Friend: How are you?
Me: Im okay. Im in the process of searching for a place to stay. Watching a little survivor on hulu. As well as searching for this therapy app. Its called “BettetHelp” app. The first therapist I spoke with was only a mental health counselor. Personally I continually struggle with quite a few mental health issues. Fortunately, I was able to to switch to a new therapist. This time I hit the jackpot! I was paired with a psychologist. I felt as if she truly understood the study of mindfulness, meditation and an overal feeling that she truly could understand the pain and undless suffering that mental illness brings.
It is real.
I have no idea why such a simple question lead me to an enormous answer. I thought my answer to his question was sloppy, but as I continued to read it. I felt as if sense
My relationship with my mother is odd and dysfunctional. She feels as if she has the power to tell me what to do. Such as, demanding me to wash the floor. I had to reveal my own personal boundaries at this point. I told my mother i would wash the floor. But after my nap. Its a real issue. My mom is so nice in person.
Sadly, she’d remarked on my ability to go to college. I was told I wasn’t smart enough. Its just sad. Please never tell your own child.
The truth of the matter is I’m living in my van. My parents believe that I’m old enough and I should be able to sustain living on my own. Even though I struggle daily with different symptoms from the five mental health issues I posses. My parents blame the easy fix they believe I should not smoke marijuana. Although test have shown its ability to help those with bipolar as well as PTSD. I am not a drug addict. I should not be placed in a drug rehab. These parents of mine are grasping for the easy solution. But ladies and gentlemen Mental Health issues happen to the body without our knowledge. I Choose not to use drugs. It was always offered but I stayed away from them. Unfortunately, as I am trying to heal… I find that if you have mental health issue you are then mixed with drug addicts. I never choose to have these issues. Don’t treat me like I am a drug addict. I continually said no to the many offers I’ve received.
🚗 What do your car, couch, & toilet have in common? They can all act as a ‘third space.’ How to find yours.
Stress from your 9-5 can creep into *all* parts of your day. But creating a ‘neutral zone’ to release those worries can help you reclaim your vibe.
Today, create a ‘third space’—a place where you intentionally hit reset. Ex. Your commute home, your garage, front door. Use it as a trigger to mentally switch gears.
You deserve the space to unwind. ☺️
P.s. Shake off stress smarter 👋 with these 4 tips
🎤 ‘Under Pressure’ feel like your Tuesday theme song, Jen? Let’s change that 🙂 Call out real v. *imagined* pressure with this list.
We’re pros at throwing ‘shoulds’ & ‘musts’ at ourselves (ex. I *should* be the perfect employee, I *must* finish my entire to-do list)—but it can stir up pressure that isn’t real or helpful.
🗒 Today, create a ‘pressure list’ to check yo’ stress.
1. Write a list of all the pressure you’re feeling
2. Label each one as ‘real’ (is this a legit expectation from you/someone else?) or ‘imagined’ (is this expectation just unrealistic?)
Remind yourself: ‘I don’t have to carry *all* this pressure.’
P.s. The subtle difference between ‘pressure’ and ‘stress’
🗣️ ‘I can do ___, but I could never do ____.’ Spoiler alert: You can do big things. Believing that is step 1. Shed self-doubt this week with this mantra.
Want to learn more or check your intention?
It’s easy to talk yourself out of goals because of fear & worry. But research shows shifting our ‘self-efficacy’—or how *capable* we feel—can help push us forward.
Today, remember your power by thinking: ‘I can do big things.’ And recall 1 difficult thing you’ve overcome in the past year to prove it. 🥊
You’re so capable, Jen.
P.s. Reconnect with your *authentic* self with these 4 steps
🌟 Your Daily Intention🌟
Today, remind yourself: It’s OK to go slow. Challenge yourself to not rush through the process.
Joy requires our full attention—and multitasking (ex. playing with the dog *while* texting *and* watching ‘You’ 👀) can prevent us from truly basking in enjoyable moments.
This weekend, make your mantra: slow down. 🐢
Whether it’s breezing through the grocery store or grabbing coffee with that friend—resist the urge to multitask & try showing up to that *one* moment.
In the words of one famous kid ditching school: ‘Life moves pretty fast.’ This weekend, slow down and show up, Jen.
P.s. Valentine’s Day is coming up—and we want to hear your *self-love story.* 💕 Take 5 to share it with us?