I used to never understand the whole "fake it till you make it" thing because as an extremely honest person, I thought it meant you had to lie to get anywhere in life and that just isn't right. 🤔
However, in the last year or so, I've realised that this 6 word phrase means something entirely different and should be considered carefully by all anxiety sufferers because it relates to CBT exceptionally well. CBT is all about changing your feelings through your thoughts and behaviours and one of the ways we do that is by coming up with facts that rationally counter our emotions e.g. when we feel unloved, we use our family and friends as evidence that in fact we are very much loved. And even though those facts may not resonate with us straight away, if we stand by them and truly think about them, they often help get rid of the harmful feelings we were experiencing in the first place. 💆♀️ I now believe that the "fake it till you make it" approach works the same way. Even though certain thoughts and actions may feel alien to us, i.e. "fake", if we centre our lives long enough around them, they will eventually feel real to us and you will feel like you've made it! 😘
So what do you want to try the "fake it till you make it" method on? Comment down below 👇
After a particulary bad day at work today learning interactive VR software, following an equally bad day just last week, it is easy to get discouraged and think I'll never improve. Afterall, my last concussion was over a year ago. And my vertebral artery dissection and concussion that started this whole thing was over three years ago now. But then I remember I'm not a quitter, I need to pull myself up by the bootstraps, and keep fighting. Yes, I will have permanent, many significant, changes to my every day life. I've accepted that. I've accepted very few people will understand, or even believe me, or try to. But I'm not done yet, and I know some things will still improve. Never give up, the mind and positive thinking is a very powerful weapon!❤ #pcs#braininjury#pcsproblems#nevergiveup#nevergiveup💪 #neverstopbelieving#neverstopfighting
Tiny Sheep: I’m not sure what you are all
worked up about.
Tiny Sheep: yes but *Why*?
Me: because I don’t have the energy to do them.
Tiny Sheep: ok, no big deal.
Me: yes big deal. Those dishes represent all the stuff I don’t have the energy for. Dishes and laundry and picking up toys and organizing my room and cleaning out my car. Dishes= overall failure.
Tiny Sheep: I’d say you were being a bit over-dramatic, but the tears say otherwise.
Me: it’s just so frustrating. Not enough spoons for everything, not enough energy. I got up and got us dressed and fed and in the car and to music class. We danced and sang and had a good time. And then drove home. But that’s it. Now I’m exhausted.
Tiny Sheep: You. Are really freakin hard on yourself.
Tiny Sheep: you are only human, you poor biped. And you are currently stretched thin. In a million directions, physically and mentally. And your toddler is made of Red Bull. Give yourself a break. And don’t give me that face!
Me: I can make whatever face I want!
Tiny Sheep: it’s still a human face. Priorities little girl, consider them.
Me: you suck when you’re right, fuzzface.
Tiny Sheep: I know. So rest, regroup, and try again.
Me: sigh. Ok.
Ma tête quand on me propose pour la 128 eme fois « une opportunité qui va changer ma vie » .
Pour cela, « rien de plus simple, il te suffit de déposer 4500€, ta carte grise et ta meuf sur un site de paris sportifs ou de trading » (j’exagère à peine 😅) .
Une question fréro : si tu es aussi successful que tu le prétends (un trader hors paire finalement), que tu as de quoi t’acheter des voitures, des montres et des costumes sur mesure (que tu adores exhiber sur Instagram), pourquoi est ce que tu as besoin de me vendre une formation et de me faire rejoindre ton beau réseau pour toucher 50€ de commission? 🤔 a moins que ... .
2 choses à retenir mes amis dans ce monde virtuel : .
- on est dans une ère du #fakeittillyoumakeit , les gens sont prêts à te faire croire n’importe quoi pour te vendre leur produit .
- « Si c’était facile tout le monde le ferait ». Bizarrement quand j’entends, « en 4 mois et 2 pdf je suis devenu expert sur les marchés financiers », j’ai l’oreille qui me chatouille. Pq les banques ne recrutent que les meilleurs profils HEC / ESSEC si c’est si simple d’être trader ? .
J’ai énormément de respect pour les jeunes qui entreprennent et qui travaillent durs. Mais respectez notre jeunesse et respectez-vous. Soyez honnêtes. Personne n’est dupe. .
It’s my goal to wake up every day feeling happy in my own skin and confident in who I am as a person 🧚🏼♀️🌸
For years I beat myself up for not being skinny enough, to the point where I was really unwell. Then for a while I beat myself up for not being big enough, strong enough, having a big enough peach, not being smart enough. And wow does that way of thinking bring you down! ————————————————————————
But, I’m lucky enough that I have family & friends who taught me that; I’m the only me.
- physically I can work on the body I was born with, ensure I fuel it properly and make myself strong through training and with that comes the healthy body... rather than aim for something unhealthy for me or completely unattainable and hate myself
- I can grow my knowledge an learn. No one is stupid, they just have interests and intelligence in different areas. I can debate like a champ and I’m a people person but I couldn’t build a car or transplant a heart to save my life. ————————————————————————
This isn’t just a goal for ‘new year, new me’, this is a goal for life. Be confident, be happy and don’t put up with things that make you doubt yourself - do the dance in your pants and surround yourself with people who build you up - that mindset changes everything 😊 Happy Hump Day 🍑 #keepingitreal
Nothing stays the same, somethings are just there to teach and then they fade away, being ok with change isnt always easy for me.. but the more and more I learn that I dont "own" anything or anyone the easier it is becoming to realize that all I ever really have is that moment. The past is gone, the future isnt here... all I have is right now. And right now it's like this.. .
