Last weekend, I was very grumbly. On Saturday, I gave myself the gift of nothing, which basically meant I could just sit around and do nothing.
On Sunday, I published a post entitled Why Does The World Suck So Much Lately? I don’t think I really need to explain my mindset there.
But I worked through it. I relaxed. I got a lot of writing done. I slept later than usual.
One of my favorite coping skills lately has been to take take photographs of things that really speak to me. These are usually taken during my run or on an after work walk. Some might argue that it’s the walk or run that calms me, but I give a lot of credit to taking the time to stop and admire the world around me.
That being said, I thought I’d share some of my favorite photos from the week.
There’s something about the combo of the house, tree, and foreboding clouds looming above them that really caught my attention. I’ve had a thing for clouds lately, and the Maine skies this week have not disappointed.
Here’s another one I really liked…
Yes, you can be a stickler and point out that this cannot be the spot because this bench is actually off the path, which means that they cannot sit on opposite sides of the path and chat. I would respond by saying that you are correct, but this is what my weird mind sees!
This was the first morning in many months that the water has been that blue. I love the way the color contrasts with the blue of the sky.
I took it as a metaphor for how I was feeling. After being dead and barren, I sudden feel alive with fruit flavor.
It’s kind of amazing what a little rest and some sunshine can do!
I find is impossible to look at a cloudy sky, and not find something to admire.
In the end, it’s really how we react to the world that determines how our day is going to unfold. So I suggest taking the time to stop and admire the view.
What are some of your favorite coping skills to use during more challenging times?