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to snap out of it?

 

I have a lot of little - ok, maybe some not-so-little - things that are just wearing on me. I woke up in a blue funk, which I know is not hormonal.

 

I've already spent time reading Scripture, and am about to go exercise. Hoping that does the trick.

 

But what do YOU do?

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I'm right in there with ya this morning...:tongue_smilie: I make sure a lot of lights are on, since gray skies make me sad. I light a nice-smelling candle, and clean a room! Music helps, too, and making sure I have some make up on. Go outside for a breath of fresh air if the weather's nice. Of course...coffee!! :D

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Honestly? I do the same as every other day. Make a good cup of coffee, suck it up, and plow through as best I can knowing my emotions don't get to dictate reality. I know not very inspirational. But the truth is there are 10 other people in this home who need me to stay focused whether I'm in a funk or not. And I find that if I try cope with a funk instead of plow through, everyone else ends up in a funk and then we all get cranky. So I enjoy my coffee and fake it until I make it. Most of the time I make it sooner than I thought. If I haven't by lunch then we'll do something extra fun after lunch. Make playdoh or do something artsy or watch something educational and fun. Or go to the zoo.

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You know, I kind of answered my own question while I was in the shower today. . . .

 

You know what actually helps me? Other than what Martha said, which is just go about my usual routine. . . . . .

 

I make a list of things I want to do, that I've been putting off. And then I do them, and check it off. For some reason, that makes me uber-happy. Strange, eh?

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Honestly? I do the same as every other day. Make a good cup of coffee, suck it up, and plow through as best I can knowing my emotions don't get to dictate reality. I know not very inspirational. But the truth is there are 10 other people in this home who need me to stay focused whether I'm in a funk or not. And I find that if I try cope with a funk instead of plow through, everyone else ends up in a funk and then we all get cranky. So I enjoy my coffee and fake it until I make it.

 

You know what, Martha?

 

I may print this up and read it on my "funk" mornings. Such wise advice. Insert "sweet tea" for coffee, and you're right on, sister!

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I see you've already found some things that help you.

 

Mine is really simple - I wake up each morning and pray, asking God to direct my day. I ask him to let me to welcome the interruptions instead of getting mad at them because they are often special ways to minister to others. I do ask Him to give me discernment to weed out those things that are just distractions with no merit.

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--Fake it until I can make it, as another poster said

--Pray/praise God anyway

--Follow the day's schedule and/or get involved in a cleaning project

--Play my piano, hymns and worship choruses

 

The first three generally; IF (it's a BIG *if*) I get to the fourth, then I'm not responding well to the first three and the piano will definitely do the job!

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