Thursday, November 17, 2011

The Blahs

Ever feel down? Ever feel like a loser? Ever feel like you're not making a difference?
Today, I feel like all of the above times 10.
I have many posts in mind since my last post, but for whatever reason I can't seem to make it happen.

The good thing is I know that this is a temporary feeling and will pass.

I've learned to acknowledge this feeling but to not stay here.

I've learned to move on.

Here's how I move on:

  • I recall the words of songs (usually hymns) that lift me up. What a Friend We Have In Jesus is one of my favorites.
  • I always remember Psalms 139, but particularly verse 17.
  • I know my worth in Christ - He died for me and no one else has ever done that.
  • I call a good friend.
  • I talk to my husband - he never understands these moods but somehow talking and listening to a pragmatic person who understands me, makes this feeling disappear sooner.
  • I hug my husband, my children or whomever is nearby.
  • I drink lots of cups of hot tea - one of my only vices.
  • I shop, but it has to be a ridiculous bargain!

What about you? How do you get over the blahs?


  1. SinglemothersjourneyNovember 17, 2011 at 2:13 PM

    We all have our moments of feelings down and yes we shouldn't stay there. Even if we get down we must learn how to get back up. It's best to stay encourged and to find the inspiration and motivation to rise again. Thanks for following .

  2. Mmmh....unfortunately sometimes i don't know until i am sick in bed...but recently i've been taking time for myself to just relax!!

  3. I have some favorite songs that I sing. Reading Scripture, listening to music, sitting outside drinking a cup of green tea with french vanilla creamer and talking to my husband helps me too!!

  4. mommy!!!

    i love you. you need not ever have the blahs. your not a loser, and you make a difference. duh 5 people love you and always will! (Daddy and us kids)
    its funny to me that you hug someone.

    once again. i love you crazy lady :)

  5. Exactly when did you start reading my blog?
    Well, mothers aren't perfect and we get the same feelings as everyone else including the blahs. Hopefully you learn from me, that it happens and you can get past it. Love you much

  6. I haven't yet really figured out how to move through my blahs. I'm so used to pretending to the words that I don't have them. =( An occasional cry inside a hot shower does tend to relax me a bit though.


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