There will be days when you feel like you can conquer the world and there will be days that make you want to run a million miles ! Hide from the world, speak with no one – not even dare to go on social media – for fear of seeing how happy everyone’s lives are .
Well is perception reality ? I do not know as I am unable to verify every comment that I see on social media. What I do know is communication can be used in more than one way. If you want to talk or need support – one post on twitter or facebook will instantly have people offering you advise. Not all of this will be good advise – but at that moment in time it will make the receiver feel good , better about life , able to cope with what tomorrow brings.
Some of the comments will hurt – keyboard warriors can fire and send , with no thought of the impact their words can have on others. If you are reading this and thinking yep I have been privy to some so called support and had many days when I want to run for the hills or not even leave my bed. Get yourself a pen and paper now and make a list of 3 things you can do to make yourself FEEL better. When we are happier it’s easier to take on the world.
Walking – being out in the fresh air can do you the world of good – that’s of course if you enjoy walking.
Watching a movie that makes you laugh. I just googled why laughing is good for you , after all google knows everything. “Laughter decreases stress hormones and increases immune cells and infection-fighting antibodies, thus improving your resistance to disease. Laughter triggers the release of endorphins, the body’s natural feel-good chemicals. Endorphins promote an overall sense of well-being and can even temporarily relieve pain” It’s worth a try.
Listen to music – songs can quickly bring back memories of good times – create your own play list. I have a happy list stored on my amazon playlist that I can tap into quickly when ever I need it .
Jobs – just keeping myself busy can be good – as I find it gives me less time to worry about things.
Diary – keep a diary write it down – get your emotions and thoughts down on paper , its a great release strategy
Talk – we spend far too much time chatting ( typing online) pick up the phone and have a good old natter with a positive person in your life !
Plan trips – my fiance and I plan trips on a tuesday – not always expensive things to do and its become expected now – lol, if we don’t go out I get messages ” What no treat tuesday today ” It’s nice to know that a few of my own pictures / posts about what we are doing can cheer up others – even if its only momentarily – I am happy to know that I can have a positive impact on peoples lives.
So get planning …. Mad Mondays ( dance until you cant breathe ) Treat Tuesdays – do something anything different, Walking Wednesdays enjoy the fresh air , Thirsty Thursday – have a brew with a friend , Fun Friday – watch a mood changing movie ….. choose your own themes .
Go on you know you are worth it !! Did I just pinch someone else’s punch line
Debs 🙂 Keep Smiling