠀
But I KNEW, with everything I am, that what was most important to me, was for the people who want to commit to themself and to their possibilities to have all the tools, to have all the knowledge so that afterward they would have all the power. ⠀
And after we did, my friend from earlier, who has struggled with anxiety themself, reflecting on the content said, "Krystal, your program is all they'll ever need."⠀
And I felt so at peace with that. ⠀
So back to the original question:⠀
How do you get to the root causes of your anxiety? (In 8 weeks) You commit to the program. You prioritize yourself for 8 weeks. You go in determined and willing to push, so you can come out the happiest, freest, most empowered version of you yet. ⠀
Do you want to take that journey? If you’re curious message me, I’d be happy to share more details. ⠀
Do you want to know what we do over those 8 weeks? Should I share the curriculum here? ⠀
.⠀ #MindSetIsKey#ChangeYourMindChangeYourLife#MindfulMovement#AnxietyQuote#AnxietyWarrior#AnxietyHelp#AnxietySupport#AnxietyAwareness#AnxietyFree#MentalHealthQuotes#MentalHealthAdvocate ⠀ #MentalHealthAwareness#MentalHealthMonday ⠀ #MentalHealthDay ⠀ #MentalHealthWeek ⠀ #MentalHealthAwarenessWeek ⠀ #MentalHealthBlogger ⠀ #JamaicanGirl
1 292 hours ago
I know I’m a bit late and missed Mental Health day, but I guess it’s never too late acknowledge it.
I’ve been in the public school system for 12 years, and I haven’t once gotten any curriculum on mental health or mental wellness. This is really awful, and needs to change. So many people struggle with mental illnesses, and what makes it worse in society is the ignorance of all it. When people don’t know, not only does it add to the stigma, but undiagnosed people don’t get the help they need.
The most I can do at the moment is to try to spread awareness. People are struggling everyday, and if you are struggling, you are valid and deserve help. It’s always good to check in with friends and loved ones too. You never know when people are struggling, even if they seem okay 💚
Also not only was it mental health awareness day, but it was also OCD awareness week! OCD is a disorder that I care a lot about shinning a light on. I made an informational post a while back, I’m gonna post it on my story if any of you want to see it :) #mentalhealthawareness#mentalhealth#mentalhealthday#mentalhealthawarenessweek#mentalhealthawarenessday#mentalhealthstigma#ocdawareness#ocdawarenessweek#art#digitalart#ibispaintx
Words have power.
Your story has power.
The struggles you have encountered in your life, the ones that put the pieces of your story together, may inspire or help someone who is experience the same.
Your words hold value whether you believe it or not.
I encourage you to take pen to paper, open your tablet and type or simply create a voice note in your phone. Recreate your struggles. What happened then? Where are you now?
How do you want to feel?
The Body Series is more than stories, it is a step forward.
SENSITIVE CONTENT WARNING.
This is my friend Jordan. One year ago today, I got a text that shattered my heart: “Jordan took his life last night.”
I still find it hard to believe. I guess that’s why it’s taken me this long to form any kind of words that could correctly express & honor your memory. From that 4th of July when we met and instantly had one of the craziest nights running around town together, I knew you were a special soul - deeply hurting, but trying so very hard to find the light in everyone.
And you did.
You brought it out in me.
I hope you knew that.
Suicide is confusing and difficult and can be absolutely soul-crushing. Death itself is. But when we want more than anything to help a loved one, to keep them here with us, to make them happy, to find a reason for them to live.. we need to remember it is not our choice to make. I had to keep telling myself that this was what you wanted. That no matter how much we tried to show you how special you were, you couldn’t bare another moment on this Earth or in your own head. But I know you’re happy now, and that’s all anyone ever wanted.
Of course I miss your smile, your hippie pants, your jokes, and your energy. I know you’re out there in the cosmos with endless pizza & Corgi puppies. I know you’re looking out for us, I feel it. Thank you for that. Love you Jordan❤️
. #mentalhealthawarenessweek just passed, and I think the best kind of awareness you can have is L O V E. This world has enough bullies, judgements, and cruelty as it is. Please ~ be a better human & show more LOVE. To anyone you meet. Yes, that includes the homeless person asking for change, the elder woman who takes her time at the checkout, the guy who cut you off in traffic, your annoying coworker... anyone. We’re all fighting demons no one can see. Have an open heart & an open mind to accept those who look, act, or think differently than you. We all add our own spice to the sauce, and that’s what makes it so delicious. Together, we can make this world a safe space to be ourselves. A safe space for those who don’t feel they belong here.
