May 20, 2009

Beat the blues - what works for me

Here are some things that I do to beat the blues.

Take St. John's Wort, an over the counter herbal happy pill.

Walk to get some sun and fresh air. Feeling follows action. And action we can control easily.
So, when we act happy, we start feeling the same way.

Help others. When I was between jobs, I was able to spend time with my Dad. We bought his car together and I accompanied him for cataract surgery. He's gone now but I kept the car to remind me of those special days.

Talk things out with my wife to get another view - a cognitive reappraisal. "Most people
are as happy as they make their minds up to be."

Count my blessings - faith, health, love, and kids.

Pray. Check out the link below. Something happens to our brains during prayer. http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=104310443&ft=1&f=1007

Go to confession and receive Communion often. Grace amazes.

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