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Learning to change my mindset to change my perception

Hi, I’m very new to the group. I do need help in conquering my mind/mindset. Presently, I am going through antibiotic IV infusions twice a week for late stage Lyme. This is my second round of treatment. I’ve had twelve out of 24 treatments thus far. The Lyme is in my nervous system, connective tissues and joints. I’m experiencing tremors, speech difficulties, memory issues, nerve pain and sleep issues. And those are just the top five! I’m waiting for a neurology appointment to determine if those symptoms are all from the neuro Lyme or if it has triggered essential tremors or possibly Parkinson’s. During these treatments and given that it is flu/Covid/germ of the week season, I don’t get out much or at all, unless I’m going to the doctor. Here in Ohio, to say its “gloomy” this time of year is an understatement. My husband and I are typically active people. We love being on the water (we live on a lake). I have a dog, Jetta, that I adore. I feel so guilty for not being able to go hiking with her right now. Shes only 3 years old and she sleeps most of the day because, well, so do I. So, for the next five weeks my life will be on hold. In my mindset right now, I feel stuck, frustrated, angry, sad and defeated. I want to change this mindset. And I don’t mean just being positive. I mean to have a proactive mindset. I want to thrive while I’m healing. I am blessed in so many ways and I want to share my gifts of time, teaching and caring. I’ve been fighting this disease for eight years. I have been forced to give up a lot of things I loved that defined me. My volunteer work, running, working with animals, most of my social life, etc. Talk about “going through the change”? Oh yeah, I’m going through THAT, too! I’m sure you’re wondering about my poor husband at this point. He’s my best friend. He and Jetta go to every treatment with me. We are together 24/7 and couldn’t imagine it being any other way. Don’t get me wrong, we have our issues. This is all taking a toll on us both. If I’m down, he’s down. Which is another reason to change my mindset. We are both feeling stuck. Literally. Because we have plans to sell our house and move out of state. Where?? We have no idea. We were supposed to be traveling now and looking for our next chapter. And instead, here we are. I do have some ideas that may help. I’m really good at coming up with a plan. It’s my execution and follow through that gets shakey. No pun intended. 🤣 Oh, and did I mention that I have two adult sons who have epilepsy?? Yeah, so that keeps life interesting. Reoccurring life and death trauma. Boy, that never gets old! I was in remission last April. After a terrifying summer with my oldest sons seizures, I relapsed hard. Thats when the tremors and Neuro symptoms started. You know, as I proofread this, seeing it in black and white, it’s a wonder I’m functioning as well as I am. So there’s that. 🤷🏼‍♀️ #LymeDisease #Depression #Anxiety #mindset

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Negative Self-Talk Impacts Your Mental and Physical Health

Negative self-talk refers to the habit of engaging in critical, self-defeating, and destructive thoughts about oneself. It can take various forms, such as negative self-judgments, self-criticism, and self-doubt. Negative self-talk can have a significant impact on our mental and physical health.

Mental health: Negative self-talk can lead to depression, anxiety, and other mental health issues. When we constantly berate ourselves, we reinforce negative beliefs and emotions, which can spiral into a cycle of negativity that is hard to break. This can lead to a decrease in self-esteem and self-confidence, and may even cause feelings of hopelessness and despair.

Physical health: Negative self-talk can also have physical effects on our bodies. Chronic stress caused by negative self-talk can lead to physical symptoms such as headaches, muscle tension, and fatigue. Negative self-talk can weaken our immune system, making us more susceptible to illness.

Negative self-talk can be detrimental to both our mental and physical health. To combat negative self-talk, it is essential to recognize and challenge negative thoughts, practice self-compassion, and focus on positive self-talk. It is crucial to be kind to ourselves, and develop a positive self-image, which can lead to a happier, healthier life.

#positiveselftalk #negativeselftalk #mindset #MentalHealth #physicalhealth #MindBodyConnection

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Mindset Monday

When feeling overwhelmed, focus your attention on one thing at a time. Break down each task into small, actionable steps and don't move one to another task until the task you are working on is completed. We tend to get overwhelmed and don't feel accomplished when we have many half done tasks piling up.

Take your time and be patient with yourself. Break it down, you will get it done. You got this!

#mindset #mindsetmonday #breakitdown #TakeAction #mindfulnesstips


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A New Lease On Life

"Every sunset is an opportunity to reset. Every sunrise begins with new eyes"

-Richie Norton

Have you ever watched a sunset or sunrise? They're beautiful, right?

Have you watched the sunrise and thought of it as a new lease on life? Each day, we have the infinite power to choose; with that choice comes the freedom to create or recreate life.

#NewBeginnings #MentalHealth #Awareness #reset #mindset #MorningRoutine #firstpost #sahm #setback2success #Depression #Gratitude #Journaling

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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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“I Have #Insomnia , But…” How #TheMighty #conquer #TheMind

It’s 3:00AM and I’ve been awake since 12:30AM after falling asleep around 8:00PM.

Normally, I am flipping like a fish in bed when this happens. This is because, I typically wake due to anxious thoughts. Then I have anxious energy because I cannot understand why I am wide awake after four hours of sleep. Then I get frustrated, and stressed out, because I SHOULD be sleeping right now! And then my mind freaks out because it is full of anxiety due to my anxious thoughts that anxiously stirred me awake. 😵‍💫😵‍💫😵‍💫😵‍💫😵‍💫!!! Ugh!

Crazy, right?

Well during today’s insomnia, I approached it differently. First, I realized my body felt well rested, despite the time. Then I watched something I wanted to see. I looked out the window and saw snow falling. I realized I do not have one thing scheduled today, well, later today. And finally, I figured I can rest in bed, in the quiet, and check-in with folks via this site and others.

So, yes, I am dealing with insomnia early this morning, but….it’s okay. I am so relaxed right now, I am starting to yawn. That’s a good thing.

Taking the stress out of the stressful.

#Anxiety #Selfcare #Happiness #mindset

*Photo credit (Internet search for insomnia image): “The Atlantic.”

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