June 7, 2019
Wet Weather And What You Can Do About It! *Tips to REDUCE Anxiety and Stress*
Now, I know what you’re thinking – “What an incredibly silly title” and maybe even a silly post. Obviously the terrible weather has dictated this post, but who’s to say we have to be serious every moment of every day? I say in the words of the late Heath Ledger – “Why so serious?” Right?
Of course, like most, I want to put my own original jovial spin on this post but I also do want to hit a few very important points your way, that is if you’ll let me… Pretty please with extra cherries and sprinkles on top…?
So with that being said, hopefully, this can be something that you can relate to when you’re feeling a bit, meh.
Now back to the title!
So what can we do about the wet weather? And the answer to that my quizzical amigos is;
Unless you’re in an alliance with the weather gods, I’m afraid not a god damn thing!
However, like the famous quote dictates – ‘Life isn’t about waiting for the storm to pass, it’s learning to dance in the rain’. Which is just an obnoxious way of saying; Sometimes you have to learn to be happy with what you’ve got or what you’re dealt with, otherwise you’ll never truly find the happiness that contents you. So with that being said, there are ways in which you can learn to dance in the rain both literally and figuratively, and although it may seem a little difficult to begin with, I promise that once you’ve found your rhythm, you’ll find that maybe not the next time, or maybe even the time after that but one day it’ll come naturally to you and suddenly you’ll know how to dodge those rainy blues.
Can I get an “Amen!”
So, in a bid to offer support to those who may feel this way; I’m going to share my coping strategy with you all, not to bog anyone down, no! But to in fact hopefully (fingers crossed) educate and familiarise feelings that perhaps we all share but just don’t know it yet, because although it may come as a surprise to some – not many people like to talk about it.
Steps on how I deal with ‘it’
- No matter how bad things may seem, most of ‘it’ can be psychological and by simply improving our thought pattern with either healthy motives and routines we can gradually start to feel better.
- Remember that you’re never alone with these feelings, and those times when you feel the pinch and very much alone, try confiding in the family as it not only helps to distract ‘these thoughts‘ but also ‘a problem shared is a problem halved’ right?
- In addition to the previous step, try sharing your feelings with your relatives, friends, parents, and even your dog – Dog therapy is so real guys, they love the fuss and it works! So give your pooch, cat, hamster, rabbit even ferrets that extra bit of love and I promise you guys that you’ll suddenly find those feelings just melt away with every adorable squeeze! Cue cute doggy photos along with my adorable Mum;
- TRY to avoid alcohol and caffeine – And I know (I know) this step may be the hardest, I’ll be the first to hold my hands up and admit this is the hardest step for me that I find myself overcoming every time I feel this way. But I promise you, and many professionals WILL confirm that this will only ever grant you a temporary moment, a mediocre high and in the long term additional problems that you really don’t need. As every high HAS to eventually come down, and the down can be far greater than it actually was.
- Take a break. Again, this can be with family or friends but just get the hell away. Fresh air is good but most importantly the rest and occupying your mind with something other than just thoughts will do your mind wonders!
Now, these tips may seem like common sense to many of you..
If we continue to search for this ideal ‘perfection and superior-godly-like’ versions of our self – Which has anyone found yet? Just curious..
In all seriousness though, if we’re too busy searching for ‘the unknown’ then we can easily lose ourselves along the way. So, I would like this to be seen as a gentle reminder that you’re doing great and by following something like this and doing what you’re doing, that you’ll get through this little, insignificant, inconvenient, bump.
Remember guys; Everyone copes differently and so we have our own different coping mechanisms, so this is simply a reminder to;
‘Do you and be true because what you are is bloody fantastic and you need to keep telling yourself that, BUT more importantly believe it!’
That’s my ramblings over with, so now I’m going to leave you with my favourite quote from one of my favourite Disney films, Zootopia;
“Real life is a little bit more complicated than a slogan on a bumper sticker. Real life is messy. We all have limitations, we all make mistakes, which means – hey, glass half full! – we all have a lot in common. And the more we try to understand one another, the more exceptional each of us will be. But we have to try. So no matter what type of animal you are; from the biggest elephant to our first fox, I implore you – try. Try to make the world a better place. Look inside yourself and recognize that change starts with you. It starts with me. It starts with all of us.”
Me again, last one I promise! It goes without saying, but should you guys need a ‘virtual shoulder’ to lean/cry on then feel free to hit me up on ANY of my socials (@rachyreviews) or just here!