Life is a blessing and it’s easy to get down in the dumps when you have a bad day or a tragedy happens in your life. In the event of a major loss, it’s important to go through the grieving process. This blog is in reference to those average days when you’re having a pity party about something.
I speak from experience because I’ve dealt with a number of health problems and a period of job loss. Most days are/were easy to cope with, but every now an then, they got to me. I think it’s normal and human to have those days. The important thing is not to dwell on them for too long. Otherwise, they’ll consume you. There are many reasons feeling sorry for yourself doesn’t work.
When I have a day like that, I try to stop feeling sorry for myself. Here are some techniques to release self-pity.
1. Give yourself an attitude adjustment. Remember that you may have a bad time, but others are dealing with problems like yours or worse than yours. Put your situation into perspective.
2. Be grateful for what you have. If you have a loving family, a job, good health, all your limbs, a mode of transportation, or an education; be grateful for them. Concentrate on those things.
3. Be grateful for what you don’t have. You can be grateful if you don’t have a chronic health problem, a broken family, a destructive addiction, a disability, a tragic loss of family or home, or starvation. There are people all over the world dealing with many problems we don’t have.
4. Remember you aren’t alone. Lastly, remember there are others dealing with the same thing you are. You have support out there. Find a group, a counselor or a friend to help you express your grief and help you get on track.
5. Put on happy socks. Enough said!
Focus on having an attitude of gratitude overcoming sadness and loss because you can!