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when I’m overcome with depression and anxiety, I fight.

Gratitude is what saves me every day. When I find myself being overcome with grief, with sadness, when that broken record plays reminding me of the song that depicts the large holes in my heart that will always remain part of its shape, when I’m overcome with depression, and anxiety, I fight. I fight to remind myself what I have and just how lucky I am to have the things I do now. Over and over I repeat and remind myself until the darkness is overshadowed by the light. I do not ignore my grief or sadness or the songs of memory, instead I write. I reflect. I let it out as much as I can while being mindful to not to let it consume me. To not let my children see it consume me, but instead see me fight. See me acknowledge it’s okay to feel sad sometimes, to see me take those deep breaths and grounding techniques to prevent a panic attack, to see mama taking a short break or walk outside, because to tell them to ignore sadness would be a lie. That’s how we get to the point of it consuming us to begin with. You cannot control what feelings you have, but you can work to manage them. So for me, I write. I reflect. I remind myself to breathe. I remind myself how grateful I am. And I fight. #MentalHealth #Anxiety #Depression #Breathe #GroundingTechniques #keepgoing #PanicAttacks #Gratitude

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Grounding Techniques-Meditation #GroundingTechniques

I want to get into meditation, especially spiritual/religious (I'm Catholic). I did two meditations and I managed to feel better. Are there any suggestions for other grounding techniques that I can try? I also have PTSD and I think the grounding will help. I am also manic and it's giving me anxiety so does anyone have any suggestions of things I can do?

Thanks in advance.

#BipolarDisorder #PTSD #Anxiety #Mania #BorderlinePersonalityDisorder

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I’ve had myself convinced that things aren’t that bad and everything is okay for so long, and it’s catching up with me. I’m grateful, don’t get me wrong, my life could certainly be worse. It’s just not there. That feeling that tells you you’re alive and part of this world, it’s not there. I’ve been stuck in my head a lot lately and I know I need to let myself live, yet at the same time having so much buried trauma means I can’t really live unless I know exactly who I am. Finding out the truth is taking everything because truth IS everything. Tomorrow is another day, I’ll know what truth it brings when it gets here. In the meantime I’m watching a fire go out and hoping to sleep. #distant #Dissociation #GroundingTechniques #PTSD #CPTSD #SexualTrauma


Does anyone know any toys or objects that I can get to help me ground myself when I’m having flashbacks #PTSD



The blessing and the curse of cat butt

This morning my kitten Alma was trying to wake me up by putting his bum in my face. It suddenly reminded me of the grounding techniques for dealing with dissociation; observing, touching, hearing, tasting, and smelling the things that are in your surroundings. I thought I am cursed to smell the kitty's butt to come back to reality. Sometimes the most devastating experiences are funny too:)
#BPD #Dissociation #GroundingTechniques

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Grounding techniques

I thought I would share my #GroundingTechniques page in my journal. Definitely gonna keep referring back to this page for my #Anxiety and #Dissociation

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Grounding Techniques

My counselor has been teaching me grounding Techniques. I've learned the 1,2,3,4,5 senses one, catagories, and plain old dousing your face with water. Any other techniques that work for you guys? #BorderlinePersonalityDisorder #GroundingTechniques

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What’s your favorite breathing exercise to ground yourself? #52SmallThings

When you’re feeling overwhelmed, it might be tough to remember the many different ways to ground yourself, but one thing you can do is focus on your breathing. Maybe you have a favorite way to calm your racing mind and vibrating body. Perhaps it’s through belly breathing or square breathing. Or maybe you like to practice “bee breathing” if you’re in a space where you can make a humming sound. Whichever it is, share your favorite technique in the comments below!

#MentalHealth #ChronicIllness #RareDisease #Disability #Parenting #Anxiety #Depression #BipolarDisorder #BorderlinePersonalityDisorder #Trauma #AutoimmuneDisease #Fibromyalgia #EhlersDanlosSyndrome #ChronicPain #Migraine #PTSD #Autism #breathwork #Breathing #CheckInWithMe #DistractMe #grounding #GroundingTechniques

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Wisconsin Hike

I got so stir crazy today I looked up hiking trails near me and hit the road. It was a mile hike and it did help ground me. Any other suggestions for things to do that ground you or help with cabin fever? #BipolarDisorder #Nature #Hiking #GroundingTechniques