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Mental Health Awareness Day -Beating Anxiety.

As it is Mental Health Awareness Day, I thought I would post some pictures I saved on my personal pinterest account which helped me understand and get through my anxiety. I have a folder with 100s of pictures starting with what anxiety feels like, which then seemed to flow into ways of dealing with mental health then most recently positive quotes and meditation tips. It’s like I can now look back and see my outlook growing more positive with each pin. I haven’t felt the need to pin any for a couple of years now but it did seem to help.

The pictures are all sourced from Pinterest and I am not claiming they are my own artwork.

It’s great that more and more people are talking about mental health now, breaking the stigma and spreading awareness.

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For me and many others CBT (cognitive behaviour therapy)- helped retrain the brain to think in a different way. Turning everyday situations into manageable tasks and not approaching things with a negative mind set. Exercise was a great tool for me, I started running not overly far or fast but getting outside and releasing endorphins.

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Mindfulness activities including meditation, drawing etc are great way to control your negative thoughts and just focus on something fun.

d842e300d9eb8b3379cbacca2606dad8--negative-thoughts-deep-thoughtsI can now control any negative emotions quickly and think clearly without letting stress or anxiety ruin my day.

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This isn’t my usual type of post but if 1 person found it helpful in any way then it was worth it.

If you think you are suffering with mental illness, please tell someone and seek help. You can get through it. It may be a hard journey but it will be so worth it to be at peace with yourself.

Jaimi x

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18 Comments

  1. Boy that is so true. Anxiety is a pain in everything

    1. It’s sad how many people suffer with it too ☹️

  2. Thank you for sharing and I’ll definitely look into CBT 🙂

    1. Great! I’m glad this post was useful 😀

  3. I really appreciate you sharing this! Anxiety is an emotion that all people feel at one time or another. When we normalize this and start understanding each other’s perspectives, we will all heal.

    1. That is so true! I’m glad you found this helpful.

  4. Megan says:

    I love that quote about starting he next chapter. Anxiety sucks I have it myself. I keep pushing forward no matter. I can’t let anxiety win.

    1. It is so easy to get stuck in a rut but it really is worth trying different methods and finding what works best for you. I really hope you beat it soon Megan x

  5. I’ve felt that way plenty of time. Thank you for sharing! Great pictures.

    1. You’re welcome Adilene. It seems silly, but these kind of pictures motivate me x

  6. Very nice post!!! I wish I knew , would have posted too 🙂

    1. Thanks. I’m sure it would still be really helpful whenever you write a post on mental health – the day just encouraged me to write one. 🙂

  7. I think the worst part of anxiety is knowing you are not being rational but being helpless to overcome it! I definitely agree on seeking help to get better! The freedom is beyond worth it!!!

    1. Thanks for your comment Katie! I totally agree!

  8. I like the comparison of anxiety to being on stage all the time and not knowing your lines. I can relate to that! Thanks for sharing.

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    1. I’m glad it was helpful Madison – I know it’s different for everyone but their are a lot of common feelings x

  9. i have never been diagnosed before but i do have feelings of this. there are times where i feel my skin crawls and i can’t do anything about it. i have turned to yoga to help me calm these feelings and with eating right and working out consistently.

    1. I have heard yoga is great! I’ve only tried little sessions but would love to add it into my exercise routine. Everything crossed that those feelings with be replaced with positivity x

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