Since as far back as I can remember I’ve always been very self-aware. I know myself pretty much inside out, back to front and sideways too! So with that in mind, if I happen to be going through a tough time I know that there are seven things that I can do (in no particular order) which are guaranteed to make me feel a bit better. Everyone has their own list of coping mechanisms, whether they’re aware of it or not. Some take solace in praying, others in exercising, some in comfort-eating, others at the bottom of a ginormous glass of wine, or in a series of crazy nights on the town. But here’s my list:
- I talk about it
- I write about it
- I sleep
- I cry (purely for sclera-cleansing purposes of course 😛 )
- I listen to music
- I try to wait it out, because time really is the greatest healer
- I book a holiday/activity to distract myself!
And so as upset/confused/miserable/stressed as I may feel to begin with (for whatever reason) I know that I can always rely on these processes to give me clarity, raise my spirits and provide me with a glimmer of light at the end of the tunnel. 🙂
24 thoughts on “Glass Half Full”
Everyone has their coping mechanisms, yours are so much safer than most! 🙂
I’m sure you’re right, but that’s just me I guess. Each to their own. Thanks for stopping by 🙂
Same pinch! *excluding 4th* 🙂
Glad you liked the post Pratik 😀
2,3 and 5 definitely on my list. Love the post:)
Happy to hear that Vishal 😀
I happened to see a YouTube video few days back. The speaker mentioned about how kids express their reactions while doing roll play with their dolls or pets! As we grow up, the channels for releasing our feelings towards day to day experiences are reduced. Talking with a close friend is not always possible. In such a scenario, writing seems to be the most viable solution to let go and to get ready for the future!
Writing really is an amazing outlet. You feel so much better as if a weight has been lifted once you’ve got it all down or paper and out of your system! Thanks for stopping by 🙂
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Aww thank you so much Shashank, I’ll be sure to check that out ASAP 😀
So true. I myself like to listen to music, cry it out, and go on long walks to get that overwhelming feeling away. Expressing it in any way is better than not expressing it at all. As long as its not hurting you, it should help. Great post 🙂
Ah yes I forgot about long walks, they really do help! I’m glad you enjoyed the post 🙂
No problem 🙂 I just went on a 4 hour walk today, and it felt amazing and extremely tiring at the same time.
Glad you enjoyed it Erika 😀
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Thanks for sharing! You always have such an honest and refreshing perspective on things. This has definitely inspired me to figure out my top sure-fire ways to get out of a funk, which can definitely be useful on gloomy east coast days 🙂
Aww thanks so much I’m glad you liked it! And thanks for the re-blog 🙂
You go for aerobic exercise (e.g. jogging, brisk walking, cycling, and swimming) in order to reduce symptoms of anxiety and depression.
Everything begins with a thought. Find a place where you can think, and plan to capture your thoughts on paper so that you don’t lose them. When you shape a thought, you find out what you believe and what really counts. Varied experiences—both positive and negative which help you see the big picture.
Thanks for your suggestions 🙂 Everybody copes with hard times differently, it’s good to be able to identify what helps you and makes you feel good!
As well as being a glass half full kinda guy I always really on time…give it time and it will come to you…or listen to music and watch comedy…lots and lots of comedy….awesome post
Thanks Issa 🙂