Staying happy while digging yourself out of the hole you made
January 29, 2013 2:43 PM Subscribe
Tools for staying positive while "getting back on the wagon", so to speak.
posted by anonymous to Grab Bag (9 answers total) 25 users marked this as a favorite
every so often, i let a certain area of my life go to seed. sometimes I slack off for a day, other times I slack off for a week or so. in the distant past, these periods could last for years. the damage I do to myself is pretty much directly proportional to the time I spend not doings things i should.
(note: I am specifically choosing not to talk about what the problem is because I'm pretty sure the answers will focus on it ways that will not be helpful to me. insofar as it would be necessary, i have received or am receiving professional help.)
im getting better as the years go by at making these little detours to occur less often and to get back on track sooner.
still the worst parts of my life are the proverbial 'mornings after' a week long craziness where I have to face facts and begin the hard work of getting back on track.
its those times when I'm a especially prone to a certain kind despair that feels really overwhelming. usually after a week back i feel great and am good to go for a long time.
what I would like help with is the people know about tools, strategies, services, that are specially geared to help stay positive in situations like this. I have a smartphone Android so maybe there are relevant apps? websites, etc. are all helpful. thanks!!