We know this feeling: we're going about the day, keeping busy, and feeling pretty a-ok. However, later, when we lie down, rest our head on the pillow and close our eyes, BAM! We're suddenly hit by a wave of thoughts, feelings, and memories.
Image description: Illustration on a white background, featuring two line drawings of a stylised person. The left-hand side of the image is titled 'AWAKE', and shows the person standing upright. They seem to be hollow and are filled up to the chest with an orange liquid. This liquid is labelled 'feelings'. The person is saying 'I am ok!' The right-hand side of the image is titled 'ASLEEP', and shows the person lying down with their head on a pillow. Because they are now lying down, the orange liquid - labelled 'feelings' - has now tilted and entered the head of the person. They are now saying 'I am not ok'. The artist of this image is @howdoyouadult -
If you frequently push yourself to act extroverted when you are introverted, or less sensitive than you really are, or neurotypical when you are autistic, or in any way different to who you are fundamentally, sooner or later you will burn-out. There is only so far we can push ourselves beyond what comes naturally to us and who we are at our core. We are more likely to experience good mental health and wellbeing when we can be more of our true selves more often.
-Where to start?
-PANIC ATTACKS are SCARY as guys, I remember when I had my first panic attack I thought I was dieing, I had the worst feeling of impending doom, excessive sweating heart palpitations,negative catastrophic thoughts and a feeling that everything around me was going in slow motion and my vision would get more vivid it was the worst feeling ever! I didn't have a clue what was wrong with me but I thought it was a medical emergency! I went to the doctor's who reassured me that it was a panic attack and prescribed me a BOOK on how to deal with panic attacks!! This was the first time I had been to the doctor's and was prescribed a book! I didn't know what to think about it, all I know is I wanted the feelings to go away, I read the book from front cover to back in the first night and familiarised myself with all the main symptoms of panic attacks and the reason we get the symptoms we do, I learnt that a panic attack was actually your body going into survival mode, and that I wasn't in any immediate danger my body was actually functioning better to get me ready to face any external threats, I learnt that a panic attack is just a misfire of your survival instincts that a thousand years ago when humans were hunting and came face to face with a 🦁 lion, these instincts would kick into gear to save your ass!! Nowadays this survival mode isn't needed nearly half as much and especially isn't needed when you are doing your weekly shopping!! Which is where I first had my panic attack!! -
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22/02/19 - Long tough boring days, sometimes you have to make your own entertainment in these places because resources are tight and aside from sitting in your backsiae watching TV, eating, colouring or doing a crossword there is very little to pass the time, so today a few of us got out a jigsaw.... Man it was harder than it looked and more annoyingly had pieces missing 😯 .
I’ve been beyond irritable and angry as of late. I’ve been crying for no reason, or choking back tears for no reason. I have almost an overflow of what ~seems~ like negative emotions. I am aware of them, but don’t know where to place them or why they are here? I don’t know #mentalhealth
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Join Elysha and Brianne this Sunday at 7pm in a Crystal and Tibetan sound bath/meditation ceremony.