Here's the video link she's referring to: http://youtu.be/HBKk5A4zBeM
Glad you liked the video, Jpswife. I thought it had some simple, easy, inexpensive suggestions.
Head for the Water-I am taking a water exercise class at a senior center (I am the baby). There is something about getting in that water that is so soothing to me. Being around the older people who have been through a lot and are such a calm and happy group is great, too.
Gardening-which goes along with nature. I have never planted anything until this year. I have never taken an interest in our grass. Well, now I am planting little container gardens and watching them grow and just loving it.
Massage is right. I sure need one!
OMG I need this so much. Should print it out and put it up in multiple places so I keep seeing it.
Usually I SUCK at pulling myself out of the dumps, so it's good to know there are things that in and of themselves help!
I agree that an animal can pull you out of blue mood. They can have such funny expressions, and dogs just always seem to need something. (well, mine affectionate Bella does). I have found that planning or day dreaming about something I want to do in the future helps...like if I sell my house, I want to take my kids on a vacation..so daydreaming about places helps. Or thinking about what I would like to volunteer for after I have the house ready to sell gets my mind off me and on to the future.
I walk to pull myself out of the dumps. It really helps.
I so agree about the animals, I adopted a puppy 8 months after my Tom died and I can't believe how much it helped. The unconditional love was wonderful in itself but getting me off my butt evenings and weekends was so worth it.