Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Lighten Up!

Today's Ten on Tuesday topic is 10 Ways to Lighten Your Mood...

1. Spend time with your furbabies - definitely my go-to mood lightener... My dogs are an unlimited source of uncondtional love and laughs! 

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My 4 favorite butts
2. Knit - or whatever hobby you love.  Knitting is (usually) a stress reliever and a great way to express my creative side.  Plus, knitting for family and friends makes me smile (again, usually).

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3. Read - if your knitting/hobby is causing you to curse or throw things, you might want to switch to reading...

4. Get out and do something seasonal - my favorite time of the year is quickly approaching... I love all things fall and like to get out to the fairs and festivals as much as I can.

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5. Eat comfort food - whether it's a slice of pizza or pie, comfort food is great for the mood!  I'm looking forward to the fall comforts... hot apple cider, pie, cider donuts, soup in bread bowls, etc.

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6. Lunch with a friend - I had the pleasure of meeting a great friend for lunch yesterday and what a fantastic break from the daily grind that was!

7. Go for a walk/hike/drive - get out and enjoy the fresh air or the open road... take the furbabies if you can!

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Smell that fresh air!
8. Watch a comedy - be it a movie, sitcom or even funny videos on You Tube... watch and LOL!

9. Smile - it's amazing what this little action can do for your mood... go ahead, try it!

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10. Go online - email a friend, chat online, find new patterns on Ravelry,  Facebook, Tweet... whatever site you prefer, I'm sure you'll find something to take your mind off things!

13 comments:

Hound Girl said...

That is a great list and I need to stop and take a breathe sometimes and remember to take in the lil things in life!

gMarie said...

fabulous list! I took a walk yesterday at lunchtime - made a huge difference. g

Dianne said...

Love that list! It is all so very true!

Corbin said...

I'm going to make sure my mom reads this one! She needs to do all of those things more often! But, I guess I'm the reason she doesn't knit or crochet as much - I tear apart all of her blankets if she leaves them out!
-Corbin

Susanne said...

That's a great list. Dogs always lift my mood too.

Marjie said...

I just scare everyone in sight into doing what I need done, and then I'm cheerful again. I try to keep stress out of my life!

Channon said...

LOVE that smile photo. Grin Sophie girl!

knittinwolf said...

Love your list!:)

Life with 5 dogs said...

Gotta Love that List! Love the Picture of Sophie Smiling. Very Cute!

Drama queens mum (Kimberly) said...

Great list. hugging JoJo (my furbaby~cat)always cheers me up.

jen said...

What a wonderful list.
I am hoping I will lighten up soon with autumn quickly approaching. It is my favorite time of year!

Sirahal said...

Great list - I couldn't have said it better if I'd tried!

Angela Giles Klocke said...

You're a dog lover. I love that! I'm bookmarking you so I can come back again. :)

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