Self care can range from manicures to naps to protecting our energy....
This is the part of healing where you start to look after your own needs instead of avoiding them. Get to know what your needs are because they are very important in your healing journey.
Self care everyday 💗
~ a shoulder to lean on ~
Imagine this: you’re sitting down with a friend who you know is in crisis and who’s about to break down but fighting back the tears and pushing away the emotions. Afraid that they will not be able to cope if they let the bottled up feelings come out. What if you said: “It’s okay to not be strong right now. And to not be strong for as long as you need. I am here for you and I’m not going anywhere. You can lean on me, I can take it.”
Now imagine someone saying this to you. How would that make you feel?
There are moments in everyone’s life when it’s just not the time to soldier on, to man up. When it’s not the time to power through. Sometimes it’s time to lean on someone who makes you feel safe and cared for, so you can recharge and gather your strengths. Soon enough you’ll be strong again. And soon enough you’ll be the one to lean on.
Mental & Emotional Health check🛎🛎🛎
This meme says it all but “don’t beat yourself up over something you may not be doing or doing “their way”, giving or “giving their way”, saying or “saying their way”.
Remember you are enough as you are where you are for somebody. While self reflection and growth are absolutely necessary and important, if you’re not being appreciated- CHANGE YOUR SITUATION.
Suffering is completely in your hands and yours only and it’s up to you how you handle what you’re feeling. If you have had enough , take the steps to change yourself, your situation, your circumstances, and move forward.
Ever notice how some outlets although charging your device will instantly make it HOT 🔥!!? And you become nervous, worried, and constantly check it to make sure it doesn’t get damaged!?!?! Well hun, every socket isn’t created equal & just because there’s an electrical current running through it, doesn’t mean it’s working well or for you! 🔌
Unplug, rest up, turn off, and recharge elsewhere! Imagine what could happen to that battery over time 😶
I am guilty of this too... so here’s a self check for us all!
Pay attention to who and what you’re plugging into.
Make sure you’re at the correct address for whatever reason and if not, ISSUE A SHIPPING RETURN LABEL ASAP! 🤣
Self check, reflect, correct ❤️
Many people confuse self-care with just getting luxurious things like their hair and make-up done, etc,. However, self-care also means that we are caring for our emotional, mental, physical and spiritual well-being. Which means there is a level of disciple we would need to practice such as taking time to meditate, exercise, eat healthy, making sure we don’t overwork ourselves, and ensuring that we are getting plenty of rest.
What self-care strategies do you engage in?
This is our whole Saturday mood in a picture.
When were you last this happy?
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Posted @withrepost • @transcendcounseling Our deeper core emotions hold tremendous wisdom and guidance. 💫 When we find ourselves in a place of anxiety, shame or guilt we can recognize this as a clue that there is something deeper there that is asking for our attention. Whether we grew up in a home where our natural human anger or sadness wasn’t modeled as safe to be felt or was deemed unacceptable and/or if perhaps we felt alone in processing our own core emotions to the point that it was overwhelming and had to be stuffed/avoided/inhibited, many of us don’t have practice with getting to know these emotions in a way that allows them to flow through us into a healthy expression.
In therapy or in an attuned relationship where it is safe to be authentic and to explore these experiences, we improve our capacity to hold a space for what we are feeling so that the feeling either dissipates, transforms into a different emotion, or informs a decision/action. For example, often times anger shifts into grief or dissipates to allow for joy, and/or it informs an action such as needing to set a boundary or make a request. Overtime, we gain a sense of confidence and even curiosity or excitement about making contact with ourselves in this way…we develop an inner trust that we can handle these challenging sensations and that there is an opportunity underlying the experience. It doesn't happen overnight but it reaps the rewards of less anxiety and tension with more centeredness and ease 💗
For more on this I highly recommend somatic psychotherapy modalities (AEDP, Narm, Hakomi, etc.) and if you like this specific quote, check out "it's not always depression" by Hilary Jacobs Hendel 👌🏽 @hilaryjacobshendel To check out FREE resources on emotional health, visit hilaryjacobshendel.com or google the Change Triangle. Link in profile.
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Oh wow, another year has gone by😅 The most transformational year so far, also probably one of the most painful ones. But hey, no pain, no gain, right?
It has also been one of the happiest years of my life and I know that the best is yet to come. I am so excited about what 27 will bring me😍
I just wanted to jump in here and thank everyone, who has supported me and has been with me on this wonderful journey called life. I am truly blessed to be surrounded by people who understand me, support me, motivate me and inspire me. I wouldn't be where I am without you.
