Sunday, December 21, 2008

Feeling Down?

So I've been zipping around Blogland and good golly, Miss Molly.... Half of the place is all in a December funk.

What to do? Well, I don't know. :)

But maybe some personal gifts would help. Here are a few... be extravagant with them!

Give yourself a break. Stop trying to control your world.

Stop expecting more from yourself than even God, Himself, is expecting.

Forgive yourself for your mistakes.
Forgive others, too, while you're at it. Let it go!

Create something.

Give yourself permission to rest, relax and recharge.
Give yourself permission to be happy in the midst of Imperfect Life.

Watch a new movie or a favorite old one.

Eat a cupcake.
Or stop eating cupcakes if sugar is what's bringing you down. :)

Take a Christmas card to your neighbor.
Drive around and look at Christmas lights on houses.

Read the book you've been meaning to read for months.

Call someone you've not spoken to in ages or send a heart-felt email. Stop waiting for them to contact you... be the first to be kind.

Send someone some flowers. Or cookies. Or a gift certificate.

Bake Christmas cookies with your kids (or borrow kids if you don't have any).

Just do it, whatever 'it' means to you. Burst through that wall of procrastination.

Get out of the house. Crawl out of your rut. Walk in the snow.

Appreciate. Appreciate. Appreciate.

Listen to upbeat music.

Take your Vitamin B complex.

Pray--or even better--listen to the Greatest Encourager ever.


Tracy said...

A great list! Thanks for the reminder. :)

Betty Jo said...

Incredible suggestions Debra! xoxo

Saija said...

yup ... i'm just relaxing ... good suggestion! :o)

leo's watching football ... i have the yuletime Christmas tree on cable with carols playing ...

seems good to be! *grinning* ...

blessings on ya!

Anonymous said...

I can finally sort of relax... since we got all the snow, the boss at the hospital said I don't need to attempt the 88 mile drive to work this week!!!!!! Oh, am I ever so thankful for that!!! :)