Monday, April 18, 2011

I Know it's Sunny but...

For some reason I woke up on the wrong side of the bed this morning. I have been trying to keep my thoughts on graduating to the bare minimum (acknowledging that I must apply for jobs, buy my cap and gown, move out of my beautiful beach house that I share with my three best friends) but I just can't keep anything inside any longer. Despite the beautiful weather that I woke up to, after a weekend filled with wind and rain, I just can't put a smile on my face. In the past I have let my emotions dictate my entire day, not anymore! I am determined to make myself happy and here's how:
  1. Buy fresh flowers: I love Gerber daisies!
  2. Phone a friend/loved one: even a little 5 minute chat can make me smile
  3. Nail polish: nothing like a bright, cheery red to improve my mood
  4. Clean, dance, sing: spring cleaning while blasting GLEE

Any recent grads have any advice on how to cope?
What makes you smile on an off day?

20 comments:

  1. GREAT TIPS! :)
    Today is a rainy day here andn I feel the same, Ill start with the nailpolish :)

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  2. I remember feeling that way when I graduated from college. It's a big change so of course there will be ups and downs, but do not let yourself believe that college was "the best days of your life" and it's all downhill from here. I had an even better time in my twenties than I did in college. Stay busy!
    Alicia/Dismount Creative

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  3. I woke up kind of blah today too! Red nail polish really does the trick sometimes!! Hope your day gets better!

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  4. I am in the SAME boat. It's so hard, but I'm just trying to enjoy this time and not let it fly by while I'm all sad and ish. That won't make for good memories!

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  5. i'm just blaming it on monday. and the fact that we woke up to snow here today. i am not pleased!

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  6. That's right. I woke up today, after a Red Carpet weekend, willing to do my housewife job: Clean!LOL

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  7. All those things are great pick me ups. Graduating is tough - - wasn't easy for me (or anybody else my year...2009 was ROUGH, haha). The best advice I can give is to keep your head up, and know that you're just shifting into a new thing - it doesn't mean you can't take all your favorite parts of school (ie the community, your friends, the places you went, the stuff you loved to do) with you! You'll be fine, lady. :)

    -Marie
    So What If I Like Pretty Things

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  8. dancing around always makes me feel so much better! hope you start to feel less stressed out!

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  9. I sometimes like to get my pets all hypered up. my little dog chases my cat around the house and they wrestle like crazy! that always make me laugh, they're the best of friends, and so rediculous!

    xoxo
    Whit

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  10. When I'm having an off day I love to blast a favorite song or two and dance my heart out for a few minutes-- it usually helps, haha! My friend Angela also has a mix she made of upbeat songs for days like yours!

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  11. When I have an off day, I usually paint my nails, listen to some of my favorite songs, and read a wedding magazine haha! Hope your day improves!

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  12. I hope you're feeling better miss but I love your outlook on everything. Don't let a bad mood ruin the entire day & look at the happy things in life! You are wonderful! xo

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  13. Great options! I hope they worked. I definitely paint my nails, listen to music, maybe go get a massage. Oh and I'll treat myself and eat whatever I want. LOL.

    Hope things turn around really soon :)

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  14. Iced coffee and getting something done on my checklist! Always makes me feel like I can do anything once I get started :)

    xx

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  15. I'm about to graduate, too. When I get freaked out about it, I just focus on the fact that I'll never have to study for another final EVER. Haha

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  16. hope you're feeling better! these are all such wonderful ways to cheer yourself up! graduating & change is certainly hard- but the best years are ahead! XXO

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