Coping Skills are best put to use when you are experiencing bad mental health days! Here are a few examples of some I use:
💚Go for a walk to clear my head
💚Journal or Mediate
💚Try to figure out how to solve the problem without self-destructing
💚Call someone and vent
Now your turn write down some coping skills you have used, the healthy ones and the unhealthy ones!
Remember journaling is therapeutic…
Happy Writing 📝
Believe it or not, suffering from mental illness can make you forget to do a lot of the basic things we need to do to function in life, like:
🍴Eating, I remember a time when I would forget to eat because I had slept half the day away! When I did get something it would be junk food, or tons of snacks! My brain just wouldn’t let me process eating food during that time!
🚿Showering was another one, hell I was home all day and hubby would be on the road, so nope I wouldn’t shower much! Yes, there were times that I didn’t shower, my body was too exhausted to handle that task! There is nothing to be ashamed of, being sick is hell! And the only fresh air I got was walking the dog, thank God for him💙🐶
💭During this time I was thinking so much that my brain hurt, so I would turn my brain off and tune out! I forgot to pay certain bills, missed appointments, and didn’t go to work! I suffered from hallucinations and was very paranoid, so I decide not to think if I could help it!
📲Social media was my biggest enemy during my tough days! I was very envious and sad because I compared my sick life to the lives on social media! I would sit for hours and watch how other people lived their best lives, while I was sitting and waddling in my self-pity!!! Please don’t let this be you!!
Go over this little chart and if there is something you have forgotten to do today, don’t be ashamed or beat yourself up! If you have had bad thoughts today, you can change them now! And whatever you do, PLEASE DON’T compare your life to social media, remember half of them show you what they want you to see not the behind the scenes! Go watch a good movie instead!!!