The spring/summer time is difficult for me. I’m not exactly sure why but I get very agitated often during these months. It’s like I’m ready to implode or something, it’s frustrating but I’ve been doing my best to calm myself down when this happens. I think that I’ve made a lot of improvement over the years. A long time ago if I was feeling like that I would generally act on impulse and do stupid/reckless things. I’m able to recognize when I’m feeling on edge now and to take steps to chill out.
Last night it was coloring and videogames. I enjoy coloring, it’s relaxing, hard to get myself to actually do it but once I do I get lost in it and feel a lot better afterwards because I’m doing something with my hands, coloring different pieces one at a time and focusing all of my attention. Videogames of course are a great distraction for me. Right now I’m playing Lets Go Pikachu. Next game I plan on playing is Stardew Valley, I already own it but wanted to just focus on one or two games at a time.
I took a walk today and it felt really nice to get out and clear my mind. The weather was beautiful. Another thing I’ve been doing is turning on my scented wax tart melter. Aromatherapy helps keep me grounded.
One problem when I get agitated and restless is that I feel so.. I don’t know how to describe it other than crawling out of my skin, so I get aggravated because at first it’s hard to get into any of these things when in the state of mine. What I do is make myself take a deep breath and give it a shot and most of the time I ended up getting really absorbed into whatever distraction or hobby I’m doing and before I know it I’ve calmed down and feel much more relaxed, even happy. It’s definitely a challenge but I think the more I turn to these things instead of letting emotions and feelings simmer and build up to an unbearable point the easier it will get.
Here’s a picture of the coloring page I did yesterday 🙂