I feel so fucking useless, I can’t do any right.
I’m a burden to my family, all I do is sitting in my room listening to music.
I don’t have a job, I can’t even leave my room because of my social anxiety.
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#icedcoffee mit #butterscotch geschmack im harry potter cafe in Klagenfurt :)
war drei tage allein unterwegs in Kärnten am Wörthersee war schön, aba auch einsam.
mir gehts leider immer noch richtig mies..sorry würde gern fröhlicheres berichten, aba ich bin richtig richtig fertig und es wird einfach nicht besser :( sorry... ich weiss, nur ich selbst kann mir da raus helfen, aba was is wenn ich genau das nicht mehr schaffe?
I know alcohol is a big part of weekend festivities! But here’s something to keep in mind if you suffer from depression or anxiety. Alcohol changes levels of serotonin and other neurotransmitters in the brain, which can worsen anxiety! You may even feel more anxious after the alcohol wears off. Alcohol-induced anxiety can last for several hours, or even for an entire day after drinking! Which is what happens to me when I drink! I don’t wake up with a regular hangover like most people. I wake up with depression and sometimes suicidal thoughts. That’s why I steer clear from alcohol as much as possible! I do drink sometimes, BUT ONLY if I feel stable enough. And never more than 3 drinks. That’s more than enough for my body these days. Don’t want to be a buzz kill, but just something I wanted to share. Drink responsibly. Know your limits and take care of yourself. 🥰
En uge i sommerhus ved Vesterhavet, med havudsigt og absolut ingen planer udover at slappe af og nyde.
Det var præcis hvad min sjæl havde brug for.
Dage uden planer kan være så livgivende. ❤
D.I.Y Passion Twists
I achieved this look with 6.5 packs of curly hair. I chose to do this style because it was something I installed on clients but had never got round to doing it for myself and also due to losing a lot of hair after my son I needed something light, versatile and still full & bouncy ❤️
The ‘real’ root cause to doing my hair is I’ve battled severe depression for as long as I can remember (aswell as anxiety & PTSD - Post traumatic stress disorder) and sometimes I just find myself looking in the mirror clueless to how I can change how I feel.
What else can I do after the 10000 things I’ve tried and with the feeling of giving up rushing through my legs I go into ‘autopilot of survival’ So I do something different to my face, hair, nails, house literally anything just to feel different and it is a quick fix for a long term cause
But not everything changes over night and honestly I share this because I don’t want you to put too much pressure on yourself if you ain’t where you want to be the fact you still try everyday no matter how small the task is that’s more than anyone can ask for.
A lot of what’s posted on social media is to do with positivity and positive thoughts etc which is good but it’s not reality 24/7 for so many and with false expectations it can make us go into a deeper hole of self blame “why can’t I shift it?” “What’s wrong with me, why can’t I just be happy?” - It’s all a process.
En slät kopp kaffe, hade jag aldrig fått av min mormor. Kanske inte sju sorters kakor men iaf minst tre plus bulle eller wienerbröd. Hon hade en hel frysbox full med kakor i uthuset. Småkakor. Jag har alltid älskat att baka och till slut blev jag konditor. Men med mina gener och mina ätovanor blev det inte hållbart. Kombinerat med stress och depression blev det en brant uppförsbacke med hälsan. Nu har jag vänt om, bytt jobb och opererat magsäcken. Jag skulle behöva ta tag i fler förändringar men först måste jag landa. #livsförändring #yrkesbyte #magsäcksoperation #depression
I am a murderer. I am a demon, the son of a serpent.
so excited my purchase arrived ✨ and i had a special guest join me - who is way too good at posing for pictures.
fitness is an important part of my life and dogs are the best thing on this planet (duh). mental health tho.. a term that isn’t talked about enough & sometimes even looked down upon that something is wrong with you.
couldn’t be further from the truth.
i have depression & anxiety.
it is a PART of me, but it is not me.
why should struggles not be talked about? why is seeing a therapist & being on meds looked down upon? why is there a push to be “perfect?” (..whatever perfect looks like) there should be no shame or guilty feelings when it comes to mental health.
@ownyourstigma has opened so many doors for me to connect with women who struggle with mental illness. ending the stigma & talking about mental health should be something easily talked about without fear of judgement.
growing & glowing✨ with the help of others is something that has helped me a lot, to know that i am not alone.
& i want you to know that YOU are not alone.
YOU can get through anything you set your mind to.
YOU are wonderful.
let’s end the stigma & start a convo about our struggles. send me a message & let’s starting owning who we are and embracing every part of our badass self 😊
An unofficial symptom of C-PTSD is undermining your own experiences. We habitually tell ourselves that what we went through wasn’t that bad. We think it wasn’t bad enough to warrant our current problems and reality.
It was that bad. The sooner you believe this and stop going back and forth on this, the better. The sooner you accept that you were indeed abused and do have problems because of it, the sooner you can heal.
By thinking that what you experienced wasn’t that bad, you negatively affect your decision making abilities in the present.
For example, if you go back and forth on whether your parents actually abused you (“Did they? It wasn’t always bad. Sometimes it was good. Was it abuse?”), your decision to set boundaries and possibly change your level of contact with them is then affected.
If you truly struggle to know if what you experienced “counts” as long term trauma, know that part of this may have to do with your self worth and identity being tainted by abuse. You may hold the incorrect idea you deserved it. Or you may only categorize obvious, extreme abuse as abuse, when really there are so many forms of abuse that can cause Complex PTSD.
You may want to speak with someone you trust who has a kind perspective on the world. Explain some of the things you went through and allow them to validate you. A therapist can be great for this. It can be incredibly helpful to hear someone else say, “what happened was abuse.” Avoid seeking validation from a “I’ll give you something to cry about” type. Some people don’t understand the nuances of covert mental or emotional abuse.
Please accept what happened to you. You deserve that. It WAS that bad.
You really do deserve the world! Good things are coming your way, please try not to deny yourself of them. You are important. You are worthy. You deserve happiness and success no matter what. Never give up on your dreams, and if they change that's okay too! Stay true to yourself xx
Just a reminder that it's okay to be vulnerable. Admitting that you want/need help or guidance isn't easy. Even just telling someone how you're really doing can be tough. But believe me it's worth it. Reaching out and getting help in anyway not only benefits you but allows others to understand a little more of where you are coming from. Let's keep having those conversations and checking in with people around us. Take care xx
Artist credit: @chibirdart
Everything may be all well and good but people can still be broken on the inside, never judge a book by its cover and always treat people the way you would want to be treated.