I exercise to release and to let go 🧠🗣. It gives me clarity and helps me to think clearer with less emotion/anxiety and more logic. I feel more balanced ☯️. More ready and in more control of myself. I feel more disciplined 💪🏾. So whether that’s dance, running 🏃🏾♀️, walking or being in the gym 🏋🏾♀️ I HAVE to do something. What helps you to maintain balance and be in better control? 👇🏾👇🏾🗣 -
5 184 hours ago
Natural hair is back! A short video about recovery. 😘
"Stop being so sensitive! Suck it up and move on!"⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
I'm sure we've all been told that before, right?⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
I know that I have... thanks to my narcissistic adopted mother. 🙄 ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
We've been taught to ignore, deny, and avoid our emotions—but this is more than just bad advice. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
When we push away, suppress, or criticize ourselves for having emotions, it comes with a very high cost: 𝐨𝐮𝐫 𝐡𝐞𝐚𝐥𝐭𝐡.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
We've learned how to push discomfort away, but even when we do, it always stays—and grows and 𝐢𝐭 𝐛𝐞𝐜𝐨𝐦𝐞𝐬 "𝐬𝐭𝐮𝐜𝐤" 𝐢𝐧𝐬𝐢𝐝𝐞 𝐨𝐮𝐫 𝐛𝐨𝐝𝐲 𝐨𝐧 𝐚𝐧 𝐞𝐧𝐞𝐫𝐠𝐞𝐭𝐢𝐜 𝐥𝐞𝐯𝐞𝐥. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
This can create many maladies in the body and in the mind, causing a myriad of health issues including physical, mental, emotional pain, health imbalances, dysfunction, illness and disease.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Many people don't realize the ➡️ 𝐑𝐎𝐎𝐓 𝐂𝐀𝐔𝐒𝐄 ⬅️ of their chronic physical, mental and emotional pain, illness, disease or other health issues 𝐢𝐬 𝐝𝐮𝐞 𝐭𝐨 𝐬𝐮𝐩𝐩𝐫𝐞𝐬𝐬𝐞𝐝 𝐞𝐦𝐨𝐭𝐢𝐨𝐧𝐬 𝐭𝐡𝐚𝐭 𝐚𝐫𝐞 𝐬𝐭𝐮𝐜𝐤 𝐢𝐧𝐬𝐢𝐝𝐞 𝐭𝐡𝐞𝐢𝐫 𝐞𝐧𝐞𝐫𝐠𝐞𝐭𝐢𝐜 𝐛𝐨𝐝𝐲.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
💡 But there's a solution!⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
👉🏽 𝐂𝐥𝐢𝐜𝐤 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐥𝐢𝐧𝐤 𝐢𝐧 𝐦𝐲 𝐛𝐢𝐨 or go to: bit.ly/youcanhealnaturally to discover how to 𝘦𝘢𝘴𝘪𝘭𝘺 𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘲𝘶𝘪𝘤𝘬𝘭𝘺 release the "stuck" emotions inside your body so 𝐲𝐨𝐮 𝐜𝐚𝐧 𝐡𝐞𝐚𝐥 𝐟𝐫𝐨𝐦 𝐲𝐨𝐮𝐫 𝐡𝐞𝐚𝐥𝐭𝐡 𝐢𝐬𝐬𝐮𝐞𝐬 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐜𝐨𝐧𝐝𝐢𝐭𝐢𝐨𝐧𝐬.❤️
3 235 hours ago
Welcome to my page 😊. You will learn everything about mental health. Make sure you turn on your post notification for updates. Thank you.
My moods and mental health have been ALL OVER THE PLACE. I actually feel a bit lost on what to do about it. I’ve almost finished my final placement and when I have a few days off I’m going to go and visit my Doctor.
Some days I feel so low that I just can barely function when I get home yet at work I’m okay? Then the next day im chirpy and happy again. It’s a complete roller coaster, which I’m usually used to but I feel like it’s more severe lately. Wondering if it’s just stress and anxiety or something else.
Putting a pretty big toll on my personal relationships. Terrible mood swings, emotions, and depressive symptoms.
Time to get me sorted out before I take on the next life challenge!
