I don’t feel like putting this behind a read more, but I tag all of these posts as “Arla talks”!
Ughughugh. Anxiety is the devil. I thought I was making a little improvement b/c I’ve been trying hard, but of course I had to relapse back into a stage where it was even more the bane of my existence. Even as I type this, I’m so restless, and I just want to curl up into a ball and cry. It’s so difficult and exhausting, and I just wish I could snap my fingers and be all better. I feel like I could accomplish so many things if I had a healthy brain, but no, I’m stuck with this one. Why does it have to get horrible every time I think I’m making progress???
7/11 breathing. A skill to use for anxiety. It’s recommended to do it for 10-15 minutes. Like any other skill it does require a lot of practice. I advice that you practice it when you are feeling calm so you are ready in a time of need. If you lose count, which is easily done, simply start again until you do 15 minutes. It will also help with distraction even if you don’t get it right the first hundred times.
Breathing out longer than you breathe in actually activates your parasympathetic nervous system!
Anxiety is your sympathetic nervous system (“fight or flight”) setting off all the alarms, while breathing like this will set the parasympathetic system (“rest and digest”) into action shutting off the alarms and settling your nerves.
Other things that help: laughing, checking out what’s going on around you (moving head and eyes to orient to your surroundings), getting curious about something.
Take care, be safe.
Please use this, guys, it can really help calm you while being triggered and when you’re in a stressful environment.
I submit the intro for Hunchback of Notre Dame beats Circle of Life raw.
Especially since the former doesn’t have flocks of pink birds that immediately make me think, “Sure, Disney, you weren’t influenced at all by Osamu Tezuka. Tell us another one.”
This movie was surprisingly hardcore for a Disney retelling of Victor Hugo’s really screwed up story.
It also did a ton of great stuff with God and religion and Catholicism that somehow managed to still be about people and not bring “Why Religion Sucks” into the whole thing, which is aces.
One thing that surprises me is how well the animation has aged. Strangely enough, it looked weird at the time; we weren’t really used to traditional animation blended with computer backgrounds. But now that pretty much everything is computer animated, you can really appreciate how effin’ gorgeous the Cathedral backgrounds are.
Also, God Help the Outcasts is the most honest song featured in a Disney movie. “Honest” meaning it doesn’t feel manufactured specifically to be played in a suburbanite van ferrying kids to McDonalds. It’s raw, open, and genuine.
(Needless to say, there is nothing suburban about Hellfire, ho ho ho. Will we ever again see a Disney villain essentially sing, “Help me Mary, I have an unholy erection?”)
Here’s a serious advice. Even the nicest people have their limits. Don’t try to reach that point because the nicest people are also the scariest assholes when they’ve had enough.
Daily #481! Probably why I don’t have many friends.
Oh hey there anxiety sup
it really pisses me off how easy it is to get sad and then how long and hard it is to get happy again like what the fuck man thats not fair
For Karn! <3 His Nos character. Hope you like it!
I really prefer how the lineart alone looks and I’m super dissatisfied with my painting style right now but IDK HOW TO FIX qqqqq
You experiment! That’s how you change things you don’t like, qurl.
I think she looks awesome! So you just stop hatin’.