***GRATITUDE POST**** Big shout out to these two dorks who got me through my first big individual comp @downundercrossfitchampionship
Coach @robwattch who deals with my weekly tantrums at training, who programs early just so i can see my week in advance and mentally prepare, who accepts all my weird 'jaynerisms' and 1001 rules i have in my approach to training, who listened to me yell, scream, cry and tell him countless times something was dumb just because i was struggling, who never gave up on me even though 92% of the time im being a brat and still managed to make sure i was prepared as possible for the weekend.
And to my adult @shanez_10 who drops everything and anything if i ask. No request too big or small. Who will lie on the floor with me and listen to me talk hours on end through whatever crazy thought was going through my head that week, who literally gave me the socks off his feet when i didnt like the pair i had on, who calms me down during my panic attacks and who ran around all weekend carrying my bags, treating me, talking game plans, who never stopped believing in me.
I couldnt have got through the weekend without you boys.
#thanks #grateful #gratitude #happy #crossfit #justafewofmyfavs #mentalhealthawareness #bettereveryday #fitfam #functionalfitness
S T A Y I N G C O N N E C T E D | We have become connected in a way we weren’t going back 10-20 years ago. Technology and specifically social media has meant that we are leading more efficient, more connected lives. There is no doubt that there are certainly positives from the rise in social media but I am always surprised to learn for many of the people I see that social media has made them more lonely than they were before, more ostracised and widened the gap between ‘us’ and ‘them’ despite the image that they portray to us, the good smoke and mirrors effect. We choose to engage with our virtual friends and virtual lives at the expense of our IRL friendships. We continue to log on to social media channels and scroll the dreaded highlight reel and push past the point of it being inspiring and bathe in the feelings of inadequacy it can dredge up for some of us. We no longer live in the present, we capture it behind a lens. If we didn’t snap it for our socials, did it even happen. What’s your relationship with social media like Have you struck the balance or still trying to figure it out #mentalhealth #mentalwellbeing #wellbeing #wellness #healthymind #healthymindhealthybody #health #healthy #mind #mindfulness #mum #mothersofinstagram #healthylifestyle #lifestyle #childhealth #mentalhealthawareness #the5sensestoolkit #the5sensesplan #socialmedia #tuesday #tuesdaythoughts
I’m beginning to recognise that real happiness isn’t something large and looming on the horizon ahead but something small, numerous and already here . The smile of someone you love . A decent breakfast . The warm sunset . Your little everyday joys all lined up in a row 😊
I haven't been feeling too great lately. Anxiety has been bubbling up for awhile, I've been showing the physical symptoms of depression (fatigue, cloudy thinking) and I've just not been myself. Everything reached a head yesterday - my mind felt like it was on fire, my breathing was shallow and short and by tea time I was laying on the floor in a bid to control a panic attack. Thankfully it was over nearly as soon as it started, but it was clear that it was a result of the agitation I've been feeling for the last few weeks. ⠀
When you have anxiety it's easy to try and attribute panic attacks to a specific issue - like a wedding - but over the years I've gradually learnt that they're often the result of a gradual build of agitation and low level stress. It creeps up on you. In the past I've tried to identify a clear 'reason' for panic attacks in a bid to eliminate the issue so that all will be well, but it never works because things are rarely that simple. So instead I've adopted a kinder, more holistic approach. I allow myself to feel what I feel while observing that it will pass and accepting support (something I used to be awful at). In short I don't fight it. For me I've found that this helps things pass more quickly, so panic becomes one evening rather than days on end of angry disruption. ⠀
#wellbeing #mentalhealth #wellness #mentalillness #mindfulness #cleanliving #mentalhealthawareness #nourish #anxiety #mentalhealthmatters #depression #psychology #recovery #selfcare #mindfulness #mentalwellness #mentaldisorders #mentalhealthrecovery #selflove #bewell #ocd
Well i havent done one of these for time so here we are 2yrs 2months later, 200lbs gone, or 14 stone to some, it hasnt been easy, mentally i have achieved more than i could ever of hoped for, when my mind is working ok my body works ok, take care of your #mentalhealth if thats not going so well you cant look after your body, i now tutor and use my skills and my past to help others, i will also hopefully be on my degree soon enough, i hit rock bottom before and know what it feels like to lose everything aswell as my mind but being stronger physically and mentally i'm getting more than i ever felt possible, also better off not being 6ft under like i would have been by now as i got told.
