How to lift your mood in 15 minutes

Originally posted on The Daily Post:
There are days when life just feels hard, and even simple, day-to-day tasks weigh me down. Case in point: this morning, making breakfast for my household felt like a Sisyphean task. Instead of being punished by the Greek gods to infinitely fulfill the futile task of rolling a boulder…

Not all “medicine ” comes in a bottle.  Robyn, a WordPress “happiness engineer”, suggests  writing can be therapeutic and I agree. Health is as much a state of mind as it is a state of body.  Maybe that’s why there are millions of blogs!

Perhaps you use some other creative outlet to help you sort through life’s challenges- poetry, music, dancing, yoga, a sport, devotional or spiritual reading. Maybe you like something more active and outward like  visiting residents in a nursing home, serving meals at a homeless shelter, building a  home for a needy family.

Keep your face to the sunshine and you cannot see the shadows.
graphic compliments from Lightstock.com

 

 

Seeing our situation in comparison to others in greater need makes our  “pity parties ” less inviting. Instead you may decide to throw a party and dance (one of my outlets). Let the fun begin.

Enjoy this post by Robyn .

 

Rx: Writing as Medicine

(Rx is doctor shorthand for prescription)

 

(Important note: If you have frequent bouts of severe, disabling mood changes you should seek professional help. You may need more help than you can accomplish alone) 

The Daily Post

There are days when life just feels hard, and even simple, day-to-day tasks weigh me down.

Case in point: this morning, making breakfast for my household felt like a Sisyphean task. Instead of being punished by the Greek gods to infinitely fulfill the futile task of rolling a boulder up a hill, only to have it roll down the other side, I made what felt like the millionth bowl of oatmeal in my lifetime. Like Sisyphus, ruefully watching that giant rock speed back down the hill, as breakfast was gobbled, I knew full-well that there will be no end to the bowls of oatmeal I’ll cook in the future.

Keep an eye on your inboxes folks, invitations to my pity party will be sent out soon.

“Life’s under no obligation to give us what we expect.”
― Margaret Mitchell

“It will never rain roses: when we want to have more…

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Author: Aletha Cress Oglesby, M.D.

I am a family physician who explores the HEART of HEALTH in my work, recreation, and through writing. On my blog, Watercress Words, I inform and inspire us in healthy living. I believe we can turn our health challenges into healthy opportunities. When we do, we can then share the HEART of health with our families, communities, and the world. Come explore and share with me.

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