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3rd Therapist

I've been with my 3rd therapist now since mid November & I'm still trying to get a vibe. The only one so far is "awkward" & I'm trying not to let that be the main reason of possibly finding a new one.... yet, I don't wanna start all over again with my story. Ugh.

What I mean by "awkward" is once I'm done talking or explaining something, it's complete silence for a minute or so. Grant it, I do my sessions via zoom & it can have some delays, but y'all, delays don't take THAT long. I'm not a fan of awkward silence & stares. My last therapist kept the convo going. Kept the sessions going. I liked that therapist. Wish they didn't leave & I was able to follow her.
Also, I'm an avid journal writer. She knows this. So now, all she suggests is do this in your journal. Do that in your journal. Journal this. Journal that. Some days I don't mind it yet some days I'm like, give me something else lady. Lol.

Has any of y'all had a therapist like that? Just made it "awkward" in some sessions?

#Therapist #Therapy #Chatspace #Anxiety #Depression #Insomnia #PTSD #Migraines #GAD #GeneralizedAnxietyDisorder #Healing

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Sunday Thoughts

... Sundays seem to be the day my mind wanders & overflows itself with "I should do this.." "what ifs" "I need to do this.." & other random things.

My Sunday job gives me the opportunity to let my mind go it's own way yet I can't act on those "ideas" & what not til I get home, obviously. Annoying thing tho, when I get home, my mind shuts completely off & nothing gets accomplished.

I journal at night & some times, I "yell" at myself for allowing sabotage vibes take control. I "yell" at myself for not following thru with the plans I originally made.

Every Jan. 1st, I come up with a word for the year & this year I've chosen "Accountability." Start holding myself accountable for my own actions. My own self sabotage. My own doings. I want all this in my life & yet I don't follow thru for the most part. Accountability is something I've needed to focus on for some time now! This yr, it's time.

I've made a list of 300 things I'd love to accomplish this year. Have I read it to myself in the morning since Jan. 1st? No, I have not! See why I chose that word? Lol. Have I done any of my daily intentions or daily chores I've set out to accomplish for that day, no I have not.

My inner world is so broken. Trying to heal & fix cycles that have been on repeat for so long, that ish is hard to demolish. It's like taking a tiny hammer to some very strong cemet bricks & no progress is made. I need my sledgehammer.

My Sunday Thoughts have been a thing for some time now. Trying to carry them into the week is not easy for me. All I do is beat myself up. Therapy has helped some on how to flip the switch of negative talk to positive, but I find myself quickly sinking to the bottom of the negative.

Speaking of therapy, when new wounds are open, those trigger next day emotions that some days lead to a few days in a row. Journaling those specific emotions is a release to an extent. Insomnia comes out of the woods & is like, let's play. Again, my mind wanders to whatever is thrown its way... nvr ending cycle.

You know that story, If You Give A Mouse A Cookie..... the lil guy remembers so much with every task he's given & leads to more tasks... that's how I feel most days & nights. Mind is non stop!

..... just like this post. I can just keep going with whatever is on my mind, but I'm not going to. Ugh. My life. My life of a wandering mind. My life of trying to calm thy mind..

#Anxiety #Depression #Insomnia #IntrusiveThoughts #Migraines #Therapy #Healing #CheckInWithMe #Chatspace #GAD #PTSD #Undiagnoused #NegativeThoughts

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Car Journaling

It was brought to my attention that I should have a car journal. As a writer, I've nvr really thought about it. I just journal before work & before bed. Hardly in between. After hearing the benefits it has, here I am getting my car journal all set up. & YES, I'll wait til I'm parked to write. I'm not THAT stupid. Lol.

Here's to trying something new for ones creative brain. May this technique bring the zen that is needed for ones journey. 🖤🍋🦋

For those of you who journal/write, have you done such?! If so, how'd it go?! I'd love to hear your experiences.

#Anxiety #Depression #Insomnia #Trauma #PTSD #Healing #Therapy #Journaling #Migraines #CheckInWithMe #Chatspace #mighty

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Story Time

Was nvr a reader thanks to a wandering mind growing up. Would always forget what I read within seconds. ADHD much, possibly.

Now that I've started a journey to better myself. To understand myself. I've become a reader. I've become a note taker..

These books were recommended to me. Thought I'd spend the "unnecessary" money on 'em & hope they're what is needed for this journey.

If y'all have read any of these, how are they? Worth the sale price?! Did they help your journey?

#Anxiety #Depression #Insomnia #Trauma #Migraines #PTSD #GAD #Grief #Therapy #Healing #Chatspace #CheckInWithMe #selfhelp #MightyBookClub


Needed Space...

.... to get the thoughts out of head & I'm not a fan of "notes" on the phone.

Here I sit in my car, church parking lot, due to work & the thoughts of anxiety are consuming so much space.
I've noticed the emotions since yesterday & allowed myself to just sit & recognize what my mind & body was trying to tell me.

Last Sunday I returned home from my very first out of state solo trip. Drove 13 hrs from AZ to CO & that was beyond needed. Idk why I allowed self-sabotage to control me for so long. Once I got back, I felt my depression creep in for a day or two. Got that under controlled.

This past Friday I felt my anxiety try to come & play during work. I fought it off due to being at work & not wanting to cause a scene. That night it was good. Went out & saw The Lion King Musical for the first time. Loved it. That calmed the nerves.

Today, I can feel every emotion trying to creep its way back in. I'm trying to remember techniques I've been shared yet some are not quite what is needed.

