How do you guys cope with cleaning and not feeling depressed and weepy on your birthday? This is a weird feeling I'm not used to on my birthday. Help!!
There’s a lot of societal pressure to be happy on your birthday but the truth is that birthdays evoke a wide variety of emotions and not all of them are happy. I totally understand how this feels, I’ve been far away from my friends and family the past few years and tend to feel lonely and sad on my birthday….this year I tried to make myself things to look forward to (my birthday is this week!). Try putting on some music while you clean or a tv show to help distracting you. Call someone you love or if you can go see them in person. Make a special meal for yourself or go out/order in somewhere. This is a celebration of you, so whatever makes you feel good is key. Just remember the world is a better place with you in, we’re all so happy you’re here! OH - and I see that your a cat momma, I like to celebrate with fur babies sometimes which always cheers me up at least a little. Try making a party hat for kitty or giving them an extra special treat if/when you eat cake. Make them a part of the celebration and remember that they love you! Okay, this was really long I’m sorry. But happy birthday, I really hope you find some joy in this day!
your post made me smile knowing someone cared enough to post. Aww.
First off - Happy birthday! 😁
I struggle with birthdays too. I always want them to feel special but they always just remind me that I feel alone.
Honestly I always just put on headphones and listen to some tv shows or music and find some form of entertainment or take breaks to do fun things between the days tasks.
I would treat yourself to a fun time and pick an activity to go out and do, get yourself a nice meal and dessert and dress up and just do some self care today. Try to get out of your head and have a little fun if possible, if that sounds like too much there’s no shame in the microwave meal and a movie night kind of day either. 😌 Just remind yourself it won’t be this way forever.
I do love music.
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