I started this morning with feelings of self harm, lots of anger and frustration. It lifted after a couple of hours and I moved on to thinking nothing matters. Then my dog Daisy came and sat next to me and I realised she did matter to me.
I find when I get in a bad way, I have to cut back on what I find important so I don’t have so much to deal with. I really should keep in mind those basic things that matter to me and not worry so much about other things, even when I start to feel better.
I made a short list now of things that matter to me when I’m on the ropes. That would be my dog, my parents and my sister and her family. Some things I normally find important but can’t deal with today are work, health, self grooming, social life, etc.
If you don’t mind sharing, what is most important to you when things are going badly?