Today’s Health Activist Writing Month Challenge prompt: Everyone has tough days, but how do you pull yourself out of the rut? Maybe you blog, repeat affirmations or listen to a favorite playlist. Write about what tools, tips or practices you use to lift your spirits after a rough patch.
I do whatever I can to grab inspiration or laugh.
I listen to Hamilton. I remind myself why I fight for things, because “where I come from, some get half as many” years as I have so far.
Sometimes, though, that doesn’t work or, oddly enough, makes how I’m feeling worse… like right after the election. I don’t think it’s any secret that I’m very anti-Trump. The man is not someone that is a safe person for those of us with disabilities as well as many many others.
I try not to get into politics here, but this isn’t politics as usual.
Sometimes I just need something that makes me laugh. I watch a lot of Monty Python or adult-theme cartoons like South Park and Bob’s Burgers. Other times, I need something where I just get invested like Cake Wars or other baking/cooking competitions.
Other times, I really really like to get my scare on. American Horror Story or horror films are where it’s at for me. I really enjoy exorcism or asylum-related things or episodes of shows involving ghost hunting.
The guinea pigs sure help, too.
What do you do during a rough day?