Coming to Just Minding My Business is T-Kea Blackman, MPS who is a suicide survivor and a mental health advocate. Visit T-Kea's website to learn more https://www.firefliesunite.com/ ⠀
Break the barrier ⚒
Away Kit | 2019/20
Schließ deine Augen. Vor dir sitzt jemand, der Depressionen hat. Wie sieht er oder sie aus
Oft ist das Bild von Menschen mit Depressionen von Klischees geprägt. Trauriger Blick, Tränen in den Augen. Dazu noch Schatten darunter vom nächtlichen wachliegen. Immer müde, immer traurig. Hoffnungslosigkeit und fehlender Antrieb. Die Wohnung und die Körperhygiene vernachlässigt, soziale Kontakte und Arbeit liegen brach.
Ja, so KANN ein Leben mit Depressionen aussehen. Ich selbst habe diese Phase mehrmals erlebt. Aber in all den Jahren, die ich nun schon mit Depressionen lebe, habe ich genauso aufrichtige Freude empfunden. Ich war voll Hoffnung, verliebt, habe aus vollem Herzen gelacht und mich auch an kleinen Dingen erfreuen können. Ich hatte Appetit und Spaß, war erfolgreich in der Uni/Job, sah blendend aus. Wie oft habe ich in den letzen Jahren deswegen in diesen Phasen gehört „DU hast Depressionen Das hätte ich niemals gedacht!“ Jedes Mal dachte ich, ich müsse wohl ein anderes Bild abgeben, wenn ich „glaubwürdig“ rüberkommen wolle. Als wären meine Gefühle in diesen Momenten nicht ok. Es verunsicherte mich, da ich offenbar nicht in das Förmchen passte, in das Menschen mit Depressionen passen sollen. Und dabei ist grad eine Sache für die Heilung von Bedeutung: sich selbst ernst nehmen, die eigenen Gefühle zulassen und sie ausleben. Verstehen, dass das Leben facettenreich ist, genau wie die eigene Psyche. Mensch zu sein ist komplex, wir sind so viele Gefühle gleichzeitig. Alles was wir fühlen ist berechtigt und darf genau so sein! Jeder Mensch ist einzigartig, von außen wie von innen. Wir haben alle unterschiedliches erlebt, wir wurden geprägt von anderen Menschen und Erfahrungen. Und ob mit oder ohne Depressionen:
Unsere Gefühle haben IMMER ihre Berechtigung. Habt keine Angst sie zuzulassen! Was ihr auch fühlt, ob Glück, Trauer, alles auf einmal- es ist völlig ok. Es ist menschlich.
Embrace your feels ❤️
Embrace it all ❤️
#yesmonkistyle #lebenmitdepressionen #healing #recovery #mentalhealth #mentalhealthblogger #mentalhealthawareness #depressionawareness #mamamitdepressionen
What is the weather like The way that the weather by itself is or the way that I want it to be
We started a peer to peer group, a gathering of swimmers on a public beach before Parkrun back in February this year. A location and a time is all we provided and there is no cost or pressure. It has been steadily growing and new people arrive each week. One barrier for new people was clear - a lack of wetsuit. The water is cold in Scotland, the sea even so in the summer. So, I posted on Facebook to the local community for old or broken wetsuits. The community responded and suddenly we had 28 donated wetsuits!! We have already given out 7 with each person donating £2 to a local charity if they can afford it. We have a mix of people, some are training for triathlon or big swim races and come as safer to swim in numbers. But most of us never go further than chest deep and mainly have a natter! In this group of wild swimmers it has been about the mental health benefits of cold water, the outdoors and being around others sharing a moment. #community #outdoorswimmingsociety @theoutdoorswimmingsociety #sharetheswimlove #wildswimmingscotland @visitoban #Oban #ganavansandsparkrun #wildswimming #coldwaterswimming #wetsuit #charity #openwaterswimming #triathlon #mentalhealthawareness
They say runners have a why...well, I ended up having several.
I initially signed up for the Hackney Half Marathon to raise money for the @royalbrompton patients fund as a way to say thank you after they gave my sister life saving care life year.
