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The Storm

This quote beautifully captures the essence of true peace. Life will always present us with challenges, uncertainties, and storms, but finding serenity means cultivating a sense of calm and resilience within ourselves despite these external turbulences. If you don't know how to deal with the storm, here are some suggestions. Practice mindfulness to ground yourself in the present moment, develop resilience through journaling and positive affirmations, and exercise self-compassion. Engage in healthy outlets like exercise or creative hobbies, focus on what you can control, and let go of what you cannot change. By integrating these practices into your daily routine, you can strengthen your mental health muscles and create a sense of peace that withstands life's inevitable storms. Remember, if mental health exercises only worked when everything was ok in your life, there would be no point in practicing them. Are you dealing with a particular storm these days? If so, please share, I'd love to help.

Also, as a way to better connect with you all, I make video responses to your mental health questions.

The last video I made was about what to do when you feel like life is too hard. If this sounds relevant to you, you can check out the video here:

www.instagram.com/thomas_of_copenhagen

Otherwise, if you have any questions about mental health, please post in my group and I will try to make a video response specifically for you.

~ 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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Worry

So often, we get caught up in the mistakes of our past or the uncertainties of our future, and in doing so, we rob ourselves of the joy and peace that can be found right now. Fear and worry are natural human experiences, but when they dominate our thoughts, they prevent us from appreciating the beauty of our current reality. Practicing mindfulness, focusing on the present, and cultivating gratitude can help us break free from the cycle of worry. Let's embrace the now, find joy in the little moments, and remember that happiness is found in the present. What do you do to let go of worries and be more present?

Also, as a way to better share advice with you all, I make video responses to your mental health questions.

The last video I made was about what to do when you feel like life is too hard. If this sounds relevant to you, you can check out the video here:

www.instagram.com/thomas_of_copenhagen

Otherwise, if you have any questions about mental health, please post in my group and I will try to make a video response specifically for you.

~ 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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Let it be

How often have we kept ourselves up all night wondering why something happened? What if this? What if that? We run scenarios in our head nonstop and where does it get us? It only leads to more sadness, more anxiety, more confusion, and more restlessness. Even if we did find some imaginary conclusion, what then? It would not change a thing. Instead of driving yourself mad, try letting it be. There is a gentle art in letting things be. It is not a sign of weakness, it is a sign of maturity, wisdom, and strength. Is anyone familiar with this process?

Also, as a way to better share advice with you all, I make video responses to your mental health questions.

The last video I made was about what to do if you have difficulty being proud of yourself. If this sounds relevant to you, you can check out the video here:

www.instagram.com/thomas_of_copenhagen

Otherwise, if you have any questions about mental health, please post in my group and I will try to make a video response specifically for you.

~ 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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How do you talk to yourself?

Mindfulness isn't only meditation or sitting in silence. I actually never just sit and meditate. But I am constantly aware of the thoughts that fly around in my head. We can easily get caught up in talking to ourselves all day and forget how hurtful we are to ourselves. The more mindful you are of this activity the more you can change what you think. When you start saying positive things or express gratitude to yourself, you will actually train your brain and thought pattern to change. Has anyone noticed this?

Also, as a way to better share advice with you all, I make video responses to your mental health questions.

The last video I made was about what to do if you have trouble believing your feelings are valid. If this sounds relevant to you, you can check out the video here:

www.instagram.com/thomas_of_copenhagen

Otherwise, if you have any questions about mental health, please post in my group and I will try to make a video response specifically for you.

~ 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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Life is a circle

When you go to the doctor to get a shot, what happens if you flex and try to resist the pain? It hurts more. But if you relax and let it happen, how painful is it then? You can have the same attitude with emotions. No one wants painful emotions, but our resistance only makes things worse. Once you allow all emotions to come and go as they please, you will see that they cannot control you. Painful emotions are not a reflection of who you are or your ability to live. They are simply experiences that come with being alive. The earth does cry when it's winter or rejoice when it's summer. All seasons are most welcome and necessary. Through mindfulness, you can learn to ease up and embrace all the experiences life has to offer. Can anyone relate?

Also, as a way to better share advice with you all, I make video responses to your mental health questions.

The last video I made was about what to do if you have trouble believing your feelings are valid. If this sounds relevant to you, you can check out the video here:

www.instagram.com/thomas_of_copenhagen

Otherwise, if you have any questions about mental health, please post in my group and I will try to make a video response specifically for you.

