This is something I’m still trying to figure out myself. I absolutely hate rainy days! Here on the East Coast when we have rain, it usually likes to stay for days; right now we have a system that has been here since Tuesday and will not leave till Sunday. I know you guys in Seattle say oh thats nothing! But to us that aren’t used to long rainy days it puts a damper on plans and our emotions. I notice myself getting depressed during these kind of days… just wishing for one glimmer of the sun just to peak through the clouds. -Usually that does not happen. So is there anything that we can do to get us out of this state of depression???
* Spend your time indoors. Go see a great movie, go roller-skating (we probably hadn’t done this since we were kids, but its fun to see if you still have skills and watch your friends fall around). Curl up with a blanket and a good book; I have just started on the Twilight series by Stephanie Meyer, I”m a late bloomer on this series but these are definitely interesting and I recommend this series for anyone. If you have children, play with them; try a new craft project, its always nice to add some new artwork to the fridge! Do something that you’ve always wanted to do, but you didn’t have the time. Go to the gym, get a massage, go shopping, surf the Internet, try an indoor rock climbing wall. No matter what it is, do something that will keep your interest and think less about what the weather is doing outside. You can still have fun even though it looks miserable outside.
* Spend time with people you love. Whether its family, friends or coworkers. When you are around people that make you feel good, the ”feel good” receptors in your brain go off. This is the part of the brain that creates orgasms; so when you get really happy or excited its like you are having your own personal, miniature Os and no one else knows about that you have this incredible feeling! Its different you know than a sexual O, because you’re not being sexually aroused just mentally. Same goes for a piece of chocolate – if you’re ever bored at the office, start chomping on some chocolate. preferabally dark chocolate, that way it has added benefit to your health and you’re not adding on extra calories. Back to being around your loved ones; venting to your girlfriends is a stress reliever, so grab a cup of coffee or hot chocolate, sit down and vent! Can you believe that gossiping has the same effect? Even though we all know gossiping is something we shouldn’t do and everyone says “oh no, I never do that!” – they are liars! Everyone gossips, even men. Gossiping actually makes us feel good! I don’t recommend this but it has to be said because its a fact! Just watch what you say and say something thats nice if you’re going to talk about someone.
So get off the couch, go do something thats fun even though misery is all around outside, you can still find something to do that will uplift your spirits and have fun inside!