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    #Insomnia or Awake After Enjoying The Day? #Perspective Matters ❤️

    Wow! What a day! I really had fun today, well, yesterday. I went outdoors and enjoyed a day of exploring my local area! This has been a hard task during the past six months. But????? Why I am still awake at 4:00AM? I don’t have a clue. But once again, no worries, I am simply enjoying this quiet time of the day. And I think it is because I am finally embracing my medical leave because of this breakthrough.

    Two days ago, I woke and my mind was flipping thoughts like crazy! I tried to pray but my thoughts kept shifting; this is my new norm I often experience after sustaining my fifth concussion a year ago. But this time, as my thoughts flipped from one thing to the other, I had a thought: write each of your thoughts down. So I did. And within five minutes, I had recorded nearly twenty thoughts!!! And after writing every one my thoughts and feelings, which lasted twenty minutes, I was exhausted but….RELIEVED!!! 😁

    So, I feel as if a new me has emerged from that moment on! The multiple thoughts stemmed from me viewing other’s lives on social media sites. But those thoughts faded after I jotted them down, in real time. Why? Because I realized, once I wrote down each anxious thought, how those thoughts and feelings were all based on comparisons: me comparing my life to posted photos of others, which are really my assumptions of other people’s lives. And those comparisons and assumptions have led me into a maze of fractured emotional thoughts AND anxiety.

    Therefore, shortly after listing those many thoughts, I started enjoying my day. And now, after today’s fun activities, I am still awake because I am not emotionally overwhelmed from wasting time lamenting over my real life compared to posted snapshots of other people’s lives. Remember, those comparisons and assumptions are based on ONE SECOND of a person’s life captured by a camera.😉! But most importantly, those comparisons and assumptions are deceiving and very deceptive.

    So, I will now address such thinking, instantly, before succumbing to the negative emotions that accompany my deceptive assumptions and comparisons. We are not on this earth to live like others. No! Instead, we are here to be our #unique selves impacting lives we encounter with our special personalities, skills, and talents.❤️

    #BeYourself #conquer your #mindset , for you ARE #TheMighty person #created for #good #works !

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    #Cat for #Christmas

    Well, didn't work out with the shelter my friend & I went to a little over a week ago. As I posted earlier, they tore out my broken heart. #good thing is, another friend & I are working on an alternative means of adopting from a different, more considerate #Shelter , where we will have a much better chance of my bringing home my new #Furbaby . Here's putting #Hope into my #wish & that it will work out #wonderfully . 🙏

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    Memory Lane

    Hello Everyone!

    I believe we have officially kicked off the #Holidayseason here in central Florida. I am #excited but #sad at the same time. Do you know what I mean?

    You see, the time change, mixed with the days being shorter, mixed with #Bipolar II and #Anxiety , it's pretty #horrible .

    I am a mix of excited for the decorations around the #ThemeParks and I am looking forward to seeing what is happening in #WaltDisneyWorld next.

    I do feel #Loved and #Supported , but I know that I am not 100% where I thought I would be at this point in #Life . Perhaps we have an illusion we are supposed to be something else, when nature always happens?

    Let's hope this #Holiday season is #good for you!

    How do you #celebrate the holidays?

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    New Friends Destination For Current And Soon To Be New Friends! #Friends #MentalHealth

    Doesn’t this image and idea look like a paradise?

    Link to join us in this new adventure:

    New Friends Ages 40-55ish

    We all came on The Mighty ultimately to make new, real connections and to grow new friendships to get rid of this terrible thing called loneliness/being alone that is not good for anyone’s mental health and we all want better mental health.

    We all want to have friendships too based on the simple fact that we are humans and humans need to feel connected to other humans.

    And the twist with this group, is to all pitch in to make this a place on The Mighty where we don’t focus on our illnesses, because we are more than our illnesses, so much more. And we don’t want to forget that about ourselves. We don’t want to have our personalities get lost, all of the different, cool, unique things that make us who we are as people.

    So let’s all pitch in and start just chatting about everyday stuff like you would with any friend, about life in general, sharing things about yourself- just a couple examples -your interests, something you found funny, etc., whatever you would think that this is something you would like to share with a friend, and having some fun being social- because we all know we need to really connect and keep growing new friendships with our mental health in mind.

