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. It’s 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 important to discuss tips and techniques that I find useful 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.
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.
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 that momentum and slowly realise it’s 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.
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
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.