I was in a funk the whole day long. Which is never a good feeling. I was mean to my kids, short with my friends, snippy with my husband and just felt generally miserable. If you're someone I was snarky to yesterday, I'm sorry. I was a jerk.
So I twote a whiny tweet last night and my dear friend Tina suggested that I watch a funny movie. And even though I disagreed with her (I said I wanted to watch something weepy so I could have a good cry and feel better), when I started sorting through my Netflix instant queue, I found a funny movie that I had been wanting to watch (American Zombie, for any who are curious). I watched about half of it before I needed to get some real sleep, but was feeling way better after.
This morning I started thinking of things that make me feel better when I'm in a lousy mood. Here's a short list.
- Watch a couple Auto-Tune the News videos. These guys are brilliant and no matter how often I see their vids, I laugh every time.
- Read a novel. While I love to read just about anything, reading a novel (or at least part of one!) that I can hold in my hands generally perks me up.
- Play a game with the family. This one is hard to orchestrate right now with Jason's ridiculous schedule, but I love it when we all get to sit down together and play a game.
- Hugs. Really, I just crave physical contact almost always, and if I can snag a good hug, it does wonders for my mood.
- I'll write something. Even if it's something that I don't end up posting anywhere, the simple act of writing a bit generally helps calm me down.
- I'll sing. I'm not a great singer, but cranking up some music and belting out at the top of my lungs is a sure-fire way to bring my mood up a notch or two.
Also, the following video from Sunday morning at my church posted last night. That definitely helped my mood!
CRC - Glee Opener from Chris Moran on Vimeo.
If you're in a bad mood, what things improve it?