I thought I’d bob in to share a little scraptherapy tip for handling those not-so-good days.
This page was from a few days ago, and it struck me that the therapeutic element of these sorts of pages isn’t just limited to the making part of the process.
Obviously, cutting and sticking things is hugely stress-relieving for me in itself.
In fact, it’s become such a habit now, that I start to unwind almost as soon as I sit down and start putting a page together.
I’ve deliberately included less than jolly phrases in my mini kits, because life isn’t always sunshine and rainbows: sometimes the road gets a little rocky!
And like any form of journal, these scraptherapy books work best when we’re as honest as we can be.
My top tip for starting to turn around a rough day is in the journalling.
Even in the space of a little tag, I can write down a couple of words about how I’m feeling, but then I try to either look for the positives or remind myself of something true:
“Yes, you’re feeling ‘x’; but look at all the things you’re doing well. Yes, you’re struggling with ‘y’, but look at all you’ve had on your plate recently: no wonder you’re tired.”
It all comes down to giving ourselves grace… after all, even my favourite pop princess Britney has her bad days – and years!