I am sure it is ok to feel BLAH and I would like to think that most of us go through these periods throughout our life. Yesterday I was feeling BLAH - feeling out of sorts a little down in the dumps. I have been feeling this a little of late and thought I would share.
I missed the pro-blogger conference on the weekend, which did not help. I also had an epiphany last night while my daughters were climbing ticking off a bucket list challenge - climbing the Sydney Harbour Bridge.
The girls father and I parted ways a number of years ago and we remain friends, which is great and makes me happy. But as we parted (last night) I walked around The Rocks for 2 hours and I realised that I am alone and I should get out more. I ventured to Pancakes on the Rocks, although I was by myself, I ordered a bowl of chips with aioli and a margarita (a favourite cocktail). I was content a little. I looked around and realised that I was the only one there alone, but that was ok. I was doing something I enjoyed although it would have been nice to have someone with me. Oh well!
I feel like I am in a little bit of a rut at the moment. Do not get me wrong I love blogging, but sometimes I feel as though I am not getting anywhere and that I am not achieving all I wish to achieve. I have so many ideas but I just fall into this period where I procrastinate too much and get no where with what I want to do or publish.
I am hoping to plan more and that will help me to achieve all I want with my blog and YOU my beautiful and wonderful readers. You make me HAPPY and for that I am forever thankful. x
A few strategies from Psychology Today
You’ve got the blahs. You’re not feeling hopeless, but you’re not feeling good either. Sometimes it’s hard to put a finger on it, but it’s a normal thing for most people, and it doesn’t mean you are clinically depressed. (I am not feeling depressed just out of sorts)
In life, we have to take the good with the bad, and some days just aren’t as nice as others. It could be raining, which has an effect on quite a few folks, or it might be that things just aren’t going well at work or in your relationship. Perhaps you didn’t sleep well, or you haven’t been getting enough exercise.
Whatever the reason, having a blah day is part of being human, and learning to accept and push through the blahs is imperative if you don’t want to let your moods rule your life.
There are a 1,001 ways to change your mood and turn a bad day into an okay or even a good one. The trick is to recognise that you aren’t feeling as good as you’d like and then rise to the challenge of making yourself feel better in some way, shape, or form.
Don’t blame others, even if you did have a fight with your significant other last night. And don’t just lie in bed and pull the covers up over your head. That never works. The only way out of this is to make the choice to change your behaviour, so you can alter your mood for the better.
Here are some ideas. Try imagining yourself doing something pleasant. If that doesn’t give you enough energy to get up and going, try a little meditation. Just a few very deep breaths, focusing on the positive energy within, can make a big difference.
If meditation is too passive for you, then force yourself to do something active. Getting your body moving is the easiest mood elevator you have at your disposal, and too few of us use it as the great healing tool that it is.
Remember too that the blahs are temporary. And focusing on what may have caused them is less important than choosing not to give in to the desire to do nothing and just feel down. If you don’t fight the blahs, they can get worse. Conversely, when you are successful in chasing them away, it will be easier the next time you need to do it.
Most everyone who has been through this has discovered a personal method that works. There is no wrong way. Anytime you make the effort to feel better, you are adding to your arsenal of weapons to fight the blahs, and those are some great arrows to have in your quiver. If you have a special technique, email me, and perhaps I’ll be able to share it with my other readers.
Not all your days can be good ones, but they don’t have to be blah either. So take these tips, add a few of your own, and the next time you get a case of the blahs, you will be ready to kick them to the kerb.
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What do you do when you are a little out of sorts or have a case of the blah's?