Sunday, September 12, 2010

Keep calm and something something

So you probaly wouldn't know and I'm probaly not going to tell you why but I have been having a bit of a rough time lately. But, I am trying to find ways to keep my chin up. Ways that don't involve buying blouses from Sportsgirl or dvd boxsets of Gilmore Girls. I want this to be a positive blog, well, really.. I just want to be happy. Here are some of the ways I am trying to avoid floods of tears..

-Decorating envelopes! And making my own stationary! I get into a big papery mess on my bed and it takes a few good hours but I love making that kind of thing for my penpals

-Ticking things off my to do list. Most days it is longer than it should be because I write things like "get up" and "eat breakfast".. just in case I forget but I still get the perk of ticking it off my list

-Smsing my boyf mis-heard Flight of the Concords lyrics

-Making my own muesli out of brazil nuts, cinnamon, pepitas, oats, flax and sultanas. OM NOM NOM

-Going for walks to my hidden park and trying to out quack the ducks

-Plastering my walls with Hold Steady lyrics "we gotta stay postive" etc

-Catching trains for 30+ minutes just so I can read my book in silence with a nice view

-Hacking apart magazines simply for nice typography and patterns.

-Listening to Huddle Formation by The Go! Team. So effing good!

That's all I really have. It is working somewhat but at the end of the day I am still feeling pretty bummed about things. Any tips? xoxo


  1. Oh shopping is always my feel good resort. Music can always make me feel better, put on some fun music and have a little dance. It feels silly sometimes but no one will see you so it doesnt matter :-)

  2. I also shop when I need a pick me up:) I hope whatever it is, life sends you some smiles and hugs!

  3. You poor thing - I just wanted to give you an enormous hug after reading this, I hope you're feeling a little bit better - sometimes life throws us curveballs and other time it seems to throw us those massive volley ball things, and they can hurt - but you WILL feel better! Spend some time with someone fun and who makes you smile, and be kind to yourself - if you want to spend all day watching a DVD boxset, do it!

  4. i agree with megan about the op shopping! i also pop on a tv series on dvd which seems to make things a little bit better - my favourites are big bang theory and friends!!

    love your blog :)
    thanks for entering my giveaway!

    kel xx

  5. Aww, I hope you start feeling better! Hugs always help, and exercise for me. Getting outside and quacking is a great idea. As is doing something creative, like stationery goodness. I've been doing that a lot lately too! Hopefully you'll receive a nice package that will make you smile, sooner rather than later!

  6. Coffee with the girls always helps me. Actually any social interaction. And I know my parcel to you is not far away so hopefully that makes you smile heaps xx