I have been struggling a bit recently with my pain levels which can lead me to sink into a cloud of gloom. Pain and tiredness can bring along their lovely friends anxiety and depression and it’s easy to fall into a blue mood.
Some days I struggle. And foolishly I try to pretend I’m fine. But I’m not.
These are a few things I need to remind myself to do when I’m down…
- Look at the world around you and don’t just focus inwards on the pain and muddled emotions. The simplest, smallest things can lift you up. Look outwards!
- Don’t forget that “this too shall pass”. Spring will come again. This is not forever.
- Talk about how you’re feeling (or write it down). It helps to let go of the burden. So don’t keep it to yourself.
- Practice the art of distraction – watch a happy film, read a happy novel, crochet, take photographs – do those things you enjoy even if you don’t feel like doing them right now.
What helps you navigate blue days and escape from pain?