Sending you the energy of symmetry and balance on this fall equinox. Remember to align with the healing vibration of harmony and balance, as Mother Nature shares her equivalence of light and dark.
During these unusual times, we are presented with so many questions and unknowns about our life paths, families, careers, and social situations. These uncertain times are really opportunities for you to reevaluate where you are putting your energy, and to strengthen your focus and intentions. Reflecting on the relationships, activities, and situations that you are actively participating in, and understanding on how they make you feel is a good start. ~ G. Jowett
So you don’t have to watch the video every time you need one of these hacks immediately:
1. If you feel nauseated, smell rubbing alcohol.￼
2. If you feel like throwing up, start humming.
3. If you have a runny nose, put your tongue to the roof of your mouth and press your thumb to your forehead for about 20 seconds.￼￼
4. If you have a headache, pinch the webbing between your fingers￼ and rub it back and forth for about 1 minute.
5. If you’re lightheaded from standing up too quickly, clench your butt cheeks￼.
6. If your arm’s dead/has the pins and needles feeling, rock your head back and forth.
7. If you need to pee badly, think of sex to trick your brain and relieve the pressure.￼
8. If you have a migraine, stick your hands in ice water.￼
9. If you wanna calm your racing heart, blow on your thumb.￼
EDIT: Okay, so apparently that Tiktok creator just got caught out in February having said racist and anti-gay shit in the past, including using the N-word. I literally had never come across them til they landed on my For You page yesterday and just got messaged by someone about them being an asshole. Please use these hacks if you need them cuz your health is super important but don’t follow that creator, like their vids, comment on their stuff, etc. I think that boosts them in the platform’s algorithm? Right? (My Tiktok illiteracy is showing.) If anyone can recommend creators of color or LGBTQ+ creators with cool life/health hacks to follow instead, that’d be awesome! 🙏🏼
I highly encourage youths who are trying to figure themselves out to NOT base their identity on static or performance based traits. Traits like “I’m smart” or “I’m funny” can be crushing to have when you either fail a test or tell a joke no one laughs at. It makes it so it’s not just a bad joke or bad test-- it’s a failure of self.
I suggest instead that you try defining yourself by the things you do and enjoy. Such as “I like knitting,” and “I like reading.” These are traits you have within your control and it’s less devastating if you get “wrong.” Making a lumpy hat doesn’t mean you like knitting any less!
Define yourself by your ongoing actions, not your temporary reflection.
I re-blogged this (the first time) in 2014. Today, I tried half a dozen times to re-blog it, and it wouldn’t work. So, I saved the images and re-posted it. I hope it helps make life a little easier. :-)
The original post is by iraffiruse.
honestly a decent bit of my job as someone who works with neurodivergent people is like. "hey that thing youre stressing about that youve been putting off for two weeks? do it now. literally just right now, while we're in this meeting. it's gonna take you five minutes and then we can go back to whatever we were talking about. put me on mute if you want. make that call. send the email. pick all the socks up off your floor. i'll wait just do it"
so like. if executive dysfunction or attention issues or procrastination or literally anything like that frequently stops you from doing things and that builds stress, just like?? find some friends who also struggle with that and agree on a like once a week Doing Shit time. just like hey every friday at 3 we're gonna hop into the video chat and we're going to Do Things. Mutually. im gonna get my dishes done and youre gonna send emails and theyre going to make their doctors appointment etc etc etc. you can tell each other what you need to do ahead of time and then no one leaves the call until everything is done. and after its all done you can chat or play games or just go off to do separate things but. the mutual anxiety of keeping the other people on the call and also having a consistent time where you KNOW you can get things accomplished like. it works.
so many of my clients will do their Task and then be like WOW I FEEL SO MUCH BETTER I DONT KNOW WHY I WAS PUTTING THAT OFF and im like. its okay thats why i am here. now put all your empty cups in the sink while we talk about your childhood trauma
today i called studying “practicing school” and it felt so much easier in my brain because its not this super hard super complicated thing that studying is, and it doesnt have the same negative connotations that “homework” does, its just practicing, you dont have to be good, the point of practicing is to get better. so yeah, call studying practicing school if you wanna, it just feels easier.
Of course, having fun and making yourself happy is always a good thing. But if doing things for yourself feels like a chore, that's okay.
Maybe going outside doesn't always clear your head. Maybe working out doesn't normally make you feel any different. That's fine! It's completely valid to treat those things the way you'd treat taking medicine: "Got my sunlight chemicals. Check. Got my exercise chemicals. Check."
It might be helpful to simply treat "getting your chemicals" as something to help you sleep and/or for your long-term health. It's great when you're having fun, but it's okay when that doesn't happen.