How to Feel Better When You Just Want to Punch Life in the Kidneys — 24 Comments

  1. I met a friend at the park and we took a very short walk while the kids played. Also opened the blinds and let the sun shine in. Hope you have a good weekend.

  2. I got a lay-off letter from the district that just rehired me two months ago. So there’s always that. Oddly, I’m not going to let it get me down (5 letters in 7 years of teaching makes one kind of jaded). But I have bad days like you said. I’m not really a depressive person, but I’ve had to learn to fight off depressive funks the last few years, in similar methods to you (only more manly).

    Blog numbers. What a weird concept we worry about. Someday one of us will get a publisher friend, and then we can all recommend each other. It will be a publishing revolution. Like 1920’s Paris expatriates helping each other. Hopefully.

    • NOOOO!!! That SUCKS! I hate those letters – I was laid off three times in five years, so I know what it feels like, believe me. I’m sorry it’s happened again for you.

      I don’t doubt what you say about the publishing. If you build it, they will come, right???

  3. Cat roll, my favorite pose!
    Exercise, pet therapy and autocorrect fails always cheer me up. I never thought of the scent thing, what a perfect idea.
    I hope next week is a lot smoother and happier for you

  4. I don’t know what I would do without my sweet snits! they are the best on down days, it’s funny how being their petting slave makes one feel valued, needed and loved. 😉

  5. Looks like all of these things worked. My doc keeps telling me to “fake it ’til you make it,” which I’m sure you’re familiar with, but sometimes I just want to slap her for saying that! Last night I pushed myself to shower and wear a dress and my new favorite boots because my husband and I had dinner plans. So maybe the doc was right, but sometimes I still want to slap her. 😉

  6. This is good advice. I like to read stuff that takes me away from reality. I do that one a lot. I’m also trying to stay away from my stats, but I haven’t been very successful at that. I keep changing things with marketing my blog and am regularly checking to see if those changes had an impact. Blech. It’s almost always depressing. I need to lower my expectations.

    • Me too; reading to escape reality is my favorite relaxation activity. I had to take a marketing break, because I was getting burnout. Maybe one day we’ll get this thing down; then we’ll celebrate with our pet unicorns and high Google rankings.

  7. Dressing up a little is one of my favorite things to do to make myself feel better. Earrings! They are always a novel idea to me, and they are so fun. Also, I have a curly cat nearby right now… nothing like looking at a furry cute thing sleeping to relax yourself a little bit. Hope you are feeling better today!

  8. I love this. Sometimes when I am really down, I get out this special bottle of vanilla lotion that only comes out once a year and use a ton of it. Smelling yummy and fantastic makes me feel so much better. Such a small thing, but the older I get, the more I find happiness in the tiny things.

  9. Looks like there was a cloud hanging over a lot of us this week or two. All good advice! Even without a pet, it’s easy to find dogs to pet and get slobbered over around here. Thanks for the reminders to dispel the gloom.

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