Do you ever wake up and it’s raining and the dog pooped in her crate overnight and you forgot a homework assignment and you’re down on yourself the whole rest of the day?
But, if that were hypothetically true for me, this is what I’d do to cheer up.
I’d name everything I was grateful for, even if it was something as simple as breathing and a full belly.
I’d walk my dog and be patient with her as she sniffed everything and searched for the perfect place to do her business.
I’d journal about how I was feeling, no matter how silly or stupid it seemed later.
I’d watch something funny, or at least some favorite of mine that’s uplifting.
I’d talk to a friend, whether in person or on the phone. I’d vent about my life, then be sure to ask and listen about theirs. Other people’s problems and triumphs are a good distraction from your own troubles.
I’d cuddle my dog and kiss her silky little head, knowing that her love is unconditional and eternal.
I’d list everyone I know loves me, and remember that they still love me, too, no matter how badly I feel or how badly my day is going.
I’d read an engrossing book and lose myself in its pages and story.
I’d eat something delicious and healthy. A full belly makes for a happier perspective.
I’d drink water. Being adequately hydrated means you’re more awake, which means you’re in a better mood, most of the time.