While I was feeling somewhat better last night, I spent time today intentionally doing things to improve my mood.
First, (inspired by Fabulously Broke) I put on one of my fancier dresses, pulled out my violin and had a go at the Bach Double. I threw in Meditation from Thais for extra fun.
Second, I decided to make myself smile by going through Punny Money‘s archives. It worked quite well, I’d recommend it.
Third, I worked on a the turkey Halloween costume. I’ve already been paid the $50, but I consider it untouchable until I get the costume done. Very much fun! Good way to exercise my creativity.
Fourth, I watched two Simpsons reruns.
Fifth, I took a walk with Mr. Micah
Sixth, I watched America’s Funniest Home Videos. Actually, I’m watching that as I write.
Mood? Very good.
My tips for feeling happier?
1) Pull out a project you love, or start a new one. Find something fun you haven’t done in a while. Be creative.
2) Read/watch/listen to/do something that makes you laugh. Laughing is really good for the soul.
These won’t cure depression, nor will they take the place of therapy (if you need it). But they’re a valuable way to take control of your situation and feel better.
Edit: I just remembered that last night Mr. Micah and I kicked this off by watching Monty Python and the Holy Grail. Lots of laughs there.