It’s the little things

Wayne O'Connor Print

Since I wrote about my anxiety I’ve been overwhelmed with the response. I’m still struggling but I’m keeping a positive outlook and there are so many good things out there.

Today was a good day (apart from the migraine). I won the print above by the very talented Wayne O’Connor, I absolutely love it!  I also met up with a friend for lunch, it was great to catch up and relax.

Yesterday I pushed myself to go to ‘Sing for the hell of it’ at the Hawk’s Well Theatre, it was busy and noisy but thanks to a kind friend who drove a few of us in I was grand. She also checked with me during the night to see if I was OK. Just before I left the house I got a message from another friend to say she was thinking of me.

These little things mean all the difference. If you think someone isn’t feeling great do send them a message, even if they don’t feel like responding they will really appreciate it.

About magnumlady

Photographer, blogger, hooked on social media. Based in Sligo, Ireland. Passionate about Ireland and always looking for the next adventure.

4 Responses

  1. What a good idea…It seems one thing that happens when people are unhappy/depressed is that we get the idea that we are alone…This can be a self-fulfilling prophesy as we withdraw, then become increasingly isolated…As you say, just reaching out, or being reached out to, can make all the difference in a day. Cumulatively, these add up and the person may be able to regain their perspective and realize they are cared for….Another great way to get out of the depression/anxiety spiral is to do something for someone else…a friend, pet, family member, neighbour…Somehow by helping others, even with something fairly inconsequential, the focus shifts from self-absorption to a more expansive, healthier view…Volunteering can also be a great help…

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