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    What routines are important for you to include as you plan out your day?

    From waking up or going to bed at a certain time, taking a shower, writing a to-do list, or taking intentional time out for self-care and relaxation, including a few routines can be helpful in creating structure and consistency to our day-to-day schedules.

    What routines do you find important to include when you plan out your day? Why are those routines important?

    #52SmallThings #CheckInWithMe #Selfcare #MentalHealth #Disability #ChronicIllness #ChronicPain #RareDisease #Anxiety #Depression

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    What are your biggest challenges when it comes to planning ahead?

    To plan or not to plan... that is the question — and also happens to be the topic we will be exploring this week!

    We all know that living with a health condition (or several) can pose some unavoidable challenges, ones that can blow up and disrupt premeditated plans or schedules. It’s one of the hardest, trickiest variables to plan around, and this community knows that better than most.

    What is it like for you to plan ahead? What challenges often arise?

    #52SmallThings #CheckInWithMe #Selfcare #MentalHealth #Disability #ChronicIllness #ChronicPain #RareDisease #Anxiety #Depression

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    I sing because I’m happy or am I happy because I sing? #Depression #Anxiety #PTSD #Selfcare #Hope #Relationships #MentalHealth

    When my depression has been at its worst it has been challenging sometimes to do the most basic and mundane things.

    One of the things I have have tried to do in those situations is to remind myself what I can do as opposed to lamenting what I can’t do. Singing has proven for me to be a good way to reconnect with my emotions and to bring light into my life.

    There are definitely times that I sing because I am happy but more often than not I have used singing to bring me back from the brink of despair.

    Will it work for everyone? Possibly not. But it is definitely worth a try. How has singing out loud helped you?

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    TRUE or FALSE: I often get in my own way when it comes to growth.

    Sometimes when we’re faced with obstacles or challenges that push us to change or make adjustments in our lives, feelings of resistance or discomfort come up. And during those periods of resistance, we may limit our potential of what we can accomplish.

    When it comes to your growth do you feel as though you limit or stop yourself in any way? Do you feel as though you’re capable of doing more or want to do more?

    What are your thoughts? Do you get in your own way?

    #52SmallThings #CheckInWithMe #Selfcare #MentalHealth #Disability #ChronicIllness #ChronicPain #RareDisease #Anxiety #Depression

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    What was the last thing that made you smile or laugh out loud?

    There are two things I know for sure:

    ✨ Journaling has serious health benefits.
    ✨ Mighties love to journal!

    Each week I’ll post a different journaling prompt for the group. They are meant to challenge us and help us express our feelings in words (or images!). Self-reflection and identifying our emotions, especially through writing, is a skill that’s great to make a habit out of.

    How can you journal? By writing a post of your own in this group, Let’s Talk Depression. This will be the best way for others to read your entries and send you support. (But don’t worry, if you don’t feel up to writing a whole post, commenting on this one is also wonderful!)

    Don’t like the prompt? Skip it! I’ll deliver a fresh one next week.

    Write on, Mighties. ✏️

    #CheckInWithMe #MentalHealth #Journaling #Selfcare #Anxiety #Depression #letstalkdepression #BipolarDisorder #BorderlinePersonalityDisorder #Schizophrenia

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    The article below is full of great ideas on how to find a good new doctor…please add your own experiences, tips and suggestions

    Great article that talks about the importance of good bedside manner, doctors that listen, checking your insurance at the start of your search, asking good questions and do your homework of course! It has lots of good ideas especially at the end under “Finding a good fit”…like…

    “…During that first visit, think about how the doctor and office staff make you feel, HHS advises. If the doctor doesn’t make you feel comfortable, show respect for what you have to say, know your medical history, and spend enough time with you, then they might not be the one for you.”

    www.everydayhealth.com/healthy-living/new-survey-asks-what-d...

    #MentalHealth #Depression #Anxiety #Disability #PTSD #Selflove #Selfcare #ChronicIlless #ChronicPain #BipolarDisorder #Bipolar2Disorder #Bipolar1Disorder #BipolarDepression #COVID19 #Migraine #Headache #PeripheralNeuropathy #Concussion #BrainFog #ParkinsonsDisease #balance #EssentialTremors #Memory #Addiction #AddictionRecovery #HIVAIDS #longtermsurvivor #ADHD #RareDisease #ChronicFatigue #IfYouFeelHopeless #Hope #Faith #FuriouslyHappy #Belief #Love #help #GettingHelp #InsideTheMighty #TheMighty #MightyTogether #DistractMe

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    Childhood Trauma Being Faced #ChildhoodAbuse #CPTSD #PTSD

    I have faced an internal fear that stemmed from a childhood abuse incident that occurred over fifty years ago. Yesterday, I recorded my fears, cried a lot, and realized I can face this new season as a new experience that has not been birthed in that old memory. New memories are being created in my life. And I do not have to reflect on that old abusive incident whenever I face this topic.

    You folks are those teaching me such new skills! You share your experience and your knowledge even when writing from a state of pain. And you cannot believe how you have impacted my life. You folks are exactly what this app is called, #TheMighty !!! Thank you!

    #Selfcare #Selfcompassion

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    What’s a limiting belief you want to change about yourself?

    What exactly is a limiting belief and how does it affect our growth?

    A limiting belief is a state of mind or a perception you have about yourself that restricts or stops you in some way from where you want to go or how you want to feel. Limiting beliefs can range from a simple thought that stops us from making specific steps in our life, to ideas and perspectives that influence our behavior and how we act around others.

    Mighty staffer Nina says a limiting belief she wants to change is the idea that no one could fully accept her due to her mental health diagnoses, triggers, and highly sensitive needs. She wants to flip that mindset and open herself up to believing she is worthy of all the love and acceptance in the world because she definitely deserves it!

    What’s a limiting belief you want to change?

    #52SmallThings #CheckInWithMe #Selfcare #MentalHealth #Disability #ChronicIllness #ChronicPain #RareDisease #Anxiety #Depression

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    What do you put in your tea? #teatime #Selfcare

    I like my tea slightly sweet, so I like to add a bit of honey to black teas or chai. If I’m really indulging myself, I will have both honey and milk, taking it like my Scottish grandmother. And of course, nothing helps my throat more than honey and lemon when I’ve got a cold or flu. How do you take your tea?

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    Who in your life has supported your growth the most?

    As we march forward in our growth journeys, let's also honor and appreciate those who have supported us along the way.

    From a community like The Mighty to a family member or therapist, who would you say has supported you the most?

    #52SmallThings #CheckInWithMe #Selfcare #MentalHealth #Disability #ChronicIllness #ChronicPain #RareDisease #Anxiety #Depression

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