Tuesday, August 30, 2011


Woooeeee! Remember that time I wrote that super grouchy, grumbly blog post about what a bad mood I was in? Yeah, me too. Sorry about that! That was the worst. Monday was just being mean yesterday. I'm feeling a bit better this morning though so I thought I'd write a quick post about ways I beat bad moods. (Or at least attack them the best I can.)

Here are my favorite ways to beat a bad mood/bad day:
  • Sleep! I went to bed early last night and it definitely helped!
  • Watch tv shows that make me laugh (examples: The Brady Bunch, Sabrina, 30 Rock, Psych, Parks and Rec)
  • Bake something delicious
  • Wear a cute outfit (does this one only work for women?)
  • Shop for healthy, delicious foods
  • Talk to friends/family
  • Go for a walk
  • Write a nice note to someone 
  • Make plans for fun events (like my fall bonfire)
If you're in a bad mood and none of those things help, maybe my senior picture will?

I can't believe this picture is on my blog twice now.

If you're in such a sour mood that even that awesome hair can't help, here's one more attempt. This is a quote from Alice, the maid on the Brady Bunch, to Greg. She's talking about Marcia, who is suffering from low self esteem: "I know she's groovy and you know she's groovy, but she doesn't know she's groovy!"  If that doesn't cheer you up, I don't know what will.

What are some ways you fight a bad mood?


vance said...

Read Elizabeth Downie's blog!
Read a good book, call a friend, worry about someone else, listen to happy/energetic music, exercise.

Caitlin said...

I'm loving your senior picture. I SO would've been your friend in high school-- we totally had the same bangs!

I think cute outfits work for guys too but they have to be strutting down the sidewalk to the tune of "Stayin' Alive" to really achieve the full effect.

NOURNME said...

Whenever I want to laugh, I look at that pic

Katherine said...

HA! I commented on yesterday's blog post before looking at today's, and TOTALLY put that Brady quote in my comment!!! HA! Clearly we both know what groovy things make us smile.

I do a lot of the same things that you do when I'm in a bad mood. My mantra when I'm stressed or grumpy is a scripture - Philippians 4:13. So I repeat that to myself, and then try to think about life beyond my current problems, and what awesome things are going to happen then. It helps! (And by "awesome," I meant, "groovy.") I also now like to picture Greg Brady in that blue shirt with the laces up the front - can't help but cheer me up!! :)

Anonymous said...

Hope you are having a Great Day Love you.Dad

violet50 said...

I eat something delicious that someone else baked. Watch old movies that I can cry with - Carousel works every time. Read books of no literary value. Eat some more.

lizzie mc.- said...

Smile until it sticks. Go for a long talk and walk. Buy flowers for someone else. Listen to acoustic guitar music. Think about the beach and mountains. Go for a swim (wish I could do that more often.) Laughing is the best cure. You've helped me through a few disappointments this week. Thanks for the daily posts:D

Ashley said...

Glad you're feeling better! And that Alice quote is awesome.

Ben said...

Sure fire thing: Kids!