episode 1 vs episode 116
my favorite mythical creatures are the happy girls in tampon commercials
Heeyyy sexy laadaay. More giftart, this time for Tensard!
She looks wonderful, baby girl! ♥ You’ve improved with shading in such a short amount of time. The darker shadows really gives her face more depth. I love her nose, especially!
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.