“What I have learned is that almost everyone is struggling - whether they know it or not - with how to cope with their backstory”
This book couldn’t have come at a better time, it’s been a funny old few months for me. We all look like we’ve got our sh*t together on the surface, but there’s always so much going on in people’s lives that Instagram doesn’t show. And we’d all do well to remember that. #mentalhealthawarenessweek#instaperfect#butitsneverareality#weneedtoshowbothsides
6 387 hours ago
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FITNESS HAS NO AGE, SIZE or COLOUR; Women’s Empowerment Brunch
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26 October 2019
12:30 to 18:00
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Today Was the first ever Mind Your Way Walk for @aware_ni we didn’t make the full 14 miles but we did 11 and I am so proud of the group for what we achieved. We’ve made around £200 already and more donations still coming in. Next time we will leave earlier and walk faster lol. Lots of ideas for next walk already. Including a picnic once we get to comber. Ive done over 20,000 because even once I finished the walk still had to walk home lol. So basically hit my 14 miles lol. Thank you to everyone who joined me on the walk. @3hirtybefore30@toyekidz@evatoye246@ben_anderson_15@lynne_mcallis66 and some who don’t have Instagram so can’t tag lol. Was so good to do something for a very worthy cause. Mental health is something we don’t talk about nearly enough. But I struggle with mine along with my physical health and am not ashamed to say I suffer with depression and anxiety. I want to do more to raise awareness and funds for charities that help mental and physical health and so I’ll definitely be planning more. Hopefully our next walk will have even more people at it and we can get more awareness. Thanks again everyone for your support. You can still donate pop over to JustGiving.com/mindyourway or use the link in my bio. Really appreciate all the support. Can’t wait for bed time lol.
7 378 hours ago
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Heya!✨ This summer i‘ve developed an eating disorder which is really mindfucking as some of you may know. Nobody knows about it. None of my friends, family etc so I decided to make this account to kind of share what I am going through as I am not diagnosed but I do know something is wrong with me.. clearly lol.. 😅I am keeping my identity you can say anonymous as i really do NOT WANT anyone that knows me to know simply for the fact I do not want to share it with anyone. •
I am a vegan with a purging disorder (I am guessing like I said self diagnosed)
And ya, just want to understand my mind, myself. Understand the side of some of you guys that are diagnosed with eating disorders and get well hopefully ..
Picture is drawn by me after seeing it on Pinterest btw
2 710 hours ago
~ ANXIETY ~ .
late last week my anxiety came knocking and hit me like a freight train. .
at first... i was letting it win and i could feel myself starting to give up. everything came crashing at all once. if it wasn’t one thing, it was another. .
but then i forced myself to stop for a minute and think. why would i quit if i have come this far? why would i give up when i’m doing so good? one super bad day doesn’t mean i should just give it all away. .
what do you do when you have all of these negative thoughts about quitting and giving up all of the good things you are doing?
you repeat to yourself: .
i will breathe.
i will think of solutions.
i will not let my worry control me.
i will not let my stress level break me.
i will not let my anxiety take over my body.
i will simply breathe.
and it will all be okay.
because i don’t quit. .
you repeat that to yourself as many times as you need to. .
i had to repeat this to myself for an entire day. and then i decided everything was okay, i was okay. i listened to my body and took a small step back from a few things for the weekend so that i could have a little breather. .
now i am jumping right back in and i am back to doing all of the things. and nothing will stop me. not even that ridiculous anxiety.
Nothing has changed. How does one get better? How does one overcome? Conquer? Heal? I feel like depression is now a part of me— without it I’m nothing. And I hate feeling like shit but then, WHAT’s NEW?
Does anyone relate🌚
Nakita - you were 12 when you developed bulimia nervosa, when your body was still developing and there was so much to learn about having a healthy relationship with food. I’m sorry that life happened and for the next 10 years you felt like your escape at the time was food and purging, before finding out that you could use the gym healthily instead of as a means to lose more weight. I’m sorry that you felt like you had nobody to turn to so you used it as a cry for help, until you were heard. You were a baby, and if I could have jumped back to speak to you as the now 27 year old you, I’d let you know that you are not alone, that you are loved so much by the people around you, that you are going to go through unimaginable heartaches that you use as lessons, but ultimately grow up to be a super woman, with incredible goals you’re achieving and kicking Ass daily- and that you are going to be ok ma. I know I present an extremely positive persona online, in a way, I feel like I have no choice but to at least TRY to dwell on the positives as often as I can, even when the going gets tough, because I personally know how bad negative thinking can get, so by doing something as simple as replacing any negative thoughts with a positive one on a daily basis- for someone who previously had an eating disorder and can be triggered to relapse at any given time, that is an accomplishment. Because I like how my life has turned out thus far, just by being positive and knowing I deserve to be happy and healthy. So today, on mental health awareness day, I’d like you to take a moment to think about, perhaps sending that text to check on somebody you had in mind and ask about their well-being, orrr send a loving message to somebody you care about, maybe - compliment a stranger when you’re out and about , or simply suggest a movie night with all your favourite people, because , you honestly have no idea what people are going through and at times simple gestures go a loooong way when people are wrapped up in not being ok, and something so minuscule can ultimately steer them in the right direction. I hope you’re all ok, and had a lovely Thursday ❤️ #mentalhealthawarenessweek