October 1, 2008

TT #79


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13 ways to fight the blues

1. Smile - Even if you dont feel like it. Doesnt it make you feel warm and fuzzy when someone does it to you?

2. Pay it forward - If someone does something nice for you, do something nice for someone else.

3. Listen to music - the kind that makes you want to get up and dance.

4. Watch a comedy - There is nothing better to get your mind off of whats making you sad than watching a funny movie.

5. Spend time in the garden - even if its pulling weeds. Its very therapeutic.

6. Go for a walk - get that blood pumping. It helps you feel better and relieves stress.

7. Have sex - Ya, you may not be in the mood but once you get started, its amazing how quickly that can change.

8. Read a book - There is nothing like losing yourself in a good book to take your mind off your worries.

9. Write - or, in my case, blog.

10. Call a friend - sometimes getting things off your chest is the best way to feel better.

11. Go shopping - that may not help your wallet but it will definitely change your attitude.

12. Treat yourself - go to the yogurt shop and put extra strawberries and chocolate on top. YUMMY!!

13. Spend time with your siblings - isnt it funny how the stories of growing up always make you laugh? Me and my sister do it all the time!

20 comments:

SandyCarlson said...

Great list, Lori. I agree with all of it. I always enjoy your posts.

Janet said...

what a great, positive list! I love it!

storyteller said...

This is a wonderfully practical list … I especially like #1 through 5 … but do all the rest (except shopping). I've pretty much given that up for a variety of reasons and am happier NOT bringing new things home.
Hugs and blessings,

Emmyrose said...

That is such a great list, my friend.

Happy TT! :-)

Crazy Working Mom said...

Great advice. I need to see my sister! I need a laugh for sure. :)

Malcolm said...

Nice advice. I've tried a few of these myself as "pick me ups".

Darla said...

It's great advice. For me, half the battle is to decide to do one of these things when I'm feeling down. If I can get out of my bad mood enough to decide to do something about it, it's as good as gone.

Meju said...

Wonderful list...I like to pull out my 45's and listen with my kids or sisters....it always makes me smile.

Sue said...

Great list! This time of year I tend to get down easier.I'll think of your list when I start getting down. Happy TT

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Gattina said...

A comedy and blogs are the best for me !

Brenda ND said...

Excellent suggestions. They've done studies that conclude just by smiling you can feel better. :) Grin. Thanks.

Candy Minx said...

You know thisis such a good idea because it's such a positive way to write a Thursday Thirteen. I just told another blogger who had a similar list that I had made a vision board recently...I know it sounds kind of corny, but it turned out to be a very positive activity. Made me focus on some of my goals and see some happy stuff too.

I usually wouldn't have found shopping to be a way to improve spirits...but last week i had a great experience shopping and I came away feeling very good!

Here is my TT list this week:

http://gnosticminx.blogspot.com/2008/10/how-bob-dylan-song-influenced-design.html

Denver Cereal: fiction set in a real place said...

I love it! Great list and so needed right now. It seems like people are really struggling.

I hope you are OK!

Denver Cereal: fiction set in a real place said...

Oh this is me: Claudia at On a limb - I just signed in with my D/C account! :)

KC said...

Great list.. some good ideas there.

kandyblossom said...

Awesome list. I have probably used every one of these suggestions at some point in life, and they all work.

Lydia said...

This is a great list! Happy TT!

Gayle said...

My husband would be very interested in helping me fight the blues with #7. He's thoughtful like that!

anthonynorth said...

I must admit, when I'm down there is nothing better than writing a good story to get it out of the system. Then comes the problem, is this really publishable? :-)

The Gal Herself said...

As you could tell from my TT, I'm a Cubs fan. And that means I REALLY could use your list today! I'm going to take your advice and get my blood pumping at lunchtime. Maybe spend some time on the treadmill ...