Hey there everyone! All right, so today I hope you are doing well and you are all having a great start to your week. Today, I wanted to talk about what helps me really get through things when I have a flare up, as I call it, with my depression or stress or insomnia. I have been through quite a lot in my life and with all that has happened, I have learned a lot of tricks and tips that help me get through it. I am going to share what works for me with you guys and hopefully it will help you.
Okay the first thing I can say if you can, I would definitely talk to a therapist because it helps so much and I absolutely loved talking to one. I found ways to cope when I couldn't see them and I have continued to use those tips till this day and used preventative tips as well. I write when I feel overwhelmed. I think that is one of the biggest reasons that I started blogging. I write to get my thoughts out like a journal and it really does help me get out the thoughts that I can't get out on my own. I also work out so that I can get the blood pumping and get my endorphins moving because all of that makes me feel better and helps me as a stress reliever. I love being able to work out and feel better when I do because I feel tired after. I love doing yoga for one because it focuses on your breathing and that focus remains on one thing and it is so much fun. After I work out I meditate and that I try to do every day, even if I am having a good day because it kind of works like that "an apple a day keeps the doctor away" saying. It is more of a preventative measure to what I work on daily.
I meditate to focus my mind and sometimes that means guided meditation or that may mean just listening to music and laying in bed or having a dance party all by myself for myself. I do what I can for myself so that I can be okay with me because if I am not okay with me then I can take care of myself and that means that I can take care of my family too. I do all of these things in order to keep my mind right and be able to continue my day to day life. Those are just a few things that I do as preventative measures and when I am out in public and I start getting anxious then I remember to breath and one thing that makes me smile. It can be anything a fun memory or a funny joke or your favorite food or movie. I so this till I feel at ease or I will start to count while I think of that one thing. That helps to calm me down and keep me from getting anxious in public. That is a trick I picked up from a therapist that I could do on my own. Speaking of therapist I think that therapy is a wonderful thing like I said before and if you have the option then you should try it.
Please do not forget that you are not alone and you are loved and you are amazing and wonderful and you are worthy and you can be happy as well. You are one in a million and you are worth everything beautiful that life has to offer. That is all I have to say and I hope that it helps you guys because I know right now things are really challenging and you are doing the best that you can. Just know that your best is amazing and you are working with what you have and that is amazing. I hope you all have a great and beautiful day. Thanks for always coming back! Till next time!