Today it rained, it's been sunny for days … and now this…rain
And to be honest all I wasn’t to do is stay in bed and pretend today is not happening
...but I have a job, I have friends to see. Staying in bed is not the answer.
Emotionally we can have days like this. Everything is going really well, everything is happy, life is good and then suddenly you wake up feeling gloomy and grey and sad. And it sucks because we seem to have this eternal desire for happiness and we think that is found in every day being happy...
So what do we do when it's not, what do we do when all we want to do is stay in bed?
We do the same as on the rainy days. We put on some boots
grab an umbrella and walk in the rain.
Having a bad day, a sad day, doesn’t mean we will never have another sunny day. Sometimes its OK to stay in bed and have a duvet day, because that does us good. Other days we will need to strap on our boots, grab our coat and start to sing!
In secondary schools we run a course called GLOW and one of the activities we do is ask the girls to write on an umbrella things they can do in preparation for, or when they find themselves on a rainy day. Here are some of their thoughts:
Having my best friend on Skype/speed dial
Making a playlist of my favourite songs on Spotify/YouTube
writing things down
talking to a mentor/social worker/trusted adult
going for a run
being with my pets
baking a cake
shouting at the sea/throwing stones into the sea
feeding the ducks...
do why don't you make a list of some of the things you could do to help you get through a rainy day.
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