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doing positive, self-care tlc kind of uplifting things helps me the mostest... listening to upbeat music, enjoying a shower, Sparking a few minutes, reading positive things, appreciating something beautiful in nature...

I don't mean to sound Pollyanna, because I'm not... just sometimes I have to make a conscious choice to do something positive, appreciate something pretty, look forward... to put on a smile/be positive... I find as I do these kinds of things, the emotions will eventually follow...

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Sometimes the blahs won't go away and become something scarier.. if it gets to that.. get some help.. don't be afraid to ask for it either. You are worth it!

Joyce


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12/1/15 7:56 P

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Thank you so very much for this list but more importantly the thing I did was read all the wonderful upbeat and supportive posts from you wonderful Sparkpeople. I also snuggled up with my dogs and my man and watched some feel good Hallmark Christmas movies and a holiday baking championship. I appreciated the good in my life of having a wonderful man whom will watch the "girlie" programs with me. I also just stopped thinking about what and whom I do not have in my life anymore and focused on being happy about what and whom I do have.
The holiday season along with dietary restriction and the slowness of weightloss is what was really making me blah but I just have to deal with it, it is a marathon not a sprint and it is a lifestyle change not a fad.
I wish everyone Happy Holidays and may you find what makes you happy and carry that with you today and always.

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12/1/15 7:40 P

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I have SAD, and it's hitting me very hard this year. These are all good ideas; thanks for sharing!

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I don't really get the blahs but that is a very good list.

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12/1/15 11:40 A

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Great list! I don't usually get the Blahs, but I regularly do about 7 of the things on that list -- especially if I feel it coming on :-)

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12/1/15 11:18 A

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This is really good information, Thank you :)

I really need to try these, I've been blah for a couple months now! Eeek!!!



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12/1/15 11:05 A

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Actually, Dusty, your list contains pretty much the same as what I would have said. I rarely get the BLAHs, simply because I nip it in the bud as soon as I feel it coming on. There are always ways to be happy and your list is awesome.

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12/1/15 1:25 A

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All good ideas. I think a lot of us are affected by the seasonal change, and the holidays are very stressful for some people.

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12/1/15 1:00 A

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Do you get the occasional, "Diet, Winter, Holiday or any other BLAHs?"



Here are a few ideas you can try:

1. Celebrate the good stuff. Looking on the bright side might seem trivial, but shifting your mindset to positive thoughts can have a huge impact on your overall attitude and energy level.

2. Boost your energy. Stretch, jog in place, or climb some stairs. Get moving and shake off any tension and stress. Act like a kid – run around and play.

3. Eat a snack. Munch on some whole grain crackers with a dab of peanut butter. Or grab a handful of nuts or other healthy treat. Then drink a big glass of water.

4. Read a good book. Escape from the real-life chaos for a bit by losing yourself in a fun and absorbing story.

5. Appreciate something beautiful. A leaf, a shell, a smile . . . open your eyes and really notice the beauty that’s all around you.

6. Do something different. Snap out of your same old routine. Even a tiny, seemingly insignificant change can pull you out of a rut.

7. Write it down. Jot down what’s blowing around in your head. Putting your thoughts on paper can give you a fresh new outlook.

8. Talk with a friend. Brainstorm new ideas and fresh perspectives with someone you trust. Friends can help you manage your negative thoughts and emotions.

9. Do something nice. Step outside of yourself to help someone else. Nothing extravagant or huge, just a kind gesture from your heart.

10. Pamper yourself. A warm bath, mini-massage or anything that helps you de-stress will increase your serotonin level – that “feel good” hormone.

11. Listen to some upbeat music. Turn up the volume and rock out. Or mellow out and chill with a slow and easy beat.

12. Don’t do anything. Just be with your blahs and wait in calm quietude for them to fade away. Like moods, blahs can ebb and flow.

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