Mental Health Pick Me-Ups

Posted by Jennifer (the RD) on July 9, 2012

We have all had times in our lives when we may be feeling a little “off.”  I know that I have gone through periods when nothing seems to be going my way.  Feeling down once in a while is completely normal.  Unfortunately, busy schedules, difficulties at work or at or home, or other distractions can keep us from addressing these feelings.  I thought I’d share a few pick me ups I try to utilize when I am feeling a little down:

  • Go for a walk if the weather is nice.  It’s amazing what a little sun and fresh air will do
  • Watch a funny movie.  Laughter really is great medicine!  I never get tired of “Happy Gilmore” for some reason.
  • Hang out with your pet.  My Kasper gives me an endless supply of unconditional love!
  • Call a friend and tell them how much you appreciate them.  This takes the focus off of you and on something positive.  It’s a great feeling.
  • Listen to some upbeat music.
  • Buy yourself some flowers.  This is a real new one for me.  This was a recommendation from my co worker.  She told me that she goes to buy flowers every Thursday and it always makes her feel good.  She always has a positive and cheery attitude.  These were her exact words to me:  “Joe Blow doesn’t know what kind of flowers you like.  Only you do. Buy them for yourself.”  She was right.  Just a simple arrangement can brighten any room and your mood too!

 ♥ ♥

 

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