We all go through rough spots.
We didn’t get into that school.
They hired someone else.
The repairs are going to cost more than we expected.
That cutie isn’t returning our texts.
Just like everyone else, I’ve had bumps in my proverbial road. I didn’t get into the first graduate school I applied to. I’ve been laid off. I’ve been dumped. I have made very, very questionable decisions about my hair.
After many a struggle, I’ve developed a (nearly) fool proof plan to feel better when I’m down in the dumps.
Step 1: Get sweaty for an hour
Run stairs. Have a one-person dance party. Weed the garden. Ride your bike. Have a roll in the hay with your lovah. Do something physical and strenuous.
Step 2: Get wet
Water heals me. Take a long shower (and maybe have a good cry – crying doesn’t count in the shower!) Go swimming in a lake/pool/river/the ocean. Have a long soak in your tub accompanied by some Morcheeba
Step 3: Take a nap
Like, a proper one. Under the covers, no jeans, curtains closed.
Step 4: Consume some caffeine
Life feels better and happier when I’m caffeinated.
I’m not sure why this particular series of things makes me feel so much better. Life (and all the challenges that that occasionally accompany it) seems so much nicer when I’ve got endorphins in my veins and I’m clean, rested, and have a latte in hand.
Do you have a few specific things you do when you feel down?
I mean, in addition to drinking wine out of a robot mug and watching Ron Swanson clips on Youtube,