My sister had been a runner before her heart condition and Hackney was the first half marathon she did. The London borough is also close to my heart having lived in and around it pretty much all my adult life so it felt like the perfect race to sign up for. All I had to do was run 13.1 miles something I’d never done or dreamed of doing before.
As I started training alone in the depths of my first Swedish winter something else started to happen. My mind started changing. Moving, especially in nature is a great antidote to ones mental lows. The more I ran, the better my mind felt and seeing the miles grow each week gave me a great sense of achievement.
My goal on race day was to run the full distance on my own without stopping and with no music or a time keeper. Just me on familiar roads trying to find personal flow amongst the energy of over 20000 other runners and their cheering supporters.
Even though I’d got close to running the full distance in training I still had doubts about doing it on race day. So many what ifs...but with the support of family, friends, other runners, the crowds (and many high fives) along the route and the thought of my sister and all the donations as motivation I did it. 2hrs 13mins. Of course a PB, but for me it was never about the time.
The atmosphere around the streets was electric. It was defiantly one of the best things I’ve experienced and I’ll always call Hackney my London home. .
Huge 💜 thanks to all those who donated. You helped me smash my target and help the Royal Brompton support future patients and their families get through hard times.
Tomorrow it’s back to running the Swedish forest trails, but definitely feeling a little stronger, happier and not so alone.
I 💜 my sister.
You can find time and attend this. 26th.05.2019 from 2pm to 5pm.
“Variety is the spice of life”. Life is full of beautiful colours in many different shades and hues. In the same way, the world is filled with an incredible variety of individuals. YOU are completely unique, there is nobody like you, isn’t that amazing YOU are special, YOU are valuable. Maybe you have never had the support you needed in order to reach your full potential, maybe you haven’t figured out what your purpose is yet, but YOU have a purpose and YOU are worthy and valuable.
I hope this blesses whoever reads this today. That homeless man you usually walk past and ignore, ask him his name and encourage him, do something kind for somebody today. We live in such a self centred world, maybe you could literally save a life by taking the time to ask how someone is doing 💕
Mental health refers to the state of our emotional, psychological, and social well-being.
It impacts the way we feel, think and act, making it important in all areas of our lives.
Mental health plays an important role in the way we deal with stress, how we relate to others, and the decisions we make in our daily lives.
Without positive mental health, it will be almost impossible to realize your full potential, work productively, make a meaningful contribution to your community, or handle the stress that comes with life.
So what can you do to ensure you have a healthy mental state
Well, there are various ways to maintain positive mental health and live a more fulfilling and enjoyable life.
Besides seeking professional help if you need it, you should make time to connect with others, think positively about yourself and get physically active.
رمضان كريم ✨
تحدي الخامس عشر يوم من الشهر الفضيل
في حياتنا نمر في كثير من المواقف و التحديات الي تعلمنا و تنبهنا. ما هو التحدي الذي تشعر بالامتنان ؟ انضم إلى تحدي همسات السكون
٣٠ يوماً من الامتنان كل يوم سيتم نشر تحدي
جديد عبارة عن سؤال
انضم إلى التحدي
وقم بنشر عن الامتنان وبما اننا في شهر الخير وشهر الشكران والامتنان فهو انسب شهر لهذا التحدي الجميل وتذكير لما منى علينا رب العالمين ماعطانا الله من خير
١- ضع اجابتك في الستوري مع ذكر الهاش تاج و حساب العياده ٢- إذا واصلت التحدي لمدة 30 يومًا
سوف تكون الفائز في تحدي همسات السكون
#الصحه_النفسيه #serenitychallenge #mentalhealthawareness #ramadan2019
‘It’s What’s Is On The Inside That Counts’ by Dawn Tomlin
“The inside self at the back is made to look like a geode (a small cavity in rock lined with crystals or other mineral matters) which is hollow and rounded in shape. The glitter glue shines and sparkles like mineral crystals found inside - an essence of life. It represents so much more, a womb which holds the precious curled up figure which is hiding and protecting itself. Many of us are hiding from the outside world. We shelter inside, broken.” Check it out in person until the 31st May at the Drill Hall, Sandwich as a part of our Body Image exhibition. #exhibition #artwork #sculpture #figure #art #bodyimage #mentalhealthawareness #youarebeautiful
Does this seem familiar This week I am launching my summer course that will employ evidence based mindfulness practices to help manage stress and anxiety; another useful tool along with managing our diet to help keep us feeling full of energy and in great mind and body. More details coming soon!
