I wonder how other people would describe someone who is in just a bad mood. Maybe they would talk about the face of that person, or about her body language, or the whole situation like from a bird’s view point flying above in quite a distance.
That’s actually one of the key techniques: to get some distance from one’s own situation and one owns emotions. If you make some distance you get a better overview. And if you don’t feel yourself in the bad situation, you feel your bad or sad emotions less strongly, so you can start feeling better, maybe a little bit better or perhaps – who knows – much better.
Of course these ways of behavior need some practice. But if you can apply them, they can be extremely powerful.
More exciting were my trips to the town. Close to our apartment there is a good area for wheel chairs so I started my cardio training there. It was difficult. My body was not very fit, so I could not go far by wheel chair, I often had to make breaks.
Then we went to the first district, which was very interesting for me. It distracted me from all my other problems to see all the people there, it was quite crowded with tourists and rich shoppers. It seems to be more helpful for me to use such areas for cardio training than a simple way in a park or where ever.
I was wondering how people would behave to me, but all of them made room for me, which was quite nice, so I must say, it was easy to move in a crowd. I was a little bit scared in the beginning, so I watched myself virtually from above, watched me how I moved around the people, and it helped me quite well.
There is one very difficult thing for me: to drive over stairs or or borders of sidewalks. If I want to cross a street, I have to drive over two borders, so if the borders are small, I usually can handle this now, but not every time. If the borders are too big, I need help. The same with the underground train: is really difficult and sometimes dangerous to cross the gap between the train and the sidewalk. They did not take care of that here in Vienna, so it is quite bad for people in wheel chairs.
The best thing was that I could eat some Italian ice-cream in the first district again. That was good…
Currently I spend my time with doing a lot of organizational things, going to doctors, doing physical training, training with the wheel chair, and finally thinking and handling all the emotional stuff that happened in the last months. Much to do. Better to get some distance and have a good overview. And smile a little bit about all those crazy things.