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cornflakepizza:

{ this is a skill i’ve been using a lot lately, thought i’d share :) }

     {  Distress Tolerance Skill: Coloring Mandalas

PRE-PREP

     1}   go to www.printmandala.com and print a couple of mandalas that you like. (you can also find some on google images.)
     2}   buy set of colored pencils or markers if you don’t have them. more colors = better
     3}   buy a clipboard if you wanna lie in bed and color.
     4}   set these aside and ready to go so they are easily accessible when you are distressed

HOW TO USE DURING DISTRESS

     1}   choose a mandala from your pre-printed stash
     2}   set a timer (phone is good) for 30 minutes
     3}   color it with ur markers or pencils. i prefer pencils.
     4}   optional: play an audiobook or music while coloring. make sure it’s not sad music.
     5}   when timer goes off, stop coloring. ask yourself, what level is my distress right now? if still high, set timer for another 30 minutes and keep coloring. if tolerable, stop coloring and do thing you want to do.
     6}   repeat as needed until distress is tolerable

WHY IT WORKS

     coloring patterns is distracting enough to pull your attention away from negative thoughts/emotions, but mandalas are also repetitive so you can kind of “zone out” while coloring. it feels good being able to create something and you feel a sense of competency or confidence. there’s no competitive aspect to it so you can just do the activity without having to worry about doing it perfect or right or better than anyone else. it can remind you of a simpler time when all that was expected of you was coloring. :) it is easy and almost everyone can do it.

TIPS

    — stick to the timer. even though you want to keep coloring when it goes off, stop once you finish the segment you’re on and put the pencil down. tell yourself you can come back and finish it after you do the thing you’re putting off.

    — you can do this activity without using a timer, especially if you don’t have anything planned for the rest of the day and aren’t using this to distract from a task :)) 

    — practice coloring during times when you’re not distressed, so that when you need to use this skill it will be easier and more “automatic”. i can’t stress this enough. even though coloring is really simple, it’s much better for the activity to feel familiar so that you can easily use it during distress. so if you can practice it during normal times it’ll help u. think of it as homework if you have to — you are building up a memory muscle.

    — if you feel guilty because you’re “wasting time” doing a “childish activity”, remind urself that ur doing this for your mental health, that this is an established skill recommended by top psychotherapists, and that calming down your distress so you can actually *do* the stuff you’re worried about (rather than procrastinating all day about the thing and not actually doing it) is the opposite of wasting time. remember that practicing this skill even when you’re not distressed is HOMEWORK, not optional time wasting thing. also, taking care of ur mental health is not a frivolous activity. it’s very important and crucial to a happy successful life.

minori0000:

My artwork “Metabolism” express “Sun, Plants, Water, and Ground” and also “Sleeping, Waking, Awakening, and Death”

→minori interview— http://youtu.be/O_fhci2k5Wo

minori

http://minori.co

ca-tsuka:

Comic book / animation artist Enrique Fernandez (Nocturna) has now a website : http://www.enrique-fernandez.com/

pjbyrne:

bryankonietzko:

zeldawilliams:

theboywholikesfire:

Do you accept Kuvira as your lord and savior?
If not, YOU’LL BE CRUSHED.
Kuvira LOK still paint over. She looks a bit like Zelda Williams. 

This. Is. AWESOME!
And yah, the producers and I had a laugh about how similar we looked when I came in and read in person for the first time. I hadn’t seen the character art until then! My mom even has a beauty mark on her cheek in a similar spot :)

Awesome indeed!

Awesome

pjbyrne:

bryankonietzko:

zeldawilliams:

theboywholikesfire:

Do you accept Kuvira as your lord and savior?

If not, YOU’LL BE CRUSHED.

Kuvira LOK still paint over. She looks a bit like Zelda Williams. 

This. Is. AWESOME!

