when things are this down, there's only one direction they can go: sideways
January 28, 2008 6:19 PM Subscribe
What are some little things I can do to stay positive and kind to myself while going through some heartache?
posted by loiseau to health & fitness (50 answers total) 89 users marked this as a favorite
I tried searching for similar questions but I didn't really come up with anything specific, maybe because my question isn't too specific.
I'd like to hear your brain hacks -- little things you do for yourself when you're feeling shitty or having a bad day or going through extended winter blahs or feeling lonely or trying to recover from love lost (or in my case, never won).
I know about the cliché click-flick stuff like taking a bubble bath and eating Hâagen-Dazs or whatever, but those things have little resonance for me. I need some little acts of kindness to myself that will remind me that I'm alright, I gotta keep looking forward, I've got good qualities, it will get better, gotta stay aware of and grateful for the good things, anything that's a boost to your outlook when chips are down.
Anyone who can advise on simple meditation for beginners (with ADD), I'd definitely be interested in giving that a try, if it could be helpful. I'm even willing to do freakin' affirmations in the mirror if it truly helps.
(Sorry this isn't a very articulate question -- not really feeling it these days. I hope it makes sense anyway.)