Hi to you and to all reading. I do have a journal I write daily positives in and record what I am thankful for. I can see from your example that I can expand upon it immensely, so thanks for that.
Regarding work, the other staff all have something personal of theirs in the work space. I have thought of taking something in myself, it will have to be small as there is not much space left!
Yesterday morning I was really struggling. I tried to accept it. Tried to move on. Tried to do something other than yell and scream. I packed a thermos, some lunch and water. Left my husband a note and took off in the car.
About 20 kilometres away is a wildlife sanctuary in a very arid region. I drove in, parked the car and walked for an hour. It was so dry and barren, sparse trees and a few bushes. I did see a mob of kangaroos and hear a few birds.
I sat down on a fallen tree trunk and called Lifeline and BeyondBlue support people and cried a lot. It helped release a lot of thoughts and emotions.
The sky came in black out of no where and a heavy downpour happened. I scurried under a low bush for some protection. As it has been warm and sunny I did not have a rain jacket with me! I was soon soaked. Thankfully the sun came out again as I walked back to my car.
Yes, reading self help books and listening to them can be very helpful, like you mentioned Grandy they can become confusing as well when one suggestion seems to contradict another. I suppose that is when I consider what is most beneficial for me at this time.
I've received many wonderful suggestions here, I greatly appreciate the kind words, the encouragement and suggestions. I will find ways to implement some of these things.
Cheers to you Grandy and thanks so much for your love, care and hugs, from Dools