I am so appreciative of your reactions and responses to my posts, you have no idea, but it’s not me speaking (or typing) the words. I can't take the credit. I am merely a mouthpiece, a vessel, for Christ. I could not do this without Him. It is He who is turning my trauma, wounds, scars, and pain into empathy for and desire to support, you. In order to fill myself with His love so that I can pour out His love onto you, I am praising and worshipping Him this morning to my favorite worship band, Hillsong. It is soothing to my spirit and healing to my soul. #IntercessionforIllness #hillsong #praise #worshp #christ #Soothing #Healing #Empathy #Support #MightyTogether #TheMighty
Whenever I am watching TV or movies, anything except comedy, I continually hum, and have done so all my life. Sometimes I hum an actual tune, but in the vast majority of the time, I hum just 2 or 3 random notes, which I will repeat for really long periods of time. Sometimes it is in unison with a main note in the background music, or a harmony, but most times the notes have nothing to do with the music soundtrack. As you can imagine, it distracts and irritates other people to varying degrees. My solution, since I haven't been able to stop it, is just to watch alone. If you still don't understand what I am talking about, imagine sitting next to someone humming the cello notes to the theme from JAWS while you are trying to concentrate on an episode of The Gilmore Girls, or Dateline, or Law & Order. I've done this my whole life, and it soothes me while at the same time it embarrasses me because I can't stop without starting up again a couple of minutes later, usually unbeknownst to me. I'm not actually looking for a cure for this. I just want to know if I am the only one, and does anybody know why I might do it, or where it comes from? Thanks for your time. Peace.♧
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There’s this app called BetterSleep and I use it whenever I have trouble sleeping (so basically a lot). Insomnia is a big problem for me and that probably isn’t good for my mental health. There’s this one track I found that really opens my mind which in turn gets me relaxed enough to sleep
So, at least for me, there is something about LiveCams of animals, especially BABY ANIMALS that brings a calming, comforting and more positive feeling to me. Also, a LiveCam of the beautiful Aurora Borealis! In turn, Filling My Mighty Bucket! Below are some links if you would like to check them out! Does watching animals on LiveCams Fill Your Mighty Bucket? Is there anything else that you would like to share?
(Header image from www.boredpanda.com/cute-baby-elephants
I hope I can do this! I came across 2 YouTube sites I would be remiss to not mention!:
Great Art Explained
For me, these are 2 of the most healthy-self care distractions I have ever come across! Intellectually stimulating yet very soothing. Watching these brings me totally in the moment. Each episode is a fascinating look at famous great art. I’ve watched 5 episodes and I can’t believe i am happily learning art history, without even trying 😀😀😀!
Can I say this🥰? Something to take a look at.
(What do you think😀?)
Recently, I’ve been experiencing a lot of anger and anxiety. I’ve been reading about emotions and it said that anger is a mask for fear and love. Anxiety is driven by fear. However interesting, I just wonder if it is a mood shift in my #BipolarDisorder . I have a lot of anger towards myself, my situation and people in my situation. I know anger is unhealthy and that is why I am writing to cope. By writing, I hope that some of my anxiety will be relieved as well. I am working on DBT skills from my therapist, so I hope this counts. Does anyone have any coping ideas for mood shifts or anxiety and anger in general? Thanks for your responses. #anger #Anxiety #BipolarDisorder #PTSD #emotional HyperReactivity #Soothing #AbuseSurvivors