Let’s talk google... ahh to some a life savor to people with anxiety a life stealer.
I used to live on google- “do brain tumors cause headaches” “causes of weird vision that is slightly making objects look like they are moving or spinning or maybe dizzy” “videos of people with gait” *watches self walk*
Yeah some people used to laugh at me for all of this... including my parents. I didn’t know how to say this is so real to me I don’t see what’s funny.
Anyways, what I have found and learned is google is a SEARCH ENGINE. Exactly what it says- it gives you what you ask it.
If I search something with the keywords “brain tumor” and “headaches” I will get alllllll the info on those two things most likely together.
BUT, have you ever gotten on google and tried “does anxiety cause headaches” of course not because with anxiety it’s always the worst what if in our head right? However, if you do google that you’ll get alllllll the info on headaches and anxiety together. The point is google will always give you what you ask it. If I ask it If anxiety can kill you it would probably come up with some random article/opinion that says yes. I bet if I also googled will drinking water kill me some article/opinion will say yes to that too. The point is- google can’t be trusted, it’s not our doctor, it will always leave you feeling miserable/extremely anxious and a lot of times it ended me in the ER in extreme panic.
I know it’s hard to stop googling but you are not alone in all your symptoms 💚
3 days ago
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Ever feel this way? Think about a time when you went through a breakup and the first thing you did everyday until the moment you went to bed was listen to sad music that reminded you of the breakup. Be careful what you listen to. I love music but I had to stop listening to a lot of my favorite tracks because it was making me sad.
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One reason that I decided to visit my hometown this weekend was to “recenter” myself. There are a couple things happening this week that can easily cause my anxiety to be higher than normal. One being that I have trainings for my new job where I don’t know a single person #SocialAnxiety but remembering to breathe [so simple] has been a game changer. Each breathe brings me closer to the center of who I am.
I’m going to get through this week. My anxiety will NOT win because I am enough just as I am 💜
17 minutes ago
〤 TRAUMA 〤
I thought my first post would be in regards to emotional & psychological trauma.
Whether the trauma happened years ago or yesterday, you can make healing changes and move on with your life although to do so you have to come to terms with what has occurred ☼
It’s not the objective circumstances that determine whether an event is traumatic, but your subjective emotional experience of the event. Emotions are freaking confusing, hard & tough to manage when there has been some trauma (I know firsthand!). I tend to see a lot of posts about trauma but most posts seem to be in relation to abuse although my message today is that trauma can be caused by a range of things such as;
☾A break up ☾Bullying
☾Childhood neglect ☾Life threatening illness ☾Surgery
☾Domestic Violence ☾Humiliating or deeply disappointing experience
These are just some examples of causes to trauma.
I wanted to share this message because no matter how small or irrelevant your think your trauma is doesn’t mean it isn’t there. Please don’t be ashamed, embarrassed or belittled by your trauma.. the first step to recovery is being honest with yourself regarding the trauma †
I was severely bullied, abused In several ways, was brought up in a terrible home and a lot of other things and I am still managing trauma as a professional working adult even though it occurred while I was a young person. Trauma is rough although I am on the journey to recovery... Just like a lotus I will continue growing mentally and spiritually regardless of my origins 🥀 I love to use this analogy... Feel free to comment & share your thoughts on trauma or simply say HEY :-) ╳ MORE TO COME ON TRAUMA ╳
22 minutes ago
I only left my house once this weekend for a short amount of time.... I would consider myself a “people person” but also an introvert. But wait, don’t those mean exact opposite things? Not for me. It can be super exhausting to me being around people, I wish it wasn’t but it is. Sometimes I do really well being around people but then other times my social anxiety is high and it’s just exhausting. Anxiety is something that is pretty darn constant in my life but the extend of how bad it is changes day to day. It doesn’t go away no matter how hard I try but I have realized there are things that help and for me sometimes just taking breaks. I like being around people but I also feel very content and secure being alone (well with cooper of course). There’s no shame in taking time for yourself, you’re not being “antisocial” you’re being aware of your mental health and what you need. Can anyone else relate to this feeling? 🙏
24 minutes ago
We could all use a little more compassion.💜
26 minutes ago
I’ve tried this before and it was nice so I’ll do it again!!! Comment something below, then go and comment on the person before you and compliment them :) let’s lift each other up💓
For me, the most difficult aspect of learning to play the violin, wasn’t actually in learning how to play it. Instead, it was learning to face anxieties and insecurities preventing me from playing at all. I was afraid of being heard and being judged, my low self-esteem picturing the entire neighborhood ridiculing me as I made mistake after mistake. I bought a mute, but it didn’t quiet me enough to appease my racing heart. .
I restricted my practice time to between 10am-2:45pm, when most were at work or school. Even still, playing loudly caused my body to overheat and sweat profusely, and my shaking hands would cause my bow to bounce on the strings. But, though my anxiety was adamant about the “when”, ultimately my pain and health were the deciders. At times, I wouldn’t feel good enough to play until evening. Those days, I’d just sit and pluck away, but that wouldn’t scratch the itch. I wanted to improve and that meant practicing with my bow. .
That’s where this solution came in. It’s a Yamaha SV-130, a “silent” violin (SV). It’s not entirely silent, but you definitely can’t hear it outside of the house. Which meant whenever I had the desire to practice, I could throw headphones on and play. This allowed me to gain confidence and grow my skills without fear of being judged. My progress was noticeable when I’d play my acoustic and therefore, little by little, my fears were drowned out. So much so, that I now have an effects pedal and an amplifier. .
You can either let the unknown stop you or you find your way through. I stress that it must be YOUR way, because although you will find guidance along your path, the most accurate compass is within you. ✌🏻❤️
This is "us" we have been friends for 15 years and been through alot. Struggling socially has been a struggle for us both and together developed a method for everyone that 100% works 50% of the time 😂