|I miss summer and my bike, Edith.|
Winter is here, but the white trees look pretty in the morning (before it gets cold). My chronic migraines are tough but it's my body signalling me to slow down, and actually learn to relax for once. My hairs acting weird but it's nothing a turban can't fix. I did get a pimple on my shoulder but it will pass, and I'll happily hold the door open.
Knowing that we're all struggling together, and that every person has their own set of unique struggles they need to work through, is comforting. We all have ups and downs and we're all trying to figure out what works best for us, what gets us through the rough times and how to stay positive.
I'm not trying to say that the struggles of others makes me happier, rather the fact that we all have our own problems, makes me feel less alone within mine. I encourage you to never give up or lose hope in whatever you're facing because it does get better, and each one is a lesson.
While I know things like go take a walk, drink some tea, and think positive thoughts sound silly but trust me they do work in helping reduce stress and to feel better about situations (that could very well be much worse).
Here's a few things that are helping me get through my current struggles:
Talking with my close circle of friends, fam, and coworkers.
This youtube channel.
Life of Pi.
Icepacks and Advil (for the migraines).
Red lipstick (for my self confidence).
Exercising (great at alleviating migraines).
Positive self-talk: you can do this, you're gonna have a good day, things will get better
Deep breathing. Inhale. Exhale.