I have a chronic illness and a mental illness so most days are a bit of a struggle for me. Most days I push, try and get some exercise, eat better, have difficult conversations, jump out of my comfort zones – etc etc you know the drill.
But somedays are really bad days. Those are the days when I’m sicker than usual, and all CBT have gone out the window and I’m thinking that I’m ‘not enough’ or just feeling downright miserable.
But overtime I’ve kind of learned that it’s okay to have really crappy days. It doesn’t mean that I’m ‘relapsing’ or that I’m drowning in sadness, or that everyday is going to be like this one. It just means that it’s a bad day.
I’ve also learned that there’s a number of things that help me so that my day doesn’t have to be totally and utterly crappy. Things like watching TV-reruns or comedies on Netflix, or pinning a thousand pins on Pinterest really help take my mind away from stuff. I also really like Spotify (a music streaming app) as the right song can help immensely.
What about you?
Is there anything that you can do to make your day just a little bit less crappy?
If not, why don’t you create one? A toolbox that has things that cheer you up when you’re down.
Because today won’t last forever.