Blog - November 22, 2017
Day 22: The November Happiness Challenge
We are reading from Tosin, a Doctor cum Blogger today and she will be giving us her own strategy in making herself happy. She co runs a blog with her sister and you can catch up on their very interesting musings here
So I had a Patient come in one evening and. She was dealing with anxiety and she was telling me how she had a major stressor that triggered a panic attack. A lot of People tend to think panic attacks are not real and tag patients as being over dramatic which is quite sad.
She said talking to me improved her mood and how it’ll be really nice if she had someone to talk to when she’s stressed. Something so little yet so huge.
It made me realize the fact that I take a lot of things for granted like having supportive family, partner and friends.
Anyway, She finally agreed to see a therapist and I was happy she accepted that she needed to see one.
I live a boring life. My life is basically work and books. I tend to find Hapiness in the little things like getting to work in less than one hour because no traffic or getting to work and realizing that patients have been discharged over the weekend.
One thing I make sure I do daily is to remind myself of reasons to be grateful.
So while you’re having a shitty day or a boring day. Think about the good things and good people in your life and find a reason to be happy!
Again, Tosin has reiterated the need to always look around and think of the good things and people in your life as this is worth being happy about. So, who is that person who makes you constantly happy? What is that thing or situation that when you think about it, you just start grinning because happiness stems from it? Think of these steady and watch happiness be your regular companion.
I’ll be back. BOS