Feeling Blue? Some Things To Do!

One reason a dog can be such a comfort when you’re feeling blue is that he doesn’t try to find out why. –unknown

Ever have one of those days where you just feel down and blue for no real reason you can pinpoint? Or maybe you know the reasons but you don’t want to talk about it. Guess what? I’ve been there. I think we all have.

These are some things I do when I’m feeling blue, and maybe they will help you:

1. Play with the irrepressible Lucy. Lucy is my dog, as most of you know. Just cuddling for ten minutes, just PETTING an animal, can raise serotonin levels in our bodies. It’s a fact.

2. Aromatherapy. Lighting candles, especially lavender, jasmine, or vanilla scented, are calming and naturally help the senses go to a better place. I always turn to candles when I’m not well.

3. Puzzles! It doesn’t necessarily have to be a jigsaw, but it can be, if it’s something you enjoy. I enjoy them, but I can never find enough room for them. 😉 Something puzzling can take your mind off your own problems even if for ten minutes and it’s fun to boot! Rubik’s Cube, Sudoku, Crosswords, Origami . . . anything which strikes your fancy. Go for it!

4. Help someone else. Compliments work wonders. Open the door for someone else today, or help an elderly woman load groceries into her car. You don’t know this, but you help people in so many ways that you don’t even know about. 🙂 You’d be surprised at how many people you help. If you ever get to feeling blue again, why don’t you ask someone, just for kicks, “What do I do that matters to you?” (Or whatever way you want to word it)

I do hope you are having a lovely day and aren’t feeling a bit blue. Peace out.

5 Comments

  1. Wow, did I need this today! I’ve been in a “blue phase” for about three weeks. Not exactly sure why. Today, even tho’ i didn’t feel like it, I cleaned our bedroom.(And sister, I mean i *cleaned* it) It now resembles more closely a lovely retreat than a storage room 🙂 I like to do puzzles too. I don’t have room for the real deal, so I go to Jigzone.com. One can find thousands of pictures and can choose the difficulty and shape of the pieces. Off to do one now, in fact! (((hugs)))

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    1. Oh, I’m so sorry you’ve been feeling that way, Deb!! (((((((((((hugs)))))) Why didn’t you TELL me, girl?? I LOVE those computer puzzles too … and there’s a lot less cleanup! LOL

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  2. I love this!

    All of these are great ideas! I especially love lighting candles.. they are an instant mood lifter… and helping others is always a great way for us to get out of our own heads..

    Darlene

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