And yah, the producers and I had a laugh about how similar we looked when I came in and read in person for the first time. I hadn’t seen the character art until then! My mom even has a beauty mark on her cheek in a similar spot :)

Awesome indeed!

Awesome

jingybean:

retrofusion:

˙ ͜>˙ i felt like drawing on my hands today

BorderHANDS


A stream in Tomtor, Russia, that never freezes because of the hot springs. The vapor, coming out continuously, freezes instantly over the trees all around, creating very bizarre shapes. Томтор, as it’s called in Russian, is a small town situated inside the Pole of the Cold, the world’s coldest inhabited place, where the January’s average temperature is -50°C. 

A stream in Tomtor, Russia, that never freezes because of the hot springs. The vapor, coming out continuously, freezes instantly over the trees all around, creating very bizarre shapes. Томтор, as it’s called in Russian, is a small town situated inside the Pole of the Cold, the world’s coldest inhabited place, where the January’s average temperature is -50°C

tropicun:

HUGE GIVEAWAY! HUGE GIVEAWAY! HUGE GIVEAWAY!

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Hello everyone, We (Jared & Gabby) are hosting our 7th annual giveaway. We love doing giveaways for you guys! They’re always so fun, and we love making someone’s year by giving them tons of items for FREE! so we’re at it again! These items are mostly brand new except a few which are in great condition, and have only been slightly used, being bought for us, or bought for the giveaway by us. This giveaway will end on exactly NOVEMBER 29TH, 2014. We do not accept bribes, or pick people. The random generator we have coded will choose the winner. We will try to answer all questions that this post does not. 

THE GIVEAWAY DRAWING WILL BE COMPLETELY RANDOM (THROUGH A GENERATOR) 

ONE WINNER WILL WIN ALL ITEMS (ONLY 1)

Rules:

  1. Must be following sociedy & potent-love
  2. You may reblog as much as you’d like! We are keeping track of how many times you reblog the post

REBLOGS ONLY

  • no likes please
  • we are shipping world wide and for free to the winner (yes that means anywhere so dont feel that just because you live in the USA you cant win)

if you have any other questions ask us here & here

  • GIVEAWAY ENDS NOVEMBER 29TH, 2014

Items: 

  1. Coach purse- $250
  2. Coach wallet- $70
  3. iPhone 4 gb 16- $100
  4. iPhone 5s gb 64- $200
  5. GoPro- $300
  6. Sol Republic- $150
  7. Oakleys- $250
  8. Bose speaker- $300
  9. Ipad 3- $400
  10. Chanel purfume- $100
  11. Samsung laptop- $270
  12. Kodak camera- $100
  13. Chi straightener- $100
  14. John Green books- $20
  15. Quartz watch- $90
  16. Fossil watch- $110
  17. Macbook pro- $1100
  18. iPhone 5s gb64- $200
  19. Adobe photoshop- $50
  20. Michael Kors phone case- $40
  21. Canon DSLR lens- $200
  22. Canon Rebel XS- $700

TOTAL: $5000+

vivianvivisection:

gracefully-found:

crydaisy:

Oh cool a sKY DEMON AWAKENS

This is one of the coolest pictures I have ever seen.

Cthulhu that is not the ocean, go back to bed.

vivianvivisection:

gracefully-found:

crydaisy:

Oh cool a sKY DEMON AWAKENS

This is one of the coolest pictures I have ever seen.

Cthulhu that is not the ocean, go back to bed.

I just want to say, "Thank you," for Courage the Cowardly dog. As a child, I was afraid of very nearly literally everything. My shadow, reflections, sleeping, the dark, spiders, dreams, several stuffed animals, basements, night time, ghosts, monsters, strands of hair in the corners of my eyes, bathrooms, escalators, toilets, crowds, the list goes on and on. And while I'm still scared of some of those things, Courage helped desensitize me to spooky things and gave me, well, courage.

spacemandilly:

Be brave, be strong! The world is a scary place, and you must be scarier than it!