3 Ways To Ruin A Perfectly Good Pity Party (& Lift Your Mood)Jan 16, 2020
Have you ever had one of THOSE days? When even the small things seem to be going to crap and frankly you just don't have it in you to be positive?
I don't know about you, but I'm pretty good at throwing a Pity Party for myself when things are going pear-shaped.
A pity party can be a great way to just not bother doing what you know needs done.
It's not that you're actually grieving or genuinely dealing with something life changing and awful, I'm talking about...
...your favourite show not being re-commissioned... the milk having gone sour so your morning coffee routine is shot... standing in a puddle and having a work day with a soggy foot... someone taking the last of the nice biscuits from the cupboard... your dog throwing up on your carpet, oh yeah and there are definitely remnants of your favourite shoes in his up-chuck, so that's great too...
THAT's the sort of stuff that cumulatively can add up to a full on invitation to throw a pity party!
Harrumph harrumph, things SUCK. I'm having a rubbish day, my mood would make Eeyore look like a happy chap, and my motivation is in the toilet...
THAT is the sort of 'poor me' pity party that these tips are designed to help you ruin, so you can reframe your situation (which, at its worst is probably still First World if you're reading this), and get back to doing what you need to and feeling brighter about where you're at, even if the situation is NOT where you'd like to be and could certainly improve, please and thank you.
This is not about being delusional either, it's about knowing that sending yourself on a downward spiral and resorting to a who-crapped-in-my-saddle type of country song vibe is ultimately NOT going to take you anywhere good.
So have your pity party by all means, I wouldn't deny you that. But then, when you're ready to end that particular party, here are 3 very effective ways to do just that.
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