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What do you daily to make yourself feel any better?

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Im struggling at the moment in seeing the point in life.

I exercise, try and walk around green places and just started thai chi. 

Anything anyone does daily they think helps?

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I usually am always playing music--is a big part of my life and music always helps me to relax...Music just lifts my mood and I think if I didn't have music then my life would seem pointless..8-]] 

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I work at remembering that I have a serious illness that I didn't cause, can't cure, and can't control. That helps me to have realistic expectations and to treat myself extra gently each day. I also have a deep spiritual life where I can give things to God that are too much for me to do alone even the small things. Everyday I need that connection or I'm very overwhelmed.

BW

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Exercise helps me.

 Pumping iron is an investment in myself.

Thinking positive thoughts even in the face of crushing sorrow helps me also. 

 

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I remind myself many times a day that things could be worse, but are not worse and that helps me feel lucky, grateful and happy.  I do this in several steps:

1] I could be worse than I am, but am not, thank Goodness.  I could be weaker, less courageous, less wise, less, careful, less good, less healthy, but I am not worse.

2] People could be worse than they are, but are not worse, thank Goodness.

3] My life situation and events could be worse than they are, but are not worse, thank Goodness.

4] Things and events in the world could be worse, but are not worse, thank Goodness.

By reminding myself of these things I am able to break free of the "could be better but isn't better' mindset which causes me so much sadness, anger, frustration and unhappiness. 

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@BeyondWeary your spirituality is very inspirational to me. I struggle every day with my faith and when I am up against things which are so unfair, it's sometimes hard for me to reconcile that with God's love. Your faith is truly a beautiful vehicle you can rely on to get over those really rough roads. I just wanted you to know your post really touched my heart. 

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@watalife as I enjoy my morning coffee today, I can hear a mourning dove and a baby cardinal. Singing birds transport my mind back to my mammaw's back yard, and bring hope for a new beginning. I am grateful that something trivial can spark such happiness. 🕊

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Posted (edited)
On 3/7/2019 at 7:34 PM, watalife said:

Feeding the birds outside. They are currently my only animal entertainment.  They are so lovely  🤗

That's a particularly good reminder to me.  I have a couple feeders outside my office window that have remained neglected for too long.  (And it's entertainment for Kitty, as well).  Thank you.

Edited by MarkintheDark

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