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Jul 27, 2017

What Mental Health Issues Feels Like Inside

July 27, 2017 2 Opinions

Last post on Mental Health Tips and Signs to Look for  here



I have been trying to think of a post to write. I have been thinking more of the mental health side of things. While trying to find things to write for stories/poems. I thought I would take it and put it together. This is what I came up with:


What My Mental Health Issues Feel Like



Now of course this post is going to be different then other people experience and what they feel going on inside their own self. I just wanted to give some more insight of what it feels like to experience these things. What happens inside my brain. Everyone always asks me how do you feel and I never have an answer. Well this is my answer I guess. As complex, insane, frazzled as it seems. Most of the times I do feel just complete emptiness. 

If you feel something like this then feel free to comment down below with a 'YES'


Note- This post will include a bunch of randomness but that is what mental health is and feels like. Try to bare with me :) 







Until then you struggle with the fire raging inside you. Lungs getting burnt. Its hard to breath. Body hurts all the time, wanting to cry but tears dried from the flames. You fight this on your own. Trying not to give up but wishing it would end 


It burns, it hurts. You try and scream but nothing comes out.
 No one sees the fire so they don't believe you. They don't know that the fire inside you is getting stronger, out of control.



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Like you are running from a rabid pack of 20 lions who have not eaten in a day. Dressed head to toe in fresh meat. Locked in a 100 foot cage. Nowhere to escape, to run and hide. You know eventually the lions will catch up to you. Still you try to outrun and outsmart them. Your body breaking down with every step you take




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Then there are times when everything is just blank. You can't function because your brain and body has just gone blank. They can't function together or on their own. No communication between them. No words, no emotions, nothing but emptiness. You feel as though you lost all function. As if you are out of your own body. 

Who's body is this? 
Why am I cursed with feeling this way? 

You open your mouth to ask for help but nothing comes out. Dead silence. If anything does come out then the words are jumbled, voice shaky so that no one understands what you are trying to say. You sit there in silence as your heart races. The voices in your mind either running, screaming or there is nothing even in there. Never sure when you will be able to calm down. 


Sleep is the only peace you get from all of these problems. That is if you can sleep. Sometimes you pass out due to lack of sleep. I sleep all the time due to my not wanting to be awake. I can control my dreams, they are good dreams most of the time. I can't control life and most of the time life is bad. Sleep if the answer I find most helpful 


I hope this makes sense to anyone reading it. Thanks for reading and I will see you Tuesday with another post 

Jul 18, 2017

Top 6 Tips for Dealing with Anxiety

July 18, 2017 0 Opinions
If you have anxiety then you know that life can be very hard, very stressful and very overwhelming. It could be hard to focus on what is happening in that moment when you are thinking about how everything could go wrong. The worse I know.


The good news is that there are ways to help Dealing with anxiety. No I don’t mean therapist, I mean something that might work in that moment. Don’t worry if some of the things that work for others, do not work for you. It all is a matter of what can help an individual. You will find something that helps.


If you are stuck on ideas on dealing with your anxiety then I got you covered. I give you my Top 6 Ways for Dealing with Anxiety. This coming from a person like you who deals with anxiety.


I hope this helps you.


If you have any other ways that was not listed then feel free to mention them in the comments to help others. Since there are way more ways to help then what I have posted :)






1. Journal=



   This is the one that works for me. I always have a pen and paper or even my phone around to jot down things. When I am feeling most anxious, I just get that out and write. I usually write my thoughts even if it comes out all jumbled and doesn’t make any sense at all.
When I feel better, I either go back and look at what I wrote down or delete/throw it away. Sometimes it can be stressful to look back at what I wrote.


I got some suggestions as to what you can journal-


  • Write your thoughts
  • What you wish you were like
  • Who you wish you were instead
  • Who you admire
  • Who is your hero
  • Write a story


It really could be anything. It doesn't even have to be words, could be letters or numbers.  All you need is to take a pen and paper and then just go with the flow.


You can even draw. And that does not have to be perfect or even anything. Could be swirls, lines, circles… Anything that will help you in that moment



2. Read=


     I think this is great. Get lost in another world that someone wrote, or that you wrote.
I like to read and even keep a book in my purse. This way I could read when I am bored or just don’t wish to talk.  Fact-People will not bother you if you are reading a book ;)  


The great thing is that you can read whatever is around. Some suggestions-


  • A Comic book
  • Magazine
  • Cook book- hey why not you may even get some good ideas
  • Your Journal
  • Regular book
  • Brochure



3. Play a game=


       Like a book, playing a game helps you get lost in another world.  Don’t worry if you do not have your phone/tablet with you. (Ps I like to bring a deck of cards with me everywhere because you never know)There are way more games to play then video games.
Playing pretend and being creative is something that the world is missing out on. Just try not to get too caught up in pretend especially if you are pretending someone is an alien


A fun pretend game you can play-


1. Pick out a person
  1. Try and guess their name, story
  2. Make up a story for this person. Maybe they are really an alien :0


2. Pretend you are the alien


3. Pretend you are on a reality show


4. An actor researching for an upcoming role



4. Count=
         
   Ahh yes the age old counting, how could I not mention this one. Stupid but sometimes it does work. For me it is repeating the same number over and over again. Or repeating the same word/letter.


Or even do math. Grab a paper, start writing numbers down, do the math. Sure math may not be the most fun but it can help in stressful situations


2+2=
4*4=
4+4=
2 divided by 2=



5. Daydream=


   This is basically tip 1 and 2 combined without paper. It all takes part in your mind. If there is one thing I love, it is daydreaming. I swear I get lost more in fantasy in my mind than anything else. Journaling is fun but there is nothing like imagining a world in your mind without having to write it down or read.


Try to clear your mind.
Close your eyes and drift off to somewhere else. Someone will wake you up I am sure



6. Focus on something around you=


        Take your mind off what is happening by focusing on something else. This is the hardest one on the list but it does help.


An example- focus on a photo


  • What color is that photo?
  • What is that photo of?
  • Make up a story involving the photo
  • What is the story behind the photo?




Again I hope these tips help you. Good luck, thank you for reading and I will see you next time :)






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