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01-31-2006, 12:13 AM
I thought if a bunch of people are part of this thread, we could all probably help each other a lot. After all, I think we all have bad days.
When you're having one of those day's when nothing is going the right way... What do you do to feel better? How are you comforted?
01-31-2006, 12:54 AM
To quote Exodus 7:14, by "worshipping God in the wilderness" or praising God through song, reading, helping others, or etc. while in a time of difficulty.
For example, I like to listen to Contemporary Christian music. Its quite uplifting. Working on my articles help too - brings event into a wider perspective. As always, yoga & meditation are great too.
To use another quote, "Sing to the Lord a new song for he has done marvelous things" (found in the Book of Judith -Catholic edition- and a similar one in Exodus by Miriam). Simply singing alone really uplifts my spirit too.
Hope this helps.
01-31-2006, 09:08 AM
Thank God for Zoloft.
01-31-2006, 10:11 AM
Amen schoolboi - I need zoloft too LOL!
01-31-2006, 10:47 AM
If nothing ever changed, there would be no butterflies.
One of the things that I do is post a series called "Sabbath Time" - it's originally on a blog called MyLeftWing on Saturday, then it's crossposted to my other "home" blog StreetProphets on Tuesdays. The latest one was just posted there.
It's a reminder - largely to myself and some others who read, that we cannot pour from an empty cup - and that as important as our work and politics are - we must also play and rest to maintain the balance necessary to do our best in each aspect of our lives.
I invite my Soulforce friends to join me in Sabbath Time, here is the whole series so far
01-31-2006, 07:02 PM
Thanks, you mentioned some neat stuff.:)
02-01-2006, 01:21 PM
I have tried to evolve over the years in what I do to help me to feel better. It use to be food, booze, other temporary fixes that still do the trick once in awhile. Mostly now, I call on family, hug my daughter, do something nice for someone, let myself cry in a warm tub with a candle, drink a glass of wine, read, reconnect with someone far away, write in a journal. What seems to help is for me to have many choices in my arsenal when I need them. I hope this helps. Never give up, there are always many new ways to feel better and still feel good about you.
Keep the faith. Vanessa::)
If I'm having a bad day I can always count on my dogs to be there for me.
Some people have told me that I make too much of them and that they are only dogs (not people). I guess I'm sort of a Dr. Dolittle when it comes to my dogs, and although it may be a one way conversation, when I'm talking with either of them and they give me a big lap across my face with that canine tongue, that can bring me out of any bad time I'm going through. Dog germs, you say? Well, I haven't been sick yet from it. Taking them out back and playing "catch the frisbee" is also good therapy for both me and them.(I throw, they catch. LOL) I guess I could go on and on about them like the proud parents bragging about their kids, but I'll stop here, and just say that I do thank God for them.
02-01-2006, 02:22 PM
Besides my partner and our daughter, we also have a house full of a dog, five cats, and several fish. All have their own special ways of boosting any one of us when we are down low. It is truly a gift from God to have a special relationship with animals as well as humans. It helps keep us grounded and connected. Peace, Vanessa
02-01-2006, 04:29 PM
In addition to some of the other stuff mentioned- I call mom
02-01-2006, 04:33 PM
If I can remind myself during the bad time, I will try to perform an act of random kindness.,,,however big or small. It gets my attention off of "me" and I realize how much I have to be thankful for.
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