Overcoming the Doom and Gloom


It has been very cloudy, rainy and generally icky for about a week and a half here in southern Ohio. And I’m not a real big fan. Now don’t get me wrong, I am thankful for the rain (our grass is extremely green because of it) but the rain does get old and I miss the sunshine.

With the icky weather, and our schedule changing because Bradley and Billie Jo don’t have school today (Billie Jo turns 14 today—HAPPY BIRTHDAY DEAR) I haven’t really accomplished much and honestly don’t have much of a desire to do anything. So today I’m going to share a few ideas about how I’m trying to overcome the gloom and doom.

  • Listen to some upbeat music:

I usually always have some sort of music playing when I’m working. But I find that when I’m not in the greatest mood an upbeat song with a positive message will make me feel a little better. If you find that your music collection needs a little updating check into music apps for your phone or go to your local thrift store. I buy most of my CD’s at thrift stores because they have wonderful deals on really good music!

  • Look for pops of color:

If I could have my say my future house would probably be painted in various shades of white, cream, and beige. But I love to have little pops of color or shine. This is part of the reason that I paint my nails at least three times a week. Look for pops of color everywhere. One of the reasons that I love this time of year is that flowers are blooming everywhere!! (Now keep in mind that this may not be a good thing due to allergies but we’re not going to think about those nasty little things right now). And if it’s pouring down rain outside pick out an outfit that has some pop of color, wear a bright color of eyeshadow or paint your nails a bright color (even if it only lasts 12 hours—that’s about how long my nails stay painted on a regular basis!)

  • Celebrate something—even it’s something kind of silly:

Do something a little out of the ordinary. Order in or make something different for dinner one night. Go out for dessert (and save me some please!). Plan to do something that you look forward to and know that it doesn’t have to be a vacation to Hawaii or Disney. It could even be watching a movie that you haven’t seen in a while and having an at home movie/date night (for those of you who are fortunate enough to have a significant other and for those of you that aren’t like me go make some pasta and buy a pint (or gallon) of your favorite ice cream and eat while watching your favorite T.V. show or movie.) (:

I hope that these give you a few ideas to combat the icky weather and those doom and gloom thoughts!

Until next time,

Bailey Sue

**This post was originally written on 5/10/16 and edited on 9/14/16.**

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