Help getting out of a slump – I would really appreciate the Hive's input! :)

posted 2 years ago in Relationships
Post # 2
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

My first question would be if you’re unhappy with your specific job, or unhappy with what you do. If you enjoy your line of work, and are just unhappy with your employer, then you can certainly look for employment elsewhere. If you’re unhappy with the work itself, that gets a bit more complicated. You can see if there are options that branch out from your current career path. For example, my husband is a software developer, but he’s not happy doing that day in and day out anymore. He looked at options that branched from his current position, and is now more in a business analyst role, where he’s a lot happier. 

That takes time, so in the meantime, try volunteering! Doing things for others really helps to lift your spirits, and there’s options for everyone. Whether it’s walking dogs at a local shelter, planting community gardens, working with neighborhood children, there’s something for every interest.

When you’re happier outside of the house, you’re going to be happier inside the house too.

Post # 3
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2016

When I was in a slump I taught myself how to knit! I was actually one of the best things my counselor told me to do: get a hobby and teach yourself something! It’s something that you can become passionate (and sometimes frustrated) about. When I found myself getting caught up in negative thoughts or feelings I would just flip on Netflix and grab my knitting. It completely took my mind off of how I was feeling and provided a nice boost to my mood. And it’s doing something for yourself which always feels good. 🙂

On the flip side, as PP stated, volunteering and doing good things for others is another really nice boost! 

Post # 4
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: March 2013

Do you workout? If not, maybe you should take it up. I find that even when I’m having a rough day a good workout will instantly boost my mood. Sometimes its a nice sweaty yoga class, other times it’s a tough Crossfit workout. 

Also you can take up other hobbies like PP mentioned. Maybe baking/cooking? Gardening? Or even a simple walk around a park/lake and people watch/enjoy the scenery.

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