30 December 2008

What happened to me?

I've barely written anything over the last few months. I used to blog several times a week and now, I struggle to post one or two entries during the course of a month. When I finally post something, anything, my writing is peppered with curse words and has an overall negative quality. I don't feel like myself.

Even my handwriting sucks.

Sure I've had my good days, but wowza, I am in a funk. I'm unmotivated and feeling worthless, which unfortuantely, is rather difficult to camoflauge. I don't have a worthwhile excuse to rationalize my crabbiness; in fact, I have an endless list of reasons to be happy. But I'm not.

What's the deal, yo?

Here's the part where I ask for advice: when feeling down, what do you do to pull yourself back up?

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Listening to: Tim Fite - Over the Counter Culture
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13 comments:

  1. I hang out with my girlfriends. Even when I don't feel like planning it. Even if I don't really feel like being around anyone. It usually helps.

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  2. Go to Starbucks. Get caffeinated. That always makes me happy.

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  3. I've been feeling the same way lately, so I just signed up for a sewing class. I can't figure out how to turn on my sewing machine (a gift), but I thought doing something out of my ordinairy routine would be a good pick-me-up.

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  4. I go shopping. Preferably for clothes or personal care items (AKA WALGREENS!). I have no idea why, but it works.

    Also, chocolate. Lots and lots of dark chocolate.

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  5. sorry, kid. i'm gonna quote my former counselor and throw that question right back at you:

    "what do you need to actively do to get yourself out of this funk, for today AND tomorrow?"

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  6. Do something to help someone else. Paradoxically, it ends up helping you.

    This is so good, it's almost guaranteed!

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  7. Sometimes just being nice to someone else helps me get out of a funk. Seeing their happiness at little actions I have made makes me appreciate the little good little things going on in my life.

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  8. When I'm feeling dumpy or depressed I usually know why I feel that way, then I change it. If I don't know why I go on a bike or cycle ride with my mp3 player. Getting out away from people with only music helps me a lot. Try that Jeannette. Hop in your car and go for a drive through someplace you really enjoy. Don't forget your Man Man and Tim Fite cds! You can always call/text/email your friends and talk to them. Hearing the voice of a friend helps.

    Hope you have a good day!

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  9. Dr. GorillaSushi says it's seasonal affective disorder (SAD). Take a day to watch a bunch of the saddest movies in existence (I'm talking Bambi here) then go out and get drunk at a place where you're the coolest person in the spot because you're the only one not trying.

    Chocolate and coffee also help.

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  10. It sounds corny but count your blessings. It helps me.

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  11. I smell things that are supposed to smell good.

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  12. if the weather is ok - go for a walk

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  13. Hi Jeannette. Even though you may only post once in a while, don't feel so bad. I love to read your blogs and see how life is going. So, know that you also add something special to others' lives. To answer your question about getting out of a funk, I know it's silly, but puppies ALWAYS do it for me. Little puppy kisses and wriggling little tails just happy to say, hey, how are you, where have you been all my life, just makes me insanely happy. There's something about unconditional love that I love too. And also, if you can't have that, what could be better than laughing? How about hitting the Funny Bone, or watching your favorite standup...or, when I was little, stepping into a novel and into another person's reality also made me feel better. Maybe these with help...? If you do need a puppy fix, I can hook you up!

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