1. What one thing did you do better today?
I was having a bad day for no special reason. I was feeling anxious, worried about everything and nothing in particular. The judgy voice inside my head turned on full volume, preaching about how I live my life, all the “should haves” and obsessing over all “ifs”. This time instead of just trying to cope with the exhausting monologue in my head, I rambled out loud all that I was worried about to my friend, then took a deep breath and let go. I trusted him with what we should do next. And what we did is went shopping for glasses. I ended up also getting my vision checked which has been on my to-do list for a while now. It turned out to be a fun, productive and comforting evening. Would have been such a shame to leave it at worries and staying in my head.
2. Has doing so made you or someone else feel better?
Well, me, while I am not so sure about my friend, he seemed to be of mixed feelings. Worried about my stressing over little things and glad I trusted him.
3. Has it brought any new realisations?
Sometimes it feels good to let it all out. Worries, doubts, shame, guilt. To put it into words and actually hear yourself. Some worries will then seem less reasonable, some will still cause anxiety, some will not seem so big anymore. But after you are done with talking, try to let it go for a while, thank the other person for listening and being there. Oh and thank YOURSELF for being there and throw some extra kindness your way, especially when having a rough day.