Condo Blues: DIY Mental Health Jar and Friday Favorites Week 529




Thursday, May 14, 2020

DIY Mental Health Jar and Friday Favorites Week 529

While cleaning my craft room I came across the word of the year memory jar I made by painting a recycled salsa jar with stained glass paint (there are several types of glass paint here,) repainted the lid from a project where I broke the jar, and decorative stickers and bits from my craft room. (I am including affiliate links for your convenience.) For awhile I wrote down the little and big moments that made me feel happy, warm, or cozy (the loose English translation of my Danish Word of the Year Hygge) with the intent on reading the contents of the jar on that year's New Year's Eve but it fell by the wayside as the year went on.

After one too many social media conversations about being disappointed about upcoming plans, events, and whatnot being cancelled due to Covid-19 (and then feeling guilty afterward for being sad over something so trivial when so many people around the world are going through much, much worse) I started to think that for my mental health I should try to focus on what little good things are happening around me instead the daily mountain of bad.   


I took the ribbon and label off the jar to repurpose it for my Mental Health Jar.
Photo courtesy of my food blog Lazy Budget Chef

No good or happy event or moment is too big or small for my jar, because let's face it, things are so weird that I road the happy until the wheels fell off the day I ordered Instacart groceries and the original delivery date was a week away until I added my product substitutions and the delivery date changed to later the same day of the order - which hasn't happened in a very long time.  Kinda silly, I know, but at least it points my head in the direction of complimenting rather than complaining.

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5 comments :

Pamela @ DIY Vibes said...

Your jar is a fabulous idea! I think all of us are feeling a bit down, some were sooner than others, some were stronger than others but at this point, I think everyone has fekt some sort of disappointment. The beauty is that EVERYONE truly understands! I think your jar is a wonderful way of reminding yourself that there is always SOMETHING to be grateful for! Lastly, thankyou for featuring my herb markers! Have a great weekend!

Debbie-Dabble Blog and A Debbie-Dabble Christmas said...

Thanks so much for continuing to host during this health crisis, spreading beauty, laughter and information!! Stay Safe, Healthy and Happy!!
Hugs,
Debbie

Melynda@Scratch Made Food! said...

Thanks for hosting!

Life Diet Health said...

What a great idea to have a hygge jar... especially apt as this week in the UK is Mental Health Awareness week. I might borrow that idea! Thanks for sharing at Fiesta Friday.

Mother of 3 said...

We started a similar jar one year to write down things that made us happy or made us smile with the intent to read them on New Year's eve but we did so bad at keeping up with it! Thanks for sharing with us at Encouraging Hearts and Home. Pinned.

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