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Mantra

Here is a very simple mantra that my mindfulness teacher taught me. It's so simple. Just keep saying thank you. Even if everything is going wrong and the world feels like it's about to collapse on you, keep saying thank you. Your mind will attack you and make you feel like everything is terrible, just keep saying thank you. What happens to you when you repeat this to yourself? Do you have a mantra you like?

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 your thoughts make you feel unhappy, lonely, or unsuccessful. 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?

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TRUE or FALSE: I am good at prioritizing.

Mighties, how do you feel about establishing and managing your priorities? From tackling your daily responsibilities to managing your health, sometimes it can be challenging to pinpoint what should get done right away, left for later, or abandoned entirely.

Do you feel like you’re good at prioritizing what’s best for you? Is there room for improvement? What do you think?

#52SmallThings #MentalHealth #Anxiety #Depression #ChronicPain #ChronicIllness #RareDisease #Disability #CheckInWithMe #Caregiving #Autism #ADHD

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What type of rest do you need to prioritize this weekend?

Did you know that there are 7 different types of rest? Depending on what your body needs can help determine what type of rest would benefit you the most.

Here are the 7 types:

🛏️ Physical rest: This type of rest is for your body from strenuous physical activities. Some examples of physical rest can include napping, relaxing, sleeping, and even massages or yoga.

🧠 Mental rest: Rest for your mind is important especially for those who experience racing thoughts or have trouble sleeping. Taking breaks, journaling, or other types of mental health self-care will allow you to mentally rest.

💞 Emotional rest: To emotionally rest is to allow yourself to be real and authentic with others as well as yourself. Emotional rest gives you the time and space to feel your feelings and openly express them.

👂Sensory rest: Everywhere we look there is some type of sensory stimulation like TVs, phone screens, bright lights, and music to name a few. Sometimes we need rest, a break, and time to ourselves from all the outside stimuli that may overwhelm our senses.

🎨 Creative rest: For our creative minds out there, this rest is for you! To achieve creative rest is to take the pressure “to do” from yourself. Creative rest can look like taking a step back from projects or problem solving, and sitting in nature appreciating what you see around you.

🔋 Social rest: This type of rest requires you to understand how you function around others. Do you gain energy from social interactions or does it drain you? Realizing your needs in social settings can help you to make decisions around how frequent and for how long you spend in crowds or other social spaces. This doesn’t necessarily mean you have to separate yourself from others, but more so how and when you spend your time.

🕊️ Spiritual rest: Spiritual rest relates to our connection and relationship with something deeper and greater than ourselves. This rest can look like intentional time in meditation, prayer, community building, or other practices that give us life.

What kind of rest do you need this weekend?

Want to know more? Check out this article: The 7 Kinds of Rest You Actually Need

#52SmallThings #MentalHealth #Anxiety #Depression #CheckInWithMe #CheerMeOn #ChronicPain #ChronicIllness #Grief #Caregiving #RareDisease #Disability #Autism #ADHD

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The 7 Kinds of Rest You Actually Need

Feeling exhausted? There's more than one way to rest—and you might not be addressing them all.
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How neat are you?

Right off the top: This is a judgment-free zone. Now on to today’s topic…

In general, neatness comes with a lot of stigma, misconceptions, and, at times, a hearty dose of ableism. “Neat” is often seen as “best” or “normal” or “perfect” — but as @xokat’s aunt always says, “A home should look like it’s lived in.” (A little louder for the people in the back!)

Neatness also has a lottttt of definitions depending on who you’re asking. What does it look like to you? Clean surfaces? Organized piles? Not a speck of dust? And does your health conditions — whether it’s mental or physical — play into that level of tidiness (for better or for worse)?

#MightyMinute #CheerMeOn #MentalHealth #CheckInWithMe #Anxiety #Depression #ChronicIllness #ChronicPain #MultipleSclerosis #Disability #Autism #OCD #ADHD #Cancer #RareDisease #Disability

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