Here’s a timely blog from Lady P. Good advice for the times in which we live.
Being alone often can make suicidal thoughts worse.
Reach out to friends, family, and people who care about you. Attempt to be social; even if you don’t feel like. Avoid doing things that make you feel sad, such as
visiting a loved one’s grave,
re-reading old mails
or letters that remind you of a sad past. All these can increase suicidal thoughts and negative feelings.
Find a distraction; cuddle a pet, meet up with friends to play soccer or your favourite outdoor games, count 0-100, read positive quotes online to lift your spirit, sing aloud, say affirmations aloud or sing with it, and watchfunny videos on social media, find new hobbies or develop new interests.
Try volunteer activities.
Volunteering helps people feel more socially connected and provides a sense of purpose, pride, accomplishment and fulfilment. Volunteer duties expose you to people with common interests and broaden your support network.
Being helpful to others delivers…
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Good advice. I tried to hit the Like button on Lady P.’s blog, but WordPress wouldn’t record it. So if Lady P. is looking in here, thank you to both of you.
Good and thoughtful advice. There are so many people that are normally undone by this stressful time of year. I fear it may be even worse this year.