#learning#observing#selfcare#impermanence#ihavenoclue#fakeittillyoumakeit (not my photo)
“Do one thing a day that scares you.” That scary thing for me today is posting this case and asking about this topic.
Prophylactic endo. Let’s discuss. Patient was asymptomatic and this tooth was vital. However, due to the extent of caries and proximity of said caries to the pulpal chamber, I opted to endo this tooth. A crown is also indicated and rather than crowning the tooth and then doing RCT after the fact through the crown at a later date, I chose to be proactive (especially in a high caries risk patient). .
What are your thoughts on prophylactic endo. Do you agree that was necessary on this tooth? Would you have waited until the tooth became symptomatic and there was a definitive diagnosis of SIP/SAP? What would you have done differently? .
Tooth was prepped after endo was completed and crown is being milled as we speak. .
I’m here for thoughtful discussions and to learn. Putting this up is scary and I feel incredibly vulnerable. But, if there are things I need to work on, I want to know what that is so I can improve going forward. This is the PRACTICE of dentistry after all. Please go easy on me but also be honest. .
❗️REAL LIFE MOM MOMENT❗️Being a parent is no joke.... endlessly breast feeding, little to no sleep, googling what does diaper rash look like, and asking “alexa play white noise” all 👏🏼damn 👏🏼 day 👏🏼. A million kisses later Goldie has brought so much love into our life. I would be lying if I said it was easy, but her chunky face makes it all worth it. Last week at this time, Austin was getting rushed to the ER to have his appendix removed (never a dull moment) shout-out to our friends and family for helping us during this cray cray moment. Thankfully our family of three is back together and soaking up laying in bed for 22 out of the 24 hours in the day ✨So thankful Aust is home and on the road to recovery. Now time for mama to have a glass of wine🙋🏼♀️ #momlife#6weeksold#fakeittillyoumakeit
Kudos to @sonamkapoor for the honest writing 👏: "So, for every girl leaning into her bedroom mirror, wondering why she doesn’t look like a celebrity: Please know that nobody wakes up like this. Not me. Not any other actress. (Not even Beyoncé. I swear.) Here’s the real deal: Before each public appearance, I spend 90 minutes in a makeup chair. Three to six people work on my hair and makeup, while a professional touches up my nails. My eyebrows are tweezed and threaded every week. There’s concealer on parts of my body that I could never have predicted would need concealing.
I’m up at 6am every day and at the gym by 7:30. I exercise for 90 minutes and, some evenings, again before bed. It’s someone’s full-time job to decide what I can and cannot eat. There are more ingredients in my face packs than in my food. There’s a team dedicated to finding me flattering outfits.
After all that, if I’m still not “flawless” enough, there are generous servings of Photoshop.
I’ve said it before, and I will keep saying it: It takes an army, a lot of money, and an incredible amount of time to make a female celebrity look the way she does when you see her.
It isn’t realistic, and it isn’t anything to aspire to.
Aspire to confidence. Aspire to feel pretty and carefree and happy, without needing to look any specific way.
And the next time you see a 13-year-old girl gazing wistfully at a blemish-free, shiny-haired Bollywood actress on a magazine cover, but the myth of flawlessness for her. Tell her how beautiful she is. Praise her smile or her laugh or her mind or her gait.
Don’t let her grow up believing that she’s flawed, or that there’s anything she’s lacking for looking different from a woman on a billboard.
Don’t let her hold herself to a standard that’s too high, even for the women on the billboards.” #bodyimage#beautyindustry#airbrushing#fakeittillyoumakeit
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Seems like I had a lot of people wanting to see how I would make the door open. Well had an idea before I started this and today I did a proof of concept. Or in knuckle dragger terms a mock-up 😀 anyways it’s a lot like a fleet line Chevy on the door portion I will do a bigger step down for more room on the door portion for more clearance but for this I just stepped it on the #mitlerbeadroller it’s what I had. I may change the gap line later, it can go farther forward that just makes room, as farther in front of the hinge pivot the line is the faster the door part gets away from the fender but this is the minimum it can be. Guess what it works and door goes full open the cleco at the top hits in the video but that’s full open. I wonder how much money GM spent engineering the fleeltline doors? This took me about 4 hours and was worth it now I have a roadmap for the real parts. In the last pics you can see the foam mock-up on the floor I did the foam to get a real look at the fenders on the car but there’s a key part to how I did it... the 2” foam parts are glued together with spray foam at every 8” section I have a 1” piece that is screwed to the 2” stuff those 1” parts now are my patterns for the wood stations on my buck 8” apart is plenty of information and if I want more stations at any points I can cut them out of the bonded foam sections. There’s your tip for the day. Btw I really don’t know what I’m doing I’m just winging it #fakeittillyoumakeit#vonhitchkustomswesuckandweareexpensive#vonhitchkustoms#metalshaping#mockup#zephyr#learnbydoing#dontworryigotthis#metalwizard#dontdoubtme#beatniks#koolsville
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