Love, love, love your answer! It's amazing how much pray can change a persons perspective. I always say to myself, "Well, at least I have 2 strong feet to stand on and vision to see my way through it".
Hey! Eating and shopping is great "in moderation of course". I just discovered the benefits of online shopping. As for eating, my girlfriend and I are becoming foodies together. Yes, I am a girl. Sometimes I like to paint smiley faces on each nail.
When i am down, i tried to forget my problem by just being calm and lying on my bed with my eyes closed and start thinking what i really want in life and what kind of life i want to live.. You will not believe its amazing it will take hardly 5 minutes to fall asleep.. Just give it a try..
I clean the house like crazy because it gives me a focus and takes my mind of the things that are getting me down. I also say a prayer. From the time I was a little girl, my mom would always tell me to say my prayers if something was really bothering me. It brings me peace.
Cleaning does take your mind off things. When your done, you can stop and say, "Ah! I feel like I have accomplished something today". That would make me smile. Prayer always seems to calm the spirit. Doesn't it?
It's nice to here that others still appreciate the brick and mortar bookstore. I especially like to go on a rainy day. I love the smell of all of the printed books when I walk in the door. Thanks for sharing!
I like turning on my music in the front room, loud enough that I can hear it thorughout my home, but not loud enough to hurt my head. I will open up all the windows and the patio door, if it is cold, I will just open the blinds. Sunlight is so helpful when you are down. I try to keep myself occupied in a physical way. I will clean house, maybe exercise a little, dance around, or anything else that will get the blood pumping. This really helps me.
I love to read and listen to music when I feel down.. Apart from this, its dance that give me energy and the spirit to start my day with a happy mood. Last but not the least, I sit back and relax and talk with myself - its so rejuvenating.
At the risk of being thought materialistic which I am not, I go into my bedroom and count my money. In my mind I know what is in the bank and I know then that I can pay my way. I put this down to little money in my earlier life, basically insecurity I suppose. This really works for me, it's not that I gloat over what I can buy it's a feeling of security and the one thing we all seek in life which is; Peace of mind. Graham.
When I feel down, I read Bible chapter by chapter after I pray asking God to help me carry it through whatever burdens inside me. Sometimes I Listen Christian music in my room. I feel revive knowing my prayer's has been answerd after doing all this.
I try to meditate because somewhere I feel that is the easiest and fastest way to connect with the creator. .. There are times when meditation cannot be easily done, since I am outside or in the middle of things, that is when I take time out and starts chanting a gratitude or appreciation list to myself... I start thanking God for my life, my health, my hands and legs and all of a sudden a small shift starts to happen.. I feel good... Works for me...
Working out always improves my mood. Sometimes it is hard to start when I am feeling down , but I push myself through the motions until I feel the change . It has to do with endorphins , those brain chemicals that affect your mood.
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