Wednesday, October 29, 2014

How To Cope With Hard Days

Some days are just hard. You may feel like giving up and that all hope is lost. Perhaps your dealing with relationship troubles, financial struggles, stress at work, or family issues. No matter what the issue, in time this too shall pass, but how to cope in the meantime?

Be gentle with yourself. 
Do the bare minimum of what needs to be done that day. Banish negative self-talk. 

Eat nourishing foods. 
It is easier to grab junk or even skip eating altogether. Please don't. Your body needs good food to fuel energy. Grab a banana for breakfast, have a salad with tuna for lunch, and warm up a can of soup for dinner. Keep it simple.

Have a good cry.
Sometimes you just need to let it all out. Tears can be cleansing to the soul.

Go to bed early.
Hard days are emotionally draining. Don't fight against it. You need to rest.

Let it go. 
What will be, will be. Do what you can and then let the outcome go. 

Don't give up self-care.
Dress cute. Do your makeup and hair. No matter what we must keep up our appearance, lest we spiral deeper into depression.

And most importantly, remember...

You are stronger than you think you are!
Tough times don't last, but tough people do. You can handle whatever comes your way. Just take it one day at a time.


Patricia @ Corn in my Coffee-Pot said...

Good advice Tracy!
Thanks for sharing...I need the reminder to go to be early. I just don't do it!
Keeping up appearances is something I should work on as well. Being home every single day, it's easy to put my hair up in a pony tail, and done 'work clothes' and tennis- shoes.
I may print you list if that's ok!?

Queen Of The Armchair aka Dzintra Stitcheries said...

Hi Tracey, yours' was one of he blogs I started following way back in 2008 when I first started to blog! This is great advice...just love it! I'm like Patricia above and don't go to bed early enough Lol!

Tracy Hathcock said...

Patricia - of course, you may print it!

Thank you, Dzintra! It's nice to "meet" you. :)

Fiona said...

Great list Tracy, very soothing to read. I love early nights, they seem very rich and decadent. And a good night's sleep helps you feel a million times better in the morning. Thank you for compiling these tips.