Not all “medicine ” comes in a bottle. Robyn, a WordPress “happiness engineer”, suggests writing can be therapeutic and I agree. Health is as much a state of mind as it is a state of body. Maybe that’s why there are millions of blogs!
Perhaps you use some other creative outlet to help you sort through life’s challenges- poetry, music, dancing, yoga, a sport, devotional or spiritual reading. Maybe you like something more active and outward like visiting residents in a nursing home, serving meals at a homeless shelter, building a home for a needy family.
Seeing our situation in comparison to others in greater need makes our “pity parties ” less inviting. Instead you may decide to throw a party and dance (one of my outlets). Let the fun begin.
(Rx is doctor shorthand for prescription)
(Important note: Mental health professionals sometimes recommend writing as part of therapy. If you have frequent bouts of severe, disabling mood changes you should seek professional help. You may need more help than you can accomplish alone)
There are days when life just feels hard, and even simple, day-to-day tasks weigh me down.
Case in point: this morning, making breakfast for my household felt like a Sisyphean task. Instead of being punished by the Greek gods to infinitely fulfill the futile task of rolling a boulder up a hill, only to have it roll down the other side, I made what felt like the millionth bowl of oatmeal in my lifetime. Like Sisyphus, ruefully watching that giant rock speed back down the hill, as breakfast was gobbled, I knew full-well that there will be no end to the bowls of oatmeal I’ll cook in the future.
Keep an eye on your inboxes folks, invitations to my pity party will be sent out soon.
“Life’s under no obligation to give us what we expect.”
― Margaret Mitchell
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