@transforming_me702 - 🚨🧠👂🏼OBJECTS IN MIRROR WILL NOT CAUSE HAPPINESS BETWEEN YOUR EARS👂🏼🧠🚨 Hey there my sweet little angel babez! I wanted to pop on here and spit some hard truths. We have all heard that no amount of money, cars, clothes, vacations, makeup, good looks, accomplishments, number on a scale, etc will make you happy AND THATS THE TRUTH. I have been a serial victim of these thoughts and whenever I get the “thing” I’ve been wanting so badly, I am not as fulfilled as I hoped I’d be.
Am I happy I lost weight? Yes. Do I feel better physically? Yes. Do I wake up every single day feeling excited and joyful that I lost weight and all my troubles have diminished? No, Absolutely not. Because they haven’t and the thrill of weightloss is gone.
I suffer from mental illness which is nothing to be ashamed of, but one of the many masks of my many disorders is relying on the next best thing to make me happy. I often find myself looking at the bigger picture, or next week, or next month, or next vacation, or holiday. Once those days or things arrive, I am less than happy and not as fulfilled as I expected to be. I know that I need to stop this thought process and focus on today. Unfortunately it’s easier said than done. I have to force myself to stay mindful and practice gratitude or I can go to some pretty dark places.
Luckily with the help of an amazing therapist and great psychiatrist I am able to recognize my thought patterns and use tools to redirect those thoughts to positive things. Don’t get me wrong, I still struggle quite a bit but am able to pull myself out of it a lot faster.
If you feel like a prisoner to your own thoughts, struggle with eating disorders, overeating, addiction, “dark clouds” that rarely let up, or constant fear please seek help. Being alone in dark times is not a good place to be and there is hope for better days.
Don’t be ashamed. Use this #motivationMonday and let’s #endthestigma 💖 (Fun fact, I had already lost 40lbs in that first pic 😲) - #regrann