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Laura Murphy  πŸ‘¨β€πŸ‘©β€πŸ‘§β€#Mummy 😁#anxious #Dental #Hygienist 😡#MentalHealth Advocate πŸ’₯Destroying the #stigma πŸ–•#Anxiety #Depression #PTSD πŸ’ͺ🏻Tools to Conquer πŸ”€

Good morning fellow instagrammers. How are you?

I've had a really busy week or so and I'm so relieved that it should now calm down. It was my sons 4th birthday and we had a little party for him with his school friends at our home. This takes an awful lot more planning than you might think πŸ˜‚ I also had a psychiatrist appointment organised by the lawyers in relation to the car accident we had last year. It had been weighing on my mind more than I realised. I have been working a lot and Sunday will be my first proper day off! I can't wait!

Amongst all of this, I treated myself to a new book. I have been reading 'the secret' everyday. It has helped me so much I thought I'd try another if her books. Basically this book is about gratitude. So far so good! A worth while read if nothing more than to make us realise all the things we take for granted. Has anybody else read this and completed the 28day guide? What are your thoughts?
I'm working today. I'm feeling very tired and im wondering if this is because I've been too busy to go to the gym. Sadly I dont think I will have time until my 'day off' on Sunday 😭😭 I really must go though. I can't believe how quickly I have noticed a difference by not going! Energy levels are seriously failing!

I'm just about to get ready for work now and hoping a coffee will perk me up a bit! Lol
Wishing you all a lovely day. Be grateful for all you have, no matter how small and you will attract more to be grateful for.

Love and hugs to all ❀️ πŸ€— be kind to yourself

Laura

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Good morning all ❀️ how are you?

I've had a rough couple of days with events in life and nasty people. However, I'm trying to use it as an opportunity to improve my abilities to manage my emotions rather than focus on how horrible it is and all the things that may happen. I'm not necessarily mastering it atm πŸ˜‚ but that's what I'm going for!
I'm trying to be compassionate and understand that only very unhappy people behave in such unpleasant ways (and maybe slightly rejoice in the idea of karma while trying not to relish in it so much I mess up my own πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚) I've been really excited about today. Its my sons birthday tomorrow and we have a little party after school this afternoon. After deciding I couldn't afford the type of cake I wanted I decided toake my own! I'm fairly pleased.... It's not quite what I would get with a professional job haha but I'm sure my son will love it!! Annoyingly I have work this morning (2 hours) so need to get ready and head out for that before coming home and panic cleaning/cooking.

I ordered 'the magic' yesterday. I've been relying on 'the secret' so much recently and it's really helped so I thought I'd try another of Rhonda Byrnes books. Has anybody read it? I also bought the children's book! To let my kiddies into it early!

Sending love and hugs to everybody ❀️ have a wonderful day. I know you can do it, even if 'doing it' is just getting through another day 😘

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Good morning beautiful people. How are you all? I hope life is being kind to you.

This picture made me smile as I didn't realise my addiction to it (tea rather than coffee) until now... I am trying to whiten my teeth and ideally you are supposed to avoid or cut back on tea/coffee during the process, especially the first hour after you take the whitening trays out. Simply put, I can't do it πŸ˜‚ that first cup in the morning is the most important! I NEED it lol

I'm not feeling too bad recently. Battling with anxiety more than low mood. I do wonder though... Nobody else seems to find 'life' such hard work. Even when nothing is actually wrong, I just find it hard to keep up with life, with mess, with washing/ironing, planning dinners etc. It's constant!

How have you been? Is life feeling better now the sunshine is here? I do find it puts me in a much better mood.
I finished painting the shed yesterday πŸ‘ and I'm trying to bring back our glass from the dead but it's not working lol :( it was so lush and green not long ago!

Anyway... I'm going to drink my tea πŸ˜‚ have a good day. Sending love and hugs to all ❀️ πŸ€—

Laura
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Good morning all ❀️
How are you?

Apologies (again) for not posting much. To be honest I didn't realise how long it had been until people started messaging me to see if I was OK πŸ™ˆ (thank you BTW!) I actually am OK... The most OK i have been in a while. The reason I havnt been posting much is I have been prioritising other things which are really REALLY helping me.
I am rereading the secret again this week. It truly helps me so much and it really does work. It's like magic!
I've also been meditating daily and focusing on my gratitude list which turns my day around. I'm also consciously dwelling on the good things that have happened and finding things to look forward to. I have been pushing myself to go to the gym and all of this is helping a great deal.
I still struggle in that I often have to work hard to feel good, but that's OK!

