Do you ever just feel like you’re having a bad day, week, month or year? I have my ups and downs, but this past week has just been, well, crap. I’ve been feeling so down and anxious, and I’m not even sure why. Monday didn’t start off the best. I had barely had any sleep all night, and I hard work the next day of course. I do not function well at all with minimal sleep. The first hour and a half into work I got a call saying my boyfriend had gone into hospital, and that shot my fear & anxiety through the roof. As you would have seen in my previous post 23 Fun Facts About 23 Year Old Me (though I am 24 now, might have to do an updated one!) I have a fear of hospitals. I am terrified that I will see something that I don’t want to see, and I hate that this is a place that people have died at. It creeps me out. Let me know if you feel the same way below. It causes me extreme anxiety (heart beating fast, shaking, sweating, irritable) as well as nausea.
Short story short, my boyfriend was ok, they couldn’t even find what was wrong with him, but he has now recovered! This incident kind of set me off for the week. Work was a struggle, I was struggling to concentrate due to anxiousness, and because of this I made a few mistakes, and then that made me feel like I couldn’t do anything right and was doing everything wrong. It was just a bad mental health week for me. We all have them at times. It’s normal. After seeing my therapist at the end of the week, that sort of made me feel better, just talking it all out. I mainly just needed a break from work, so I was much more excited than usual for the weekend to come.
I am reading a really good book at the moment called Ice Cream for Breakfast and I have read some interesting things to keep you happy. They can be the smallest little things, but they can make a big difference!
- Remember, you deserve anything you want. Want a large hot chocolate with extra cream and chocolate on top with a slice of cheesecake on the side? Get it, you deserve it. Really want to eat a whole packet of Oreo’s in front of the TV while watching episode after episode of Friends? Do it. You deserve to relax and pig-out. No regrets.
- End the day by thinking about the best things that have happened and the good things you have done throughout the day. Even write them down if you want. This could be going for a walk and getting some fresh air while the sun is shining, or seeing some really pretty purple flowers that you took a snap of.
- Get rid of the stuff you don’t like in life. Hate your job? Quit. Really over having an old, tatty couch? Get rid of it, buy a new one. Treat yourself. Have a shitty friend? Ditch them. Block them on social media, delete their number. If you feel like they’re dragging you down, just get rid of them.
- Write down small accomplishments that you have done throughout the day. This could be holding the door open for someone or even getting out of bed when you’re alarm has gone off. Pretty much everything we do is an accomplishment.
This book tries to teach us to be more child-like (not childish – that is completely different), to be more like a kid. Say what you don’t like, move on from things, don’t let things drag you down.
These points have really stuck out for me, and I think they will help immensely with day-to-day life and feeling down about things. Positives always outweigh the negatives.
I will be doing a book of the week post once I have finished reading it. I really hope this post has helped you out a lot, or even a little bit.
Thanks for joining me this week, and I will talk to you in the next post!