The Coping Kete

No. 29: Having a Bad Day

This week, to attain, maintain or regain my wellness…

I will let it be okay to have a bad day. Bad days and negative feelings happen; but they don’t need to take over. This week, when I am having a bad day or moment, instead of withdrawing into myself, I will seek out other people. I won’t force myself to be happy or extroverted around them, I can be however I feel, but that doesn’t mean I need to experience it by myself. I don’t even need to talk about my bad day if I don’t want to. This is about connection and meaningful distraction, giving ourselves what we need, even when we don’t feel like it. Being around other people is sometimes what we need to pull ourselves out into a wider perspective. This week I will practice being around others when I notice shifts in my energy. I will observe how different kinds of contact affects me.

Once I am comfortable being around other people even when I have low energy, I will add it to my Personal Coping Kete as a strategy for mindfully distracting myself from unwanted thoughts and feelings.

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