#Yogalates #YogalatesLondon #MindfulnessLondon #Anxiety
I often find coming back from a fun weekend makes the Sunday/Monday scaries come alive. In the past I had never connected it to what I'd been eating the past 24-48 hours before that, but after interviewing @ellenvoramd and understanding the connection between anxiety/depression and food, it's clear. 😓⠀
All of the refined carbs 🍞, sugar 🍬, poor sleep 😴, lack of healthy fats 🥑 and alcohol consumption 🍷 over a fun wedding weekend can cause a serious mood crash afterward! 🙅🏼⠀
Being more aware of this makes me think twice about having more than a bite of wedding cake 🍰 (or any at all) or that last drink 🍸 late in the evening. It also makes me realize I need to load up on detoxifying foods 🥒 and healthy fats 🥚 on Sundays.⠀
Most of all I now recognize that my choices impact my brain just like any other organ, and how it's functioning and therefore how I feel and think is in many ways, up to me. It's empowering and at the same time, makes me realize the great responsibility I have to myself and those around me to take care of my brain every day. What did you do for your brain 🧠 today #getwellbe [📷 @steinbergdrawscartoons via @nicolemjardim]⠀
#alternativehealing #Anxiety #mentalhealthawareness #mentalhealthawarenessmonth #mentalhealth #choosehealthy #digestivehealth #feelyourbest #functionalmedicine #functionalnutrition #guthealing #healthymindandbody #meditatedaily #meditateeverydamnday #nutritionmatters #wellnessblogger
* Este mês é o mês de Mental Health Awareness e sem dúvida que é o mês em que tenho mais tendência para ficar ansiosa, é o mês com mais trabalhos e testes do semestre! E ainda por cima falta menos de um mês para acabar a licenciatura! Mas o melhor é respirar fundo, acalmar e pensar que tudo se faz e que vamos conseguir. Não é fácil mas é possível.
Para não falar de que tenho lido imensos posts no Instagram sobre body positivity e anxiety este mês e sem dúvida que perceber que não estamos sozinhos ajuda.
No final do dia o mais importante é aproveitar ao máximo os bons momentos da vida e aprender a gostar de nós próprios tal e qual como somos. * #mentalhealthawareness #anxiety #bodypositive #mentalhealthawernessmonth
I think a progress post like this is important, getting inspo from a post that @rozannapurcell recently put up about healthy versus unhealthy which doesn't always mean fat versus thin. At my heaviest 7yrs ago, to my skinniest 1yr ago, to my healthiest (body and mind) now. I don't need to tell ye how miserable I was when I was heavy, but I also got too thin last year for a while. It was all about the number on the scales, and although I would have always wanted a body like that before, I started to lose my curves, I was going through a tough time and I overtrained and under-ate and concentrated everything on that because I didn't have a whole lot else going on and if I stopped for too long I'd hit a low. This year, I've "bulked" up, I still eat healthy but i treat myself prob more than i should but fuck it, I've also concentrated on weights more and getting strong rather than staying skinny, I'm still a size 8/10, but I'm filling out my clothes a bit more and I'm bloody happier for it! So you can go from one extreme to the other but it's about finding a happy place and throw away the fucking scales for the love of God, no idea what I weigh at this moment in time, and I really don't give two shits 😁 #strongnotskinny #goodmentalhealth #happiness #balance #gainz #healthyliving #worryless #crossfit #running #hiking #newchallenges #instafit #fitness #overweight #underweight #healthyweight #priorities #fitfam #irishfitfam #ukfitfam #hellweek #number20 #army #specialforces #whodareswins #mentalhealthawareness #bodyimage
Nice work to everyone who caught Mel Lowe’s 6.45am class today, you early birds you!
It’s normally Matthew on a Tuesday but he’s away and it’s nice to experience a new teacher. Don't forget Matthew does teach FG2 on Saturdays at 3pm, this is fairly new on the Muswell Hill timetable and is perfect for anyone wishing to go a little further with their practice. Please note that beginners are also more than welcome.
