Friday, November 13, 2009

Cures to Feeling Mopey

The whole unemployment thing has been getting to me lately and so I've been working on a few things to kind of help me feel a bit better. So now I'm sharing them with you.

Cleaning. Sure it sounds kind of odd, but it keeps your mind off things for a while. Sometimes it serves as a mental reset.

Watching funny movies when really needed. No explanation needed. I can not thank Aaron enough for getting me the complete collection of Monty Python's Flying Circus.

Yoga. Again no explanation needed. You end up all limber, perhaps a touch sore but centered. Ahhh

Eating one kind of candy. I normally go for a good ole snickers bar. For obvious reasons I try not to do this one too often. I actually use it as a reward for getting a predetermined number of applications out. I roll dice every morning to determine how many I'll reply to.

Playing Guitar Hero between applications. Send out one, play a song.

Allowing my self time to get lost in a Martha Stewart or Rachel Ray magazine and/ or show.

Go on a cursing spree. Yep. When I get into a real funk, I just let it rip. I go into a room, occasionally punch something and curse like a sailor. Getting the frustration out that way, is actually shockingly invigorating. I like to call it a having a Ralphie moment.