When the Poop Hits the Fan
You know those days when the struuggleeee is reaalll??
Like, this sucks.
I've been there.
Sometimes the poop hits the fan and life is really overwhelming and unexpected. Leaving you like this:
It's easy to feel confused, mad, and sad in those moments...which is totally understandable and normal and apart of the process...but, how do we move toward a more positive outlook in those moments?
And then, you're just like, "okay now what"?
First, take a deep breath.
Second, seek perspective. Is it really as big of a deal that your thoughts are telling you it is?
Coping skills. Maybe the name seems too therapy-esque for you, but I loveee it. Some coping skills or self-care activities that I do are prayer, journaling, coloring :), Netflix, listening to music, talking with friends, and drawing. Doing this helps to divert my attention from the problem to something else.
Then, I process it with journaling and prayer if I haven't already. Most often, at this point, I realize that my problem/situation has a) another solution or b) is not the end of the world/not as big of a deal than it seemed initially.
How do you cope in times when things are overwhelming and the poop hits the fan?