Wednesday, 1 October 2014

52 Lists - Week 2

As you probably know, I’ve decided to give the 52 Lists Project by Morrea Seal a go, and yes, I am incredibly late to this particular party! If you haven’t heard of it, the basic premise is that a list subject has been created for every week of the year, so each week you print off your list template, complete it and pop it in a folder. At the end of a year you will then have 52 different lists, which should tell you a lot about yourself. Yes, you are probably meant to start this project at the beginning of the year, but hey, when was I ever one to conform?!

This week was list number 2 and was asking you to list your greatest comforts. I found this list fairly easy to complete as there as quite a number of things that give me comfort and when I started thinking about them one idea led on to another so I ended up with quite a long list.

I think this was a really good list for me to complete this week. I’ve been struggling a lot with my physical and mental health and sometimes I think it’s good to seek comfort when you’re really having a hard time. Doing this task really made me think about the things in my life that help me feel safe and secure, and sometimes that’s all that you need. I guess these could be divided up into material items and emotional connections and I believe both are important. You can’t always rely on other people being there, so you will often need to turn to something physical, like a warm blanket or a cup of tea, to help get you through a stressful time in your life. But it’s also important to identify the people around you who you can turn to in times of crisis. It’s easy to take our friends and family for granted, but when you really think about what they provide you with, it makes you realise how pretty darn amazing they are.

I also think it’s important to realise that there are two levels of comfort – physical and emotional. Sometimes, like when it’s cold and rainy outside, you want to feel physically comforted by something like a hot chocolate or a snugly scarf and something as simple as that can provide everything you need. But a lot of the time you need more than that. You might feel stressed or lost, in which case a mug of hot tea probably isn’t going to help that much. In these situations you might look for something more intimate, like a hug or a text from a friend. I think it’s easy to look for physical comfort when, sometimes, it’s actually emotional comfort that we need. Physical things may give you temporary relief, but to really help you progress you need to address the deeper problem that’s causing you to feel unsafe.

What words and phrases would be on your list for this week?

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  1. I have never even heard of the 52 list project but it sounds like something I could get into. Might have to give it a go for 2015 (as its only 3 months away now arrggghh) Hope you are ok xx

    1. Thanks Sam I've only just started it but it seems like good fun and I'm looking forward to building up a folder of lists :) xx

  2. What a lovely idea! I think looking at what makes you happy can make you feel better! I'll have to try this!


    1. It's great isn't it! You should definitely give it a try! xx