Last year my sister Kate from Clear the Way and I created 12 Lists, a monthly series for those who love making lists. Each month we announce the topic, write our lists accordingly, and invite you to do the same on your blog. Check out my sister’s list here, and add your post to the link-up below so we can get to know you a little better, one list at a time. This month’s topic: your best coping techniques.
I feel like life has seasons and waves of ups and downs. As much as I’d like to be happy and carefree all the time, there is a ceiling for how much negativity I can let wash past me, or procrastinate working through. I have a hard time being emotionally vulnerable, and I try very hard to not let things get to me. This past week has been one long down wave, and I feel like I’m finally face to face with a lot of hurt that has been accumulating in my life. So this month’s prompt is especially important for me right now. I hope writing this list will help me to use my healthy coping techniques to get through this hard time. Because a woman cannot survive on only popcorn and crackers forever.
- Writing – Journalling has always helped me organize my thoughts and feelings, no matter what mood I’m in. More specifically, writing poetry is one way I can really focus on my feelings and let myself experience them thoroughly, instead of pushing them aside.
- Exercise – Going for a run always boosts my mood, and expands my perspective.
- Singing – Sometimes when I’m very stressed or sad, I just put on Joni Mitchell and sing along to my heart’s content. Expressing myself musically always makes me feel like myself again.
Check out my sister’s list here, write your own list, and join the link up below (using #12lists2016 on social media). Feel free to use the graphic provided, just be sure to link to the original posts.