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Leave your past behind you

One of the things that triggers me the most is painful thoughts from my past. These can be memories about things that people did to me, I did to myself, or things I wish I had done differently. When these painful thoughts come up, my first response is to try to fight them away. But that is of course pointless. They remain no matter what I do. So I realize I have to change the way I reflect about them. Instead of being painful moments of defeat, I like to remind myself that they are growing pains and have helped me survive. You can do this too. You have survived 100% of the obstacles life has thrown at you. We all know this, so why is it still so hard to let go? Is anybody struggling with this? What thoughts of your past are trying to hold you down?

Also, I'm so grateful for all of you and would love to get to know you all better outside of The Mighty, so if you're on Instagram, feel free to reach out at:

www.instagram.com/thomas_of_copenhagen

~ Thanks to all. Thanks for all. ~

Speaking of thanks for all, I was hoping we could acknowledge everyone who comments below. I know it seems like a small gesture, but many people here have never opened up to anyone before and being open and honest with strangers can be quite scary. So, if we could show our gratitude by giving their comment a simple reply or heart, I’m sure they would really appreciate your team support. What do you say?

#MentalHealth #MentalHealth #Depression #Anxiety #BipolarDisorder #BorderlinePersonalityDisorder #Addiction #dissociativedisorders #ObsessiveCompulsiveDisorder #ADHD #Fibromyalgia #EhlersDanlosSyndrome #PTSD #Cancer #RareDisease #Disability #Autism #Diabetes #EatingDisorders #ChronicIllness #ChronicPain #RheumatoidArthritis #Suicide #MightyTogether

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Take a step back from your thoughts

I know we all know how easy it is to get caught up in negative thinking and how hard it is to get out. I used to think that I had to somehow fight my thoughts or force them away. But after practicing mental health exercises for so long, I've learned that a much better approach to overcome this challenge is to practice non-resistance to negative thinking and to practice passive awareness of it. Think of them like how if you watch a horror movie: you can be very engaged and feel the terror, but then you can also take a step back and remind yourself that you're simply watching the movie unfold, and then the terror doesn't have the same effect. If you remember to just witness your thoughts and emotions instead of getting engaged with them, does this bring you some peace? If it seems impossible, please keep practicing. This is possible, but it takes practice to be good just like everything else you've gotten good at in your life. Do you think you can incorporate this approach to intrusive thoughts in your life?

Also, I'm so grateful for all of you and would love to get to know you all better outside of The Mighty, so if you're on Instagram, feel free to reach out at:

www.instagram.com/thomas_of_copenhagen

~ Thanks to all. Thanks for all. ~

Speaking of thanks for all, I was hoping we could acknowledge everyone who comments below. I know it seems like a small gesture, but many people here have never opened up to anyone before and being open and honest with strangers can be quite scary. So, if we could show our gratitude by giving their comment a simple reply or heart, I’m sure they would really appreciate your team support. What do you say?

#MentalHealth #MentalHealth #Depression #Anxiety #BipolarDisorder #BorderlinePersonalityDisorder #Addiction #dissociativedisorders #ObsessiveCompulsiveDisorder #ADHD #Fibromyalgia #EhlersDanlosSyndrome #PTSD #Cancer #RareDisease #Disability #Autism #Diabetes #EatingDisorders #ChronicIllness #ChronicPain #RheumatoidArthritis #Suicide #MightyTogether

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Finally reaching out for any sort of advice with my mental health/ my addiction.

