BITING THE MONKEY
|'LUCY' by TINA WAUGH|
2) Give yourself five minutes to make a quick pencil sketch of one of your favourite foods (a banana or a custard cream, for instance) and then reward yourself by eating it.
3) Relax your whole body and concentrate your mind. Visualise yourself in a terrible situation - maybe someone's handing round a box of cakes but they've all gone by the time they get to you; or you're being forced to have a bath - and maintain this state for several minutes. Now open your eyes! It hasn't really happened and you're safe in bed. You'll fall asleep immediately.
I hope you find one or all of these coping strategies helpful. Let me know by leaving a comment!
[I know Monkey isn't real but it is odd how often he falls naturally into attitudes of despair.]
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Handmade Valentine cards and the album
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