Everyone is always saying that I need to concentrate on looking forward to the good things that are going to happen instead of worrying about the bad that may never happen.
It’s a good piece of advice and one I must admit to following a long time ago, and sadly letting lapse somewhat with the problems of recent years. If I’m honest my problems at present are no where near as massive as they were, but in the aftermath are harder to overcome because I am not used to dealing with the ‘little stuff’, and because a lot of the coping mechanisms I used before the stress seem to have been long forgotten.
So I’m going back to an age old method. Way back when, whenever I was looking forward to something I had a little Excel spreadsheet on my computer that would calculate the number of days I had to wait until the ‘next’ thing I was looking forward to would arrive. Now in the days of Smartphones, it’s much easier, so today I installed an app on my phone to remind me in the dark days of the good days ahead.
So far, so good.
Now just to plan something a little further ahead….