You know the phrase, and maybe you know the feeling. There are different times in our life or even in our day that it seems as though it is a full on downpour, and you are just trying to stay on top of the situation. Whether it be in your home life, your work life, or your social life unpredictable things happen that can throw you for a loop. You may lose your cool, you may lose your patience, and you may even lose your marbles.
That’s why it is important to find your green umbrella.
Your umbrella doesn’t actually have to be green, and I don’t actually mean an umbrella. What I mean is you need to have something there to help you stay dry in a rainstorm.
You need to have someone to talk to.
Someone that can be there to lend an ear when things just aren’t going your way. Maybe it’s a coworker, a spouse or loved one, or a therapist. There is no shame in allowing yourself to vent and let out your problems. It’s not safe to keep your emotions bubbled inside of you.
You need to have something you enjoy doing.
Maybe it’s exercising, sewing, reading, cooking, playing an instrument or maybe it’s just watching your favorite show on Netflix. When the going gets tough, relax and tell it you’ll be back to fight it another day.
You need to stay healthy.
We’ve all had those days when it’s “the worst day ever”. The last thing you want to think about doing is cooking, eating right, or exercising, but you should try. Try to maintain a healthy diet, go for a walk, drink some water, and go to bed early. The healthier you treat your body, the better it will help you fight off whatever this downpour may be.
Maybe you need a friendly companion.
Having a pet can give you a feeling of purpose. They can be there for you whenever you need someone there. They are loyal and loving and just want to be your friend.
Stay away from things or people that make it rain around you.
If there are certain people that seem to make your life miserable, stay away from them. I know sometimes you can’t. I know sometimes you work with them or you need to be in contact with them in some way, but make it quick and to the point. Go into a situation with high intentions and a smile on your face, and try to not let them break you down.
Sometimes this means staying off social media for a little while. Looking at other people smiling and loving their life can sometimes allow your mind to compare your life to someone else. This is never good. Remember that everyone has rainy days, most people just choose not to share those on social media.
If your rainy days seem to never go away there are things you can do!
- Talk to your doctor. They are there to help and may give you some suggestions on ways to make you happier and healthier.
- Talk to someone you know. Share what is going on in your life. If they are a true friend or loved one they will most definitely want to help.
- Try these tips and if they don’t work, message me! I would love to talk to you about your life and how to make you happier.
If you ever need help, the number for the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline is 1-800-273-8255.
Make sure to find your green umbrella to get through tough times. Be nice and love each other. You might not even know that you are someone’s green umbrella.