GAH! I'm feeling grumpy.
The last few weeks, I've been sort of miserable. I'm not happy with my life. My marriage, my job, even my kids. I've been moving on auto-pilot for about a month now. Get up, go to work, make dinner, go to bed, rinse, repeat.
I think I need a attitude adjustment. I'm trying everyday to think of only the positives.
I'm in excellent health.
We have 2 healthy, beautiful children.
I have a husband who makes me laugh.
We have a home that we love.
We are able to afford a weekend place at the beach.
I have a job.
I have a car that gets me where I need to go.
You know what works? Believe it or not, smiling. Yep. That's it. Yesterday, we were on our way home from the shore, and I had just finished snapping at Maggie for whining about a toy that she had dropped and now couldn't reach. After I apologized to her, I looked in the rearview mirror and saw her smile at me. I smiled back. I felt better. The tightness left my chest. I took a deep breath and felt some of the tension leave me.
Even now, as I sit here typing this, I'm smiling. Not a full-on pageant smile, more of a pleasant, relaxed Mona Lisa type smile. Give it a try. Yes, right now. Sit back a bit, take a deep breath and release. Now, give me a little smile. Feel that? Pretty neat huh?
Wow, Tony Robbins had better watch out.
I'm going to try be grateful for all the things that I do have instead of worrying about the things that I don't have and see if this breaks me out of my funk.
If this doesn't work, maybe I'll try a nice bottle of Merlot.
What do you guys do when you're in a slump?