1. I've had an emotionally disastrous month
  2. A lot has happened and nothing has necessarily changed?? I don't know how to explain it. It's been all sorts of complicated.
    Lol feel free to talk to me about it privately I am a class A venter if you're interested at all for any reason???
  3. Idk it's just been a lot
  4. And as a person with anxiety and depression, this has been a huge challenge for me
  5. I had been doing REALLY really REALLY well
    But all of this kind of sunk my ship. Not completely but about 75%
  6. So I guess my question is:
  7. What can I do to get recentered and refocused?
  8. I need to be get rid of all this negative energy and stuff
  9. Please help 😁❤️
  10. I know everyone is different but here are a few things I do during times like this: adult coloring books (I'm serious. It's mind numbing and there are pretty colors), find new music to listen to (Spotify is A+), call someone to vent (if you need a ventee, I've got you ☺️), long drives, or burrito yourself in blankets with snacks and a good movie.👍
    Suggested by @marissarae
  11. Sometimes I just take a piece of paper and start writing down everything that is stressing me, worrying me, etc. It's not really for a journal or to keep, just a way of getting all the crap in my head out of my head quickly. I can be as mean and harsh as I want then I rip it up and throw it out, kind of like emptying my mental trash can.
    Suggested by @jennifergster
  12. Exercising always helps me. Turn the music up as I run as hard as I can for as long as I can helps me work out the stress or hurt or anger that builds up. Lighting scented candles tuning down some of the lights and reading a book. Going to a cafe to just sit and be alone, but near people. Write a letter you don't send where you can vent.
    Suggested by @PawneeGoddess
  13. Travel
    I get that this is a privilege that I have but last week, I had an awful emotionally draining time as I left a workplace I loved for a competitor. In the middle time between jobs, I needed to recentre and refocus so I left London for Paris and have just been alone, getting lost in my thoughts and unfamiliar city. If you can get in your car, go for a drive and take a day by yourself without technology in a place you don't know to be by yourself and find your way home (spiritually and literally).
    Suggested by @denesha
  14. Doing something little for yourself goes a long way.
    Whether it's sleeping in an extra five minutes or treating yourself, it will positively affect your mood. When I feel like I've had a rough week, I go to the movies by myself. It gives me at least an hour and a half to be alone, out of the house, and enjoy something without letting my thoughts get the best of me.
    Suggested by @michellejennifer
  15. I find that cleaning/sorting/organizing helps me.
    I can devote as much or as little time as I want to it. It produces a tangible result that makes my environment more pleasant. It's relatively mindless, so I don't have to use much brain power on it. My internal and external organization tend to be reflections of each other, and I can improve one by improving the other.
    Suggested by @DG