Thursday, July 2, 2015
Therapeutic Thursdays: mental health edition
If you're an introvert, you may feel very out of touch with the world around you at times. I definitely am what I'd call an extroverted introvert (yes it's a real thing) but I'm still an introvert nonetheless. I'd rather go out to eat and then watch Food Network or Netflix with y'all than go do a ton of things. One of the biggest things that always reminds me of my introverted nature is that I HATE talking on the phone unless I'm super close to you. Even then, it's not always my most favorite thing... unless you're my sister really.
If you're an introvert, it's likely you're also a fixer like me. We tend to keep running and running until we're out of gas. In the last year I've gotten better at that and I hope that it has helped to remind you - fixer or not - of how important it is to set boundaries and take breaks.
The movie Inside Out has a lot of people thinking about emotions and how we teach our children about them. Emotional education could be the most important that we can provide. I didn't get that and I can say that it would've helped immensely.
If you haven't experienced an anxiety attack, check out this brave video. Casey wanted to record himself during an attack so that he could raise awareness of what it's like. Kirsten King with Buzzfeed recently did a project with drawings about anxiety as well. Check out this piece on Smart Girls as well. Sometimes anxiety comes off as overthinking.
Demi Lovato has opened up recently about living with Bipolar Disorder, the mental health stigma, and how important it is to have a great support system.
If you need a break after that, check out these cool motivational posters for people who hate doing stuff.