We need to learn to be like a cactus, not prickly, but able to survive and grow in all kinds of conditions. Life is not all sunshine and unicorns, sometimes there are bad days and even bad seasons. We need to learn not just to survive those tough times, but to thrive in them. So how do we do that? Here are three simple things you can do to help you get through the tough times:
- Talk to someone - a friend, an older sibling, parent, school teacher, chaplain or counsellor, ring Kids' Helpline.
- Journal - sometimes just getting your feelings down on paper can help you process them and get a better perspective.
- Practice self-care - go for a walk or run, take a bath, do some meditation, read a book, do a puzzle, get crafty, watch a movie...