I am a natural pessimist. I've been working my whole life to overcome this personality trait, but it doesn't come easy. When stressful things start to pile on my head, my tendency is to sink into despair with a groan, let's be honest. The last several weeks have been particularly hard with sickness, stress at work, the terrible twos, and so on, so for today, I am making a list of things that really make me happy when I am down (not the things that are supposed to make me happy). Here they are:
:: Playing the piano and singing super emo songs that I loved in high school and college
:: Reading anything by Madeleine L'Engle (If she were still alive, I would probably go to desperate measures to meet her. As it is, I am going to be tracking her down in the spirit world when I die because I would love to talk to that lady)
:: Making a mug brownie.
:: Stealing squeezes from Cal.
:: Talking to Scott and getting advice from him (He is better than any therapist)
:: Reading a book
:: Making lists :)
:: Talking to my mom and/or sister
:: Watching a funny TV show like Parks and Recreation or Friends
What helps you when you are down?