Boosting your own morale

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    Apr 17, 2010 2:57 PM GMT
    What simple thing do you do to get yourself out of an emotional rut?
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    Apr 18, 2010 5:19 AM GMT
    Go shopping for workout equipment.
    But it's not usually that simple.
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    Apr 18, 2010 5:24 AM GMT
    Create.
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    Apr 18, 2010 5:59 AM GMT
    . . . exercise . . . shop at used record stores . . .
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    Apr 18, 2010 6:03 AM GMT
    lift.
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    Apr 18, 2010 6:12 AM GMT
    I create a "gratitude list". I simply start thinking of the things in my life for which I am grateful and thankful. I write this down in either an electronic document or on a piece of paper. I also think about the things that I don't have that I don't want.

    When I am focused on what I have, I am grateful.
    The minute I start focusing on what I don't have, or if I start comparing myself or my life with others, this is the seed of all of my unhappiness.
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    Apr 18, 2010 7:06 AM GMT
    SAHEM62896 saidWhat simple thing do you do to get yourself out of an emotional rut?


    Usually, go for a run, listen to music, or slow it down and take a nap. Thinking positive helps sometimes too, as simple as it sounds.
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    Apr 18, 2010 7:33 AM GMT
    Treat yourself with good food, movies, rest, and friends!!
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    Apr 18, 2010 7:45 AM GMT
    A hot bath. With lots of bubbles.
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    Apr 18, 2010 11:03 PM GMT

    Exercise, write a gratitude list, volunteer somewhere, cook up an afternoon long 'date with yourself'. The problem I find if I slip into a rut is that, when I think about things I usually like, they don't appeal to me. A wise friend once told me that sometimes action precedes motivation. And he was right !

    I hope you're feeling more chipper very soon.
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    Apr 18, 2010 11:24 PM GMT
    I buy office supplies... or throw shit out... or shop for homegoods... its all very awkward if you know me.
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    Apr 18, 2010 11:32 PM GMT
    SAHEM62896 saidWhat simple thing do you do to get yourself out of an emotional rut?




    AAAAH! Let me tell you, well Words can't explain it I just get in to this mode and I listen to music.
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    Apr 18, 2010 11:32 PM GMT
    lortab
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    May 04, 2010 12:14 AM GMT
    I usually spend extra time with my son, we go to a ball game or just go bike riding or hang out. There is nothing better than the unconditional love from a child to put things into perspective.

    sometimes though I get down and just want to hide from everything and everyone. I just shut my door and lay in bed all day and watch Golden Girl re-runs...sick huh? Then after a while I am like...."fuck this I need to get the hell up"!!!

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    May 04, 2010 12:33 AM GMT
    Play with my dogs or take them for an extra long walk. They love it and it gives me time to think things through.
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    May 04, 2010 12:49 AM GMT
    I realize that it is what it is, an emotional rut caused by some incident of rejection, missed opportunities, even poor sleep or temporary chemical imbalance caused by hunger or overwork. I can see that the notions I think about during such "ruts" tend to lack validity or a balanced point of view. Further more, setbacks are usually learning experiences that prepare me for better things to come.
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    May 04, 2010 12:50 AM GMT
    got some great ideas from these posts...thanks!

    Perry
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    May 05, 2010 4:05 AM GMT
    Get a nice haircut. always works. I realize when i havent shaved for a while or if my hair is getting to big, everything tends to piss me off. the minute i shave and get a good haircut life's WONDERFUL again.

    One thing i tend to do that helps me when I am having a bad day is let the day pass, and go to sleep with the goal that 'tomorrow im gonna be SUPER organized' and then i get super organized the next day and it almost feels like being born again.
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    May 05, 2010 4:07 AM GMT
    I phone my office Friday afternoon and leave myself messages for Monday morning, telling me what am awesome guy I am icon_biggrin.gif
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    May 07, 2010 1:59 PM GMT
    I mentally bitch slap my self for being a git, tell my self what I am going to do and how awesome its going to be and to stop being a knob.
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    May 07, 2010 4:38 PM GMT
    I'll do something I would never dare normally.

    I'll look back through my journals over the years and notice that I have never made a rut a permanent place.

    Gardening and running are always good backups.
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    May 07, 2010 6:29 PM GMT
    SAHEM62896 saidWhat simple thing do you do to get yourself out of an emotional rut?


    Once I watched your exercise video and it made me smile. Thank you.
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    May 07, 2010 6:38 PM GMT
    Zone out lifting & excercising, to get ur endorphins up! Focus on a pic of ur ideal body type in ur head or on the fridge door or mirror & go for it! All u can do is improve on the genes u were born with, so why not make the most of it! And see what positive reactions u get from others as a result! icon_smile.gif.....
  • BardBear

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    May 31, 2010 1:54 PM GMT
    Exercise or write.

    However, I've noticed over the years, the writing tends to be very dark--like Stevie King.

    Peace,
    me
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    May 31, 2010 1:56 PM GMT
    Smoke weed!