Post # 1
OK Bees, I used to be an avid Wedding Bee’er. I have since gotten married and lost my password. Im here today because I always felt as if I have gotten great help, information and inspiration from this site.
I feel like im in such a slump of life right now.
Im not happy in my job, not happy at home, just not happy anywhere.
What has helped you out with just getting in a better place? I can put on a smile and I am great at “acting happy” actually everyone at work calles me “giggles” or “sunshine”. But really, its just not working anymore.
There are a lot of issues at home with DH not being there and a lot of me feeling bad for myself and I am trying to just get out of it!
Ultimately looking to see what other people have done to help pump ya back up? (Not including help from Hubby’s or family or drugs)
Post # 2
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
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
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.
Post # 5
Thank you ladies. That did help!<br />We have 2 dogs and I love to take them to the park and walk. Typically I go there and walk and hike with them and just think. But I think (there I go again….) I am going to bring headphones from now on and crank up some pandora. 🙂