FAST TRACK to a SMILE
top 6 list to remedying a Blue-ish mood
Alarm Clock 6.06 - 7.07
leeway to snooze
I know, it's cheating. Just not a morning person - so built in some snooze time. And yep, after 3x 5 minutes: 5,4,3,2,1 - and go start the day!
6.06, 7.07 or 8.08 - starting the day with a funny reminder:
Life does not have to be lived by conventional standards
The Only Way is Up
or the power of cheerful, campy playlists
Jazz - The Only Way is Up
Phats & Small - Turn Around
Grease - You are the One That I Want
Guus Meeuwis - 't Dondert en 't Bliksemt (in a blue expat life mood - stay away from 'Brabant'),
Justin Timberlake - Can't Stop the Feeling (see, I do have a recent song as well ha ha ha)
Prince - Get Off, Sign of the Times, Delirious, Cream, Around the World in a Day, and of course - Let's Go Crazy!
Dolly Parton - 9 to 5
Miley Cyrus - 4x4
John Denver - On the Road again
Modjo - Lady - Hear me tonight
etc. etc. etc - key rule is: only cheerful music!
Celery Sticks and Cucumber
that would make sense
However, there is a reason I have an elaborate selection of 'Sweet Delights' photographs...
Stracciatella, Salted-Caramel, and Vanilla Ice cream are some of my favorites - and preferably with chocolate sauce!
On the savory side, guacamole with a bag of taco chips and/or
a big Sushi boat will do just fine to life up the mood!
Happy Walk (thanks Roca & Aqua)
Make funny faces in the mirror and, regardless of Blue mood, Smile. Do it 'a la Jenny,' in other words, the biggest LOL Smile you can give
And make a Happy Walk to.... well, there should be ice cream in the freezer...well, now that you are Smiling again, perhaps we ignore the freezer 'cuz you want to keep the scale sort of happy too...
Use your favorite messenger system for a little positive energy. 'Can you send me a joke?', 'Some little sweetie pictures of your daughter? Son? My godchild? Your dog? Please??'
371 : 33 x 45 =
Math is the Best, for two reasons:
Surely it takes up all your brain power to solve this one (no more room for Blue-ish thoughts)
It'll get you to work out, as you run around to find your phone for the calculator
Instant happiness from the realization that you don't have to pass math exams any more
I know, I said two reasons. I know, I said the top 6 list... see point 'Alarm Clock'. I rest my case
In the creative flow
And seriously sounding cheesy: grab a camera and just start taking images, freestyle! It always works.
The easiest way for me to snap out of the blue and into a sunny feeling: photographing anything I please!
Oh! Those moments you feel Blue without any good reason.... BLEH!
What to do - without breaking the bank or to bother others to much?
My top 6 list for a Fast Track to a Smile: