It all depends on my mood...
Submitted byFiona Kennedy
I have a fairly lengthy list of what helps me feel better, although it's not always easy to put them into practice. Depending on my mood, I may need time alone, in which case a walk with my dogs by the river will really help.
Other times, it's sitting down with my kids and just playing - it sounds funny but colouring or doing jigsaws with them can be incredibly calming, and helps me feel close to them as well.
Still other times, I'll need the company of a good friend, who'll either let me talk about how I'm feeling, or distract me with chats about anything and everything. If all else fails, a simple hug can sometimes mean more than anything.
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