As a lot of you know, going back to school can be rough. I came up with a few tips for dealing with anxiety when going back to school! * Find someone you can talk to at school if your anxiety is unmanageable - this could be a good friend, teacher, or social worker. Being open with my teacher or social worker about my mental health and triggers has been really helpful for me to find accommodations for my OCD during class (taking breaks, listening to music, etc.) It’s always good to know you have a support system!
* Write down a few skills you can use when having a tough time on a notecard- I have found this really helpful because it is a reminder that there are things I can do when having anxiety * DIY your notebooks with drawings, stickers, and pictures that make you happy! I love doodling on my notebooks with markers and I even have my school laptop’s screensaver as my hamster Fluffy (@fluffys.instaham 🐹)
* Fidgets! I know that fidgets don’t work for everyone, but I find that squeezing a little ball or twisting a tangle helps me focus during class and allows me to put the energy to do a compulsion (skin picking for me) into something more positive.
What helps ease your anxiety at school? Let me know in the comments! Wishing you a wonderful rest of your day :) #mentalhealthawareness#backtoschool#mentalhealthmatters#mentalhealth#schoolanxiety#anxiety#ocd#ocdawareness#ocdrecovery#youarevalid#recoveryispossible#yougotthis
We have a lot of band related things going on this week. There is a jazz band thing on Thursday, the homecoming football game on Friday, and a parade on Saturday along with homecoming on Saturday. And there is a homecoming parade but idk when that is - 🐙
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Shout out to all the folks out there who don’t feel that they have the right to talk about their trauma. Whether you think your trauma “was not so bad compared to other people’s” or that your C-PTSD “isn’t worth mentioning”, your trauma is your trauma. Your trauma is your PTSD is your PTSD and it affects you. You don’t have to meet anyone else’s definition of trauma ... the way you feel and are affected is real and valid.
This is such and accurate depiction of what happens to the brain when you have C-PTSD.Even when you are out of an abusive situation the effects linger on.Healing takes years and sometimes things may never be the same again depending on how long you stayed and how much abused you endured.I applaud you for surviving hell on earth,I pray for those who are still trying to get out and I urge those still thinking on it who have a means to escape to do so as soon as they can safely.
My hope is that we can save some lives on this platform.
1)Do you suffer from C-PTSD?
2)What has helped you in recovery?
3)What are some of the things holding you back from leaving your toxic relationship?
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I was bullied for 9 years in school and i had no friends, except in the last 4 years. I heard the words fool, fat pig, whore, ugly dyke and so on nearly every day. In my first 5 schoolyears where i was bullied i was 6 to 11 and the first time i wanted to kill myself was at the age of 8. i couldn’t handle everything anymore and the more i tried to be strong the more i fell down. The next 4 years of school i had a friend let‘s call her Emma. Emma was my bestie and we both were in same class and we both were bullied. But we kept together we both were stronger that anyone! In the last year in this horrible school my bestie was the victim. Everyone called her a whore or a bitch and this shit hurted to see. I saw my bestie cry so many times and i didn’t want that i was by her side everytime so she knows she can talk to me. In this 9 years of bullying no one could help me. I couldn’t even talk to teachers because they bullied me too. Todays me is physical wreck. I am to anxious to go outside i always overcome myself everyday. I have social anxiety now. And i have scars. Stay strong!
LONG POST, BUCKLE UP KIDS: It took me 24 years to get to a place where I can be honest with myself, truly feel beautiful in this body, and have 100% gratitude for what it’s given me thus far. But what I’ve come to realize is that #BodyPositivity and #BodyLove isn’t a bandaid for harm, it’s a remedy for doubt and fear. Getting to a place where I can have an honest conversation with my body has given me space to tune out the criticism of others and allowed me to address issues with my health. It’s given me the confidence to fight back when countless doctors have shut me down when I came to them for help because things just don’t feel right. Till last year I was told I was just fat, and nothing else was wrong. But finally, someone listened. A wonderful women’s clinic practitioner at @urihealthsvcs last year understood that my weight wasn’t the issue, it was the symptom, and thus I was diagnosed with #PCOS . PCOS causes women to not only gain weight rapidly, but also have tremendous difficulty loosing it, and it often goes un-diagnosed because of weight stigma like what I faced. The irony of PCOS is that being as overweight as I am increases its symptoms and intensity.
So, Having the knowledge and confidence I do now, I have decided to continue my body-positive journey and on November 1st I will be having Gastric Bypass Surgery to regain control of my health and well-being. The reason for this long ass post is that I’ve been struggling accepting my decision to undergo weight loss surgery because being the “confident, happy fat girl” is a large part of my identity and what I often see online is that you have to choose a side, body positivity or weight loss. But I’ve come to realize that I can be both, and I will be both. I hope that this post and my journey helps someone else out there struggling with similar identity crisis. I will continue to be documenting my journey here if you’re interested in staying tuned and supporting me. And if you’re not, BYYYYEEE!!! 😘
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You are the only you. And that’s a good thing. I used to want to sand down my corners, try to fit in, be a “normal” person. Of course, it wasn’t possible! The real me would just keep popping up, in all her messy, quirky, singular glory. And then somewhere along the way a miracle happened: I stopped trying to run from my self. I stopped trying to get rid of the parts of me that I deemed troublesome and started viewing them as unique gifts that would take me exactly where I was needed in the world. I *integrated* those parts of me instead of disowning them. And wouldn’t you know it, I started to feel whole! I started to feel okay, just the way I am. Not better than anyone else, not worse. Just me. ❤️ (Via @maryamhasnaa) .
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I spent a really long time thinking that being a super self aware person meant I was emotionally healed. When I started to making connections of my patterns (both bad and good) and even sometimes uncovering the root, I considered that knowledge growth and therefore I was healed. I’m sorry you tell you my dear ones but self awareness is actually sometimes the worst. Because as you become *aware* of your patterns and triggers and problems that also creates RESPONSIBILITY to do something about them. I will not lie to you that healing is a lot of work. And I think this is where a lot of people get stuck. They get to self awareness but then realize it’s a long journey to healing and they shrink into comfort zones. I know I did for a long time. But I’m telling you the work is worth it. The knowledge of self and freedom that comes from from owning your stuff and creating healthier systems of caring for your emotional self (past,present,& future) leaves a lot more headspace for you to thrive. Invest in yourself. Take responsibility (this one was hardest for me). And become. Happy Monday. xo
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