KEEP THE BAD THOUGHTS AWAY WITH ONE LINE A DAY

One line a day. I made my blog as my little space. My place to get away and share the things I enjoy and love. There are some who have been so brave and utilises this space for something other than themselves. They have been brave enough to share their battles and struggles with mental health in a bid to help others going through similar situations. Kudos to you all guys. Stay strong and keep doing what you are doing.

I, on the other hand have dipped in and out. Its not that I dont want to help others or share my experiences I am just not in that zone yet. Maybe one day I will be, maybe one day I wont. Yet it is #mentalhealthawarenessweek therefore I feel I should share something. I have had my battles, troubles, scars, problems since a young teenager and I have forever been finding new ways to face these issues, along with new coping techniques.

one line a day

However more recently this roller coaster has come back into my life due to a series of bad decisions putting me in a vulnerable situation. Most recently than that I ended up in a position with a life I had built in my head crumbling down. I was starting over. Starting a fresh. I felt 18 again. Not in a good way. In a sense that had everything to be responsible for but not the means to do so. I was in a dark place and didn’t see a way forward. Until I met an old friend, who I must say is forever wise above her years, and she gave me a little gift.

Now this gift is more than just pretty looking paper, although it is quiet stunning. It has allowed to bestow a different outlook onto my day. She bought me the One Line A Day – A five Year Memory Book.

ONE LINE A DAY

I am not a huge diary writer. I used to write some poetry back in the day to express my emotions. Yet I found diaries tedious and more of a stress to keep up with. So the One Line A Day is perfect for me, someone who doesn’t want detail and to write copious amounts after my busy day. I write one line. Thats all. This one line signifies so much more, in a sense that you pick the most positive part of your day to write down. Even when you are feeling at your lowest there has to be one good thing in there. Whether it be seeing a cute dog or your friends baby scan. I like that it makes you focus on these highs from you day so you can stay within Β that momentum and slowly realise its not all that bad. I also love the fact that this diary has the ability to go on for 5 years, partly because you only write a line a day it gives you all that extra space. What I most love is the fact that you can monitor your achievements and see how far you have progressed, which is truly an uplifting feeling. I recommend anyone to get this diary and I think it can really help with people trying to combat mental health.

TOP TIPS

Here are some other helpful ways that may put your mind at ease and allow you to relax.

  • Go for a walk
  • Listen to your favourite songs
  • Eat something you love
  • Get in your onsie
  • Run a bath
  • Treat yourself to something new
  • CALL SOMEBODY – I have learnt it more than ever these last weeks is that you friends will forever be there for you!

I hope this post may help some of you, and I thank all you brave should for sharing their experiences online. You are not alone and we don’t need to be ashamed. We can stand as one and fight this together.

21 comments

  1. Chloe says:

    Ooh this is such a lovely post! It’s such a great thing to share your tips with others and I really loved reading this πŸ™‚ xx

  2. Thoroughly Modern Emily says:

    This is such a beautiful idea. For me, focusing on the positive and listing off my ‘happy thoughts’ really helps, and this is such a good way to keep that record.

    Sending you positive vibes for everything you’re dealing with ❀️❀️

    xx
    Emily
    emilyhallock.blogspot.com

    • Lolamia says:

      Ahhh thanks hun! I have found it really helpful! Oh that is a great idea too, I bet you have a lovely list at the end. You should pop them all in a jar! x

  3. Corinne & Kirsty says:

    This is such a lovely and helpful post. True that when everything is wrong, talking to someone helps! also, going for a walk or eating, is always a good idea! thanks for sharing! xx corinne

    • Lolamia says:

      Its stunning with its gold pages. Just love it! You always feel a burden when really people are there for you! x

  4. Jenny says:

    I like this one line a day idea… I too can find journals and diaries a bit tedious and I will always give up after a month at most. I’ve been keeping a gratitude journal since October last year which just involves writing a few things (or just one thing) that you were grateful for that day. It doesn’t even take a minute but it’s great because it helps you reflect and focus on the good in every day even if it’s been a really rubbish day! <3

    • Lolamia says:

      Oh yeah I heard about those too and though they would be great! I guess they are both on the same level really. I think its really important because on those hard days it can be tricky to pin point something and I think t his way you can feel uplifted! x

  5. Annaleid says:

    This sounds really good! I’ve thought about buying this journal, but i’m afraid that I forget keeping track of it! Do you have any tips for that?
    xoxo Annaleid

    • Lolamia says:

      Well I think the fact is you only have to write one line so leave by your bedside and before you go to sleep you reflect on the positives and write it in! Then you sleep with a happy mind too! x

    • Lolamia says:

      Oh I think it is a great book! really helping me right now. I think its something everyone should invest in! Bubble Baths are the best! x

  6. adele miner says:

    Ah I love this post, going for a walk or having a bath are the best things to do to clear your head! You have a lovely little blog here by the way, well done on all your hard work with it! x

    adelelydia.blogspot.com

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