Tuesday, November 8, 2016

Take a break from the election, part two (handling a difficult "mental health day")



Synopsis of yesterday's post:  Today and yesterday, I've been talking about taking a break from the election (feel free to vote if you are a registered voter in the United States). (If you don't live in the United States, I am very sorry that this tedious spectacle was inflicted on you.)  This process has been virtually endless and it's caused a great deal of stress and anxiety. Yesterday, I talked about some of the books that I really enjoyed. Books have the ability to transport you to different times and different places. They can help you see the world through the eyes of other people, who may not experience the world as you do.

Today, I am going to give you some hints on how to handle a "difficult mental health day." 


Take a long walk

Go to a farmers market

 dig in the soil. smell it and feel its texture
spend time with a small child

Look for flowers. There are still flowers growing early in November.
Enjoy the insect life.

Play catch with a dog.

Take a deep breath. It will soon be over. 

At long last.

Your turn! In the comments section below, feel free to share something about your favorite book or some way that you have of coping with a difficult mental health day. I will share these in a future blog post.

1 comment:

Alana said...

I turn to music, many times, after a difficult mental health day. Or photography/walking, if the weather is decent. Today, I even took 30 min off from work to be able to walk some before voting. Then, I watched a few minutes of the Weather Channel's Escape from the Election - nature videos with birdsong and rushing water. Ahhhhh.

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