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Any tips for when it’s hard to sleep? Anxiety at bedtime?

I’m usually lucky 🍀 and sleep 😴 quite well but after a cold an hyper focus on my breathing 😮‍💨from a stuffy nose thankfully I’m over my cold now. But I still have that body protective thing I was doing where I was so focused on my breathing it’s a silly dumb anxiety thing but it’s like you forget to breathe and instead of doing it automatically you are doing it short ish sometimes focusing on the breath is said to calm you down in meditations spiritually but for me it’s the opposite. Any tips for getting to sleep, I’m trying to listen to calming music and affirmations but it’s not working as well as it usually would. I’m like half resting but conscious and if I sleep deeply like REM sleep it’s very little. Please help :( I feel so dumb and annoyed at myself. Sometimes even during the day I have that thing too like checking with myself with my breathing 😮‍💨 and it’s becoming an annoying new habit I just want to function normally and stop the silliness which I didn’t have this annoying thing until recently. It’s like yes my body is trying to protect me in its own way with anxiety but I don’t need this. #Anxiety #Breathing #dumb #Silly #Anxiety #shame #barriers #struggles #advice #themighty #MentalHealth #Anxiety #Depression #Support #help #Listener #Selfcompassion #feelingdumb #feelingsilly #Selfacceptance #confused #bodysymptoms #sensations #Hyperfocus #Meditation #tired #Insomnia

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Anyone struggle with social anxiety?

Was a good day today I helped out with something for a community event, putting posters around about a mental health support to raise awareness for people that need it in my town/city. But a bit of social anxiety having to interact and ask reception etc about being able to put it up. Etc I’m lucky I’m half extroverted half introverted but some situations still make my social anxiety :/ a little high. #SocialAnxiety #Anxiety #panic #worry #Silly #DoingMyBest

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Does anyone else laugh at odd things?

I dont have a joke or anything but something cracked me up the other day and Im curious if Im the only person who gets tickled at things other people would just not find funny?

Mine was when a woman called the other day and it was on my landline so I could hear her from the other room leaving a message. I didn’t recognize her voice so I ignored it until my cell started ringing, then the landline again. Well I wasn’t in a great mood and when I looked at the list of calls on my cell I saw a name I didn’t recognize, Marion Fischer. I called the number so I could find our who the woman was, and ehen someone picked up I said “I dont know a Marion Fischer. Can you tell me what you are calling about? Well the woman said she had no idea why that name was coming up but she didn’t know a Marion Fischer, and got a little tickled. For some reason that set me off and I laughed. Then the two of us were laughing like crazy and I dont know why, but it killed me. Now anytime I think of that name I bust out laughing. So weird! 😊😆

#Silly #Laugh

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The Parking Ticket #Fun #Silly #couple #Laughs

My wife and I went into town and visited a
shop.
When we came out, there was a cop writing
out a parking ticket.
We went up to him and I said, "Come on
man, how about giving a senior citizen a break?"
He just ignored us and continued writing the
ticket.
I called him an "a**hole."
He glared at me and started writing another
ticket for having worn-out tires.
So my wife called him a "s*ithead."
He finished the second ticket and put it on
the windshield with the first. Then he started
writing more tickets.
This went on for about 20 minutes. The more
we abused him, the more tickets he wrote.
He finally finished, sneered at us and walked
away.
Just then our bus arrived, and we got on it
and went home
We always look for cars with Biden-Harris
stickers.
We try to have a little fun each day now that
we're retired.

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Happy Valentine's Day

Valentine's Day.. it can either be seen as a day of grumbling and grief... Or a day to be loving and kind to one another. Even if it means smiling to a stranger in the grocery store. Snuggle your loved one or snuggle your pet. Be kind to yourself and love yourself for who you are.

Have an Awesome and Happy Valentine's Day.

#ValentinesDay
#BipolarDisorder
#GeneralizedAnxietyDisorder
#Anxiety
#StayStrong
#IWishIWasAUnicorn
#Silly
#KeepTrying
#Depression
#happy

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My friend Herald

#plantbasedfriendship

This is my friend Herald. A cute little succulent plant I adopted for 2 dallors from the local superstore. She was in desperate need of sunlight, love, and friendship. Just like me! The solitude provided by Covid has allowed us to have friends outside my species. 😉🤪😂 Finding fun in the small stuff.

#Silly #Adhdadventures #ADHD #COVID19 #funny #Plants #Friends

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This made me laugh #Humor #laughter #Silly #fall

This ridiculous meme made me giggle in a healthy relaxed way. Trust me a huge huge accomplishment

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What I have leaverrned From Horror Movies #Musings #Silly

Deep thoughts by Jess.

What I have learned through watching horror movies. Please feel free to add your own lessons in the comments!

-do not take a shower while hosting a party
-do not go down the stairs
-if all your friends are dead and you are a virgin you are the final girl and will win so no worries.
-do not run away while screaming and crying and trying to hide from the supernatural dead guy. Just a note. They can hear you.
-just leave the dead body alone
-crocodiles are only out for blood, human blood.
-never explore a cave that has not been explored before. You will all die. Usually by drowning or your friends turning on you while the monsters hunt you down. So. Caves are a no.
- if you meet an attractive man who offers to take you to a kick ass party in another country while on vacation with your attractive skinny friends, do not go. You will die.
-do not get in the plane, in the car or on the bus if you had a premenition. You will die.
-unless you are a hot young virgin you will die.
-if you are anything other than white. You will die.
-if you are a hot guy dating a hot girl and you go camping, you will both die.

Okay that is a lot. Can you think of anything I missed? #Fun #Movies #Silly #playalong

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