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During this holiday season, here is a great reminder from @abettermetherapy to just let go of whatever no longer serves you #BlackMentalWellness #HolidaySurvivalGuide
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How often have you found yourself at a crossroads—you know one of those REALLY HARD ones?; the one where you have to decide whether it hurts more to let go or it hurts more to hold on. I know I’ve found myself there more than once. Relationships, friendships, careers. I was not equipped emotionally to handle the aftermath of letting go. It is NOT easy. But rest assured that whatever it is you’re scared of letting go, something better will eventually fill that void. That broken relationship? That one-sided friendship? The unfulfilling career? The unsupportive family? Just. Let. Go.


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What does "getting over it" mean to you? Many people think it means letting go of ALL emotions, feelings, and thoughts related to a relationship or situation. This is not always realistic, and can be particularly difficult during the holiday season. Remember, getting over it could also mean actively working to reduce the intense emotions to a level that you can tolerate, which will allow you to cope with the emotions more effectively. #BlackMentalWellness #HolidaySurvivalGuide


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"Let come what comes, let go what goes. See what remains.” Many times, the real work and difficulty lies in letting go of our attachment to things, people, ideas, and plans we have established. Keep the lesson in everything. What have you been attached to? How did you let it go? Share below! #BlackMentalWellness #HolidaySurvivalGuide


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With all of the holiday parties, family gatherings, and festive activities, some people may find themselves wishing they had someone special in their lives to enjoy the holiday season with. Some may even find themselves scrolling through their social media feed or their phone contacts and reminiscing about an old relationship. Remember that you don't have to act on every thought or impulse, particularly if you were not engaged in a healthy relationship with that person. Some relationships are better left in the past. #BlackMentalWellness


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#SelfCareSunday: There are many benefits of gratitude including improved relationships and physical and psychological health. @BlackMentalWellness challenges you to start each day with Gratitude! Write down 3 things that you are grateful for and remind yourself daily that you have a lot to be grateful for!!!!
What are you grateful for during this holiday season? #BlackMentalWellness


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Do you ever feel guilty for the needs you have as an introvert around the holidays? We know many of us have felt guilt about not being able to meet the needs of others. However, it is always important to remember that meeting your own needs is just as important. Identifying what your needs are and then expressing them to the people you are surrounded by is necessary. Remember you can not pour into others from an empty cup, pouring into yourself is needed too! #BlackMentalWellness


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Michael A. Lindsey, PhD, MSW, MPH
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Dr. Michael A. Lindsey is a noted scholar of child and adolescent mental health, and a leader in the search for knowledge and solutions to generational poverty. He is Executive Director of the McSilver Institute for Poverty Policy and Research at New York University (NYU), the Martin Silver Professor of Poverty Studies at NYU Silver School of Social Work, and an Aspen Health Innovators Fellow. From McSilver, he leads NYU’s Strategies to Reduce Inequality initiative.
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Go to https://www.blackmentalwellness.com/blog/book-recommendationss, to read Dr. Lindsey’s list of book recommendations. #BlackMentalWellness


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Even when others may not understand, it is still important for introverts to acknowledge and accept their reserved nature. If you are an introvert, practice honestly expressing your mood and challenges with engaging in increased holiday activities during this season. What strategies have worked for you in the past? Comment below! #BlackMentalWellness


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Can you relate to this image? Sometimes it is important to come up with your own ways to navigate and engage in social activities - even if it may look different from what your friends and family are doing. During this holiday season, take stock of what works for you and develop a plan that matches these needs, and this can take you a long way. What are your go to strategies when you are in the mood to be alone, but find yourself in a social space? Share with us below! #BlackMentalWellness


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Are you an introvert? Are holiday times especially difficult for you? If you are someone who gains your energy from your time alone, the holidays may increase stress due to the increase in social activities. Be aware of who you are and what you need to prepare yourself for this time of year. What are some of the ways you have learned to mentally prepare yourself for increased social interaction? Share your tips below! #BlackMentalWellness


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Is this the experience of any introverts out there? Do you find yourself not answering the phone, thinking up excuses you can give for not making it to the party, or thinking about how quickly you can get home after you finally get out of the house? Know your limits and set your boundaries! #BlackMentalWellness


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The holiday season can be quite challenging for introverts. Sometimes the typical holiday activities can be rather stressful or anxiety-provoking. If you or someone you love is introverted, it may be helpful to engage in some alternate activities as you celebrate the holiday season. #BlackMentalWellness


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