The Box Of Stuff

A few people have told us that they keep a box of things that make them happy, and look in it whenever they’re feeling low. You may not always be able to be positive, but you can choose to focus on positive things that have happened to you.

Your box can be something awesome like a fancy wooden box, or something simple like an old shoe box. If you go for a shoe box, you can decorate it how you want as well – cover it with positive messages to yourself, or images of stuff that makes you happy.

Then fill your box with things that make you happy. It could be:

  • Photos of you and your friends
  • Childhood memories
  • Gig/cinema tickets
  • Souvenirs from a holiday
  • A mix CD of your favourite songs
  • Pictures of cute animals

But your box is unique to you – fill it with anything that makes you happy or reminds you of something positive you’ve got.

It’s important to find what works for you. If this doesn’t help, don’t worry. There are plenty of other ways to cope. See other ideas of things to try.


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