My usual “I need to snap out a funk” tricks aren’t working today. I forced myself out of bed. I dressed up. I finished making some more greeting cards this morning, took James the cat to get his claws trimmed (seriously they were out of control), mailed a package I should have mailed a week ago, and dropped off the greeting cards (none of which have sold but I know these things take time). The rest of my afternoon has been spent trying to write a post and applying for jobs but all I can really think about right now is taking a nap.
Usually I would drag myself out of the house but I tripped on a curb and tweaked my knee a bit this morning 😦 . It’s not bad but I’m taking it easy so it doesn’t get bad because I really want to go to Farmer’s Market in the morning. Basically, it’s just one more thing to add to my crummy mood. I hate these days when I feel so grumpy and I can’t seem to snap myself out of it for some reason.
I tried dancing it out but got annoyed when I couldn’t find a song I really liked.
I tried to play a mindless game on Facebook but got annoyed when I couldn’t pass one stupid level.
I tried to plan a hike for next week but got annoyed because it’s supposed to rain next week.
I tried to clean out one of my closets but just got frustrated and overwhelmed.
I tried becoming my own personal cheerleader reciting things meant to motivate me and shake away the dark cloud hanging around with me today.
“It’s Friday!” “The sun is shining and birds are singing” “It’s a beautiful day!” “Everything is going to be alright!” “You’ll figure things out!” “You will be successful no matter what you decide to do”
This was all to no avail because I still can’t seem to find enough positive energy to really get going and feel excited about today. Looking back it really hasn’t been a bad day but sometimes a grumpy mood doesn’t need a specific reason to settle in, sometimes you’re just grumpy and irritable. It happens to even the most positive of people (right?).
I hate to do it so early in the day but for now I might just have to give up on today, accept it as one of those days, find a good movie on Netflix, or simply curl up on the couch for a nap.
What do you do when you’re having a bad day and can’t seem to snap out of it? Are you always able to overcome a grumpy mood or do you sometimes just give into the grump and be a hermit?