Friday, March 4, 2011

The Blues..causes and cures

As I read through my favorite blogs.
one theme seems to be a common recurrence..
many of you (and me) seem to be suffering from the  bluesy blahs..
The symptoms can be  some or all of the following..
lack of motivation..
most can be attributed to that old culprit called Winter..

as for myself, I know the cause..
and the cure..
but to be sure..
I've scheduled my annual checkup..
the girl stuff has been done.
both received clean bills of health!
my next appointment is for bloodwork and general check..
at which times my list of questions will be answered.
and medications discussed/changed/prescribed.
many of us are suffering a serious deficiency of Vitamin D..
the SUNSHINE vitamin..

You just might want to visit your doctor to see if this could be your problem.
(ALWAYS consult your physician before starting any new medical regime!)
as for the boredom..
I'm finding the preparations for my upcoming trip home have completely cured that one!
malaise and lack of motivation go hand in hand with the boredom..
so they too are being checked off my list..
and as I try on clothes for the trip. I'm also purging!
sorting for Goodwill donations and upcoming garage sale..

another goal being accomplished!!
A few suggestions for you if you too are suffering these symptoms:..
If you are having trouble finding motivation for your blogging..
take a break!
this is your creation!
it was created for fun, right?
so obviously  the fun is no longer  there..
because you are not HAPPY!
well let's go for the jugular..
what makes YOU happy?
well.. what's holding you back?
put it on and get moving! 
Painting-Figurative-dance !... The Dance
(*Ruth Greenup, artist)
so what if everyone in your house thinks you've gone bonkers..
get them into the act and join the fun!
laughter is the music of the soul..
grab your trusty sidekick and start clicking!
try something new..
shoot in black and white..
and then the same subjects in color.
try new editing  effects..
or new subjects.
Join  a .MeMe..
there are so many from which to choose..
pick a color, or a day..animals,gardening, painting..
anything and everything is there at your choosing..
surely there is something to catch your fancy..
visit other blogs..
how can you make friends if you aren't one yourself?
the idea is to be actively doing something!
anything other than lying around, 
watching TV,,
and having a pity party of one..
get up and out of those Jammies..
funny pictures-not going to get dressed today. got my kittehs. got my blue fuzzy. life is good.
into the shower..
get the blood flowing..
and eat something nutritious..
other than the favorite standby of potato chips and coffee!
Let there be LIGHT
fling open the curtains/drapes and let the outdoors in..
you might just spy a new subject lurking outside in the yard..
or in this case, a subject peering in to see who's looking out!

if all you see is either brown grass and /or snow..
take your camera and visit your favorite plant nursery..
the riotous colors and aromas of spring will assault your senses..
immediately captivating your soul ..
while transporting you to a tropical land far  away..
(this method is tried, true,  endorsed and prescribed by ME!)
afterwards.. treat yourself to a real lunch,,

not a Mickey D..
but a big girl lunch of your favorites!
topped off with dessert!

felling better?
I know i am..
the sun is shining..
I'm ready to head out..
catch you later..
oh yes,I  did the shower, and breakfast things already..
a little eye candy to whet your appetite..
Me?counting the days till I can be burying my toes in that sugary, squeaky white sand of home!!
ps..if none of the above helps with the blogging..
enlist in a friend to feature you on their blog..
I for one would love to get to know even more folks..
plus introduce YOU to my friends who are simply the best ever!
now.. get out,explore and enjoy your day and weekend!


  1. I'd love to stay & post a comment but I must go outside a do a few cartwheels!!! Wheeeeee!

    Awesome post :D

  2. Great advise all around, especially the trip home to beachy sunshine!

    I tell my daughter this story when we start reminiscing about her childhood — when she was very young, she came to me one day when I was feeling a bit under the weather and a little blue and ask what was wrong. I told her, "It's okay, Mommy just woke up with a feeling of malaise."

    She looked closely at my face and very seriously replied, "Mommy, why does mayonnaise make you sad?"

    Now I have to go watch Karen do cartwheels, that's gonna be funny!

    Hugs and love coming at you sweet sis

  3. Perfect. And so needed. Like Vit D and good friends!

  4. Very inspiring.

    Jen @ Muddy Boot Dreams

  5. Yipppeeeee!!!!!
    Great advice!!!!
    Every winter I say I am going to take Vitamin D and I forget...I'll have to remember it for next year!

  6. GREAT post sweet friend!!!!

    Hoping to see you when you come this way...before I head YOUR way.

    Hope your weekend is wonderful.

  7. Great great ideas! I do need to start eating better and getting dressed on the weekends! Lately I've been so lazy!


welcome to my world of salty sunkissed breezes..
where time is not measured..
linger leisurely..
sift sugary white sand between your toes..
Make and take those wonderful memories..
leaving behind..only your footprints...