Friday, October 2, 2009

Banish Those Blues

Do you ever wake up in the morning already feeling down in the dumps and you haven't even gotten your butt out of bed yet? When that use to happen to me, I would just get up...miserable and depressed and assume it was going to be a crappy day.

Not any more!

I still do wake up some mornings with that "blue" feeling, but now I handle it much differently. Now I lay there for a minute, take some nice deep breaths and I look that feeling square in the eye. I let it know that I "see" it, that it isn't pulling anything over on me....I acknowledge it.

More often than not, the feeling sort of dissipates all on it's own. Sometimes I will recall that I went to bed with something on my mind and I realize that I am being reminded of that. I address that concern in my head and if it's negative, I refuse to let it be a part of my new day.

I know it sounds crazy, but I'm finding that the more I take control of my thoughts...the less useless thoughts I seem to be having....leaving me more time to just be happy and free of thoughts that serve no purpose. It's pretty cool.

So, the next time you wake up feeling "blue", take a few deep breaths, look that feeling square in the eye and let it know you are aware of it....and move on. It just might turn out to be one heck of an awesome day!


Mary said...

i totally agree with this ;-)

T.Allen-Mercado said...

Aw thanks Kathy, this was a very inspiring post! Have a great weekend! :D

jane said...


Beth Anderson said...

Excellent way to approach difficulties - thanks for sharing.

Angela said...

I is nice to be reminded sometimes though.

Lanyardlady said...

Great advice. Our brains control us, but we control our brains...most of the time, anyway!

Joanna Jenkins said...

Great outlook! Thanks for the reminder.
Have a fun weekend.

Baroness Bijoutery said...

Great advice Kathy..I've had to many of the mornings and days of late....Stop by my blog I have something there for you..Have a great weekend

TheNikiProject said...

Yes, many of us are not even aware of what we are thinking an feeling. It's like we are mindless thought machines. Once we actually acknowledge our thoughts and feelings, we can change them. :)

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