FG2 is cleverly sequenced to embrace all levels, FG2 straddles Fierce Grace and The Beast allowing more experienced students deeper exploration of advanced poses, while beginners can remain safely in the earlier expression of the pose. A truly user-friendly 90 minute intermediate class everyone can enjoy.
There's also FG60 straight afterwards with Matthew too...how lucky are we FGMH
Book here www.fiercegracemuswellhill.co.uk/timetable/
This weeks topic is bullying, how many have been bullied How many were bully’s but not regret it
⚡️The basics of starting a healthy lifestyle 101⚡️
The best foods for us those that contains nutrients which support growth, maintenance, and repair body. These are the 6 kind of nutrients the body requires (Whitney,7): 🔸Water 💦
Eating a well balanced diet that incorporates these 6 nutrients can be the key to living a healthy lifestyle🌾
Webb, F. S., & Whitney, E. N. (2014). Nutrition: Concepts & controversies. Australia: Wadsworth/Cengage Learning.
I am learning, with time , to throw away anything that does not serve a purpose, I am learning to use my energy either emotional or physical only where and when is needed ... a advice I would give my younger self is to be wiser and that sometimes less is more... yes I know it can sound a bit ironic... but true ....!! What would you tell your younger self
4 Crompton Street, a place that feels my body with such angst. Last year my brother and I decided to be brave and visit the place we suffered such trauma. Growing up (in this house^) my biological mother was addicted to drugs & alcohol. I was fortunate to have a doting father who I lived with half the time. It wasn’t until I started going to other kids houses that I realised that the life I was living with my mum was sooooooo different to every other child around me.
My brother & I went through such neglect and our safety was completely breached. What we experienced no child should ever have to go through. I had to become an adult at a young age, not only taking care of myself but my baby brother too.
A lot of what was going on was hidden because she was what’s known as a “functioning” alcoholic/drug addict.
I do go through waves with this topic however recently I’ve been finding it particularly hard to cope with.
Im definitely the type to push unwanted feelings deeper down and to keep moving on with my head high, however, I’ve decided to STOP ignoring what I went through & take the time to really process it, you know, think about it, relive the memories, speak out, cry out and allow myself to be angry. My own mother broke my heart and let me down from such a young age. To go through such grief so early in life has had detrimental impacts on my mental health from early on. I suffered from an anxiety related eating disorder from the age of 8/9, constantly feeling immense guilt, having breakdowns and panic attacks all from what my OWN biological parent put me through. I realised that I find great comfort in helping others, every time I connect with people who have been through similar situations I heal a little bit more. This is why I have decided to join a charity dedicated to children who are experiencing everything that I did.
I want to raise as much awareness as I can when it comes to children born to addicts. I never spoke out about it because I always felt embarrassed but the more we open up the more we help heal hurting heart going through this situation too 💜
... pondering new beginnings. 🤔 #dusk
Our good friends at @bemoremvmt today announced the winner of their film competition that many of our @i_weigh community took part in, we got a sneak peak at the entries and they were incredible! - Congratulations to the winner Vanessa @vanpap. And a huge congrats to everyone that took part and thanks for sharing what @bemoremvmt means to you!! #bemoreyou #iweigh #bemorefilmcontest
Incase no one told you today💕🙏 What ever your goals are, take time to just be and remember this: You are doing the best you can and your best, not any body elses, your best is amazing.
Little steps, take them and keep taking them, when you add them all up they all equal eventually an achievement.
Because you are alive anything is possible💕
How to feel more free
1. Stop seeking approval.
It blows my mind that we can become so detached from who we and allow other people to determine how we feel about ourselves and our lives.
Ive had to learn how to be ok with my own decisions without approval from others, ive have had to learn how to trust my own judgement, ive had to learn that it is ok to not be doing what everyone else is doing and that it is ok to be happy about that!
Approval and validation from others, until recently, i didnt realise how much i let this decide my happiness and self worth.
I 100% value every single person i choose to have in my life. They all add value in some way love, friendship, happiness or sympathic ear. BUT at the end of the day i determine how i feel and i choose what feelings i allow to stay and what doent serve me any purpose and move them on
Its incredibly empowering to know that ive reached a point that i am who i am and im completely content with that. Life becomes so much morw beautiful when you let go of who you think you should be to be who your truely are❤