Most psychologist will tell you that when you mind is going dark to change your mindset by concentrating on something different. In other words, think about something else.
This can be easier said than done. When the tempest takes over, it’s very difficult to change one’s mindset or concentrate on anything else. No matter what is your situation in life, whether you are fighting a chronic illness or mental illness or both, life can sometime feel like a burden and each day can feel like a challenge.
You can do this by organizing activities with friends and family. Laughing and spending time with your loved ones can be a good way to distract yourself on a bad day and think about something else.
You can also build an emergency kit. In it you can put a stress ball, little puzzle games, PlayDoh, positive quotes, sketch book, stuff animals, etc.
Remember that we are all fighters even when we feel that we are not. We keep moving forward no matter how difficult it is. We find our supporters, our tribe, our community that supports us. We preserve good energy by surrounding ourselves with good people.
“You might be sad because you’ve been through a lot, but you should also be proud of yourself for being strong enough to make it through it.” – Unknown