Hope you're having an amazing day filled with new discoveries!
Some people (including myself) have wondered how I'm able to keep my cool and carry on in life when it knocks me down, because that's life, it knocks you down and you just have to keep rising up like a phoenix, the only way is forward. So what I then decided to do is to now share with you my ways to deal with those occasionally occuring bad days we all have and since we all attend the school of life these tips might be useful to some of you. So if your having a bad day then read this and maybe just maybe this will help you a little bit.
PS. Sometimes ones surroundings contribute to the making of blog posts. Earlier today when I was thinking about taking the pictures that are included in this blog post I went outside and thought of laying all of these objects down on the ground to create a unique down-to-earth feeling. It had just rained and the flowers in our garden had layed out a little ocean of beautiful pink pedals on the grass and there it was, a perfect background created by nature itself.
1. "Bad day- cards"
Now this is a method I invented in the beginning of June 2016 but yet it seems to work for me, at least better than most other things designed to cheer up ones mood a bit. The idea is that everytime I feel down I go to the store that is closest to me at that moment (be sure to choose a store that sells some sort of postcards) and I buy one postcard. Instead of sending it to a friend I'm keeping it myself. I choose a postcard that speaks to me at that exact moment. It may be something about the illustration, maybe a motivational quote or the colors of the card that make you want to buy it. Then I seek out for a quite place, maybe a park bench and I start to write about how I feel on the postcard I just bought, just a few lines because there isn't much space to write on and there doesn't have to be either.The idea behind it all, is to write to your future self and after a couple of years you can read through these cards and be amazed because by the time you read them out again you have probably already forgotten about what made you upset that one day. I store all my bad day- cards in a envelope that I call "the envelope of blue memories".
2 . The list of happy thoughts
Think of the happiest things
It's the same as having wings
Take the path that moonbeams make
If the moon is still awake
You'll see him wink his eye
You can fly
You can fly
You can fly
- From the Disney movie Peter Pan
The happy list is almost the same thing as journaling except it makes you appreciate even the littlest things in life and it takes less time. Each and every day, a good time might be early in the morning or before you go to sleep or however you like, you write down at least one good thing about your day or if you want you might want to write down one good thing that you did during that day, in this way you get that little ego boost when you need it the most. When you've written something like 100 "happy thoughts" you should put your list aside, put it on a special place or even carry it with you everywhere you go to remind you that there are in fact many things in your life to be happy about even if it doesn't always feel like that. Reading this list of yours when feeling down makes you smile, because you'll realise how lucky you are to wake up to enjoy yet another amazing sunrise, or maybe you met a new friend or maybe your crush finally smiled your way. Write down whatever makes you happy and never question your source of happiness however small it may seem it still makes you smile, right?
3. Good old journaling
Hello journal my old friend, I've come to talk with you again! Write and let go of what holds you back and the best part? Nobody has to see it, it's something that is only yours nothing to share on social media (which is why I only put a picture of the cover of my journal not the content). One thing that I like to do when journaling is having conversations that will never happen in real life or will but not now maybe later on in life. (jouska=hypothetical conversation that you compulsively play out in your head) Then thing I love the most about writing is the fact that it is like talking to yourself about yourself without being egoistic because in the end of the day you go to sleep with yourself and you wake up to spend yet another day with guess who, well yourself of course and trust me your beautiful because you are you, there is nobody exactly like you out there so embrace it!
Have a great beginning of July 2016 & have a wonderful 4th of July all of you who celebrate it!