    One smile emoji or even one word can start a friendship. Some of the most comforting words in the universe are “me too.” “Hello.” “How is your day?”…(if you don’t have another conversation starter or reply to join in).

    New friends can change your life and your mental health for the better.
    Add in anything to get the ball rolling and grow some new friendships here.

    We can’t wait to get to know You.

    #Life #MightyTogether #Positivity #positive #Kind #ActsOfKindness #ActOfKindness #lonely #alone #MensHealth #MensMentalHealth #good #funny #Fun #happy #Happiness #RoomForJoy #Joy #Mindful #Mindfulness #Together #StrongerTogether #ItGetsBetter #TogetherWeAreStrongerCampaign #FamilyAndFriends #FamilyWeChoose #relate #relatable #Chat #Hope #WhatWeLoveMostAboutLife #wegotthis #NoOneFightsAlone #youmatter #Connect #Connection #SocialInteraction #social #Lifestyle #LifeLessons #Selfesteem #Selfworth #Confidence #Selflove #wellness #Health #EmotionalHealth #MentalHealthAwareness #FriendsForSurvival #TheMighty ’sMentalHealthHeroes

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    The Hidden Bonuses of Recovery and Healing #good #hygiene #selfcare #relpase

    The best part of recovery is gaining access to new responsibilities, materials, information, and all the good things that come with stable living. Since relapse is an inevitable part of recovery, I plan to explore the loss of material, access, and resources attributed to relapsing and mental status degradation. There are many possible ‘losses’ associated with cognitive status freefall. We will explore the financial and material issues and issues rooted in access to resources or information.

    By evaluating my relapses over the last 10 or 15 years, I learned a few things. I have discovered that the biggest loser in a relapsing person’s life is hygiene. When I say hygiene, I mean the ability to clean up after oneself, keep clean, and general sanitary conditions in or around your living space. I also mean odor, grooming, and self-care. I have found just about every aspect of hygiene is impacted by mental status free fall or even a slow relapse. In the end, and even over time, mental health issues can affect our hygiene. Even if it is not the direct result of activating symptoms, mental health issues can impact hygiene on a secondary level. Homelessness from mental health relapse can easily disrupt someone’s hygiene and capacity to keep clean. Hygiene is an excellent indicator of a shift in mental status.

    Sometimes poor hygiene results from neglecting to clean or not being aware of dirt disorganization in the home, or it may be even more profound. Many people who relapse stop working and can’t pay their rent. Many carrying diagnoses lose their homes during relapse from symptoms. Sadly, I have witnessed police storming doorways with shields to access a home fortified for the ‘end’ in an attempt to avoid eviction. Barricading yourself in the home or something even worse is never the answer. It may even further your risk of relapsing more acutely if you go against police orders or personnel; it will only exaggerate your problems and complicate your relapse even more deeply.

    Transportation is usually another likely candidate to suffer during relapse. Not having money for fuel or tickets makes maintaining a vehicle very complex during relapse. I can say firsthand that, during my relapses, I developed a closer relationship with public transportation. I found myself taking public transportation quite a bit during my most symptomatic times in the community. I have also lost cars during degeneration only to be located years later. Remember to learn how to get around town if you aren’t driving and are dependent on public transportation. It may be your only method of navigating through the darker moments of your relapse.

    Many folks lose access to information. The internet and paying phone bills and connectivity costs money and depend mainly on a regular income. These non-material ports to the world through data streaming and wifi are the gateways to important information. Without vital information, intermittent loss of these ports can make recovery i


    Sunday delight!

    No chores today 😂😂😊!
    #chronic pain, #Flashbacks , #Bipolar , #check in with me, #Distract me, #grounding techniques, #Fibromyalgia ,#good n bad energy,#breast cancer survivor, #seasonal affective , #happy light,
    Watched sports on TV as a distraction of my flashbacks, gonna color some today, fed my hummingbirds and greased the pole to keep ants away! Took a walk to the store and back. Grateful for a calm and safe day!
    Good night.

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    #good morning

    Love sunrises like this. Just sitting with my coffee and watching.