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Painfully Positive in Political Crisis

Painfully Positive in Political Crisis

Think of this month as ‘blogmas’! These posts might not be as in-depth and long as others – don’t worry there are still reviews coming, but during this month you’ll get to see a little more of what’s going on in my brain, and oh boy … I picked the perfect month for it.

My aim is to NOT write too much about politics today. Hopefully. Maybe. *tightens crossed fingers*

Why?

Part of me feels that everyone has said what there is to be said, however, another part of me thinks that’s absolute bull, and every single voice is needed because people are (and have) died within the last 24 as a direct result of the election. I won’t link to anything or one because neither of us need that, but if you search Twitter, it’s there.

But, that’s not today’s post. That can’t be today’s post because thinking about the past few years is not good for my mental health.

So, I’m trying to push through and be positive.

And gosh, it hurts. It hurts to be positive. It hurts trying to be happy when people are dying. It hurts knowing my family didn’t care enough to vote to save the NHS they use weekly, and it’s such hard work directing my thoughts away from negative thought patterns (I’m reading a LOT of self-care books at the moment).

I want to cry, and I want to curl up in a ball whilst I eat my feelings *looks at cookie boxes* and scroll through Twitter. But, that’s not good or productive for me. Since I’ve been on a productive kick these past few weeks I refuse (kind of) to let the Conservatives ruin it.

In an effort to be publicly positive and take stock of today, here are a handful of things I’ve done over the past 24 hours that have been positive in some way, shape or form.

Over the past 24 hours I have:

  • Showered.
  • Eaten a proper meal.
  • Organised my medications and gotten rid of expired ones – aka put in a pile for the pharmacy, don’t flush your meds!
  • Brought 5 small plants, and 2 different types of succulent cuttings. I succumbed to stress shopping, however I tried to not buy too many ‘material things’. Plants were my compromise.
  • Finished sorting out 3 of my office draws, all Kallax boxes, and bathroom unit.
  • Recognised that I need to disconnect from the internet and put my work phone in another room.
  • Written at least 500 words.
  • Donated to Scope.
  • Watched Emma Watson talking for 30 minutes.

There are a lot of things I haven’t done – lots of messages have gone unanswered, and there are a fair few things past due. But tomorrow I’m going to do more positive things, and then I will continue to do them the day after that, and then the day after that because it might hurt like hell, but goddamn it I will be positive, I will be productive, and they won’t ruin my life … yet.

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What positive things have you done over the past 24 hours


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