Thank you and to many more years of doing life together🥂
Sending love and gratitude to all of you💋
🇷🇺Вот и прошел еще один год. Ох, это был год перемен и трансформаций. Пожалуй, один из самых сложных, но самых счастливых годов.
Я вообще на секунду сюда заглянула сказать спасибо всем тем, кто меня поддерживает, мотивирует, вдохновляет и понимает. Спасибо вам за то, что идете вместе со мной по жизни. Без вас у меня бы многого не получилось.
Спасибо вам за то, что вы есть. Сегодня выпью за то, чтобы мы и дальше вместе шли по жизни🥂
Люблю, целую. Ваша Даша😀
What I know for sure is you have been doing the best you can with the resources you have. .
But, recently you decided you want more and love that is a good thing to want. Because you deserving wanting what you want. .
Now because, you want what you want you will need new resources and new way of seeing life. .
It’s okay love. .
You are wired to want what you want. .
It’s ok to release the old ways of loving you because you are worthy of loving and accepting yourself. .
You can love you easily💖 you can feel love towards you 💖 you are deserving of the self acceptance you are searching for. .
Join me and allow me to guide you through 7 days of focusing on you
Today's post in on uncertainty and the relationship with worry. I find my anxiety stems from worry of uncertainty. I'm anxious about what could be. What may be. What could happen. All the uncertainty is scary! I've learnt we need to accept uncertainty and embrace the feelings to move on from worry.
Swee, M. B., Olino, T. M., & Heimberg, R. G. (2019). Worry and anxiety account for unique variance in the relationship between intolerance of uncertainty and depression. Cognitive Behaviour Therapy, 48(3), 253-264.
'The evidence supporting the relationship between intolerance of uncertainty (IU), a cognitive construct well established in the anxiety literature, and depression is mixed. Some research has demonstrated a direct association between IU and depression, whereas other studies suggest that IU is either unrelated or indirectly related to depression through other pathways, including anxiety. The present study aimed to further elucidate the relationship between IU and depression in an undergraduate sample (N = 221). We posited a model in which worry and anxiety account for unique variance in the association between IU and depression. Results supported this hypothesis. Worry and trait anxiety significantly accounted for unique variance in the relationship between IU and depression. Furthermore, the model that best fit the data included two additional direct paths, from IU to anxiety and from worry to depression, and excluded the direct path from IU to depression. Our findings support the notion that IU and depression are indirectly related through worry and anxiety. Limitations and future directions are discussed'.
When your actions are not consistent with how you feel you are suppressing your true feelings. That energy doesn't just go away. It stays in your body. When the suppression of energy continues long enough it can manifest physically as the accumulation of cells and inability to let them go. If you keep storing what you are not expressing physically you keep accumulating cells in your body. If you are not expressing your true feelings you are not letting energy go. Physically you are not letting cells leave your body. That is what cancer is.
Cancer is what happens to people who keep suppressing their emotions and don't let them surface. People who choose not to face their emotions and run away from them. People who force themselves to think positively when nothing they feel or experience is positive. Who force themselves to smile when inside they are feeling pain. People who don't express how they feel and keep hiding their true feelings from others. Who show a non-genuine self to gain acceptance from others. Who are afraid of what others may think of them if they show them their true self and express how they feel. People who fail to set boundaries. Who are afraid to say no or engage in conflict. Who don't respond to insults. Who don't react when they are in any way abused. People who are afraid of changing what they don't like in their lives. Who are so afraid of change that they choose not to face their own unhappiness.
Are you one of those people? Search for what you are suppressing and face it. Start expressing your true self and feelings. Move away from situations that don't serve you or make you unhappy. Let go of people who harm you. Don't be afraid of change.
It is never too late for anyone. If you already have cancer you can reverse it.
Lai jauka rudenīgā nedēļas nogale visiem! Šonedēļ piedzīvojām burvīgu atvasaru ar teju +20 grādiem un varēja izdejoties pa rudenīgajām lapām basām kājām 🍁☺️🍁
Have a great weekend everyone! This week we had a beautiful day of Indian summer. What else could be better than playing with taijifan sequence and diving deeper into the meaning of gesture “Autumn wind sweeps fallen leaves “🍂🍁🌞
. “Vējš aizslauka rudens lapas” 秋風掃落葉 (citreiz arī 風掃秋葉) qīufēng căo luòyè Vēl kāda kustība no Taidzi dejas ar vēdekli, kas aprakstīta dzejas rindās - kā simbolisks teksts ar dziļu un plašu nozīmi.
