A while back, a thoughtful and wonderful person, sent me this little jar in the post. She sent it, as she was aware that my mood was particularly low, and that I was
The fact that she had thought of me, and had sent such a thoughtful, and really, beautiful, gift, already lifted my mood and spirits; however, within the little jar, were 31 other little gems, or pearls of wisdom, designed to do the same, each day, for the rest of the month.
Suffice to say, for one reason or another, I haven’t been able to muster the motivation to open the jar, and pluck the first piece
However, wallowing and dwelling on the negatives is only going to result in a duvet diving downward spiral, and as irksome as it may be, and as pointless as they may seem, focusing on the little positives you can find in your day,
No matter how small you have to go to find a positive, that’s the place to start. Even if it’s just, I don’t know, I enjoyed the release I got from ripping that fart out! That’s as good a place as any to start; after
In much the same
Don’t compare yourself to others, or yourself a few weeks ago, and chastise yourself for not being able to function to the same level. In doing so you risk diminishing the big little victories. You need to put things into perspective and context. Mental Health
All you can do, is what you can, on any given day!
Learn to celebrate the “big little victories”, on days when you are down, with the same gusto as you would, a “bigger” victory, on a day when you are feeling comparatively better. Sure, at face value, one act may seem to be greater than the other, but this is a false inequivalency. Just
This is something I have really learnt and do my best to apply when I find I have hit a rough patch. Although it probably would have been better, had I opened the Jar immediately, and began reading one positive quote each day, at the time of it’s arrival in the post, I am going to do so today.
I won’t beat myself up for not having opened it sooner, as, “we win, or we learn”, (In this case I have learnt, which is a positive in itself) and, aside from that, I have managed to do my best to focus on the positives every day, to do positive things every day, and to be positively positive about having done so!
Seen as Today is the 3rd
The first of which seems vert apt!
Thank you T, for such a lovely gift Xx