I know it’s been a LONG time since I’ve posted on here but life kinda hit me and it’s taken me a while to feel motivated to write again. The past few months have been crazy with what felt like one stressful/negative thing after the other! There were days where it just all felt too much to handle and I’d want to bury myself in a blanket fort and pretend I was a little kid again, there were times when I’d get frustrated with those around me because I was so stressed and didn’t know how to vocalise it. There’s been whole weeks when it felt like a little dark cloud was hanging over me but I feel that now it’s beginning to lift.
We all go through times where we feel that the Universe has it in for us, every little thing goes wrong and we wonder when we’ll ever catch a break…well let me tell you, you CAN and you WILL get through it! I know that when you’re in the thick of it, it can feel that it will never get better but somehow you’ll find a way to keep pushing forward and before you know it, those bad days will become fewer and fewer.
The bad days can be tough and you might need a little extra help, so I want to share some tips and tricks on how to refresh, pick yourself up and keep on moving forward through the tough times. It’s hard but a little step each day works wonders. Trust me!
TALK IT OUT
“Let it go.”
No matter how little you think your problem is, it always helps to get it off your chest. Talk to a family member or offload to your bestie, just let it out! Sometimes it even helps to talk to someone who you don’t have a close relationship with, this means you can be completely candid about how you’re feeling.
If you feel like you can’t do that or it’s too much too soon, write it down. Honestly it helps and you’ll feel loads better if you release those negative feelings. I know for me, that whenever I bottle things up I feel horrendous. This leads to a boiling point where everything feels so overwhelming until it finally bursts, lifting a huge weight from my anchored thoughts.
If you are really struggling with your mental health, go see your GP. They’ll be able to give advice and even refer you to talk to someone professionally. They might give you some medication to help get you get back on track. There are always options for support available to you.
“However horrible the day, remember to find a moment to breathe, there is a calm which can be found even in the middle of a hurricane.”~Beau Taplin
Take some time away from everything to just be. This could mean taking some time off work to come to terms with whatever is going on for you and get yourself back to a calm state or it could simply be just ensuring that you’re taking time for yourself. We get so caught up in a “go, go, go” mindset and sometimes find it hard to just stop and find time for ourselves. Read a book, watch your favourite TV shows, listen to music or an inspirational podcast, cry, scream, cuddle your pets, exercise, go for walks in the sunshine…whatever helps you to feel slightly better, find it and do lots of it!
“No matter what you have been through in life, good or bad, don’t take it for granted. There are lessons in every moment of our lives.”~ Demi Lovato
I know it’s hard to feel grateful when things are really tough and nothing in life is going how you planned it, however there is always a golden nugget of wisdom within the hard times. I am grateful for the struggles I’ve had as I’ve learned from them and things have been put in perspective for me. It’s important to remember what really matters in life, for me it is my health and my loved ones. We often take things for granted and don’t really live in the moment. We miss so much of what is going on around us right this second because we focus on what’s coming next or feeling anxious about something that happened an hour before. Take a deep breath and look around at the beauty and wonder that is all around you in this very moment. I’m a serious future-tripper so this one is always tough for me to remember but it does feel better when I can pull myself back and focus on right here, right now. We can’t change the past or predict the future, so why not just accept where you are in the present.
TAKE AS LONG AS YOU NEED
“Life isn’t about waiting for the storm to pass. It’s about learning to dance in the rain.”~Vivian Greene
Don’t rush yourself to get back to “normal”. Take all the time you need to heal and work through things. All the things you feel you “need” to do, will still be there when you get back to it. It’s okay to have setbacks and days where you feel a bit crappy although when those days come, remember to breathe and find at least one thing to be grateful for.
Love and Light,