Dealing with an existential dilemma. ......
It's hard to focus on anything with this kind of dilemma in your life. Trying to focus on anything is difficult. Right now I'm trying to motivate myself to continue with my fitness goals. To get what I want, be who I want. Feel better about myself. Self image is hard for everyone.
I'm needing help with what I should do when feeling lost. Are there any good motivational books?
What do you do to relax? Get in your happy place.
How do you deal with stress?
I'm glad I found this app.
I started making bath bombs and soak in the tub while reading. This is my stress release and happy place.
Bath bombs are super easy to make. You can find recipes online. I use essential oils like lavender, eucalyptus, peppermint or bergamot.
As far as motivation, for me I'm sick of feeling pain. I'm tired of being tired. I just want to feel better...
I just hope the strength I build will get me to where I want to be. Pain free.
I know just talking will help a lot of people. So if you can find someone to just listen that could be a real strength!
Maybe Google inspirational quote and print or write them down and put in a spot you'll see everday. I have some on my phone and on my desktop computer.
Guided meditation works for me.
I'm using an app called headspace, but you can find sessions other places as well, on YouTube for example.
Yes! Whisper meditation is great too.. try WhisperCrystal on YouTube
I am with all the yoga people on here. The Yoga for Anxiety workout video is a good one. Eat, drink enough water, and sleep more are also good. Sunlight can also affect mood, go on walks. Bilateral movement (swing arms, clapping, etc) is known to help improve mood.
I am currently reading "The Art of Asking" by Amanda Palmer (yes, the weird muscian). It is really good and I feel like it helps me reconsider how I interact with people. It is largely about how too often people equate asking with begging. Sometimes the exchange is a material item for human interaction and that is okay. Sometimes we all need to see and be seen and fall in love for a moment.
I am also part of a writers circle and gaming group. Both are sort of structured social activities. It makes it easy to be around people without having to necessarily interact as myself or "on".
I am also totally willing to make friends just to talk.
Awesome. Thank you. Sleep is one thing I haven't been able to get lately. My mind won't shut up. Any tips on getting your brain to slow down?
I use a tincture that helps me sleep. It works sometimes... valerian root, oats (Avena Sativa) and catnip. Mine is by a local Washington company "Sister Sage" called "Dream on". But there are so many companies. I think I saw you lived in Oregon and I'm sure you could find one there... (Portland?)