Thursday, July 26, 2012


Do you ever have days when your world suddenly seems to be falling apart? In all reality, nothing has really changed. You felt fine yesterday, and you'll be okay tomorrow. But today you feel overwhelmed and unmotivated and like you would have been better off just to stay in bed.

Andy says he feels that way a lot on Mondays after preaching his heart out 4 times on Sunday. :-)

Well, I had one of "those" days earlier this week. Nothing in particular was wrong. I just started getting a little overwhelmed by a string of upcoming events that are rapidly approaching (3 large dinner parties, Caedmon's tonsillectomy, teaching at South Bay one Sunday, and beginning homeschool).

Sometimes when I realize all that lies ahead I go into maniac-mode and start working so quickly that I'm quite sure smoke is coming out of my ears. Other times I just want to lay on the couch and cry.

While I didn't lay around crying the other day, I was mopey and discouraged and just kinda in a funk. I started trying to figure out what I could do to perk myself up.

That got me thinking...what types of concessions do you give yourself when you're having a rough day? Are there little things that seem to put a bounce back in your step? Is there some treat that you allow yourself every once in a while just to put a smile on your face?

Here are a few of mine:

  1. An extra cup of tea. I normally just drink one cup of tea each morning, but on a bad day I'll have another in the afternoon.
  2. A trip to Starbucks. I used to live dangerously close to a Starbucks (like a 30 second walk), but now it's a little bit of a drive. But on a bad day or for a special treat, it's worth it. 
  3. Pancakes for dinner. That's what I did earlier this week. The thought of another healthy, low-calorie meal was more than I could handle. I wanted some pancakes and maple syrup!
  4. Buy something for my kitchen. I've only done this one time, but it was nice. I had been wanting a salad spinner for about 5 years. (Literally) But I don't really like to spend money on extra things and it just never became a priority to me. Recently, however, when I was having one of "those" days, I impulsively bought myself a $10 salad spinner. And, boy, did it put a smile on my face! I laugh to myself every time I use it.
Ok, so do share! What is something you do for yourself to turn your day around?


Time said...

Thank you for your honesty Stacie. I feel like that too sometimes (or a lot of times). Some things I enjoy on those days are:
Drinking coffee in the afternoon too
Going to any store..I might not buy anythig but I love looking!
Cooking an easy dinner to give myself a break!
Watching a meaningless movie or tv show (after putting the kids to sleep very early!). Can't be anything serious or dramatic.
Laying down on bed and having an honest talk with God about how overwhelmed I'm feeling!
Sometimes taking a long shower and crying a bit...that helps! Lol


Tine said...

Meant to write Tine, not Time :)

Laura Thomas said...

Thanks for this post. Good to hear other gals go through these days too.

For me...I cook a big pot of chili & corn bread (even in the dead of summer if necessary :). Sweet treat (chocolate or ice cream) on some occasions. And an a new song from itunes that will get replayed like its going out of style.

Brooke said...

I love a large cup of Sonic Peach tea on days I am feeling overwhelmed. I will also indulge on a coconut popcicle at times. Watching one of my favorite, but goofy, tv shows off Netflix really helps too. :)

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