hi guys! i just made this account today after i’ve caught myself reading a lot of articles about #BipolarDisorder & #BorderlinePersonalityDisorder haha.
so i thought i’d reach out (surprisingly) and ask the public for help since i can’t seem to get myself to get help professionally. i was wondering if anyone has any feedback or honestly anything at all that could help me with getting sober i would appreciate it so much. i want to get clean so so bad, yet for some reason i find myself using still. it’s like a routine i knowingly can break & want to but for some reason don’t? i hate not feeling like i have any control over my body/ or any choices i make yet im aware that i’m the only one in control of my person & the only one that can make any decision for myself. it’s similar to how i will have a certain negative reaction toward someone, and in that moment i know that i’m causing them to feel bad, i also know that i’m taking all my frustration out on them, causing them to feel like everything is their fault but my emotions are just too strong to the point where i feel like what im saying in the moment is appropriate although i also have the mindset in that moment, that its not but still,. i can’t stop although im not actually intentionally trying to make whoever, feel that negative way at all. but at the same time feel as if everyone needs to feel this anger, sadness, whatever present emotion as strongly as i am. then once i get over that feeling, i then talk down on myself causing a deep depressive episode because i feel so awful for how i treated that person(s). this is a continue cycle that i know i get to chose weather or not i want to break the cycle but at the same time it seems like i dont have the control over doing? like its so frustrating that anytime i want something, no matter how bad…. i do whatever i can to get the opposite just so i can be upset/angery just to start problems that i dont even want to the slightest. and even if i get what i want in a situation, then i will literally convince myself that i actually wanted the complete opposite/ what i said i didnt want & proceed to still get upset/ angry. which i think thats why i cant overcome my addiction if that makes sense? i dont really understand why im this way & why i cause myself to never be pleased with anything. like why is it that if i want something and i get it, i still torture myself into having the belief that i want the opposite? is it because i feel like i deserve to feel these awful ways? maybe because of the narcissistic abuse i went through? maybe its because i lost my dad at 12yrs old? i wish i understand more about how trauma affects me today but i struggle with gettinf any help whatsoever and im suprised im even reaching out on here. idk…i dont understand myself. if anyone sees this and can give me any feedback no matter what it is, id actually appreciate it so much you have no idea. and if you read this whole thing, you’re seriously such an angle. thank you<3 #Bipolar1 #Autism #Addiction

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Medication Question 💊

I’m currently on four medications to help my bipolar disorder mainly. I take two nightly meds which help me sleep tremendously and I’m on Lamictal and Latuda during the day. My moods still are all over the place. My sleep schedule has slightly changed (by a few hours) and I do take the medication at slightly different hours as well but only by a couple of hours difference tops. Maybe I’m sleeping too much? Sleeping less is what usually triggers my mania. During the week, I can be depressive, anxious, I was derealizing last week and this week I’ve felt a little uppity as in manic. I’m a bit stressed over not working currently but I feel more stressed at the idea of going back to work and feeling this way. I used to smoke weed to calm me down but I’m afraid of addiction and I can’t function the entire day on weed. Any advice? I may see my psychiatrist next week and I can report the symptoms. I have PCOS and I know that contributes to low mood so I am going to the doctor for that this week. Thanks for reading my post!

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A lesson I learned in my mental health and recovery journey: Why Defining Your Own Success Matters

Taking ownership of your journey, from defining your challenges to measuring your progress, is an act of profound empowerment. It allows you to break free from the potentially limiting comparisons to others' experiences.

By focusing on your unique path, you can celebrate your victories, big or small, and acknowledge the hurdles you've overcome. This self-directed approach fosters a sense of agency and resilience, enabling you to navigate your journey with confidence and clarity. #MentalHealth #ADHD #Addiction #Anxiety #GeneralizedAnxietyDisorder

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Abuse

If you're anything like me, you've had your fair share of tragedies and dark moments. This led to years of depression and eventually wanting to make my life. And when I look back, it's easy to blame these events, but all that does is remove the fact that I came through. No one gave me the strength to keep on fighting, I had it in me all along. I just didn't see it until I was in a situation where fighting was my only choice. Now that I've made it this far, I know that when further pain comes, having the strength to keep on going will only come from myself. If you're reading this and dealing with pain, I hope you know that you too can create the same internal strength to keep on going. You already have everything you need to overcome whatever obstacle you are facing right now. Is anyone having difficulty remembering how strong they are or how far they've come? What are some things you've done that prove that you are strong?

~ Thanks to all. Thanks for all. ~

Also, I'm so grateful for all of you and would love to get to know you all better outside of The Mighty, so if you're on Instagram, feel free to reach out at:

www.instagram.com/thomas_of_copenhagen

#MentalHealth #MentalHealth #Depression #Anxiety #BipolarDisorder #BorderlinePersonalityDisorder #Addiction #dissociativedisorders #ObsessiveCompulsiveDisorder #ADHD #Fibromyalgia #EhlersDanlosSyndrome #PTSD #Cancer #RareDisease #Disability #Autism #Diabetes #EatingDisorders #ChronicIllness #ChronicPain #RheumatoidArthritis #Suicide #MightyTogether

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What's something that motivates and inspires you that you'd like to share?

Each day is an opportunity for growth, resilience, and self-care. Take a moment to appreciate the small victories—the sunrise, a warm cup of tea, or a kind word from a friend. Prioritize your mental health by practicing mindfulness, setting healthy boundaries, seeking moments of joy, seeking help, and, most of all, honoring your journey. And where you are in your journey. #MentalHealth #ADHD #Addiction #Anxiety #Motivation

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