Be Grateful And Let The Magic Begin...

There was a time in my life where I used to be a depressed, anxious girl not having a clue why I was put on this earth and wondering what my purpose is. I was trapped in an eating disorder, isolated myself, pushed the people that I love away – basically stopped trusting anyone, not even myself and often even hoped everything to be over aka being suicidal.

 

A few years into recovery, I passed my apprenticeship and headed to Cologne – the first city a few hours from my home where I lived on my own. I’ve grown mentally and must admit I was a bit proud of myself being able to live alone and do my thing. Well, the subject of study I chose at university by this time wasn’t the right for me and I got heartbroken. But around this time a friend (as if it was part of the universe’ plan) introduced the power of gratitude and I even talked about this topic with my former therapist.

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My REAL healing journey began…

 

Around time, I finally understood the whole meaning of recovery. I don’t tell you something new when I say it’s not just about having a normal relationship to food and your body (and allow it to find its happy point).

I started doing a journal where I wrote down a list of things, I’m grateful for. Starting with as small as nice weather, over fresh, clean water to being grateful for my parents – thanks to them I’m part of this world and here to do my life’s mission. I soon realized nothing is to be taken for granted. NOTHING.

I began researching & studying more and more about the law of attraction, mindfulness and connecting my soul. A new world opened to me. I began to question things and to look (and still do) behind the beliefs I was taught since my childhood. It’s kind of rebirth to me.

 

My awakening

 

 

These “normal” things, such as getting the best degree and landing in a corporate job don’t resonate with my true self. I wasn’t listening to my intuition and soul for a long time. That’s why I became sick and hit rock bottom at being 18…to finally wake up – even though I only started to learn about spirituality and self-development at the beginning of last year. Better late than never.

Through gratitude, you send out positive energy and eventually attract more of it. Even more positive feelings and emotions which is a beautiful thing.

Connecting to your source energy also allows unfolding your creativity. Ever since I understood EVERYTHING is possible, I finally know what I’m meant to be and to do. I don’t know why I came across my mission AFTER enrolling at university (don’t get me wrong, I’m content with studying Japanese and will graduate!) but everything in life has a meaning.

 

 

How to start your gratitude journey:

 

Grab a notebook or open a page on your computer & write down 5-10 things every morning to be grateful for. This will raise your vibration and you automatically feel better about starting your day.

Do you have dreams and goals – you maybe never talk about? I hope so! Be grateful for them, even though those aren’t visible yet. You can think about and imagine it – this alone is a sign of existence. This way you show the universe you’re ready to receive.

Show the ones you love you’re grateful for them – could be as simple as a friendly message or writing them a letter. This will not only make them smile but set yourself in a good mood.

 

Use this “21 Days of gratitude checklist” I made for you helping to form gratitude into a habit. You won’t regret it.

 

 

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How To Look After Your Mental Health At School, University & College

Tons of students worldwide are affected by mental health and many of them suffer in silence. But it's so important to not do! Here you can find some help you need. According to reports one in four students are experiencing problems with their mental health during school, university or college, and the number is increasing. Students are under more stress than before – the pressure to succeed, student loans, tuition fees, and other financial issues. Most students know there is support out there, but they don't know what to expect, and many are too afraid to talk about their problems, along with the fear of being judged. But here is something you need to know compact.

  • Before we start: What is mental health?

We all have mental health, just as our physical health. Both combined are our complete health. Mental health determines how we feel, what is going inside our head, the way we interact in relationships and people around us. Plus, how we deal with everyday challenges. Anyway, when mental health handicaps our everyday life and the ability to function properly, it becomes a problem. Mental health is affected by our families' history, genetic preposition, life experiences, such as trauma, strokes of fate and stress. And it should be treated by a professional just like a physical issue when something isn't right. Different types of mental illnesses exist, such as eating disorders, bipolar disorder, depression, anxiety and many more.
  • Mental health at educational institutions

Where mental illnesses can occur in every stage of life, during this period people are more at the risk of it. At this stage most (not all) people are still very young and begin to find out who they really are and this process is sometimes really confusing and if you suffer from low self-esteem, you're more likely to get caught in mental illness. As I've mentioned before, research has shown that one in every four students experiences mental health issues at some point, which is shocking and lots of them struggle with doing daily tasks, such as grocery shopping or cleaning as result. Do you know someone with a mental illness? Check this out!

Now you can imagine, how hard it must be to study in this condition.Anxiety and depression are the most common mental illnesses where studying is a huge trigger – workload has the biggest impact on their mental health. Followed by friendships groups and other related types.A good thing is, that about one in five students uses the mental health service at their university, college, and school – which shows clearly you're not alone. And there are also great opportunities for help in your town, and hotline services & internet resources also exist.

Here's what you can do

  • Remember the basic important things.

Exercise regularly, eat balanced and get enough sleep. This sounds simple, right? But many students stay up late, have irregular eating patterns, and forget to exercise, such as taking walks or playing in a sports team. And with these things you built up the fundamentals of your mental health.Parents and the people with whom you surround yourself influence whether you have good habits regarding this or not.
  • Take advantage of student services.

Some parents make sure if they know their kids struggle with their mental health, to connect with student services at the respective educational institution.And the good thing is, those services are completely free and there work people who are trained professionals for these cases. They know which problems the students have and can customize their help strategies.At some institutions are offers who provide academic coaching, as well as one-on-one counseling, group counseling sessions on stress management and cognitive behavior therapy techniques and the presence of therapy dogs, which offer a mood boost during exam time.

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  • Maintain social contacts.

Even though there are thousands of students, it's not unusual to be lonely at the campus. But it's so important to not always being alone and being caught with your mental demons all the time.You can join a club, looking for activities organized by the General Students' Committee or check which events will take place in the town or city you're studying. There are tons of opportunities to meet new people, even if you suffer from social anxiety. And then you maybe have the chance to get to know inspiring people who may go through a similar "phase" as you. (I am aware that this is not a phase, so I put it in quotation marks.)
  • Know your worth.

Treat yourself as you would treat a beloved one, with self-respect, kindness, and avoid the inner critic. Make sure to set yourself time aside for your hobbies, projects, hanging out with friends and broaden your horizon. For example, trying out a new sport or learning a new language.
  • Quiet your mind.

Try mindfulness, meditation or similar therapeutic techniques. It is so important to stay in the present, and not live in the future or the past. Only this moment exists. Exercises for relaxation can help to calm down and improve or change your mindset and outlook on life. This will also help you with focusing on studying for important exams.
  • Be realistic.

When it comes to goals, it's important to be realistic and do not charge yourself too much. This causes stress and won't help you at all with your mental health state. If you have a big task, put it into smaller portions and work them off gradually.Creating a schedule can be very supportive. Write in your lesson times, when and how long you want to learn each day, but also remember to take a complete day off from revising.Make also space for free time activities and of course, always take some time for yourself. Where you can do some self-care, such as yoga, taking a bath or reading a book.Sometimes it's also effective to break the monotony and change your schedule. Plan a trip to a new city or place, take a walk in a different park or try out a new café. Whatever you want to. You can see there are some ideas to improve your mental health and maybe even protect it, especially since tough times.

Do you struggle with your mental health? I went through episodes of depression, anxiety and am recovered from anorexia & know how hopeless situations might be. In a FREE discovery call we can discuss your case and you can decide if my services and me as coach are a good fit for you. Please remember, I'm not a licensed therapist or an mental health professional. These tips and my coaching don't substitute a therapist. Get help and reach out, if you struggle. It's not a sign of failure or weakness – in fact, it's a sign of strength because you take responsibility for yourself and your life.

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