Wednesday, January 18, 2012

remedies.............

i am hopeless at being self motivated.... each time in my life i have been in a quandary, it is always because i feel lazy, sluggish and lethargic,. because i have no energy to propel my life forward....then starts a downward spiral...self deprecation and flagellation begin....

i know the pattern only too well...finally when even i cannot tolerate myself, i pick myself up and get back on track... it always needs to come to a tipping point first....

i stand on the cusp today....

a few things that i have found infinite relief from in the midst of this...
brushing my teeth.. yes, i know it sounds insane... but i usually just get up and brush my teeth, no matter what time of night or day it is....or take a bath if i can manage better still to wash your hair.

i also find that getting dressed, in clothes that you would go to work in... apply a bit of kajal. my appearance plays a huge role in how i am feeling.... sometimes when i look like crap, i also feel like it....

i also play music... nice peppy music... not too loudly...but enough to humour me. i do not like to watch tv... i brings on the downward spiral much quicker....

i make myself a good cup of tea....mostly with elaichi and ginger...at times like these, i do not feel like drinking green tea or its variants...

i feel like stuffing myself with unhealthy food...french fries, cheesy pasta, deep fried stuff... but since i neither stock such stuff or make it, i never have access to it. Instead, i bring out a recipe book or try something new... baking always helps... the lovely aromas of a baked goodie in the oven can make the most gloomy person feel good...

i try and go for a walk....

i call a chirpy friend. all those people who look to you for a shoulder to cry on and advice, i stay away from them for a few days....

if all else fails... i go out and shop!

1 comment:

shilpa said...

its uncanny, but, brushing my teeth, washing my face and applying moisturizer makes me feel ready and up for anything, any time of the day!

and, you are my souls sister when it comes to chai, too :)