- Keep to your routine. It can feel like you’d rather call in sick and spend the week wallowing in secret, but it is GOOD for you to go about your day. Keep busy. Do things. See people.
- Make sure you’re getting enough sleep. Life can be hard. Life without adequate sleep is much, much harder.
- Eat the food that makes your body feel like it can climb mountains and run marathons. For me, that is not exactly the kind of food that emotional eating lends itself too, but I strive to eat the food that makes my body feel strong and capable.
- Engage your mind in something creative. Turn your sadness and pain into something beautiful that you can be proud of. Share the knowledge that your pain has brought you. Teach someone. Turn something upsetting into something good. It’s good for you.
- Be extremely, unendingly sweet to yourself. Give yourself the time and space to recover, heal, and pull your odds and ends together. Take it slow. Pay close attention to your body and heart, and act accordingly. Near tears every second of the day? Yelling at the people closest to you, because you feel so crummy? Apologize, practice self-awareness, and be compassionate – you are not a monster, you are operating in a moment of out-of-the-ordinary conditions.
It is OK to be weak. It is OK not to have all of the answers. It is OK not to want to go out and be social.
More than anything, it is OK to experience your pain or hurt in whatever way comes naturally to you.
I’ll let you know if any of this actually works for me :|
my roommate’s dog is barking incessently
good thing i’m moving out tomorrow.