My husband and I have learned a lot about each other during our years together, but mostly about ourselves. We have learned that we can’t blame anyone else for how we feel about life and if we’re happy or not.
You might think that when someone says, “I’m coping,” that it’s not such a big deal.
You’d be wrong.
As you sit here reading these words, you are breathing … stop for a moment and notice this breath.
You could control the breath, and make it behave as you like … or you can simply let yourself breathe.
In my late teens and early 20s, I did everything to keep up with the fast-paced world I was living in – I worked as a server, went to college full time, and spent every other waking moment socializing with friends, being there for my family, and spending time with my boyfriend at the time. I felt pulled in every direction. I never spent time alone and I paid no attention to my inner life. The few times that I did try and look inward I became utterly confused and scared.
I've recently created a product that is very dear to my heart: temporary tattoos for mental wellness. I've managed anxiety, depression and fibromyalgia for many years, a couple of them all of my life. I've had ups and downs, highs and lows, and breakdowns and breakthroughs. I call it a roller coaster ride but it is anything but fun or enjoyable.
Sometimes noises (be it traffic, sirens, people, crowds, etc.) can be overwhelming, over-stimulating and triggering). I can be walking along, minding my own business and then I overhear a guy talking on his cell phone, saying, “I can’t believe she did that!” and boom!
Be less dependent on my family
Make better decisions
Spend more time with Mom
Cut down my smoking
Keep my doctor’s appointments
Be more in the present
Be less of a burden to my mom and brother
Find a job
Stop using drugs
Stay on my medications
Stay out of the hospital
This month #MYMTips will feature tips about deep #relaxation techniques.