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What’s Your Favorite….? 4/27/18

hands forming heart; What's Your Favorite...? Photo courtesy of Canva; https://reclaiminghope.blog

Happy Friday everyone! I hope you’ve had a great week and are ready for the weekend!

I’d like to say a great big thank-you to all of you who helped us build our reading list last week! You gave some really great suggestions, and I’m adding them all to my to-be-read list.

We’re continuing asking the questions you wanted the answers to this week. If you missed out, it’s not too late to get your question answered – just post your question in the comments here. Our question for this week comes from Caz at Invisibly Me.

What’s your favorite pick-me-up when you’re feeling down and not too positive?

Please tell us what helps you most when you’re feeling less than optimistic.

Wishing each of you a wonderful, relaxing weekend and some great weather too!

Blessings,

~Terri

 

35 comments

  1. I have a tattoo on arm that says. “For such a time as this “ Esther 4:14. Reminds me to remember things we go though are for reason and to learn from and it’s ok to move away from it Your not stuck in permanent place

    1. Thank you so much for sharing! I love those visible reminders, and what you said about not being stuck in a permanent place. It’s easy when we’re down to feel as if things will never get better, and reminding ourselves that it’s only for a season can be helpful. Have a wonderful weekend! Safe travels!

  2. Hi Terri, I find a change from whatever I’m doing, get away from routine, get out in nature, take a trip to the cinema to see a good film or meet a friend for a cuppa and a chat, all help!

    1. Thank you for sharing Marie! Like you, I find a change is usually the thing that helps me the most. For me, I think it breaks the cycle of negative thoughts/feelings and allows me to move forward. Have a fantastic weekend!

  3. Thanks for asking my question, Terri – it’s interesting to see what everyone’s pick-me-ups are, and it’s a good way to get a few ideas when you’re stuck, too. I’d also add music, whether it’s something to soothe or something to uplift, something to sing along to a little perhaps to lift your spirits =]

    1. You’re very welcome Caz! I see you’re a woman after my own heart – I’m a music lover too. In fact, I wake up almost every morning with a song in my head. I also make up a lot of silly songs, which seems to lighten the mood for me (and probably brings Hubby’s mood down).😄 Just kidding, I think he likes laughing at my goofiness. Have a fabulous weekend!

  4. “Do something, even if its wrong.” My mom always says this… I just do something different when I’m feeling down… what I am currently working on, watching, household chore… I STOP and do “anything” different. Go out for ice cream, go to the library, watch my favorite movie… just do anything different! Being down in the dumps, it is hard to motivate so don’t pick something hard, just different. Hope this helps!~Kim

    1. Thanks for sharing Kim! Changing things up helps me a lot too. Doing something different than what I’m doing helps break the cycle. Great advice about not choosing something difficult too! Have a fantabulous weekend!

  5. Chocolate I have found to be a quick picker-upper – the good kind. I keep a bar tucked near the bed. Any distraction – reading, writing, napping. These are all good ideas listed here. We really do know how to look after ourselves.

    1. Thanks for sharing V.J.! I like my chocolate mixed with coffee.😄 I find myself wanting a mocha when I’m having a not-so-great day. In fact my hubby stopped at the coffee shop and got me a mocha to un-grumpify me yesterday. Distraction seems to be a common theme in our answers today…. You’re right; we do know how to look after ourselves. Have a great weekend!

  6. When my day’s not going too well, I can always rely on my wife for support, my kids for laughter and my dog for wet, hyperactive, well-wishing licks.

  7. Tea! 😀
    Absolutely, nothing like a good cup of tea & reflection to stop & check why my day is not going so well…then I do something about it! Journaling is a good outlet too!
    Jennifer

    1. Thanks for sharing Jennifer! I’m a fan of both coffee and tea…. I know a lot of people find journaling to be a good outlet. Sometimes getting it all out helps us move forward. Have a wonderful weekend!

      1. What a great skill to learn! My Grandma taught me to crochet, embroider, and play cards.😊 It’s amazing how those simple things created such wonderful, lasting memories.

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