Post # 1
So I’m stuck in this sort of crappy situation. I don’t want to get into the specifics, but basically nothing but time will solve it. I’m already doing everything that I can to fix the situation, and now all I can do is wait. Really, it’s just a matter of time, about 6 months or so until the problem is over, but it sucks at the moment.
But some days, like today, I just get frustrated and start to feel down about it. I tend to dwell on it and have trouble focusing on anything else, which is totally pointless because I can’t do anything about it. I just need simple things to distract me and cheer me up (that aren’t food, lol!)
What do you do to turn around a crappy day?
Post # 3
Lavender scented epson salts in a very warm tub… chick flick to make me cry profusely until there is no negative stuff left in there and I start to laugh.
Post # 4
i used to have a nice cocktail – but i have found that was contributing to my expanding waistline so now when im stressed, i go for a run on the treadmill or do a slew of situps. that way i get out stress AND im productive.
a fun childish/silly humor movie usually also helps for a little while. like a week ago i was feeling “eh” so went to see the really stupid movie “hot tub time machine” and was able to cheer up with it.
Post # 5
Have some tea, or go for a walk. Even a short walk can clear my head. How about a magazine or a book to get lost in?
Post # 6
Go on a run. I am sooo not a runner (or any exercise for that matter!) but I started the C25K thing 3 weeks ago and I’m starting to love that feeling I get when I accomplish a run. It clears my head so well and allows me to eat a cookie to further soothe my emotions 😉
Post # 7
haha babyboo, I would love a nice long run now followed by a big white chocolate chip macadamia nut cookie. Unfortunately my gym has crappy weekend hours and it’s a gale storm outside at the moment.
Thanks everyone- I think part of my frustration tonight is that I’m doing a bunch of monotonous grading which is allowing my mind to wander. I’m going to start to make more time to actively indulge myself though. Can’t go wrong with that 😉
Post # 8
a funny movie can do a world of good, got me through my first year of teaching!