We have all had them.. a bad day, a bad week, a bad month .. heck even a bad year!!!
The question is when that bad day, week, month, year gets us down.. how do we pull out of it and turn it around.
How do we cheer ourselves up and look at the bright side?
Heavy sigh… good question!
Let’s see a raise of hands for those who have the answers…
Oh wait … that’s what I’m suppose to be doing here … giving you some help .. some answers.. some ideas to turn that bad into a “not so bad” situation.
Well, I certainly don’t have all the answers … but I can tell you some of the things that have helped me through the years. These ideas won’t solve any problems… but they will help you get your mind off your troubles.
Meditation is a good start to help relieve stress from a bad day …if you don’t know how to meditate.. Google is always an easy fix… so many techniques out there for meditation.. do a little research and find something that best fits you.
Get out! – Take a walk .. a hike in the woods or near a lake .. go do something to take your mind off whats going on… take in some fresh air and scenery.
Get a hobby! hahahahaha you should notice I have many… hahaha … there is a good reason for that .. creating is my way of dealing with stress, depression and just about any other problem that may be a burden. When working with your hands and creating or crafting something.. for that time you are only focusing on what is in front of you .. you can’t think about the bills or someone with a bad attitude or the leaky roof or the kids grades or grocery shopping, laundry, or whatever else may be bothering you… so it’s a good and productive escape.. it may not solve your problems but it certainly gets your mind of it for a while.
Friends! My friends have been my life savers so many times… just being able to call up a friend to talk it out … get a little input… vent and laugh or cry together .. that has helped far more than anything else ever has!
Laugh! Watch a funny movie/tv show… send out some jokes to all your friends…. remember the fun times …. whatever it is you need to do to laugh … just make sure you do.. plan some practical jokes … people watch… hahahaha just do something that makes you feel good.
Whatever it is you decide to do .. you have to be able to step outside the situation for a moment .. gather yourself.. regroup… release the tension … You’ll find when you can do this … your view of whats going on may change… things may or may not be as bad as they seemed… You may see new ways to fix the situation … and if nothing else .. you will have at least had some time away from it … we all need to “take a moment” from time to time.
Don’t feel bad or guilty… because you took some time out … that “time out” moment may be just the thing to catch that much needed second wind, or give you a fresh new look at the problem .. or relieve the stress that has built up from the situation.
So go ahead .. “take a moment” and enjoy it!