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Finding What Works For You

Friday, 28 November 2014 00:00  by Gena P.

Ever have one of those days where you feel kind of “blah”? If someone asks, “what’s wrong?” you really have no answer. You might even feel yourself on the verge of tears. WHY?

Depression? Hormones? Stress? Whatever the reason it can take a toll on you physically, emotionally and mentally. What do you do? Well, what works for me might not work for you. Some find that taking time to do some breathing exercises works, while some may take a quiet walk. Others find that a rigorous workout works best, and you may find that treating yourself to an ice cream cone or writing your feelings in a journal gives you relief.

Reciting positive and inspiring verses works for me. I will say as many as I possibly can over and over, whether I remember only three or can quickly recite ten. I have done them out loud or in my head. They may relate to my situation at hand or just provide a general uplifting spirit. No matter, it just helps to stay focused and for me to keep looking up. And to keep telling myself everything is going to be okay.

And remember, “Happiness is not a goal…it’s a by-product of a life well lived.”
—Eleanor Roosevelt

Last modified on Friday, 28 November 2014 21:52

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