"Thus it can be seen that mental health is based on a certain degree of tension, the tension between what one has already achieved and what one still ought to accomplish, or the gap between what one is and what one should become. Such a tension is inherent in the human being and therefore is indispensable to mental well-being. We should not, then, be hesitant about challenging man with a potential meaning for him to fulfill... I consider it a dangerous misconception of mental hygiene to assume that what man needs in the first place is equilibrium, or as it is called in biology, 'homeostasis'
What man actually needs is not a tensionless state but rather the striving and struggling for a worthwhile goal, a freely chosen task." - Viktor Frankl "Man's Search For Meaning"
It's funny how we (I) spend so much time hating the body that made the best parts of our (my) life.
It's been frustrating to me that I lack the self control that I need to snap back quickly since having Milo ❤. But recently it's been easier to embrace the "mom skin" and just do the thing to feel.... happy.
It's been less about the look and more about not wallowing.
Less about aesthetics, more about love.
But I won't lie. Seeing progress still helps... especially in instances like this. Where you don't see it day-to-day like you do in the beginning and you forget how much progress you HAVE made... it makes it easier to keep moving forward INSTEAD of giving up (again). Getting really excited about the next big thing hitting BB in January :) can only go up from here. .
Our surface interval today, selayar underwater is extremely beautiful. Managed to do 2 dives today, Barracudas, Turtles, Napoleon Wrasse, nemos, healthy jack fish schooling, sweet lips and many more. So magical thousand of fishes swimming around...lots, lots and lots.
How do I stay motivated? Because I REFUSE to go back to the old me. REEEFUSE✌🏼30 minutes of *FREE* therapy and my plant-based GO juice🚀. to help me create a BETTER me. 🌈💕 ** here to help you be cool(er) 🙄📲
As you get older you (hopefully) start to learn how true this is. It's not about having loads and loads of friends, it's about having two or three solid people you share yourself with. Research has demonstrated over and over again that those who have close, meaningful relationships (spouse is not included, sorry) show improved mental health and stronger physical health (low blood pressure, increased cardiac health etc) and longevity. What is a "close, meaningful relationship"? One where you share your authentic self, happy times and sad times. Where you confide and seek advice or support for your struggles. The only person you hurt by putting up a front and not letting people in, in the long run (short run too), is yourself. At this point, it's really not about quantity. Who even has the time to juggle a hundred friends? Less really is more. Quality, quality, quality.
Which side do you identify with, Yellow or Green? 🤔
Truth be told if I had seen this post a few years ago, I sadly wouldn’t have mostly identified with the yellow side. 😞 I realised, a lot about my circle of influence and realised I had become a reflection of them and my own environment.
However, I wanted different things, I wanted to feel better in myself, have a better future, and create the best version of me. One that I could be proud of.
I worked very hard on changing my mindset, I worked hard on ME! I surrounded myself with people who inspired me to become that person, I changed old habits, and created a life that I wanted to have. 💜
As a side effect, my life has changed, the universe listened. Success is now happening in my life, propelling me to where I want to be and who I wanted to become. 👏🏼 Today I am proud to say I can identify with the Green side. You also have the power to recreate yourself every minute of every day, which color will you identify with going forward?
Comment below 👇🏼 or pop me a confidential message 💌 for help and advice on achieving your goals, and fulfilling your dreams of becoming the best version of you. 😘
I've torn off the callous of my indifference to get more in touch with my humanity but it's become hard to swim through the sea of empathy while dragging the weight of trauma.
People ask how I am feeling but I don't know how to relate the feeling of all emotions interacting simultaneously in my mind like a manic orgy.
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Standing bent over barbell shrug- Upper back focus!!! Solid pause on each contraction with a snatch style grip! Keeping minimal bend in the arms to take biceps out of the movement!
Limit torso movement to isolate the upper back more. Only thing that should be moving is shoulders going up and down contracting the traps!
Projection has always intrigued me. What a fascinating unconscious defense mechanism where a person takes an issue they want to repress and attributes their issue onto their alternative target.
Regram from @bokifide