NEW YEAR, SAME ME, SLIGHTLY DIFFERENT APPROACH

January 8, 2018 10:23 am

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  1. Oh girl I so know what you mean about having the least motivation when you need it most! I’m working on not being so “all-or-nothing” this year and just trying to do a bit when I’m at my lowest ebb.

    Excited to see your relentlessness!

    • Break The Loop says:

      Yep, with you 100%!!! I feel like that ‘bit’ will often be the most important move forwards… Every little counts though, as long as we keep ‘moving’!

  2. Kelly says:

    I can relate to your LIFE goals—2017 was the year I learned how to sit back and observe my anxious thoughts rather than let them define me. What I want to focus on this year is not letting it affect my day to day life. I’ll have a very anxious day or I’ll have a panic attack and tell myself afterwards, I’m going to do XYZ every day to build up my mental strength and reduce my anxiety. I’ll have a few great days and completely forget to work at my mental health, then I have a bad day and I’m back to square one. I want to remind myself every day, whether I’m anxious or feeling well, that I need to work on my mental health. I put a note on my fridge that says “I am not my thoughts”, and that helps.

    Thanks for your post and being honest. I think blogging is a great tool for mental health awareness. It’s certainly helped me connect with others who struggle with similar issues.

    • Break The Loop says:

      Yep, I’m totally the same! They say that when you feel like you don’t need to meditate (or do x,y and z – whatever works for you) is actually when you really need to be doing it. I love the note on the fridge idea! I often think something similar that really helps me… ‘I choose my thoughts and can control my actions’. It just helps me feel like I’m in the driver’s seat when I’m getting really overwhelmed. Glad to connect with you and happy to keep the dialogue open. There really is no room for mental health stigma in 2018.

  3. Francesca Weinberg says:

    Lovely blog – there’s an anxiety and insomnia epidemic at the moment. I just wanted to add one thought – sometimes we try so hard, striving away – maybe too hard? Focus is one thing, as is positive intention but maybe give ourselves some slack (and gentle encouragement) for those days when it all goes belly up?

    • Break The Loop says:

      Yeah, I had wondered if the number of people suffering had risen quite drastically? Or, maybe it’s just that people are more honest about it these days? What do you think? You’re totally right re not being too hard on ourselves though! x

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