My friend Bill asked me this questions as part of my nomination for the Liebster Award.
When times are tough, how do I cope?
I don’t, if we’re being honest. I’m pretty big on shutting down and ignoring the world when things begin to get too tough. My body even rejects the stress, I normally get migraines or a cold when I’m in over my head.
And times are actually tough now for me, so I guess I can speak from recent experience. Losing my job, applying to new ones every day, finding a house to live in, moving, and living in a pandemic. It’s a lot for me. It doesn’t take a lot for me to get stressed so…yea, I’m really stressed right now.
How am I coping?
I’m leaning a lot on my boyfriend right now, which he has been suspiciously taking very well. I can’t wrap my mind around basically anything outside of the immediate things that need to be done, so he’s been great with picking up the slack.
I also spend like a lot of time cuddling my dog.
Besides that, keeping busy is really the only thing that gets me through hard times. When things start to lull, I go into a state of questioning my whole life and needing things to be better now. Which isn’t always possible. And not just tough times like I’m in now. When I lose a family member or am dealing with a sick pet – things that really hurt my soul – I just keep busy.
Tell me in the comments how you cope when times get tough!