This blog post is quite a personal one to me, but if it helps even just one person, that would be mean a lot.
I must admit 2014 hasn’t been my favourite year of my lifetime for various reasons. My lovely nanny sadly passed away in January and my life kind of spiralled out of control. I was absolutely devastated and my mental health was at an all time low. I had lost the kindest person in my life.
My friend gave me a suggestion to create this ‘happy’ book. This can be in the form of any notebook or anything, you can use a diary like I do. Mine is from Paperchase because I LOVE that shop, but you can buy anything for yourself, this is a personal book that only really you will look at.
Each day you just have to write a few good things that happened that day. For example really small things like ‘I caught the bus on time’ ‘Helen complimented my new jumper today’ ‘It’s really sunny today’ ‘I had a really delicious lunch’ These are just a few of the kind of things I write, I may go into a lot more detail of the meals I had or if something particularly made me smile throughout the day.
These little things add up to a much bigger picture and allow you focus on the positives, rather than the negatives and realise that you have a lot in your life to be thankful for! No Negative things are allowed to feature in this book, it is all positive happy emotions!
I haven’t really written in this book since about June, but it really helped me in my darker days at the beginning of this year! I still have my down days, and find myself flicking through my days in this book and it does make me smile.
Now it is November I look back on this year, and I feel I have achieved a lot even with the difficulties I have had! I managed to get myself a 2:1 in my 2nd year at university, got myself a placement year sorted which I am currently on and I do hope my Nanny would have been very proud of me.
RIP Nanny, I love and miss you so much xxx
I do hope this post has helped, leave a comment below if you have any techniques that are also helpful when you are feeling at your most low. And remember, it is okay to feel sad sometimes! After all we are all human!