Today I saw a new, wonderful thing that the organisation Mind are doing it is called Christmas Crafternoon.
Earlier I had writers block and I knew exactly what I wanted my next post to say but I couldn’t get it out. However, when I got an email from Mind about this new idea called ‘Christmas Crafternoon’ a light bulb popped above my head, and hearts in my eyes and I was like ‘VOILA!’ I have found something to illustrate what I wanted to say.
Let me begin with my piece.
It’s the little things that can make a massive difference to your peace of mind; and I am going to share some of my experiences with you. When I was going through my darkness I noticed small things I did, that felt normal, but when I sat back and thought about them I realised they weren’t helpful at all so I tried my best to stop doing them.
Some of these things were:
- Not opening the curtains in the morning or at all
- Staying in bed for hours after waking up and just scrolling through my phone and reading the same posts on the internet over and over
- Napping even though I wasn’t tired
I am sure they seem very simple on the surface but they were making me very unhappy; remaining in darkness, not seeing daylight properly, wasting hours in bed looking through posts that I won’t remember reading and making myself more exhausted by constantly napping for no reason. From this I realised how important it was I thought about things that made me happy and did them. So here’s a list:
- Mindful colouring
- Going for walks, alone or with a friend
- Taking photographs on my walks
- Appreciating nature
- Writing and planning screenplays
- People watching
Action, as I mentioned in a previous blog post, makes your mind a happier, healthier place. However big or small the action is you feel a difference and it is important you make time for these little moments.
Mind acknowledged the positive nature of creativity. However bad or good you may be at crafts, sitting back with friends, family and colleagues and making something new is a great way to endorse yourself in the present moment and relax. Making you happier within.
Mind are now holding a lovely service where you have a Christmas Crafternoon and raise money for mental health. Something I believe everyone should fund in some way.
So think about the things you do in your everyday life that aren’t necessarily helpful to your mind.
Then think about the smallest things that can put a little spark in your step and do them!
One small step.
One big difference.
Let’s work towards your happy mind!
Information on Christmas Crafternoon is below: