Tuesday, November 1, 2016

The mind of a creative person is like....

....... a web browser that has 2,857 tabs open

This quote immediately popped into my head when I saw the prompt:  "When you're having a bad day with your mental health, what do you do to help yourself?" for NaBloPoMo. 

There are days I definitely feel like that this.  Those are the days I feel overwhelmed and instead of trying to do each of my tasks one at a time, the Cannot Connect to Server error takes over my brain and I just disconnect from all of those "Open Tabs".

In the past, my go to has been fried foods, ice cream,candy bars or just a combination of all three! Have you ever tried a deep fried Snickers bar topped with ice cream?   This very unhealthy combination added to a few, well quite a lot, of excess pounds, plus feeling so stuffed, just made me want to sit on the couch and watch Pride and Prejudice (ALL versions, but that is definitely another post).

Going to the gym has been one of the most calming  influences for any anxiety I may be feeling.  The thing that makes me most happy is not a thing, but a person. I have a new grandson and I could just sit and watch him explore his new world for hours on end.

Some days though, sleeping late, eating cookies in bed and watching all of the Netflix does help.  If I am having a tough day at work,  I go for a walk during my lunch break or stop by and check in with a friendly face.  Writing or doodling in my journal is a creative way to lift my mood. Watching funny pet videos on Facebook or posting encouraging comments for others can truly brighten my day. 

On that note, I will leave you with a link to a funny pet video. 

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