I try super hard to be positive, but that can be a hard and tiring approach to take 100% of the time, sometimes something just has an impact and the pack of cards take a topple.
Still feeling a bit flat yesterday, I read a statement about leaving the past in the past, whatâ€™s done is done type thing. But when you are feeling flat sometimes it can be hard to jump on that band wagon, at times we just need some time to, well not feel Mr or Miss Positive. But as I come to the end of the dark spot I am always grateful to see the light at the other end, but what is it that helps brighten things up?
For me I find these things are a great starting point:
When I get stressed it means headaches ahoy for me, but a walk, fresh air and time away for computers etc really help me out, rain, hail or shine.
Chat to a friend
The biggest for me, some how saying it all out loud allows the internal chatter to slow down and stop poking me from the inside-out. It also helps me to correct some of the negative thoughts, as friends are good at telling it like it is and highlighting the good points you are often so determined to skip over when feeling low.
Get a good nights sleep
This can be hard as often the internal chatter doesnâ€™t make this very easy, but once I manage to finally get a good nights sleep things seem so much more manageable the next day. But I do have to plan for this by trying to take some time out before bed, having a good read etc to try and make the falling asleep part as easy as possible and not allow the chatter to win.
After a few slow days I often crave some routine, staying inside and not seeing anyone is not healthy for me, getting back to work, school etc is like pressing the reset button. What a relief when the system reaches this point.
What about you â€“ how do you help straighten out those tough times? I would love some for tricks to add to my list of ideas and strategies.