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Things To Do To Chase The Blues Away

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Oh happy day!

Today has been a hectic day so far.  As I wrote this, the stock market was tanking, Jimmy Sad Eyes was sick, my baseball team was on a double-digit losing streak, it’s a Monday and I can’t think of a topic to write about.  What else is there to do but write about my “troubles”?    I am not talking about true clinical depression which is a very serious matter but instead, the blue feeling you get every once in a while that knocks you off your game for a day.

What do you do to cheer yourself up when you are in a rotten mood?  Assuming that we rule out drastic measures such as booking a flight to your favorite vacation destination, I offer some common things people do to cheer themselves up.  I have used some of these ideas myself.  In no particular order, I have created a short list below:

  • Take a walk, bicycle ride, go for a hike or some other form of light exercise to “clear your head”
  • Listen to some favorite music
  • Read an inspiring book
  • Watch a funny movie
  • Eat or drink something – preferably loaded with chocolate
  • Do something with your hands.  Cook, bake, or build your way out of the blues
  • Call your mom, dad or a good friend
  • Perform a simple task to completion to give yourself a sense of accomplishment – maybe you are feeling overwhelmed and this will help

If you notice; all these ideas involve stimulating your senses.  Maybe a big part of those days of feeling blue are from stagnation or being stuck in a rut.  Perhaps the old adage; “variety is the spice of life” is true.  So, if you are feeling a little down in the dumps, do something – anything will probably help.  Excuse me, now I am going to take a bike ride.

Have a great week and don’t let things get you down.

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Written by pacelinebiz

August 22, 2011 at 1:08 pm

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