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Everyday Battles Of Depression Poem By Me Expressive Jackie

Everyday Battles Of Depression Poem By Me Expressive Jackie

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Everyday Battles Of Depression Poem By Me Expressive Jackie

Everyday is a battle.

It is the most darkest place one could face alone,

A journey filled with struggles solo, all alone.

Everyday filled with many groans,

Everyday is a new battle,

Against the same competitor.

Yet the enemy exchanges blows back with irrational roars.

It sneaks up on you in your most helpless shape,

Mostly when there’s no around who can communicate.

The thoughts in your brain begins to expand and distend,

Which drags you into your private repressed nightmare.

Fabrications and organism from your past

Served as pain, that you can’t withstand.

Lastly sleep always comes as a greeting friend,

Knowing the next morning the continual battle begins yes, yet again.

Never Ends!!

This poem is about the daily struggle with self image, feeling like you’re not good enough for yourself or nobody else. It’s a daily battle of trying to feel accepted, and also, the struggle of learning to love yourself.

In order to love someone else, you have to first start by loving yourself.

Everyday, there is a battle to face. But don’t give up, life is to short, put a smile on your face, and take control over those battles you face, everyday.

Do you like my poem you just read? Feel free to like, comment, and share. Let’s stop the stigma of mental illnesses that’s flying around in the air. If you care, share!!

Good morning to all of my followers, and readers. Thanks for taking time out of your day to read what i have to say. I hope and i pray, that today, each and everyone of you, has a blessed day.

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Trapped In Depression Poem By Me, Expressive Jackie

Trapped In Depression Poem By Me, Expressive Jackie

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Feelings About The Stigma Of Mental Illnesses

I hate the stigma of mental health.

Most people think that you’re faking it, like it’s all in your head, or saying you’re just lazy, or maybe even think that you’re crazy.

Why would i make all of this up? I’m not crazy. I can’t help it i can’t just make up all of these thoughts. Do you think i get up everyday wanting to be distraught? Some people are nuts.

Everyday is hard, everyday is rough, but i still push myself because i can’t, and i won’t give up. Having all these feelings, and having all these thoughts, and the people around me feels, “i just need to suck it up.”

I know right? That is messed up!

Like we all, just wake up everyday determined, to prepare all this stuff, the different thoughts, the feelings of wanting to give up, the feelings of guilt, and the feelings like everything is your fault. Major depression and anxiety, is already hard as it is, and every time i turn around people are talking negative, like mental illnesses isn’t real. Like it’s all in your head, like you can control how you feel.

Depression is nothing but darkness as it is, and family/people not believing that your really ill, not believing depression is actually real or even severe. Like i asked for all this, like i wanted this type of atmosphere. Always feeling guilty and always feeling hopeless, nobody cares and nobody ever notices. Everyday, i get on my knees and i pray. Praying and hoping, that people will understand one day.

Understand that, we’re all still humans, understand that it can even happen to you. Understand that we don’t like, and we didn’t choose, the feelings, and the emotions, mental illnesses brings us through. Understand, we’re not crazy, and we’re not insane, the only difference is, our brains just overthinks. Depression (all mental illnesses) is real, it’s definitely not fake, depression can hit you, you, you, or you any day.

Depression, and any other mental illness, can happen to anybody.

Please!! Wake up and understand.

Depression, anxiety, bipolar, panic disorder, and any other mental illness, does not discriminate. Some people think that it can’t happen to them, but believe me, it can happen to you too.

If you, or someone you know struggling with a mental illness, get help. Nothing is wrong with asking for help, i can vouch for that. I was ashamed to say i needed help, i was ashamed to say how i was feeling, i was ashamed to explain those thoughts that was in my brain, because i thought people would call me crazy, or even insane. But asking for help does not mean you’re weak or defective, depression is really an illness caused by a biochemical imbalance in the brain. You’re a very strong person because, it takes a great deal of strength to fight back, and you’re doing just that. You aren’t weak, everybody needs some kind of help, with something in some way in their lives, and everybody needs somebody, it might not be now, but as time goes by. It’s apart of life.

Do You Agree??

YESSS!YESSS!

To my beautiful followers, i want to thank each and everyone of you, for taking time out of your day to read every blog post, and for the comments, and the likes.

Are you tired of the mental health stigma? Are you tired of being called crazy or insane? Are you tired of the negativity about mental illnesses? Are you tired of people saying it’s all in your head? Feel free to like, comment, and share. Let’s talk.

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6 Successful Strategies That’ll Help Distract Feelings of Anxiety And Depression.

When you’re feeling down, stressed, and anxious, do you try to fix the way you feel? When you’re feeling emotional or awful, do you try to figure out what’s wrong with you? Umm, unfortunately this kind of thinking really increases our negative feelings, but there’s something you can do about it. It’s called distraction. No, not the kind of distraction like if you were reading. The kind that helps your improve mood. If you’re not making use of distraction, than you’re really missing out on a simple and effective strategy too improve your mood.

Six Types Of Distraction

I have found a good way of dividing Distraction into 6 Categories. I found this way very useful but you might come up with other ways to group them. Either or doesn’t matter. Down Below are each examples in each category but there are many others that I don’t have listed. Use this list as a starting not an ending point.

Mindfulness, stress-reduction

1.) Meditation, visualization diaphragmatic breathing.

2.) Mentally tasks to engage in

Crosswords, Scrabble, angry birds, and my all time favorite candy crush. 🙂

3.) Social activities- Meeting

With friends, visiting family, spending time with kids, meet with a friend at a cafe or somewhere to eat lunch, with friends and family on the park and talk.

4.) Patterned activities- home

Cleaning, mopping, running errands, home improvement, or working on home improvement, home chores.

5.) Entertainment/hobbies/free time

Listening to music, dancing, writing, reading, painting, drawing, coloring, motivational books, journaling, gardening.

6.) physical activities

Walking, running, bike riding, lifting weights, push ups, sit ups, squats, jumping jack.

What is Distraction?

Distraction can mean not paying attention but I’m referring to a technique that can help you to stop overthinking On negative things. Distraction is a way to take your mind off of unpleasant feelings, upsetting images ( like mentally replaying a horrible argument with someone).

Distraction is a positive plan, like listening to uplifting/motivational music, taking a nice warm bath, or exercising. But some way to forget about the Your Emotions Can be harmful, like drinking alcohol, spending a lot of money, and over eating. This could make you feel even worse. So no I’m not saying forgetting about your emotions is necessary good by itself.

Thinking about your feelings.

Thinking about your feelings can be helpful but sometimes not. At Times It Can make you feel even worse. Sitting just dwelling on a situation or emotions. When we are in a bad mood, we sometimes have trouble thinking or creatively about our problems. Me, when I’m angry and trying to fix something I usually make the problem worse. It’s not different at all when trying to fix ourselves. There’s so many ways to distract yourself. Write down a list of your favorite strategies and try it when Feeling depressed,or stressed. This distraction is to help when you Feeling Down, overthinking, Feeling Hopeless, helpless, anxious, and thinking about how depressed you. Like running is a form of exercise. A stress reduction. It just depends on how the word ‘distraction’ is used. Distraction can be just for 10 mins or until you have calmed down. I Hope this is helpful. If so like, comment, and share.