|If I can't be happy, I can be productive
||[May. 25th, 2009|09:21 pm]
So, what do you do with a day when you are in a foul mood and don't want to talk to anyone, in person or online? This was my day:
1. Sulked. This is crucial. I got up a good head of self-righteous steam up and pushed it through the pipes. Recognize your bad mood and give it its 15 minutes of fame, that's what I always say.
2. Did a chore. Seriously. There was a mess that had accumulated in the corner of my bedroom that needed to be sorted out, and I did that. I also emptied the dishwasher and loaded the couple dishes that were in the sink and bugging me. Getting things cleaned up a bit always makes be feel better.
3. Went for a walk. Walked down to the grocery store to pick up some Sugarfree Lipton Iced Tea Mix with Lemon. (I am out of the Peach version, not available in any stores in our area, and our standing order for it from Amazon hasn't arrived in the mail - I attribute at least 50% of my bad mood to withdrawal.) It's about a mile each way, which is no great distance, but it got me outdoors into the sunlight and got my blood moving.
4. Did some work on the baby quilt that I'm racing to finish before baby...turns one next month. Craft work is remarkably soothing.
5. Watched something light and frothy on TV. This is one of the few times when my general distaste for romantic comedies fails me; I really was in the mood for something funny and sweet. Or maybe it didn't; we do own 50 First Dates and When Harry Met Sally, but they just weren't quite it. If I owned a copy of My Best Friend's Wedding, that would have been perfect - I always think I do when I see it in the $4.99 bin, but alas. Instead, I went for Kenneth Branaugh's Much Ado About Nothing, which is always tremendous fun.
6. Worked a little. I have a editing project that's due at the end of next month, and I need to settle down into working on it. Tonight I cracked it open and did a little.
7. Going to bed early. I haven't been sleeping that well, and I've been tired and listless during the day. Looking back at how well I thrived on the hideous law school schedule, I fear that it's due to sleeping too long in the morning. I am going to attempt to turn my schedule back around, get to bed at a decent hour, and get up early. I know - completely and totally know that that schedule works better for me. I just HATE it with a fiery passion.
I am decidedly less crabby than I was around 1pm, so that's progress. Now, off to bed.