NiceDay blog: Retaining vitality in difficult periods

Difficult periods come and go; they are part of life. Such a period can take minutes, hours, weeks, months or years and can be about a personal situation, an event, a pandemic or an uncomfortable feeling. Whatever it is, we’re not doing well. That’s okay, we’re allowed to have these feelings. In this blog I will provide you with a tip for retaining vitality in difficult periods. 

Make a list

When going through a difficult period it can be very helpful to have a list of things that could help you when you’re feeling down. A list like this can provide guidance and be comforting. It can consist of different kind of things, such as:

Where do I start?

You can create one of these lists in your NiceDay diary, or make it on paper. Are you creative? Try to make a collage with drawings and/or stickers (a mindful exercise) and hang it on a spot where you can easily see it everyday. Here’s an example of one of those collages:

NiceDay list

Do you need some help going through your difficult period? Click here for more information about online help via NiceDay.

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Ilya de Groot

Hi, my name is Ilya, I am a psychologist and coach at NiceDay. I love traveling, good food, new experiences and exercising (roller skating and skiing). The balance between effort and relaxation is important to keep, are you managing? I would like to help you with that!

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