Tuesday is my session after having a week off. I can not wait for it. Much needed. This therapist has been such a blessing in disguise. Opened so many doors, good & bad, yet the bad has put a lot into perspective. Always looking for the positive in a negative situation. Always reasoning behind actions... I believe.

My mind & body is just full of so much right now. Trying to sit with everything yet trying to push some emotions to the side is exhausting. Remembering I'm at work is what's keeping me from crashing to my knees.

Ya'll, mental illness is not for the weak. This ish is hard.... & I will not be giving up nor giving in. I will come thru on top. I will define my life. This constant "battle" will not.

If you've made it thus far, you're the real mvp. I was just trying to calm thy thoughts the way I know how. Thank you. 🖤

#Anxiety #Depression #PTSD #Trauma #selfsabotage #Migraines #Healing #Therapy #Insomnia #Chatspace #CheckInWithMe #GAD



What are some techniques you are doing on this healing journey?

Inner child work.
Shadow work.
Self-Help Books

What are some advice, pointers, & suggestions you'd give someone who is on the journey who feels hopeless. Clueless. Weak. Unmotivated. & any other "negative" adjective.

Pinterest is only doing so much.
Therapy is helping yet some days sessions feel pointless.

Any & all help is greatly appreciated.
#Anxiety #Depression #Migraines #Chatspace #CheckInWithMe #undiagnoised #MentalHealth #Insomnia #Grief #Healing #Therapy #selfhelp #ShadowWork #innerchild #PTSD #Trauma

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Reflection Post

If you asked me 6 months ago how I was mentally doing, I'd cry on the spot & tell you my whole life story with a side of sarcasm of "living my best life."
Today, not so much. I'll occassionally have those dark days, but not as bad. Life is not all rainbows, it's how we come out that will test our strength. I will proudly tell you how my day is going, which always starts with a big bowl of gratitude. That's become my love language. No shame, either!

I've started a journey for myself that I'm forever proud of. Taking those first steps was not easy that's for sure but continuing those steps to better oneself makes that walk a whole lot better! I see the brightness from within. I see the courage when presented with weakness. I see the change & it's such a beautiful reflection..

To that woman who was struggling & couldn't find the words to do better, look at you now?! You bravely acknowledged those demons & knew something needed to change. You took it upon yourself with no reassurance to start this scary yet rewarding journey. YOU did it all by yourself! I am sorry it took this long to commit tho! Those demons were at some point to strong.

Here's to continuing on this journey with an open mind. Open arms. & one big ole open heart. 🖤🦋

#Anxiety #Depression #Migraines #Chatspace #CheckInWithMe #undiagnoised #MentalHealth #Selflove #Therapy #Insomnia #Healing #Grief #GAD


Therapy Decision..

So, my therapist told me yesterday during our session that she will be leaving this company at the end of the month & moving on to better opportunities with a new organization. Only thing, this new organization does not accept insurance & is out of pocket... ouch!

It's been 6 months of being on this therapy journey with my therapist. My first therapy rodeo & this happens. Ugh. I've seen a huge change within myself yet of course some days I fall back down. Therapy has been a huge help within my story & I'm forever thankful for my therapist to give me that push. She's been amazing these last 6 months.

The way my anxiety works is now I'm overthinking of my choices. Do I start all over again & open up to someone new? Do I follow my therapist knowing I won't be able to afford it or do I just cross the finish line of this journey & call it a win, even though some days don't feel like a win?

To my fellow mighties who are on this therapy journey & who have experienced something similar, how did y'all handle the news? Did you go with someone new? How was that? Did y'all end your journey even though you feel like it should have continued? Did you follow your therapist? I'd love to hear any & all experiences. I'd love to be given some pointers/advice..

I'm torn. & I know it's all up to me, but just hearing others go thru similar experiences will ease this anxiety of mine.

#Anxiety #Depression #Migraines #Chatspace #CheckInWithMe #undiagnoised #MentalHealth #Selflove #Therapy #PTSD #GAD #Insomnia #Grief #Healing


Therapy Talk..

"I'm going to be switching organizations. I will no longer be with this company. I do know my new office does not accept insurance. It's out of pocket only..... "

Y'all, my therapist is moving on to better opportunities & I'm torn. Excited for her yet nervous for me. Confused as usual.

This month marks 6 months of being in therapy, EVER, & I've found such peace in this journey. In this therapist. I can see how much I've changed just in this short while & I owe some it to her.

Am I ready to start "over" with someone new? Will they keep on this path that my therapist & I have already created? Will I like this person? Feel "safe" (open up to) with this individual?
So. Many. Questions. In. My. Head.

Sadly, I can't afford out of pocket costs, which pisses me off for those of us who truly need these sessions yet can't due to finances, but that's for a whole different day/post.
Even if I do monthly sessions instead of bi-weekly, I feel as if I won't get much in... if that makes sense. Is there even that option to do monthly?!

For those of you who are down this therapy journey,
1: good for you for acknowledging that you need the help & taking that step of committing.

2: how did you handle the news of being told that you may be given a new therapists?
Or finding a new one on your own?
(This therapist was recommended to me)

All of this is new to me & I'm torn of what to do... anxiety on the other hand knows EXACTLY what to do. Lol.

Any & all pointers/advice are welcomed. Please & thank you.

#Anxiety #Depression #Migraines #Chatspace #CheckInWithMe #undiagnoised #MentalHealth #Insomnia #Grief #Therapy #PTSD #GAD


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My future daughter-in-law had surgery As a veteran mighty I thought funny recovering from surgery memes would be helpful. Please help me out by posting positive/supportive/encouragement/funny snarky memes I can share #liftmeup #Chatspace #Healing #Postop #Meme

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