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?
On a scale 1 to 10. Ten being the highest. I’m at a 7. It’s hard to breath. My stomach tenses. Constantly attempting to catch my breath. Feeling nauseous. My neck refuses to release the pressure I feel in my neck and my head.
Im struggling with my depression at the moment. I must move out in a month. But at the moment I am seeking out a job. It’s scary and different.
I keep failing.
I suppose it just takes me a few extra tries to get things right. 🙂
I’m just scared to be on my own. I have a hard time taking care.