Winning the War with Myself
Part 1 of 3 Subtitle: A Journey to a Fulfilled Life.
Bringing awareness to #MentalHealth and how it can manifest into something destructive has always been important. But it has proved to be more prevalent in today’s world.
As a community, we rally around those that suffer the obvious physical impact that the pandemic has caused. But we easily forget that the emotional and societal changes leave lasting impressions as we adapt to the new norm. Often these emotions can be worse than the physical toll and need a longer recovery.
My personal experience with #Anxiety and #Depression stemmed from childhood #Abuse and high school bullying. Over time this consumed me and manifested into bulimia. Something I would struggle with for years.
Suffering throughout my tumultuous journey was something I no longer wanted to endure. The never-ending uphill battle was too much. I was ready to take back my life. Through research and education, I realized why I had never been successful in my recovery, until now. It isn’t enough to take any one step towards feeling better.
Being physically, emotionally, and psychologically strong are the key factors to keeping a balanced and healthy life. However, obtaining this goal can only be achieved if you put in the work.
Below is what I incorporated into my life, and I have never been happier.
Take the next step and you too can have a brighter day, that turns into a brighter week and ultimately into a more fulfilled life.
Take the time to think about and write down the reasons why you feel the need to start making positive changes in your life.
It can be a way to deal with emotions stemmed from #Anxiety , #Trauma , #Depression or maybe you are on a journey of self-discovery or enlightenment. Whatever the reason, you’ll find this path uplifting.
Now that you’ve identified your why, you need to dissect and dig a little deeper.
Close your eyes and take a few deep cleansing breathes. In through your nose, out
through your mouth. Feel free to do this whilst listening to calming music.
Focus on your why. Be vulnerable and acknowledge any emotions that may have been triggered by your thoughts. Feel them, allow them to come to the surface. These feelings are yours. Own them. Only then, can you work on taking away the power it has over you. Then you can work on letting go.
Repeat 10 times: I am strong! You don’t have power over me!
_____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ If your journey is stemmed from enlightenment, then use this time to think about
the goals you’d like to achieve.
Visualize as if its already happened and focus on how it makes you feel to have achieved those goals.
_____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Daily Meditation
Meditation is transformational. It can calm your mind and give you a sense of peace that can benefit your emotional wellbeing and improve your quality of life.
The benefits don’t end along with your session. Meditation continues to carry you more calmly throughout your day. It’s been proven to help with #Anxiety , #Depression , keep you more focused, and is a great way to start your day on a positive note.
Instead of focusing on things you don’t have, focus on the things you do and be grateful for them. My daily gratitude is something that makes me smile, every day.
On my drive to work, I look out at the mountains, and I say aloud what I am grateful for. It can be anything for which I am truly thankful. I really feel the emotion behind what I am saying, as this is the driving force behind really putting it out there and feeling good.
It’s important to give back to the universe, even if all you have is what you’re thankful for. Start each sentence with ‘I am so happy and grateful for…’ And make sure to say thank you at the end.
Write about your day and