There are a multitude of directions I could go in when I get stressed, sad, angry, or downright moopy. It’s actually quite scary. Being the emotional person that I am, I either:
- take a reeaaaally long shower to some screamo music and pretend I’m moshing in the rain
- lock myself in my room for a substantial amount of time and sleep…then later wake up and feel horrible for wasting half the day
- eat a lot of nutella and tell myself that it’s okay because it has milk in it
- wallow in self pity and watch a chick flick and then feel even more moopy afterwards
Or… I take the much healthier option: read or listen to some beautiful words of wisdom.
Poems, novels, songs: any and all of these have an innate power to lift me out of the deepest hole. It’s miraculous, really.
Here are some words that lift me out of a dump. What do you do to de-stress?
“So I Thought” by Flyleaf is one of my all-time favorite songs. Though frankly, I’m not exactly sure why. These words just gave me comfort; I used to have the lyrics pasted on my closet doors so I could read them before I descended into dreamland. I’m so emo sometimes.
Finish each day and be done with it. You have done what you could. Some blunders and absurdities no doubt crept in; forget them as soon as you can. Tomorrow is a new day; begin it well and serenely and with too high a spirit to be encumbered with your old nonsense.
-Ralph Waldo Emerson
I really am my own worst enemy. One of my many faults is focusing too much on the past. I beat myself up about little mistakes I have made. It’s self-destructive and utterly pointless. This quote by the ingenious Emerson has helped me tremendously.
Three words I hate saying are: I don’t know. My huge ego gives me this unnecessary need to know all things. This helps me remember to slow down and realize that I’m not God. 😛
Have an awesome day ya’ll.