Monday Morsel: 10 Ways to Escape the Blah

“To do good you actually have to do something.”
Yvon Chouinard

You know what I’m talking about. When nothing is really wrong, you just feel… blah. Not a great place to be. I like writing lists, so I sat down and wrote a list of ways to shrug off the apathetic plague.

1. Candles:

good smells stimulate the mind, freshen the living space, and flames provide a nice change of lighting.

2. Clean Sheets:

or maybe new ones? Trust me, it makes a difference.

3. Lemon water:

lemons are good for you. Water is good for you. Put them together and you get a detoxifying beverage to reenergize your palette.

4. Exercise:

running, swimming, yoga. Being sore tomorrow is not a bad thing.

5. Fresh air:

seriously, go outside.

6. New music:

whether it’s Pandora, iTunes Radio or whatever, listen to music you haven’t heard before. It will spark new ideas in the brain.

7. Use Paper:

as opposed to a screen. Put your phone away for awhile (perhaps even turn it off for an hour *gasp*). Read a solid, cover and pages, book. Or write down that thing your working on with a pen and a notepad. It’s been said free-handing on blank paper actually increases creativity. Probably because it allows your mind to escape the confines of app settings.

8. Eat yummy food you won’t regret:

I’m not saying it needs to be healthy. But if you’re going to eat a pizza, don’t settle for the five dollar cheese on cardboard that you know won’t actually be satisfying. Splurge on a nice crust and fun toppings. A little pricier, but you are investing in your wellbeing, so.

9. Take time to talk to your friends:

you may feel the need to isolate yourself so you can complete that to-do list, but please give yourself a break and remind yourself other people exist.

10. Have a good laugh:

maybe avoid letting one hilarious YouTube video turn into 20, but hey, even if it does, laughing is good for you.

And there you have it. Remember, the way you feel is just as important as all the stuff you need to do. There is room for both. Hopefully this can help kickstart your will to do, so you can get back to doing good.


One Comment Add yours

  1. Sydney Glenn says:

    Kim, your posts help me so much. I needed to change something up today, and I’m going to be writing with paper. My eyes need a rest.


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