When I'm having a bad day mentally and physically in a flare up I'm going to share some small tips /things that help me get through the day personally - ***DISCLAIMER **we are all human beings and all individuals, so what works for one person, may not be useful to another. It may be just be down to trail and error. Everyone is different.
When in pain physically apart from taking my usual pain killers, I try to do simple breathing exercises in a calm place where I won't be disturbed.
When having a bad mental health day I may try to sleep it off, clean bits in the house or I find reading or journaling helpful. #copingwithararedisease #Strategy #CopingMechanism
PUT A FINGER DOWN IF:
You own at least one pair of Pillow Paws
Someone has gifted you a self help book
You've gotten brain zaps
The crisis line has told you to do breathing exercises or journal instead of unaliving
The crisis line has put you on hold
You've gotten booty juiced
You know your enneagram and/or myers briggs types
You use BBW aromatherapy products
You've bought random/unnecessary things when manic or when trying to fill the void
You own a weighted blanket, an adult coloring book, or some kind of guided journal
You unexpectedly dye/cut your hair
You buy Steven Rhodes t-shirts
You still listen to My Chemical Romance
Squishmallows. If you know you know.
The biggest part of your diet is iced coffee
My coping mechanism is primarily to travel. I usually travel every 2-3 months to reset, reflect and write. But the pandemic prohibited me to do so. This conversation sums up all my bottled up thoughts since my last travel on December 2019. #Depression #BipolarDisorder #keepgoing #UsapTayo #Travel #CopingTips #copingstrategies #CopingMechanism #CopingWithAnxiety #Anxiety
I have been thinking about starting to journal. There’s a lot going on and no way to talk about it seriously and to fully get out these feelings. So I am wondering does it help others? And if you find it helpful do you have any tips? #Anxiety #CopingMechanism #CopingTips #ChronicIllness #ChronicPain #LymeDisease