Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Ten on Tuesday

Today's Ten on Tuesday is 10 Ways to Lighten Your Mood. Sometimes this comes in very handy especially when you're around grumps or when you, yourself, feel grumpy.

1. Go Outside. Look what I found on my deck Sunday night. I haven't seen a Praying Mantis since moving to VA. Walking Cleo also helps. You can't stay mad when there's a dog or other animal involved.

2. Knit for a while. My current project is the Shetland Pi Shawl KAL. I really like how it is turning out and I hope it will be well loved.

3. Spin for a while. ES knows by the sound of the wheel what kind of day I've had and whether it's safe to talk to me or to give me a little more time before asking how the day's gone.

4. Call a friend or family member especially if they make you laugh. I have a sister who makes me laugh each time I talk with her.

5. Have a good cry. I'm always amazed at how good I feel after having a crying session. It seems like I can handle anything after a crying session.

6. Go for a massage. Yes, I need one soon!!

7. Help someone else. There's always someone worse off than yourself. You just have to go find them.

8. Watch a sunrise or sunset. There is beauty in the sun as it rises and sets which sets the tone for my day or night. One of the best things for me lately is watching the sun set as I drive home from work.

9. Read your scriptures. You can't stay mad or "blue" when reading the words of God.

10. Listen to some good music. We went Saturday night and listened to some Beatles songs. It was fun, got us singing along and feeling upbeat for the rest of the night.

That's a partial list for me. Some days one thing works better than another, but there's always something to help lighten my mood. How do you lighten your mood?

Happy knitting and spinning.


Justin said...

I look at your handsome grandson sleeping and walking around the furniture, then I watch his smile lighten up his beautiful face.

Anita said...

Making an escape into a good book, if the kids will let me. Or jumping out from around a corner and scaring boy 1. The other two don't handle that well but he and I get a kick out of doing that to each other.

LDSVenus said...

The pi shawl looks lovely. There is just something about knitting shawls that I find very peaceful. I like spinning for comfort and peace and reading my scriptures. We give service all the time and don't ever realize it. It's always a great lift :).