Normally I'm in a good mood but today I feel grumpy.
It's probably due to not sleeping well this week and less than one week left of vacation. My classroom finally got cleaned yesterday. I have so much to do before school starts both at school and at home.
Today everything is irritating me- noises, my DH walking in and out of the house constantly, my endless to-do list, etc. Really, life is great and I have no complaints. I'm very blessed. What do you do to snap yourself out of a grumpy mood? Don't say chocolate because I need to lose weight (I love chocolate!). Have a great day everyone!
a half-hour or hour out of the house doing something silly and fun for yourself? Go out for coffee, take a walk in a cool mall (just walk), just get out of the place that's got you in a funk for a while.
I woke up grumpy today too... for many of the similar reasons as you I think. I went out to run errands and pumped up the volume on my ipod with some upbeat ABBA. Then I made a healthy lunch and popped in a dvd I like. I'm starting to come out of it. I think if I go to the gym that'll finally snap me out of the pity party I've been having all day. Good luck to you terry! Know that many of us are feeling the stress and strain of overwhelming to-do lists and the end of summer. HUGS!
I felt that way too. I went to work on the classroom-again-was there about 2 hours and couldn't take it anymore. I took my mom for a picnic lunch (felt a little bad cause I grumped at her) then came home and grabbed a good non-work book and sat in the sun. Really helped me unwind-I was beginning to think I was going to come unglued.
-vent with a friend- no solutions needed, just hear me #it@h for a few minutes with no judgment
-loud, happy music that I sing aloud with-
-do something good for others
-pray for strength and to express gratitude for how blessed I truly am
-eat ONE Hershey's Kiss- approx. 30 calories each, slightly less for the dark chocolate ones, slightly more for the ones that are flavored
my other option is to get a change of scenery. I feel kinda grumpy too. I think I'm really overwhelmed - moving grades, my new room is full of the other teacher's stuff, a little sad that summer's just about over, three teenagers at home...Getting out of th house today was really good for me. I just wandered through stores. Didn't buy anything. Now that being grumpy in school? THAT's a whole other problem.
I also like to get out and take a walk or go somewhere for a change of scenery or have a glass of wine if it's near dinnertime, but sometimes I just turn on the computer and read the news. My problems and grumpy mood always seems so insignificant when I see what other people are dealing with... and I always appreciate everything a little more!
I have been SO grumpy today.... is it a full moon? Family (husband, child, parents), getting ready for school, everything is DRIVING ME NUTS lately!
Anyways, what got me out of my "funk" was going to Dunkin Donuts and treating myself to an iced coffee then gardening for 1 1/2 hours.