Caring for our immediate needs
Most of us get through our days without paying a lot of attention to how we feel – until something catches us off-guard, or we seem to be having a bad day and we can’t explain why. It’s not surprising to notice some changes in your mood as we face different stages of the lockdown.
So, what do you do when you’re having a bad day?
Do you take it out on someone else, or do you avoid people and communication altogether? It can be useful to recognise how you are responding in difficult moments so that you can learn what are helpful and unhelpful ways for you to deal with the hard days. There are various things people do when they feel bad – for example, talking to someone, writing, doodling, meditation, exercise. Think of something or someone as your ‘go to’ when you need time to escape.