I'VE HAD A ROUGH FEW DAYS, HERE'S WHAT HAS HELPED ME GET THROUGH IT
A reminder to my future self about what works
- •Tiny House, Big LivingOr any HGTV show. It's nice to see people starting their lives and being adults. I so desperately want to be in that stage of my life. Also, the houses are cute and distract me from my feelings. Most TV shows will work for this purpose.
- •My momI called her at work and we talked until I was feeling a little better. She is always there to help me with a panic attack.
- •My best friendShe listened to me for hours as I told her about my depression and anxiety (I hadn't told her before and I was in a really bad place so I decided to tell her now). Oh how I take her for granted. I'm lucky to have her in my life.
- •Texts from people asking where I wasIt's nice to know that people notice my absence.
- •The fact that Jason remembered his past on General HospitalI have been waiting for this for what seems like forever. Something that made me happy. Note: GH is a gamble in regards to if it will help. It can often be heartbreaking.
- •Reading blogs by people who have gone through or are going through the same or similar things as I amMakes me feel less alone. I have only recently started to tell my friends about my struggles, so I've have long used this technique to help me feel connected to someone. It also helps me to see what other people have used for coping mechanisms.
- •NappingI have been exhausted lately and taking a nap was a way to show myself some love, which I often find very difficult.
- •Knowing that I will speak to my therapist soonIt's not far off, and if I really need her I can call.
- •My dogSomething to love/help. Tool for opposite action. People can also work but they're probably not as cute as she is.
- •Online shoppingRewarding myself for getting through the day.