I'm going out tonight for the first time in about a year lol and the first time since we moved to Norfolk. I'm feeling a bit guilty as I wont see my children today (going straight from work) but I'm reminding myself that its OK, they will be OK and I'm allowed a night out. I'm hoping to be that drunk girl in the bathroom πŸ˜‚

I'm off to meditate now! Thank you all again so much for your support and concern.
Please be kind to yourself. If you're feeling low please try making a list if everything you're thankful for and really hold that feeling.
Sending love love and more love ❀️❀️ Laura

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Good evening beautiful people ❀️
How are you?
I'm still feeling pretty good! Not as good as I was a few days ago but definitely a huge improvement on last week! I'm still doing my meditation and gratitude list and that's really helping a lot.
I had another doctors appt and she stressed the need for more exercise. I've been really good this week, I went on Saturday and Monday and today! And I've really enjoyed it. I'd not been pushing myself much but decided that to get any benefits I had to actually make and effort lol I've notice an improvment in my fitness already and I'm hoping in my energy soon. I'm already increasing weights and noticing a slightly flatter mum tum! It also encourages me to eat better.... I'm Not consciously cutting things out but I don't feel like ruining my hard work with biscuits quite so often lol
P. S raw carrots are such a yummy snack!

I don't have much to write home about which is a good thing.

My hubby has been amazing recently. My rock ❀️ if he can cope with me like this he's a real keeper lol (hence the picture which made me laugh!) I strongly recommend 'the secret' by Rhonda Byrne if you have not read it. I am going to keep reading it monthly as it really makes such a difference to my life!

Have a lovely evening. Be kind to yourself. List all of the things you're thankful for and dwell on them ❀️ Love and hugs ❀️ πŸ€—
Laura

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Good morning all ❀️ how are you?

I am pleased to say that my mood has improved greatly since my last post.

Thank you all so much for your messages and comments of concern. I struggle to reply to them all when I am low so please accept my apologies.

I have started reading 'the secret' again and it has transformed me (again!). I used to read it monthly as it kept me sane (and it works!) but I've not read it in about 8months. I must remember to keep rereading it.

I have been getting up early to allow for some 'meditation' time. I quote unquote this as it's not solely dedicated to meditation but is time allocated to just feeling good feelings.

When I learned about buddhism I learned a 'meaning of life' that works for me. I start by meditating on this and it helps put all of my problems into perspective. I meditate on the only constant being change and on the idea of karma (which helps me to feel compassion and forgive and move on).
After meditating I read my gratitude list (a list of everything I have to be thankful for) and I dwell on each item and hold love in my heart. I then have a list of 'I ams' (e.g I am worthy) which I say aloud. I don't necessarily believe them all yet (lol) but i will. I then finish by looking back at yesterday, picking out the good bits and dwelling on them before looking at the day ahead and finding things to look forward to. If there's not much then I create something. They don't need to be big, I have things like playing hungry hippos with the kids or enjoying tea and biscuits in the garden.

On a medication note, I only took the pericyazine once. I had awful side effects! But I've found a herbal supplement that is supposed to work in a similar way. Has anybody got any experience or information about bacopa?

Thank you again so much ❀️ we are in it together πŸ’ͺ🏻
Sending love and hugs to you all ❀️ πŸ€—

Laura

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Good evening all. How are you? Have you had a good day?

I'm still very low. However! I think I now know why... I already knew it was to do with my work situation, but I think it's because in my head I havnt completely made a decision and am up in the air.
I have had lots of therapy in the past which identified that a lot of my anxiety and depression stems from feeling like I've let people down. I'm currently in a situation where no matter what I choose to do I am letting somebody down. I'm dreding the conversation of either declining a job I've already accepted or handing my notice in on another one. Argh! I can't even tell you the physical impact this is having on me! πŸ˜”
I'm struggling to breath, I feel so tired, I'm physically shaking with anxiety, I'm clenching my teeth and am suffering with intrusive thoughts. I can't go on like this any longer. Tonight I need to make a decision and I hope my husband can help me get through it... It may seem silly to be so worried over something that may be considered trivial, but I'm genuinely in bits!

After making a decision I'm hoping I'll be able to rest and enjoy my day off tomorrow.

Any reassuring words of advice please share!!! 😬😬😬😬😬😬 #MentalHealth #depression #anxiety #beatthedepression #mentalillness #recovery #wellbeing #mentalhealthawareness #mentalhealthmatters #anxious #cbt #GAD #PTSD #lowmood #SAD #seasonalaffectivedisorder #selfworth #selfcare #motivation #motivational #parenting #family #work

Good morning all ❀️
How are you today?

I'm still very low and very anxious. How long until these meds kick in properly!?! I'm so fed up of feeling this way.

On the plus side... House is tidy. It makes a big difference to my mood, I can relax much more when it's nice and clean.

