What I Do On The Bad Days
Sometimes it’s hard to even get out of bed on the bad days. I know there have been moments in my life where I’ve been too scared to even leave my bed for a shower. Them times when you really have to build up the confidence to leave the duvet and go to the toilet? I know them days and they’re the hardest.
Although, I have found one thing that helps me get through the hard days. I tell myself over and over…
Just do one thing that makes you happy
Sounds terribly vague but that’s the point. Everyone has different things that make them happy. Whether that one thing is going for a walk, listening to some music, sitting outside in the sun or even just getting up and brushing your teeth. Some days are really fucking difficult, but as long as you do one thing that you want to do then it makes the bad days a little less painful.
Yesterday, I woke up and instantly knew it was a bad day. I got up, said goodbye to Charlie and went straight back to bed. Them few extra hours helped but I still knew it would be a difficult day. As I laid in bed, trying to make myself get up for a wee, I told myself that I would do one thing. That one thing happened to be sitting in the garden (we don’t get much sun in Yorkshire but it was bloody warm). I took a book and my grandma (who was spending the day with me) and we both sat outside all day. I’ll admit it, I read 4 pages of that book but I was still outside. I was dressed, I had brushed my teeth and I was eating. Towards the afternoon I was even a little bit inspired and set up this blog!
Don’t get me wrong, it was still a bad day. I was still having all the thoughts I shouldn’t. I was still distracted and lost in my head but at least I had got up.
That day was an achievement for me, and I know for a lot of you just getting up is a big achievement to. It’s something to be proud of because despite everything we are feeling, we still get up and find a little bit of happiness in the world.
I’m not suggesting that finding one thing to do a day will solve everything, but if it helps make a bad day easier then its worth doing. Please feel free to share what makes your bad days easier by sending in your stories to firstname.lastname@example.org and you can always talk to me on twitter @walkwith_jess 🙂