So when I’m upset and down, I either check my “happy memories” jar (which I haven’t updated in for ever) – it has some good things in it and triggers other good memories. I also write down in a smol little diary like thing what I am greatful for. Often it’s repetition, and I’ll write down things like
I’m greatful for…
- … fresh air,
- … running water, which is clean
- … being able to walk and talk and safely voice my opinion
- … my pets
- … my mum
Sometimes things are very materialistic, such as
I’m greatful for
- … my camera
- … my room
- … my iMac
- … etc
By doing this, I refocus my energy from what has been making me upset, and often it distracts me enough to do something else. Very often I do write down the same things over a period of time, but it does put my mind into a better place. I started doing this when we moved last year and lost a dog the same day. I spiralled out of control and was upset about everything, high just annoyed everybody. So I started writing things down I was happy and greatful about to refocus my attention on the positive things.
We’re moving again. I’ve gone from not writing a thing because of laziness to not writing a thing because of stress and another dog being ill… It’s like dejavu from last year. Definitely trying to keep up the “I’m greatful for…” thing to get me through this.
I don’t know if any of this is making sense.
If you’re having a rough time, please do speak to somebody. It helps. Even if it’s me. I’m a good listener.