I'm off to work today. I'm hoping it's busier than it has been or I think I'm ready to call it quits. The last thing I need is to deal with leaving and starting ANOTHER job, but I also need to actually be earning money when I go to work!

Despite flitting from very low to very anxious yesterday, I managed to enjoy the football.
Our boys did so well! Well done Gareth for going against expectations and playing good quality young players who needed a chance to shine! A well deserved win.

I'm sending you all positive vibes, strength and lots of love. I think I'm going to start reading the secret again today. It is a miracle worker! Please join me!

Love and hugs ❀️ πŸ€—
Laura

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Du dum, da dum da dum da dum... Life's a piece of πŸ˜‚

Good evening all. How are you?

I've struggled with anxiety terribly today.
However, looking on the bright side of life, I prefer being anxious than depressed. I've said this before, for me anyway, I am just a highly strung versions of myself when I'm anxious and somewhere inside I can still talk to the rational me. When I'm depressed I cannot!
I started thinking about all the reasons I prefer being anxious over depressed.... So looking on the bright side of life, is there anything about your mental' illness' that you like?
I like the fact that because I can't sit still I get a lot done. When I'm depressed my self care is awful and my house is a shite hole. I'm lazy and eat nothing but crap. Today I cleaned the kitchen, washed the carpet, took the covers off the sofa and washed them, did 2 loads of clothes washing and despite eating lots of rubbish on top, I did actually cook 2 healthy meals today for lunch and dinner. To top it off I also spent hour and half in the gym. Today is the first day in ages I've sat down to a cup of tea in a clean house! (even the plants have been watered lol). I'm now going to relax and watch the football :) I do love the world Cup! (BTW did anybody watch #germany v #mexico? ;) good game!

Have a lovely evening

Love and hugs ❀️ πŸ€—
Laura

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Good morning beautiful people.
How are you? The weekend is here at last. Im working today but off on sun and Mon so today is essentially my friday and it's not too bad, I like this job.

I had a fairly nice day yesterday, I always enjoy my Friday job which is why I was so sad to hand in my notice. My manager said they would like me to stay and even offered me more money if I don't leave. This should be a good thing but its now stressing me out because I've already accepted another job, so either way I feel like I let somebody down πŸ˜”

I'm still really stressed about finances, another one of my jobs has been really quiet and not really paying much. It's my little boys birthday next month so I want to make sure he has a nice day and gets some presents (I know its not all about presents but he's 4 and understands now so want him to have some bits to open). I'm not sure if pouring my heart out here is helping me by sharing and dealing with it or just making me dwell in it and feel sorry for myself πŸ˜‚ I do know it will get better, it just needs to hurry up! Lol

Have a lovely weekend. Thank you for your support and thank you for listening to my babble!

Love and hugs ❀️ πŸ€—
Laura

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Good morning all ❀️
How are you? How have you been?
I'm still quite low and stressy. I'm hoping that the depression is now starting to ease slightly. I still feel rubbish but I wasn't bothered by intrusive thoughts so much yesterday. The anxiety is still pretty high, but I prefer dealing with that than the depression (personally). I feel like I'm not me when I'm depressed. When I'm anxious I'm just a rediculously highly strung version of me lol

I'm off to work today. This is the job I am leaving soon. I told them that I would stay if they want me to but on a different day and if they give me the bloody pay rise they agreed to! So I'm anxious about seeing them.

Before I go I wanted to share with you a technique that @mrgarycoxe shared via a comment on one of my posts. I thought it was so Lovely and would imagine really effective if you can implement it!
The idea is at the end of a day, think of something that made you happy, the best bit of the day (however small) and write it down. Then leave it on the floor next to the bed, so that when you wake and get up, it is the first thing you see. ❀️ How lovely is that! Join me in giving it a try.

I'm. Off to get ready now. Have a lovely day and a lovely weekend. In it together! Thank you again for your support.
Love and hugs ❀️ πŸ€—
Laura

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Good evening all.
I want to thank you all from the bottom of my heart for all of your messages of concern ❀️ I have been feeling very low and very anxious recently which is why I have not been around. I've been OK but have not felt upto much and definately not up to facing my feelings head on buy writing about them 😬 (counter productive!)
I've been struggling with very intrusive thoughts. They have been torturing me and I've struggled to push them out.
However, I am trying. I am fighting them.

I have upped my medication again but all it seems to be doing is making me very tired 😴

I've found playing board games with the kids cheers me up (well hungry hippos anyway lol) and watching @officialrhoch (my guilty pleasure) and have another appointment in a week or so with my doctor.

Thank you all again so much ❀️ please bear with me while I try to get over the peak of this 'blip'

I'm going to try breaking my worries down tonight and dealing with them head on πŸ‘

Love and hugs to all ❀️ πŸ€— #inittogether

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