Šī ir arī viena no Ķīniešu valodas idiomām.
“kā rudens vējš aizslauka nokritušās lapas… tā “vecais” aiziet ar vienu skaidru, tīru vēzienu”
Taidzi pamakursa regulārās nodarbībās iesācējiem:
pirmdienās 20:00, piektdienās 17:30, otrdienās 10:00 no 29.oktobra. .
28.novembrī. - Jan stila taidzi senās garās vairāk kā 108 kustību sekvences 1.daļa (22 kustības) arī vienas dienas seminārā. Piemērots gan iesācējiem, gan praktizētājiem ar pieredzi. Īpaši tiem - kam nav iespēju apmeklēt regulārās nodarbības. Piecu dienas semināru laikā apgūsim pakāpeniski visas 108 kustības.
Let's talk about self care. As you plan for the days ahead, tick off the groceries, tick off the Bill's, tick off the life admin does self care ever make it on to the list?
What did you do last week for the sole purpose of taking care of yourself?
I've learnt over the years that in order to be the best version of myself ot is essential that I plan time for self care into my week.
Last week my self care included attending a ((BOUNCE)) class with the lovely and super fit Louisa @bouncehatherley and having a reiki treatment with the wonderful Francesca from The Winged Cinnabar. I've booked in to do both again soon 🙂🙏 Self care can included so many different things and doesn't have to take up much time or cost anything at all really.
Here are some ideas:
1. Create, build, cook, garden, do art 🎨
2. Laugh, play, have fun, get silly 😂
3. Read for fun, read for relaxation, read for opening up your life to possibilities, read for you 🤓
What does your self care include? Why not share in the comments below and inspire others 👇👇👇 #selfcare
How do you heal your emotional self ? I had a little heart break to deal with today and I wanted to curl up into a ball and cry, but can’t with business to take care of. (2 festivals this weekend and out-of-town house guests) So I spent some time talking to one of my besties on the phone, laying in my hammock looking up at the trees, lots of crying and luckily, got some good hugs in. How do you muddle through those hard days when you feel like quitting ? If you’re a business owner, mom, caretaker, or any number of things and people rely on you, you can’t stop, so it’s important to have a strategy or know what works best for you to get through those difficult days. Friends, nature therapy, and letting myself cry it out got me through the difficult day. #selfcare#selflove#healyourself#emotionalhealth#heartbreak#businessowner#cry#naturetherapy#thankgodforfriends#girlfriends#difficultdays
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Certain people have this special ability to wear multiple hats. They create wonders in everything they do and one such person is the hero of our second feature of ´#HumansofNLP´. Meet Gayatri Aptekar, a Mom, Writer, Master Practitioner of NLP, Cognitive Therapist, Parent Coach but above all a Storyteller (phew! that´s a lot of different hats she wears). She left her 10-year corporate career to pursue her vision of empowering people to rewrite their life stories. She was introduced to NLP in July 2013 when she was having severe withdrawal symptoms from antidepressants. Her decisions were influenced by the voices in her head. She had a lot of childhood trauma that needed to be processed. But, that´s all a thing of the past. She believes with NLP, she struck gold by discovering a user manual for her brain.
When asked about the specific impact NLP has created, she is all smiles and says, "NLP gave me the tools to work on myself and allowed me to close some chapters and build powerful bridges. I learnt better adaptation skills and experienced emotional wholeness. I had a phobia of riding a scooter that got cleared. I also got rid of frequent cold, cough and asthma. Getting over the limiting beliefs helped me to live a life aligned to my most important value that's freedom." Come November 30th, she will be at the NLP Conference in Aamchi Mumbai. She says, "This conference is a place where I can connect to all the speakers, some of them whom I've been reading and following since last 6 years... This is a fabulous chance to learn new techniques, model excellence and polish my existing skills." In the last 6 years, Gayatri has connected and transformed the lives of over 10,000 people through her articles, workshops, storytelling and therapy sessions and is determined to continue impacting thousands more in years to come.
Self-care refers to a deliberate or effortful activity that is done in order to take care of one's own mental, emotional, and physical health.
Agnes Wainman has explained, Self-care as “something that refuels us, rather than takes from us.” Despite its easy explanation, it is often something we fail to do on a regular basis. Check out our stories to find out some tried and tested ways of self-care.