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How do you snap yourself out of grumpy mood?
Old 08-15-2008, 10:36 AM
 
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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!


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Can you give yourself
Old 08-15-2008, 10:39 AM
 
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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.

Then come back and get some junk done.

Good luck!
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Music
Old 08-15-2008, 11:03 AM
 
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I play upbeat songs on my ipod.

*Walking on sunshine
*What a Feeling (FlashDance)
*I want you to want me (Cheap Trick or Lohan's version is peppy too)
*Girlfriend (Avril)
* I Like Big Butts (Sir Mix A Lot)

I know it's an eclectic group but anything with a great beat gets me up and moving. I find that sooner or later I'm dancing and singing along even if I was in a truly grumpy mood earlier. Good luck!!
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Old 08-15-2008, 11:12 AM
 
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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!
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Old 08-15-2008, 11:14 AM
 
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Music, Walking, Prayer...


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Grumpy moods
Old 08-15-2008, 11:56 AM
 
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I pump up the volume on the stereo and dance in the kitchen. When my DD joins me, it makes us laugh! Priceless.
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Grumpiness Fix
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Athough right this moment I don't feel "grumpy," maybe just unmotivated, when I do feel grumpy I do one of the following:
  • Take a real long walk
  • Sleep (I did this today)
  • Do something nice for someone, like a random act of kindness.
The third one is my favorite. I seriously try to turn myself around by going out of my way to be nice, hoping it will "catch." Sometimes it does, sometimes it doesn't.

I hope you get your groove on soon. (I hope I do, too).
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Must have been the day!
Old 08-15-2008, 01:31 PM
 
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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.
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Old 08-15-2008, 01:36 PM
 
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EAT!

I know that's not good for you, but too often than not, when I'm grumpy, I snack on something.

I also will just go out for a drive, listening to my favorite music and after 15 minutes or so, I'm much better.

Now, what do you do when you're grumpy at SCHOOL, and you CAN'T get away to do all those things...arg...

(Keep some snickers in your desk! ahhahah)
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Old 08-15-2008, 01:41 PM
 
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-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
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in the same boat
Old 08-15-2008, 01:47 PM
 
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I'm in a really grumpy mood right now! I think I am going to blast the ipod and run for as long as possible. Sometimes it works for me.

I hope you feel better soon!
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I was gonna say chocolate but
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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.
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Among other things...
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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!
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Easy fix
Old 08-15-2008, 03:24 PM
 
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I just stomp around the house fussing at everything until everyone else fells as badly as I do. Then I cheer up.
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Shopping!!!
Old 08-15-2008, 03:40 PM
 
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Nothing makes you feel better than a new shirt or pants or purse or shoes or.....
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Old 08-15-2008, 03:45 PM
 
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I go for a run or bake cookies!!!
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Old 08-15-2008, 05:21 PM
 
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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.
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Go to the beach!
Old 08-15-2008, 09:48 PM
 
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Go walk on the beach and listen to the waves!
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Just go with the flow
Old 08-16-2008, 04:44 AM
 
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and see how many people around you can be made miserable as well. Then when you eventually snap out of your mood, rant and rave at everyone and demand to know why they're so negative!
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