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18

Jul

beisaurus:

midwestgenderqueer:

everybody needs this.

actuallyadhd:

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Let’s make a Coping Skills Toolbox!

What is it?

A Coping Skills Toolbox is a place for you to keep things that calm you down in periods of distress. If you have everything gathered in one place, it’s easier to remember to use your coping skills, rather than using negative behaviors.

Self-Soothing (Comforting yourself through your five senses)

  1. Something to touch (ex: stuffed animal, stress ball)
  2. Something to hear (ex: music, meditation guides)
  3. Something to see (ex: snowglobe, happy pictures)
  4. Something to taste (ex: mints, tea, sour candy)
  5. Something to smell (ex: lotion, candles, perfume)

Distraction (Taking your mind off the problem for a while)

Examples: Puzzles, books, artwork, crafts, knitting, crocheting, sewing, crossword puzzles, sudoku, positive websites, music, movies, etc.

Opposite Action (Doing something the opposite of your impulse that’s consistent with a more positive emotion)

  1. Affirmations and Inspiration (ex: looking at or drawing motivational statements or images)
  2. Something funny or cheering (ex: funny movies/TV/books)

Emotional Awareness (Tools for identifying and expressing your feelings)

Examples: A list or chart of emotions, a journal, writing supplies, drawing/art supplies

Mindfulness (Tools for centering and grounding yourself in the present moment)

Examples: Meditation or relaxation recordings, grounding objects (like a rock or paperweight), yoga mat, breathing exercises.

Crisis Plan (Contact info of supports and resources, for when coping skills aren’t enough.)

  • Family/Friends
  • Therapist
  • Psychiatrist
  • Hotline
  • Crisis Team/ER
  • 911

Put it all together!

Once you’ve gathered all of your items, put them together in a box or other container, decorate it to your heart’s content, and put it in a place where you’ll remember it. Then USE IT!

BROUGHT TO YOU BY:

summerofrecovery (aka false-spring-queen)

Have a kickass recovery day!]

letstalkaboutrape:

I like this a lot

this is an extremely good idea

(Source: summerofrecovery)

18

May

charliesdad:

Lessons I Learned From My Parents - Read!
I don’t know if many people can remember when they started reading, but I can. I was about 22 years old, and I was going out with a girl from Bosnia that was pretty intelligent. I remember one day we were at a cafe, and this American guy from the U.S. Embassy Sarajevo came up to say hello to me. I was working at the embassy too; but I was security and he was a political officer. He sat down and started talking to me and the girl, and soon I became lost. They were discussing Eastern European history, politics, etc., and I just sat there … jealous.
The next day I got to work and picked up the Maxim magazine that was always on post. I looked at it and thought to myself, “No wonder you were so lost last night … look what you read all day.” So I tossed the Maxim, subscribed to a couple newspapers and magazines, and never looked back. The truth is, however, I had witnessed the value of reading years before that embarrassing night.
You see your grandfather, despite a complete lack of formal education, has demonstrated for years how reading has made him one of the smartest high school drop outs you will ever meet. He has an excellent vocabulary, a good sense of U.S. and world history, and is very creative; all attributable to years of reading.
Hopefully someday you will look at your own father, see the same thing I see in your grandfather, and be inspired to read too. It truly is the best form of self-development and self-education, son. And it doesn’t take much to get started.
Trust me, one embarrassing night at a cafe in Bosnia is more than enough. 

charliesdad:

Lessons I Learned From My Parents - Read!

I don’t know if many people can remember when they started reading, but I can. I was about 22 years old, and I was going out with a girl from Bosnia that was pretty intelligent. I remember one day we were at a cafe, and this American guy from the U.S. Embassy Sarajevo came up to say hello to me. I was working at the embassy too; but I was security and he was a political officer. He sat down and started talking to me and the girl, and soon I became lost. They were discussing Eastern European history, politics, etc., and I just sat there … jealous.

The next day I got to work and picked up the Maxim magazine that was always on post. I looked at it and thought to myself, “No wonder you were so lost last night … look what you read all day.” So I tossed the Maxim, subscribed to a couple newspapers and magazines, and never looked back. The truth is, however, I had witnessed the value of reading years before that embarrassing night.

You see your grandfather, despite a complete lack of formal education, has demonstrated for years how reading has made him one of the smartest high school drop outs you will ever meet. He has an excellent vocabulary, a good sense of U.S. and world history, and is very creative; all attributable to years of reading.

Hopefully someday you will look at your own father, see the same thing I see in your grandfather, and be inspired to read too. It truly is the best form of self-development and self-education, son. And it doesn’t take much to get started.

Trust me, one embarrassing night at a cafe in Bosnia is more than enough. 

When you do things from your soul, a river moves through you.
Freshness and a deep joy are the signs.
Rumi (via erraticintrovert)

oh its really true

(Source: thepositivelight)

erraticintrovert:

I will always pronounce certain words in a weird way to make sure I spell them correctly.

13

Apr

When I looked at you, my life made sense. Even the bad things made sense. They were necessary to make you possible.
Jonathan Safran Foer (via erraticintrovert)

(Source: durianquotes)

d-issolve:

If I got a dollar for every time I thought about you, I would start thinking about you.

You cannot find peace by avoiding life.
Virginia Woolf (via erraticintrovert)

(Source: pureblyss)

31

Mar

heart-shaped-happiness:

How to make a gift bag.

heart-shaped-happiness:

How to make a gift bag.

esamasj:

.جَربْ أنْ تَطلُبَ تَحقِيْق أمْنِيَة / بـِ الإسْتغْفَار !
~
عِـصَـام*

esamasj:

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جَربْ أنْ تَطلُبَ تَحقِيْق أمْنِيَة / بـِ الإسْتغْفَار !

~

عِـصَـام*

29

Mar

أكثر من ضجر: إلى الإحتمالِ أعتذرُ ، من تسميتهِ ضرورة وإلى الضرورةِ بدورها ، لعلي...

almoadhadi:

إلى الإحتمالِ أعتذرُ ، من تسميتهِ ضرورة
وإلى الضرورةِ بدورها ، لعلي أخفَقت

أيتها السعادة لا تغضبي ، إن أنا استأثرت بكِ
وليُسامحني المَوتى ، حين لا يَخطرون إلا ومضاً

إلى الزمن أعتذر ، لغمرة ما يفوتني ، كلَّ ثانيةٍ من العالم

أعتذرُ إلى حبٍ قديم ، من معاملة حُبٍ جديد وكأنه الأول

سامحيني…