Tomorrow is Thanksgiving. It can be difficult to find something to be thankful for when in the hole of depression and anxiety.
A key to getting through the deeply discouraging and sometimes debilitating illness you may be experiencing is to express. Yesterday I invited you to get out some junk. Today I invite you to fill in the holes left by yesterday’s writing with a list of 10 things you are grateful for. Spend 3 minutes or less and post it on your bathroom mirror.
The attached song is a great way to get in the mood. Try it.
I have talked about his before. It is such a powerful tool, however, that I repeat it today.
There is inevitably something hiding inside of you. A voice that only you hear. Frustration that only you feel. Anger known only to you.
Thanksgiving is two days away. The 3 minutes you spend doing this right now will bring a blessing to you…and to those who love you.
Take a piece of paper and a pen and write. “I feel angry because…I feel frustrated because…I hate this because….” and WRITE! Fill the page. Don’t worry about your spelling or how it looks. Just GET IT OUT! And then rip it into tiny pieces and throw it away.
Why does this work? Because we are beings designed by God to express. And when we don’t, we slow our progress down. And we get sick…emotionally and physically.
It happened to me this morning. I was extremely frustrated by a situation. I knew that I needed to honor the person involved and myself by speaking. And I know to not vomit all over them with high emotions. And so I pulled out a piece of paper and began writing. I got the negative out. And then two hours later I was ready to have a crucial conversation with a heart at peace. And it went beautifully.
Try it. It works! Honor yourself this Thanksgiving and tune in tomorrow for part 2 of this key!
I have spoken several times about the importance of hormone and gut health in overcoming depression and anxiety. Healing the BRAIN is critical and occurs through hormone and gut health.
The doctor who started me on this path is Dr. Vaughn Johnson. He has a great website that describes what he does. Even though he is booked four months out and is located in Utah Valley, browsing his website and becoming familiar with this key component to healing is well worth your time!
Silence. It can too easily become a way of life. It’s a fairly common theme with those I work with. And it is an enemy.
One of the main contributors to the depression I fought was silence. I formed habits in my youth that contributed to not speaking much. Maybe it was because I was the only girl with 8 brothers behind me. I didn’t ever have a sister to talk heart-to-heart to. I remember talking to my mom and sharing things, but it wasn’t the same. I had a best friend for about four years but that changed as a sophomore in high school. I became a loner. And because of this, I developed a lot of unhealthy beliefs about myself. I observed people. I listened. But I did not do much sharing.
One of the beliefs I adopted was that what I had to say wasn’t very important and that people didn’t really want to listen to me. Therefore, I would listen but I would not talk much about what was really going on inside of me. I took this into my marriage. This is why when I had my first major episode of “falling apart,” Steve was so shocked. He didn’t see it coming. How could he? I wasn’t sharing what was in my heart. I wasn’t expressing my thoughts in depth.
There is a lot more to this personal experience but the overall point is that SILENCE IS THE ENEMY. I am still learning to eradicate the false belief that people don’t want to hear what I have to say. I am still learning to open up to my friends and to my husband and really let him know what is going on in my heart. I can now see more clearly how damaging it has been to be silent, to not express my heart, my fears, my joys, and my inspiration more readily.
So go ahead. Learn from my mistake. TALK! There is at least one person you know who really wants to hear.
What is a stress in your life? What does it feel like? What does it sound like? How does it act?Where do you feel it? On a scale of 1-10, how intense is this stress?
The human body is composed of meridians where energy flows. One way to calm anxiety and stress is through emotional freedom technique. It stimulates different energy meridian points and, in essence, opens the meridians which allows for new programming to enter the subconscious mind.
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