I am writing this post after having a bit of a pants one.
I had a conversation with one of my friends the other day and we were giggling about how everyone our age seems to have mini breakdowns almost daily (both of us were going through this at the time) and it actually worried me because this seems to be the norm now. Maybe we put pressure on each other while we are trying to impress strangers online, maybe we feel like time is running out. I don’t know the exact reason but I literally have to talk to myself (don’t act like you don’t do it tooooo) and convince myself that one bad day does not equal a bad life.
I tweeted this the other week and it has never been truer than it is at this moment. It is a symptom of being ambitious right? Nothing is enough is it? A funny thing is that my go-to reaction to this feeling is one that doesn’t really make much sense, logically at least: crawl into bed in the middle of the day and go to sleep.
A weird habit if I do say so myself (I will be very interested to know if anyone does this as well) It’s an impractical one considering that I work pretty much everyday.
This bizarre behaviour of mine prompted me to at least try to do something about it. This feeling (which I am struggling to name) can last for hours, days, weeks even so I really cant afford to dwell. I have to do something, or at least try.
I have popped a few of the simple methods that I use to pull myself out of the funk.
-TAKE A BATH-
This may sound strange but it helps me to reset; quite literally washing away the bad mood and also allowing myself to relax. I find a hot bath gives me time to do nothing, to lay back and just ponder life a bit which, being self employed, is something I don’t get to do that often. Im a ‘cap full of Dettol’ in my bath kind of girl but if you like the bubbly stuff then go ahead.
-NAP or EAT-
Juuuuust in case it is a physical demand playing havoc on my mental state. I am not one to make excuses for the way I feel “sorry I’m just tired” is something that a lot of u say to to excuse ourselves when we are down. With that being said; the late nights and early morning that seem to be a common habit amongst my friends and sometimes that is the cause. The napping is of course subject to circumstance (lol) I don’t just go to sleep when I am due on radio.
(My own blog posts) and not in a self indulgent kinda way. Well maybe a little bit lol. Writing is something I enjoy, I struggle to do it when I feel down (this post is taking a lot out of me) so reading my own words, things I wrote when I wasn’t feeling so low helps a lot and also serves as a reminder to what I am actually capable of (when I’m feeling better)
-TALK TO MYSELF-
This may be the most important/ quickest way to find out what is actually wrong. I have told a few friends about this and I am often met with the same confused stare but let me explain:
It is true that you can feel down but the reason genuinely alludes you, like there is NO reason . What I do is list (out loud because it is easier) all of the reasons it could be. I say them one after the other and most of the time the one that is irking me, really annoying me sticks out like a sore thumb.
Today comes at quite an ironic time because I was only saying days ago how excited I am to be blogging on a regular basis for the first time ever and how the rest of the year BELONGS TO YINKDADDY! And then BAM I was hit, not literally but it still hurt. The thing is; when I use these techniques it really does help. I know that I will have a day like this again but when I do I feel like I am better prepared for it with my lil list.
It’s a work in progress but like I said at the beginning of this post: we all seem to have the same mini break-downs so I want to know your tips & methods.
What do you do to bat away the bad days? Comment below x