Hello again! In part one, I shared some thoughts on tearing down the wall of writers block brick by agonizing brick. I would like to share some more thoughts on how to tear down the wall of being stuck in our singledom or other seeming rut in life. We all experience seasons where everything seems blah, boring or we just become apathetic and want to give up. Below are some ways to beat these blues away
- Give stuff away! I’m not talking about the expired block of cheese in the back of your fridge, I am talking about clutter and clothes and stuff that still holds some value, but not to you.
- GET OUTside! Enjoy the sunshine, sit in a park, take your shoes, socks and orthotics (if you wear them) and feel the grass between your toes! Connect with the earth, there are actual scientific health benefits behind it.
- Send someone a special care package. Since it’s the flu season, create bundles with Kleenex, Vernors (ginger ale) and microwavable bowls of soup and give them to families with children – or to the elderly who are often prone to contracting illnesses due to weakened immune systems.
- Take a “mental health day” off from work. There will be plenty of time to make more money – we all wish we had more memories with friends and family. Take a random day off and enjoy doing something different.
- Invite people over to play board games, eat snacks and laugh at dumb jokes!
- Write a note to a friend – yes, this was mentioned in Part 1, but truly, we all love getting mail that does not ask for money!
- Pack up the car and go for a drive to a new city, find some local eats and learn more about your state or another one near by.
- Take a class on something you would like to learn, or something you already enjoy, but would like to hone your skills. For instance, there’s a great glass blowing studio in Benton Harbor Michigan!
- Go to a nursing home and ask if there is anyone who rarely/never has any visitors – become their friend and see what you might learn, if nothing else, you’ll make their remaining days brighter.
This is by no means an exhaustive list, and I would love to see your ideas, please pass them along in the comments section, I am always looking for new adventures!