Healingfromptsd on instagram
Healingfromptsd on instagram
Sometimes, I find focusing on my body exhausting.
I said it.
And I know what you're thinking. Well that's not very body positive, but the thing is, in this social media fuelled world, how are we not meant to not have burnout when it comes to our bodies, when the focus is always on our bodies?
How can we expect to be fixated on our bodies and other bodies, scrutinising every aspect and angle and bump and curve, 24 hours a day and not get sick of it?
There's always some comment, some thought whether good or bad, the focus is there on the body.
This week I loved that Jonah Hill took steps on his IG to let people know, hey you don't need to say anything! You don't need to comment. In the most peaceful way he too said, IM TIRED.
I made a post recently about choosing to not comment on someone's body: https://www.instagram.com/p/CSw1Q7LobYF/?utm_medium=copy_link
We are constantly commenting on our bodies or others whether with reflection or celebration and that can be wonderful, positive but it can also be harmful. Because shouldn't one of the aims to be to go beyond the body. To see someone as a whole person, not the physical presented before you!
Add a chronic illness like endometriosis to the mix and the awareness around my body is constant and that's tiring because...
We are more than our bodies. We are more than looking and learning to love the stretch marks, and I'm not saying that isn't important.
But we are more than finally wearing that bikini and that doesn't negate the triumph of that...
But now more than ever my body isn't the only thing I want to celebrate or focus on.
As Walt said, we contain multitudes.
And some of that doesn't exist in relation to our bodies; which is massive for someone like me, who does believe in body acceptance, to say, but that is the truth.
Because the acceptance isn't just about your external body.
It's about your mind, your soul and your spirit and your heart.
There is so much happening there and there is so much you're navigating in life in which your body blessedly carries you through but is not the one leading you through.
There is more, you are more and so I guess that's all I wanted to say today.
Just in case no one reminds you, just in case you're tired of people focusing on your body and its size and its shape and your height and anything else...you are more than all of that.
You are a multitude and that is so amazing.
F. E. Marie
You've made it to another weekend! Remember to sleep and rest a lot, don't feel obligated to go out if you are too tired. If this week was a difficult one, remember that there is no shame is canceling plans, staying home asleep, eating good food and resting the best you can so you can face a new week. Don't burn yourself out by forcing you to go out in the name of the "enjoying life the best you can". Resting, recovering and recharging your social energy might be the best form of enjoying life for those of us who need a break
A Dose of Reminders
I was born with a desire to be free and a sick feeling in my stomach that there would always be something holding me back. That something was my own belief system. I believed when people told me I couldn't do things. I believed my abusers. I believed I was worthless. But I never believed in me or in my abilities. And now that I do, I won't listen to others. I will listen to myself. I will not answer to hatred, but to confidence.
Have faith in yourself, don't believe those who can't support you. Cancel out the noise of those who say you are a failure. If it is possible, stop being around people who make you insecure. It is all a projection of their own fears. It is time for your faith in yourself to grow bigger than your fear of failure.
Happiness post #466
I played final fantasy
I had nachos
And I had cookies
Crazyheadcomics on Instagram
Spiritual Art by Zulfa
F. E. Marie
jorge saying “it will probably one of the yamaha riders” to win the title bestie i have some news for u
@theopeninvite on Instagram
Sundaekids on Instagram
Lately, I find that the space I love to be in most, is my own company. I’m happiest, fullest, and most stable when I am accomplishing things on my own and experiencing my own bliss - and I think that’s really cool. 💫🧚🏻♀️💛
There is no shame it admitting you felt hurt or humiliated when someone crossed the line with you. There is no need to be afraid making people angry by setting boundaries. If they do get angry, it's not your fault.
They are angry because they believe they have a right to infringe those boundaries whenever they want, and they don't want you to stand up for yourself. They want things their way, where they can do or say whatever they want, then call you dramatic and being dismissive when you get hurt.
If they make the situation about themselves, you should probably be careful around them: they care only about themselves, and they probably don't get the concept of boundaries and won't fully respect yours.
Can anyone relate to having parents that truly don’t care about your feelings at all. Parents who tell you to express yourself but when you do they don’t align with what they wanted to hear and so now you are the bad guy. You are the reason for all their agony, sadness, the phrases they say to you “you don’t support me” “you are constantly starting arguments” “you are the problem”. Parents if you are doing this to your kids please stop, you are destroying us, you are ruining our self worth, our dignity. You are the problem for trying to create a false sense of security or a “safe” space when your response is the complete opposite. Don’t ask your kids why they are always negative towards themselves or why they never tell you anything. The answer itself is because of you, you lower your child’s self worth to the point where your child looks at themselves as if they are nothing and that nothing they do will be ever good enough, nothing they say will ever be something you agree with. Dear parents you are not always right, you are the first people to destroy your children. Instead listen to your children, validate their feelings, don’t gaslight them, don’t blame them, just support them because you never know what your words are doing to your child and its too late to change them when your children want absolutely nothing to do with you.