~ 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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The balance in our pain

I know that in the face of struggle all can seem lost. But these moments are here to test us, to help us mature, and force us out of our comfort zone, so that we may develop abilities, wisdom, and strength in ways we never thought possible. I know that through my own struggles, I learned how to grow and develop in ways I never thought possible; and now, because of all that pain, I am able to share my strength with all of you. So, for that balance I am grateful. Can anyone else relate to struggles in life pushing them forwards to being better than they were before?

Also, as a way to better share advice with you all, I make video responses to your mental health questions.

The last video I made was about what to do if you feel like no one understands what you're going through. If this sounds relevant to you, you can check out the video here:

www.instagram.com/thomas_of_copenhagen

Otherwise, if you have any questions about mental health, please post in my group and I will try to make a video response specifically for you.

~ 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 moment

So many of us are busy with activity, but we're even busier with mental activity—planning, preparing, worrying, regretting, imagining, hoping, fearing, wishing, waiting, hating. It's so exhausting. We run around exhausted and we think it's the physical body that's tried, but it is really our mind. Please take a moment to just sit in silence. Don't fill it with noise, music, tv, online shopping, dating apps, the news, or anything else. Just sit and enjoy the moment as it is. Enjoy the silence. If you practice silence, soon you will be able to have silence on the inside, and that peace will turn into such a joy. Has anyone experienced this?

Also, as a way to better share advice with you all, I make video responses to your mental health questions.

The last video I made was about why your mind is your greatest obstacle and what to do about it. If this sounds relevant to you, you can check out the video here:

www.instagram.com/thomas_of_copenhagen

Otherwise, if you have any questions about mental health, please post in my group and I will try to make a video response specifically for you.

~ 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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We believe what we tell ourselves

If you're anything like me, you have tons of experience insulting yourself. We are so comfortable and familiar with saying the worst things to ourselves that it becomes a habit without us even realizing it. Also, we get so used to negative self-talk that we think it's just the way it has to be and there's nothing we can do about it. Well, for starters, instead of trying to stop the negativity of your mind, how about you start telling yourself good things? If you do it enough times, it becomes a habit and you'll start loving yourself and believing in yourself without even realizing it. Is anyone out there willing to try? Are any of the statements in this picture something you are willing to start telling yourself? Or maybe you have another great message you like telling yourself? If so, I'd love to hear it. Please share below!

Also, as a way to better share advice with you all, I make video responses to your mental health questions.

The last video I made was about why your mind is your greatest obstacle and what to do about it. If this sounds relevant to you, you can check out the video here:

www.instagram.com/thomas_of_copenhagen

Otherwise, if you have any questions about mental health, please post in my group and I will try to make a video response specifically for you.

~ 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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Let it go

How often have we kept ourselves up all night wondering why something happened? What if this? What if that? We run scenarios in our head nonstop and where does it get us? It only leads to more sadness, more anxiety, more confusion, and more restlessness. Even if we did find some imaginary conclusion, what then? It would not change a thing. Instead of driving yourself mad, try letting it be. There is a gentle art in letting things be. It is not a sign of weakness, it is a sign of maturity, wisdom, and strength. Is anyone familiar with this process?

Also, as a way to better share advice with you all, I make video responses to your mental health questions.

The last video I made was about what to do if you find yourself up at night with racing thoughts. If this sounds relevant to you, you can check out the video here:

www.instagram.com/thomas_of_copenhagen

Otherwise, if you have any questions about mental health, please post in my group and I will try to make a video response specifically for you.

~ 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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Trust the journey

Isn't it amazing how life unfolds in ways we never expected? What we once thought was essential becomes a memory, and we discover new passions and loves we never imagined. Life's unpredictable paths often lead us to the most beautiful destinations. Instead of fearing the unknown, let's embrace it with faith and curiosity. Every twist and turn brings lessons that shape us. Trust in the journey, for it's in these unexpected adventures that we find our true selves and our greatest joys. What's a surprising twist in your journey that brought you unexpected happiness? Share your story below!

Also, as a way to better share advice with you all, I make video responses to your mental health questions.

The last video I made was about how to stop the feeling of meaninglessness at work. If this sounds relevant to you, you can check out the video here:

www.instagram.com/thomas_of_copenhagen

Otherwise, if you have any questions about mental health, please post in my group and I will try to make a video response specifically for you.

~ 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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