“This life sometimes shakes you like a can of Coke: it’s natural to erupt every now and then when it all gets too much. Rest now: be kind to you, then try again tomorrow… it’s okay.”
I was just listening to a brilliant podcast about dealing with anxiety and it made me think of this ‘Suse-blue’ page I made the other day, after I’d had a total melt-down.
This page was all about working through my feelings in a grace-giving way, a process that works so incredibly well for me.
You’ll understand why I was almost punching the air when I heard Kristen say on the podcast,
“There’s been lots of research about what happens when you take a notebook and write about your feelings. When people spend as little as fifteen minutes per session, they have significant improvements in their mental health…”
For me, the process of working through a wobble like this includes going for a calming walk, making a scraptherapy page with positive ‘try again’ imagery, journalling my feelings, and then apologising to both God and my family – or anyone else who got sprayed with metaphorical Coke!
On an artsy side note, I’m pleased with how I managed to tie the two pages together using paint… a first for me, but a trick I’ll be using again, for sure, as it gives a much bigger canvas to play on.
Useful when you’re taking out your rage on B&Q tester pots!