Positive affirmations about my body

Hello, my fabulous readers!

I am doing the 30-day self-love journal challenge. So it’s day 1! (Positive affirmations about my body) so here goes:

  1. My body deserves love.
  2. A goal weight is just a number, how I feel is important.
  3. My body is a gift.
  4. I can be healthy at any size.
  5. I am still beautiful when I’m having a bad hair day.
  6. There is more to life than worrying about my weight. I’m ready to experience it.
  7. My needs are just as important as anyone else’s.
  8. My opinion of myself is the only one that counts.
  9. Belly, thank you for helping me digest food.
  10. Skin, thank you for protecting me.
  11. Thighs, thank you for carrying me to where I want to go.
  12. Don’t let my mind bully my body.
  13. I define my worth, and I’m worthy.
  14. My skin is smooth, soft and healthy
  15. I am the perfect height for me. 
  16. Exercise is fun for me.

I do have a bad body image issues and I hate my body but I am slowly coming to terms with my body and I will be seeking some professional help for it as I think it due to some underline issues due to my mental illness. 

If you are experiencing any issues with your body image. Please seek help and please tell someone, I don’t want you experiencing this on your own. 

I hope you and I can fight this together! 

See you later! x 

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What is bipolar disorder?

Hello, my fabulous readers, 

I want to write a mental health post today as when I started this blog back in late 2017 early 2018 it was all about mental health as it is very important that we talk about our feelings rather than keeping our emotions to ourselves. I have bipolar disorder. I want to share awareness of this illness. As it’s invisible and chronic to individuals who don’t have this illness. 

How I manage my bipolar, I have medication which is called quetiapine which is an antipsychotic and paroxetine which is an antidepressant. I also go to the gym when I mentally & physically can.  

What is bipolar disorder?

Bipolar is a mental illness that affects your mood and energy. You will likely experience a high episode (manic) or a low episode (depressive) sometimes you experience a psychotic episode.

Mania – A severe form that lasts for a longer period. May last a week or two. 

Hypomania – A milder version of maina that lasts for a short period of days. 

Depression – Persistent sadness and loss of interest. It is different from normal mood changes. 

Symptoms of maina & hypomania – 

How you might feel – (Some of the symptoms I have experienced)

  • Sociable 
  • Racing thoughts 
  • Restless 
  • Heightened senses
  • High self-esteem
  • Creative 

How you might behave – (Some of the symptoms I have experienced) 

  • Risky behaviours 
  • Talkative
  • Hard to stay still and concentrate
  • Impulsive decisions 
  • Not sleeping 
  • More energy than usual 

Symptoms of depression 

How you might feel – (Some of the symptoms I have experienced) 

  • Not being interested in life or hobbies
  • Suicidal 
  • Low confidence and lacking self-esteem
  • Tired and sluggish
  • Tearful or upset
  • Agitated 

How you might behave – (Some of the symptoms I have experienced) 

  • Being withdrawn or avoiding people 
  • Self-harming or attempting suicide
  • Being less active than usual
  • Having trouble sleeping or sleeping too much 
  • Misusing drugs or alcohol 
  • Not doing things you normally enjoy 

The next mental health post will be all about the types of bipolar! I want to break it down so I can raise awareness properly! 

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See you later! x 

Don’t forget to connect with me on my social media accounts and if you are looking to collaborate with me or want to send me PR, please check out the links below! 

Shannondianax@outlook.com

Lifestyle Instagram – @ShannonDianaxx

Fitness Instagram – @SDFITUK

Twitter – @SDianaax 

All my views shared on my blog are my own and are not influenced in any way.