How do you get out of your slumps?

Community Leader
Registered: 05-04-2011
How do you get out of your slumps?
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Tue, 04-02-2013 - 2:03pm

Or do you?  I'm feeling okay right now, but I wasn't a few days ago, and I just don't know what to do to get myself out of it and back into a better state of mind.  What do you do?

iVillage Member
Registered: 06-25-2009
Wed, 04-03-2013 - 1:24am

What I do to get out of my slumps is to take a hot bath and just lay there and relax and picture something like being at the beach and feeling the water run over my feet as I am taking a walk. This helps me relax. I also have made a list of positive affirmations and whenever I am feeling down I read these and they make me feel better. I also take a long walk and get out in the fresh air. I have read before that doing some kind of exercise releases endorphins and makes you feel better about yourself. I know that is true for me. I hope these help. Smile

Community Leader
Registered: 05-04-2011
Wed, 04-03-2013 - 6:06pm

Thanks for your reply.  :)  Exercise is part of my wellness plan, but I'm not very motivated to do it.  The last month or so hasn't been too bad because we got a dog and I have to walk him every day (yeah, some days I just take him to the dog park or get DH to take him for a bike ride), and also because I'm working towards my water safety instructor certification so I'm spending a lot of tim in the pool.  I guess it has helped, because I'm not feeling so bad lately.  I love your idea about imagining yourself at the beach...sounds very relaxing.  I'll have to try that.

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Community Leader
Registered: 10-10-2007
Thu, 04-04-2013 - 4:11pm

Good question?!?!  I think I sleep!!  In order to dream.......

(did Freud hear me say that???) Innocent

 

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Community Leader
Registered: 10-10-2007
Thu, 04-04-2013 - 4:15pm

How wonderful!!  I am not sure if your post helped others, but it sure helped me, THANK YOU!!!! Smile

Please write more on our board!!!

 

 

Community Leader
Registered: 05-04-2011
Sat, 04-06-2013 - 5:17pm

Lay down on ze couch...make sure you are comfortable.  Now, tell me about zese dreamss...

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Community Leader
Registered: 10-10-2007
Sun, 04-07-2013 - 2:49pm

((Rhae))

YOUR HILARIOUS!!    That is so funny!! Laughing

 

Community Leader
Registered: 05-04-2011
Mon, 04-08-2013 - 12:36am

I'm glad I could make you laugh!  We all need more laughter in our lives.